To celebrate Red Bull Music Academy‘s 20th anniversary this fall, Red Bull announced the RBMA-20 they’ve been working on, the largest sequencer in the world installed in front of Tresor Club in Berlin. Open for public use through October 13th, the specs on this thing are insane; the RBMA-20 is the largest drum machine ever built and according to a press release, “The sequencer features 427 knobs and faders, as well as four analog drum machines, a modular synthesizer, and a sampling unit. Designed and built by the Berlin-based creative studio Neulant van Exel, 30 technicians have been working for five weeks to assemble this unique piece of gear.” Expert technicians will be on site during the club’s open hours to help anyone who wants to play with the sequencer program new beats, and it’s outfitted with headphones so fellow club-goers can stop and listen to the sounds being generated in real time.
As if that weren’t enough, Red Bull Music also put several of electronic music’s most iconic drum machines, sequencers, and synthesizers all over Berlin’s public tram and train system. The Roland TR-808, TR-909, and TB-303, the Korg MS-20, Native Instruments Maschine, and Ableton Push all make appearances, as you’re about to see in the gallery below. It’s all part of the promo for the ongoing Red Bull Music Festival event series taking place throughout Berlin over the past month that ends this weekend, and we also included images of the RBMA-20 for all you gear-heads to drool over.