Eight pieces of gear for the ultimate luxury studio




Eko_ComputeRhythm2 copy


No, it’s not a classic and it’s name doesn’t come up in nostalgic conversations when name-checking definitive music but the large EKO analogue machine, from 1972, which has a rather Roland CR-78 sound and utilises an old fashioned push button suite of matrix buttons and punch cards to input commands, holds two principle positives. Firstly, it holds a hen’s teeth rarity status and the instrumental cognoscenti will know its sounds from the likes of French knob-twiddler, Jean-Michel Jarre and Ash Ra Tempel’s Manual Göttsching.