Recording Oxygène

I just read that Jean-Michel Jarre composed and recorded Oxygène over a period of around four months during 1976, using limited equipment, in a make-shift studio set up in his kitchen.

In some ways I think this inspired and enabled so many of us bedroom / garage electronic musicians. Even a modest laptop and sound card today is probably more powerful than what J-M had available at the time. But I was interested with what the album notes said he used:

  • ARP 2600 synthesizer
  • EMS Synthi AKS synthesizer
  • EMS VCS 3
  • RMI Harmonic Synthesizer
  • Farfisa Professional Organ
  • Eminent 310U
  • Mellotron
  • Korg Mini Pops

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