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 Make Triadex
 Model Trio: Muse, Amplifier and Lightshow
 Description Extremly rare Triadex Muse, Triadex Amplifier and Triadex Light show. A complete collection of a trio set from '72 still with two original boxes (Muse and Amplifier), manuals, cards and...the old warranty papers ;-) ALL is perfect working and lighting... visual condition as new! The Triadex Muse is the first digital musical instrument and was produced in 1972. It was designed by Edward Fredkin and Marvin Minsky, the creator of the alien 'MONOLITH' in 2001 SPACE ODYSSEY, friend & collaborator of Stanley Kubrick. Marvin Minsky has made many contributions to AI, cognitive psychology, mathematics, computational linguistics, robotics, and optics. In recent years he has worked chiefly on imparting to machines the human capacity for commonsense reasoning. His conception of human intellectual structure and function is presented in The Society of Mind (1987), which is also the title of the course he teaches at MIT. The Triadex Muse it's an algorithmic music generator: it uses digital logic circuits to produce a sequence of notes based on the settings of various parameters. It has four small sliders that control Volume, Tempo, Pitch, and Fine Pitch. It is not known how many were made, but they are considered extremely rare. For years, the Muse was a featured exhibit at the Museum of Science, Boston. The signage explained the device's algorithmic (and deterministic) approach to the creation of its seemingly-random music. Far from being random, its preset 'song' played continuously -- and was even given a name, 'Museum Musings,' by the staff. USA standard voltage of 110 volts Here is a youtube demo about the current Triadex trio lot:
 Age n/a
 Weight n/a
 Condition Near mint
 Location Italy 
 Vat Not from a VAT-registered business. But VAT / duty may be due if importing from outside your trade bloc.
 Quantity 1 item is available from the owner
 Options User manual : No
  Service manual : No
  First owner : No
  Original boxes : No
 Plug type Usa standard plug
 Voltage type Internal 110V power supply
 Status Item is still available
 Sale type The item is on the auction rooms
 Ending on 14/11/2009
 Category Hardware Sequencer 
 Serial number Unknown
 Sphere reference # 7325
 Statistics Created on : 06/11/2009 
Changed on : (Not updated) 
  Published on : (Not published)
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 Start price 2480 GBP
 Converted price (1) 2480 GBP
 Shipment International or local shipment to pay
 Packing costs n/a
 Payment Full pre payment needed
 Auction bid step 20 GBP
 Auction highest bid 0 GBP
 Converted highest bid 0 GBP
 Leader or winner *None
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