Watch the Star Wars theme played on one of the world’s first synthesizers in 1977

By , Jun 18 2015

Alice in action, from the archives.

The Bell Labs Digital Synthesizer, better known as the Alles Machine or Alice, was the first true digital additive synthesizer. In this video from 1977, inventor Hal Alles demos the synthesizer and keyboardist Roger Powell performs with the machine. Alles uploaded a copy of the video to YouTube this week — watch it below. [via Motherboard]



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