Sweetwater synth guru Daniel Fisher shared this in-depth tour of the Hammond Novachord, one of the first polyphonic synthesizers.
This video, via Reverb, features synth tech Mike Borish telling the story of the restoration of an original R. A. Moog Modular Synthesizer. The modular is # 1029 – one of only several dozen modular synthesizers built in the 1960’s by R.A. Moog, synth pioneer Bob Moog’s first company.
In 1983, Yamaha created a audio cassette that demonstrated the capabilities of their then-new DX7 & DX9 FM synthesizers.… Read More This Is How They Promoted The Yamaha DX7 In 1983
For some reason, the Kaleidophon never made it into production…..… Read More Introducing The Kaleidophon – “The Mixed Marriage Between A Violin And A Plastic Drainpipe”
When Human League started, synthesizers were for ‘million rock stars’ so they had to take a punk approach to getting the sounds they wanted. … Read More Synth Secrets Of The Human League
This vintage video takes a look at story behind the BBC Radiophonic Workshop‘s arrangement of the classic Ron Grainer Dr. Who theme.
“There’s something about it that’s different than punching in numbers on a computer keyboard or using a mouse to slide a fake fader.”… Read More Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changed Pop Music
That’s the question raised by the announcement of this year’s nominees…… Read More Does Kraftwerk Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame?