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Re: Forbidden Planet Soundtrack, Bebe Barron, Reaktor

Richard Zvonar wrote:

> At 4:01 PM -0700 12/22/04, Krispen Hartung wrote:
>>     Someone once told me that a Hewlett-Packard sound generator was
>>     used for some of the sounds on Forbidden Planet. Any truth to
>>     this? I work for HP, and was traveling last month...I saw one in
>>     a glass case at the office, and it triggered my memory of this.
> I'd have to ask Bebe about that. My impression is that all sounds 
> originated from Louis' circuits. There's no evidence of any 
> oscillators in any of the photographs of their studio, but that 
> doesn't mean anything. 

Dear Richard,

Oooh!!! Are the circuit schematics published anywhere?  Do the Louis and 
Bebe still have any of the circuits that they used on the soundtrack?

Please tell them about "Bellerophon" by a band called Under the Dome.  
This CD is on Neu Harmony records.  Under the Dome's Grant Middleton 
recently posted this on the beyond_em Yahoogroup list:
"I've yet to find any real details on the modules they used or the 
algorithms they employed.
The UtD track 'Altair IV' was our attempt at a homage to the Forbidden 
Planet S/T."
Grant was speaking, of course, of the cybernetics theory that inspired 
the Barrons.  Any information that you could pass along would be most