BBC Radiophonic Workshop portable effects unit

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The PEU/1 was another piece of wartime kit originally designed for the test engineer on the move, which would have had a lid and shoulder strap.

Re-purposed by the Radiophonic Workshop for creative sound sculpture, it offered basic equalisation with a passive inductive high and low pass filter.

Here seen in the background of a typical working day with Daphne Oram.

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And standing the test of time, in a later era with Paddy Kingsland

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