Prince’s go-to synths and drum machine: a career in music tech gear

Even if you’d left Prince in a room with nothing more than a glockenspiel and a set of pots and pans, you suspect that, within an hour or two, he’d have come up with a passable double-album of metallic, plinky, filthy – and possibly quite annoying – sex-funk.

Fortunately, the impish musical titan – who would have celebrated his 65th birthday today – had access to rather more sophisticated sonic palette than that.