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10 artists who used tech to make better music

6. Grandmaster Flash

Many of the innovations, like sampling, that came about at the birth of rap are difficult to attribute to one person, but rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash is a solid figure to point to when having the discussion. For example, he approached the Rane Corporation, a maker of professional audio gear, and they designed the Empath Mixer, in part based on what technical challenges he needed to beat.

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By Erin Carson

Erin Carson is a Staff Reporter for CNET and a former Multimedia Editor for TechRepublic.