Finnish keyboard and pro audio products manufacturer Generalmusic has announced plans to reintroduce its ‘legendary brands’ GEM, LEM and ELKA in 2015:
It is our 125th anniversary and we will bring to market some legendary re-issue models and brand new technology.
Generalmusic will offer unbelievable Italian sound together with superior technical quality – made in Finland.
This video, via geerefamilyusa, captures a demo of the Crumar Orchestrator – a fully polyphonic string synthesizer, from 1977. Continue reading
In this video, Olivier Briand demonstrates the sound of the rare Ondioline – an electronic keyboard, originally created in the 1940’s by Georges Jenny. Continue reading
The Realistic Concertmate MG-1 is an oddity among vintage synths.
It designed by MOTM’s Paul Schreiber, who worked at Tandy at the time, with the goal of creating an affordable consumer synth. And, while it was a consumer design, it was “Custom manufactured by Moog Music in U.S.A. for Radio-Shack.” Continue reading
Pioneering synthesist Jean Michel Jarre shared this awesome photo of his vintage gear-filled synth lair, which is, he notes, “where the magic happens.”
This video, in the ‘Why I Love My…’ video series by via Future Music Magazine, features UK DJ and producer Sharooz. Continue reading
The Shape Of Things That Hum is a synthesizer documentary series, originally aired by Channel 4 in the UK in 2001.
Featured instruments include:
- Mini Moog 00:12
- Vocoder 09:45
- DX7 20:19
- Fairlight 30:27
- Simmons 40:12
- TB-303 50:27
- TR-808 1.01.01
- Akai Sampler 1.11.20
Sunday Synth Jam: This retro synth jam, via RetroSound, features the Wave 75 Choir of the classic Sequential Circuits Prophet VS synthesizer. Continue reading