Tony Bouchereau (The Tony-B Machine) – Interview (Part 2)

Below you will find the second part of my interview with Tony Bouchereau, the creator of the Tony-B Machine. Make sure to check all the links he provided as part of the answers! And you can read Part 1 here.



When did you become interested in music? What was the first album or single you ever purchased?

I play music (traverse flute) since the age of 8.
I think the first album I bought was “No One Is Innocent”, a French metal band.

Are you in a band yourself, or have you been in a band in the past? Is there a clip on YouTube or elsewhere we could watch?

I play the flute in the Quatuor Megamix.
We play 90’s Dance hits arranged in a classical way.
Sound and videos at

Musical likes and dislikes? Favorite artists?

I especially like Techno artists like Laurent Wolf, Joachim Garraud or David Guetta.
But I am open to a few other musical styles. Continue reading

Tony Bouchereau (The Tony-B Machine) – Interview (Part 1)

Today’s interviewee is Tony Bouchereau, creator of the Tony-B Machine (reviewed last week on MusicKO). You can learn how this novel tool for the interactive creation of music came to be and what has been its reception below. And after that, please read the bit named “Music & You” to learn more about Tony and the bands he is involved with.

Anthony "Tony-b" Bouchereau

Anthony "Tony-b" Bouchereau

Full Name: Anthony “Tony-b” Bouchereau
Age: 29
Startup: The Tony-b Machine
Position: Founder



Tell us a little about your startup. How was it conceived? What are its most distinctive features in your opinion?

My first idea was to make a kind of interactive song where the listener can choose which drum part or which bass part he wants to hear next.
Progressively, I saw that it could be fun to interact with each part of the drums (kick, hi-hat, snare) and to play chords or notes.
I tried to develop the funny side of the application by adding some special “combos” and hidden sounds.

What was the original launch date?

The Tony-b Machine is online since the beginning of 2007 (Version 2).

What has been the response so far?

The beginning was quite calm and after a few months, there have been a few articles in some magazines.
The number of visitors became important at the end of 2007. Since then, the site welcomes more than 1000 visitors every day.
There is a small community of regular visitors who follows the evolution of the site assiduously. Continue reading