BlackSheep-MusicMachines is a Manufactory by Matthias Kurz and Christian Vossiek. We build High-End Music Machines based on Vintage CD-Players.
Especially the first generation of the Philips-machines have our hearts. The architecture of the digital section is unique and has many advantages to all the players and architectures that came after them. These players offer extraordinary many possibilities for improvements.
Discover with us the real potential of vintage digital equipment.
“If humans are shaped by their environment, then this environment has to be made human”
Marx and Engels, ‘The Holy Family’ (1844)
“Now whip it / into shape / shape it up / get straight /go forward / move ahead / try to detect it / it’s not too late / to whip it / whip it good”
Devo, ‘Whip It’ (1980)