Anyone who's into generative music knows the Turing Machine, by Music Thing Modular. A random looping sequencer that shaped the way we play with zeros and ones, creating melodies, modulation and cross-rhythms.

In this conversation, Tom Whitwell from Music Thing Modular, shares the creative process behind the Turing Machine. He also discusses other modules like the Minidrive, which is designed around the Minimoog overdrive circuit and initially inspired by the legendary Grampian Spring Reverb overload.

Below are some additional images of sketches and prototypes.

Instrument in discussion

Sketches & prototypes

Music Thing Modular // Tom Whitwell // Turing Machine initial Nord Modular patch
Music Thing Modular // Tom Whitwell // Turing Machine initial Nord Modular patch
Music Thing Modular // Tom Whitwell // Turing Machine initial Illustrator interfaces
Music Thing Modular // Tom Whitwell // Turing Machine initial Illustrator interfaces
Music Thing Modular // Tom Whitwell // Turing Machine breadboard
Music Thing Modular // Tom Whitwell // Turing Machine breadboard
Music Thing Modular // Tom Whitwell // Turing Machine interface sketch
Music Thing Modular // Tom Whitwell // Turing Machine interface sketch
Music Thing Modular // Tom Whitwell // Turing Machine early Eurorack prototypes
Music Thing Modular // Tom Whitwell // Turing Machine early Eurorack prototypes