GearFest ’15 To Feature Roger Linn, Tom Oberheim & Dave Smith

gearfestOnline retailer Sweetwater has announced details for GearFest ’15, their free annual public music trade show

The event is scheduled for Friday, June 12-13 at the Sweetwater campus, 5501 US Hwy 30 W, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

GearFest will host musicians performing and in workshops continuously on five different stages. Special guests include electronic music gear pioneers Roger Linn, Tom Oberheim & Dave Smith. Continue reading

Tom Oberheim Demonstrates His New Two Voice Pro Synthesizer

This video captures a visit by Tom Oberheim to deliver one of his new Oberheim Two Voice Pro synthesizers.

Oberheim drops by the home of SF Bay area musician Mikael Johnston to deliver Mikael’s new Two-Voice synthesizer, and gives us a tour of the synth and his design philosophy in the process. Continue reading

Tom Oberheim Demos The Two Voice Pro, Talks Analog Revolution & Answers Synth Questions

Reader Amy Lee (Ani) let us know about this new video of synth pioneer Tom Oberheim, who was filmed demoing his brand new Oberheim Two Voice Pro and talking about his experiences in the world of synths and music.  Continue reading

Moogfest Daytime Lineup To Feature Moroder, Anderson, Emerson, Buchla, Oberheim, Smith, Linn And More

laurie-andersonMoogfest 2014 organizers have announced their lineup of daytime presenters, which includes a kick-ass lineup of futurists, musicians, scientists, authors, filmmakers and pioneers of electronic music instrument design.

The lineup includes multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, disco pioneer Giorgio Moroder, film composer Cliff Martinez, futurist thinkers Jerome Glenn, Nick Bostrom, and George Dvorsky plus MIT Media Lab’s Joseph Paradiso, Sonification Professor Bruce Walker, and more from Make Magazine, OMNI, and SETI (Search of Extraterrestrial Intelligence).

And then there’s the Electronic Music Instrument Pioneers: Herbert Deutsch, Roger Linn, Don Buchla, Tom Oberheim, Dave SmithMalcolm Cecil, Keith Emerson and more.

Moogfest takes place April 23-27th, 2014 in downtown Asheville, NC.

Here are the details: Continue reading

The Past, Present And Future Of MIDI

At the 2013 NAMM Show, MIDI creators and innovators Alan Parsons, Tom Oberheim, Dave Smith, Jordan Rudess, George Duke and Craig Anderton participated in an uber-panel, discussing the past, present and future of MIDI. Continue reading