CZounds has announced 4 new patch sets for classic Casio CZ synths, including Casio CZ-1, CZ-101, CZ-1000, CZ-3000 and CZ-5000 synthesizers. The new Casio CZ synth patches are inspired by 1980s synthpop bands:
This vintage video captures the time Mister Rogers had an ARP Soloist synthesizer in the neighborhood.
The demo video, via RetroSound, demonstrates the rare Tiracon 6V analog synthesizer from the year 1987. RetroSound’s Marko Ettlich notes that the Tiracon 6V is a polyphonic synth keyboard that was made in GDR. “I saw this synthesizer first at the Leipziger autumn fair in 1987. It was the second synth made in GDR after the monophonic Vermona… Read More Tiracon 6V Analog Synthesizer (1987)
This video, via DJjondent, is a quick demo of the rare ARP 2500 1045 Voltage-Controlled Voice. Here’s what he has to say about the module:
Roland shared this mini-documentary, When Roland Goes Modular, that looks at the history of the company’s modular synthesizers. The video includes looks at two of the classics of analog modular synthesis: the Roland SYSTEM-700 and SYSTEM-100m.
This video, via Marko Ettlich of RetroSound, compares the classic Oberheim OB-X (1979) 8-voice synthesizer against the Oberheim OB-Xa (1981) 8-voice analog synthesizer:
This video, via snolan1990, takes a look at how to put together a retro disco groove in the Funky Penthouse.
Knobcon 4 – a massive synth meetup, featuring performances, workshops and vendors – will be held next week, Sept 11-13, 2015, in the Chicago area. The three-day event, which focuses on electronic and experimental music and the tools used to create it, will be held at the Westin Chicago Northwest. Highlights include two nights of live electronic… Read More Knobcon 4 Synth Convention Coming Next Week, Sept 11-13