A Technological Approach

Technology is not a passion, It's a state of mind

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‘RoboCop’ director José Padilha: ‘the automation of violence opens the door for fascism’ The 1987 sci-fi classic RoboCop was a film uniquely of its time. Almost everything that made it compelling — its aggressive gore, wild satire of corporate ethos, and the stylistic excesses of director Paul Verhoeven — would have a hard time playing with modern audiences, yet that wasn’t enough to deter Oxford-educated filmmaker José Padilha from taking on the challenge of a remake. To solve the problem, the director of the Elite Squad series decided to make a film that was uniquely suited for our time, addressing emerging questions about the ethics of drone warfare and the differences between man and machine. We spoke to Padilha about the challenge of taking on a classic, and how he brought his version to the big screen.

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‘RoboCop’ director José Padilha: ‘the automation of violence opens the door for fascism’
The 1987 sci-fi classic RoboCop was a film uniquely of its time. Almost everything that made it compelling — its aggressive gore, wild satire of corporate ethos, and the stylistic excesses of director Paul Verhoeven — would have a hard time playing with modern audiences, yet that wasn’t enough to deter Oxford-educated filmmaker José Padilha from taking on the challenge of a remake. To solve the problem, the director of the Elite Squad series decided to make a film that was uniquely suited for our time, addressing emerging questions about the ethics of drone warfare and the differences between man and machine. We spoke to Padilha about the challenge of taking on a classic, and how he brought his version to the big screen.

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Return of the 808 The TR-8 doesn’t just sound like a champ: it’s got this visceral, tactile experience with all the straightforwardness and get-shit-done mentality of its ancestor, but with a big ol’ truckload of intuitive new control features that make it really fun to make music on. Every sound now has dedicated decay and tuning knobs, each sequenced step has programmable delay and reverb, and you can even sidechain audio from external sources to create that “pumping and breathing” sound that defines nearly ever David Guetta song.

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Return of the 808
The TR-8 doesn’t just sound like a champ: it’s got this visceral, tactile experience with all the straightforwardness and get-shit-done mentality of its ancestor, but with a big ol’ truckload of intuitive new control features that make it really fun to make music on. Every sound now has dedicated decay and tuning knobs, each sequenced step has programmable delay and reverb, and you can even sidechain audio from external sources to create that “pumping and breathing” sound that defines nearly ever David Guetta song.