When it comes to iconic sounds of synthesis, few changed the shape of popular electronic music than the sequenced synth on Pink Floyd’s On The Run, from Dark Side Of The Moon.
In this short BBC video, David Gilmour explains how the On The Run sequence was created on the EMS Synthi A. The Synthi A was introduced in 1971, so it was a brand new tool when Pink Floyd was using it. Dark Side Of The Moon was released in 1973 and went on to sell 50 million copies.
Unfortunately for synthesists, the Synthi A is one of the rarest production synths ever made. Fans of the sound have turned to other synthesizers to recreate the classic sequence (E2 G2 A2 G2 D3 C3 D3 E3) - some more successfully than others.
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In this video, Keith Robert Murray gives an overview and demo of the EMS Synthi analog synthesizer.
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This video offers a sneak preview of new Eurorack format drum modules coming from JoMox.
Details, pricing and availability are to come. Continue reading
The Two Thousand Six Hundred, or TTSH for short, is a new DIY synth project, inspired by the classic ARP 2600 semi-modular analog synthesizer.
The TTSH is now available as a kit for 4000 SEK (about US $600), containing PCBs and the powder-coated and screen-printed front panel. This is an advanced DIY project – nothing is pre-built and no electronic components are included. Builders will have to source their own parts, which is detailed at the project site. A case is also available.
Korg has released this preview video for the tinyPiano – a digital toy piano that features 25 keyboard sounds. Continue reading
This series of videos, via MAKEN0ISE, explores the possibilities opened up by combining the Korg MS-20 Mini with Make Noise modules from a Eurorack modular synthesizer.