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Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:30 am
by Aaron2
There are some auctions on eBay in which the seller purports to be selling items from Elektro Müller studio in Dusseldorf, which, as I understand it, is the former location of Kraftwerk's Kling Klang Studio.

Is that why a Korg KPR-77 has already been bid up to more than $500, and why a Korg Poly-800 is now over $600? People think they're buying a piece of history? :lol:




Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:32 am
by calaverasgrande
I have a hard time believing Kraftwerk used either. Though I wouldn't rule it out. I mean they have used all kind of whacky stuff, even flutes!
I'm intimately famliar with both of those. The KPR77 being my main drum machine lately.
I can't think of a single Kraftwerk song that has it's distinctive clap, hats or cymbals.
And the Poly 800?
Jeepers, if those guys could make that thing funky I'm even more in awe of them than I already am. By the time that one came out they were pretty much doing almost all samplers anyway right?

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:31 am
by Aaron2
calaverasgrande wrote:I have a hard time believing Kraftwerk used either. Though I wouldn't rule it out. I mean they have used all kind of whacky stuff, even flutes!
I'm intimately famliar with both of those. The KPR77 being my main drum machine lately.
I can't think of a single Kraftwerk song that has it's distinctive clap, hats or cymbals.
And the Poly 800?
Jeepers, if those guys could make that thing funky I'm even more in awe of them than I already am. By the time that one came out they were pretty much doing almost all samplers anyway right?
I tend to agree. These machines seem too mass-market for Kraftwerk. Besides, I doubt they ever used drum machines. Probably just synthesized the sounds themselves.

OT: I have a KPR-77 myself, but still haven't decided whether it's worth the time to learn how to use it. I've been hearing that it's a bear to program. Did it take you long to master it?

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:46 am
by kuroichi
Aaron2 wrote:Besides, I doubt they ever used drum machines. Probably just synthesized the sounds themselves.
They definitely used drum machines. There's 808 and linn drum (maybe lm-1) littered all over electric cafe for example. However yeah I doubt they used some of stuff in the auctions, maybe even none of it.

The only thing this auction will do is push up the price of older equipment.

Remember chaps, vintage and rare doesn't equal good or worth it. Lol

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:49 am
by Cybercardinal
Nah...not Kraftwerks.

They did indeed use drummachines..the 808 among others

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:18 pm
by calaverasgrande
Aaron2 wrote:
calaverasgrande wrote:
OT: I have a KPR-77 myself, but still haven't decided whether it's worth the time to learn how to use it. I've been hearing that it's a bear to program. Did it take you long to master it?
It has to be one of the hardest to learn drum machines I've ever used. But it does date from the dawn of drum machines so it's kind of an evolutionary throwback in terms of pattern and song construction. And it's only din sync.
Once I got the hang of it it just kind of clicked. I did get the original overlays, booklet and case with it. ($200!) So I think I had a better time navigating the Japenglish instructions.

Mine is very solid and reliable. It never crashes or freezes up, which I cannot say of any other drum machine I've owned. It also has no sound modifying facilities, but then neither do several other classic drum machines. It does have that great kick, hats and clap. Too bad no cowbell or sidestick :( .

Just took a glance at the vintagesynth listing. It has an error, this box can contain 6 songs, not 2 songs (ABC x I & II).

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:06 pm
by ppg_wavecomputer
It´s all from Florian Schneider´s collection.

Stephen

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:13 pm
by Cybercardinal
ppg_wavecomputer wrote:It´s all from Florian Schneider´s collection.

Stephen
How do you know?

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:54 pm
by ppg_wavecomputer
From a very reputable and knowledgeable source.

Apart from that, the Elektro Müller doorway is Mintrop Strasse 16 in Central Düsseldorf.

Stephen

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:15 pm
by Cybercardinal
OK, cool. Interesting. Thanks

ppg_wavecomputer wrote:
Apart from that, the Elektro Müller doorway is Mintrop Strasse 16 in Central Düsseldorf.
Yes, I know but anybody could use that picture I guess

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:18 pm
by ppg_wavecomputer
If you have got the key to the gate.

It is within the yard.

Stephen

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:43 pm
by Cybercardinal

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:46 pm
by ppg_wavecomputer
Evidence enough?

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Check the other auctions if you´ve always wanted to have one of these trolleys in your living-room.

Stpehen

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:08 pm
by 8bit9bot
just cuz some junk was laying around in a studio doesnt mean that people who used those studios put that junk on their records - just sayin

Re: Items from Kling Klang Studio on eBay?

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:15 pm
by calaverasgrande
8bit9bot wrote:just cuz some junk was laying around in a studio doesnt mean that people who used those studios put that junk on their records - just sayin
I remember a while back someone had a bunch of crappy consumer graphic EQs that allegedly came from Todd Rundgren's studio. The ebay auction for the lot of EQs was a bunch of gushing nonsense speculating that 'the genius' (debatable) probably used them for one of his 'well known studio tricks' (debatable). Nevermind that they were unbalanced and pretty cruddy SNR units. Most likely they were used to tweak headphone mixes for talent. But hey, anything is possible in the imagination of an ebay seller!