There are a few spots in the world that are active hotspots for music tech geekery, and in San Francisco, it’s definitely all about Robotspeak. CNET’s Donald Bell – known to some of us back in the day as terrific IDM producer Chachi Jones – visits the store that once employed him. (This gives me extra-happy memories, because years ago I was fortunate enough to play an A/V set at Robotspeak alongside Donald and Daedalus.)
Donald explains more of why Robotspeak is cool on a CNET blog post:
Robotspeak: An electronic musician’s toy store
All of this gives me an idea. Austin has Switched On. Berlin has Schneidersladen. LA has Big City and Analog Haven. We need a tourist guide to the planet, don’t we?
So, we’d love to hear from you. What are your favorite music tech stores – places so special, you don’t just buy goods there, but actually would tell tourists to make a special trip in your town to visit them, places you’d hang out, places you know you’ll run into other musicians? Where are the seismic epicenters of music geekdom on Earth, whatever continent you may call home?
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