Tiracon 6V Analog Synthesizer (1987)

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 Synthesizer from 1982.” Continue reading

When Roland Goes Modular


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. Continue reading

Knobcon 4 Synth Convention Coming Next Week, Sept 11-13


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 music performances; a Saturday banquet with keynote speaker Malcolm Cecil; workshops on the Triadex Muse, acoustic synthesis and more; and synth DIY. Continue reading