Retro Synth Ads is a blog that revels in old synth ads, primarily from the 70’s and 80’s:
Growing up, synthesizer advertisments were the only way for me to find out about new synths. Gear advertised in magazines such as Keyboard Magazine and Electronic Musician.
Its not that my local music shop didn’t have knowledgable staff, I was just scared of them until I was in my late teens.
Please join me in my infatuation with vintage synthesizers, drum machines and sampler advertising.
Seeing these ads, it’s not so difficult to understand why so many synth companies met early demises.