Live Synth Jam By René van der Wouden

Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a synth jam, via René van der Wouden, that features dual Moog synthesizers for melodic lines, a Dave Smith Instruments Mopho sequenced and Roland V-Synth string pads.  Continue reading

Live Cover Of Crockett’s Theme, By Jan Hammer

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Sunday Synth Jam: Kebu (Sebastian Teir) makes a return appearance, with his live performance of Jan Hammer’s Miami Vice track, Crockett’s Theme.

In the performance, Teir uses only analog synths and vintage sequencers. The video was recorded live at Dynamo, Turku, in May 2012.

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Open Mic: What’s The Best Synth Song Of All Time?

At the beginning of the 70’s, synthesizers were largely considered a novelty. There were dozens of novelty ‘switched on’ albums, ranging from Switched On Beatles to Switched On Buck.

By the end of the decade, though, Keith Emerson had blown minds with his synth solo on Lucky Man, Kraftwerk had created the template for synth pop and Moroder and Summer had transported dance music into the future with I Feel Love. Synths have had a prominent place in music ever since.

What’s the best synth song of all time? Is it one of the 70’s classics, something from the synthpop heyday or something more modern?

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An Introduction To EM, From A Progger’s Perspective

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In this video, Live Prog’s Marcel Haster offers his perspective on ‘a progger’s journey into EM’.

This isn’t intended to be a comprehensive look at electronic music, but primarily synth music/space music that shares some elements with prog.

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Martin Peters – Anne

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Sunday Synth Jam: Dutch synthesist Martin Peters performs a hypnotic synth jam, Anne:

It has been a while since I uploaded my last video for obvious and sometimes not so obvious reasons. But last night this dreamy piece came up and I want to share it with you.

The music is dedicated to my beloved girlfriend Anne. On 9/11 we celebrated our second anniversary together. She means everything to me and I hope we can live together for a very long time.

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Kebu Jams ‘To Jupiter and Back’

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Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live performance of To Jupiter and Back, by Kebu (Sebastian Teir).

The performance comes from his spring tour to promote his album, To Jupiter And Back.  The video was recorded live at Kulttuuritalo Dux, Kristiinankaupunki, 18th of May 2012.

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Bruno Ender Lee’s Hope Beyond Menace

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We got a nice surprise in the mail at Synthtopia this week – a vinyl LP of synth music by Swiss synthesist Bruno Ender Lee.

Long time readers of Synthtopia will be familiar with Lee’s live synth jam videos from our Sunday Synth Jam series. Lee’s music is explicitly in the space music category, with titles like Hyperspace, Mindsong and Moonsphere. Though Lee has clearly been inspired by classic Berlin school music, especially the work of Klaus Schulze, his albums, now in the dozens, define a unique vision for this genre.

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