Trix The Synth Guy shares his take on the Roland D-50, in historical context, and why it’s still popular after 30 years. … Read More Roland D-50 – Why It’s Still Popular After 30 Years
Here’s a look at the synthesizer that defined the sound of the ’80s, the Yamaha DX7. … Read More Yamaha DX7 – The Synthesizer that Defined the ’80s
At the 2018 NAMM Show, we talked with Mellotron guru Markus Resch, who had 50 years of Mellotron history on display, ranging from a 1964 mkII model to the latest digital versions.… Read More Mellotron Keyboards – Then & Now
Pioneering electronic musical instrument marketer David Van Koevering has died at the age of 77. … Read More David Van Koevering Has Died
This video, via mylarmelodies, captures a discussion by Tom Whitwell (Music Thing Modular) on The History Of Synthesizers.
The soundtrack is an interesting look at what might have been – including a Tomita-style take on Richard Wagner’s Ride Of The Valkyries.… Read More The Lost Synth Score To Apocalypse Now
Dave Bristow and Gary Leuenberger programmed the original DX7 factory patches – a task that quadrupled in size, shortly before the keyboard went into production. … Read More The Story Of The Yamaha DX7 Presets
“I’ve just completed work on a poster with every production synth released between the 1960’s and the 1990s,” explains Freke. “That’s about 275 of them! All hand drawn and arranged in chronological order.”… Read More New Poster Shows The Evolution Of Synthesizers