Industrial music pioneer Chris Carter with gear, 1980

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Chris Carter of Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey at his Industrial Records studio, 1980. Chris recently tweeted, "WTF! I've just exceeded (by quite a margin) ONE MILLION views of my photos on Flickr - this image was tops at 10k+" From his Flickr stream:
The gear is...

(Left side - top down): Boss PH-1 phaser pedal, Simmons ClapTrap, Roland SRE-555 Chorus Echo, Roland SH-7 Synth, Boss DR-55 Dr.Rhythm, Roland CSQ 100 sequencer, Roland CR-78 CompuRhythm.

(Centre - top down): Self-built digital delay, Accesit Noise Gate & Compressor, Roland System 100M (M-191J): incl. Gristleizer, BBD Module, VCO, VCF, ADSR etc., Roland System 100M (M-191J) rack containing self-built modules: incl. VCO, VCF, ADSR etc.. Boss KM-4 mixer, Self-built effects unit (Gristelizer), Boss CE-2 Chorus, Boss BF-2 Flanger, Roland 100M M-181 Keyboard.

(Right side - top down): Auratone 5C speakers, JVC amplifier, TEAC cassette deck, Seck 6-2 audio mixer, Casio M10 keyboard.

NOTE: I still have (and still use) the Boss pedals, the BBD module and the Auratones.

Chris Carter "Me @ Industrial Records Studio 1980" (via @chriscarter)


  1. Hey! I had that exact same TEAC deck! Love those ofd rock’n meter needles with the rainbow coloured background (red at the high end); wish they’d bring them back.

  2. *DROOL*

    I feel lucky that I live in an age of pretty decent VST’s though. NO way I could afford any of this stuff nowadays.

  3. It’s weird to think I’ve sat next to and performed with this guy… You forget how well known people are haha.

  4. Just acquired a SH-7 a few weeks ago and really loving it. Great for dark and experimental electronic music. I wonder what albums/tracks he actually used it on.

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