A recently unearthed '90s magazine article offers insight into Daft Punk's 'Homework'

A Rare Glimpse Into The Workflow Of The Robots

Before they donned the helmets, acquired an ungodly amount of studio gear and blurred the boundaries between man and machine, Daft Punk were no more than a funky duo of Frenchmen armed with a light arsenal of Roland gear.

Discovered by Enmore Audio, a clipping from a feature on the duo in a Japanese music magazine from 1999 offers an insight into the workflow of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. While some pieces of gear listed are pretty predictable - obviously there's a bunch of TB303's and 909's across the record - it's certainly interesting to read about the process of the pair before they became the dons of electronic music. Check it out below - also, how good are their helmets?

 

 

Sequencers:

  • Alesis MMT-8
  • Apple Macintosh + EMAGIC MicroLogic

Samplers:

  • Akai S01
  • E-MUE III
  • E-MU SP-1200
  • Ensoniq ASR-10
  • Roland S-760

Synthesisers:

  • Roland Juno-106
  • Roland MC-202
  • Roland MKS-80
  • Roland TB-303
  • Sequential Prophet-VS

Drum Machines:

  • LinnDrum
  • Roland TR-707
  • Roland TR-808
  • Roland TR-909

Effects:

  • Alesis Microverb III
  • Alesis 3630 Compressor
  • Behringer Compressor
  • Behringer Parametric EQ
  • Ensoniq DP/4+
  • Lexicon Vortex
  • Lexicon JamMan
  • LA Audio Gate/Compressor
  • Waldorf MiniWorks 4-pole
  • Yamaha Digital Delay
  • Mixers/Recorders
  • Mackie. MS-1202
  • Mackie. CR-1604
  • Panasonic SV-3700

Other:

  • Iomega Zip Drive

 

Watch a band of Lego robots cover Daft Punk here.

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