AKAT 1: Analog Computer
Posted by Scott
This is the AKAT-1, a Polish made analog computer from the 1960’s which apparently was rumored to have been used as a synth on Beatles recordings [source]. I happened upon it while reading an article about analog computing on Wikipedia. I’m not trading in my digital computers for the analog variety any time soon (as I did with my synthesizers), but if they would just make a MIDI / DAW controller that looked like this I would be set.
"An analog computer (spelled analogue in British English) is a form of computer that uses continuous physical phenomena such as electrical, mechanical, or hydraulic quantities to model the problem being solved."
3 Comments Leave A Comment
myer says:May 22, 2008 at 9:34 pm
Scott, do you like anything that is modern??
Anonymous says:September 23, 2009 at 1:25 pm
Who invented the AKAT-1?
katheryh says:January 21, 2010 at 9:35 am