Red Bull Music Academy wants to help you get started making music on some of the most important pieces of hardware around. They have launched a new video series called First Patch that dives into synths and drum machines by Moog, Roland, Korg and others. It is a way for beginners to get a quick tutorial on these pieces of equipment before they either go out and test them at a store or pick them up online.
The series already started on August 808, 808 Day with the iconic Roland TR-808 and has moved onto other pieces of hardware over the course of this week. See the full schedule below and watch all of the clips in the video playlist. Keep checking back as they continue to be released each day. All of the videos are five minutes or less, so you can get through these quickly.
August 8: Roland TR-808
August 13: Roland Jupiter 6 / Moog Voyager / Moog miniMoog / Roland SH-3a
August 14: Sequential Circuits Prophet 10 / ARP Odyssey / ARP 2600 / EMS VCS 3
August 15: Korg Monologue / Korg Mono/Poly / Korg MS-10 / Korg MS-20
August 16: Roland TR-909 / Roland TB-303 / Roland TR-606
August 17: Yamaha CS-30 / Oberheim Matrix 12 / LinnDrumm LM-1