Bomb Factory Studios features an extensive collection of vintage and historic equipment and musical instruments. Between 1996 and 1999, Bomb Factory was the host and benefactor involved in the restoration of dozens of instruments now part of the non-profit Cantos Music Museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Erik Gavriluk, the owner of Bomb Factory Studios, met Dave Amels while restoring the museum pieces. Together they decided to take their music production expertise and knowledge of vintage equipment and apply it to digital signal processing for Pro Tools by forming Bomb Factory Digital.
Key innovations included:
- Using mathematical models to emulate the original analog circuitry of real-world equipment
- Using 3D computer graphics to provide the original ergonomic usability of classic devices
- Working with original analog equipment inventors in the digital engineering process, such as synthesizer pioneer Bob Moog
In 2004, Digidesign acquired all 27 shipping Bomb Factory products. Bomb Factory retained rights to more than 30 unreleased products and associated technologies.
- Bomb Factory website
- Cantos Music Foundation and Museum website
- Dave Amels Interview at Tape Op Magazine. Retrieved June 5, 2005.
- "Digidesign Acquires Selected Assets of Bomb Factory". Retrieved May 13, 2005.
- "Bob Moog Sound On Sound Interview"