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Features

A Gallery of Misfits - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1985

David Ellis begins a two-part excursion into the E&MM archives to discover a myriad of bizarre musical instruments that somehow never quite made the big time. How many of them can you remember?

A Gallery of Misfits - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1985

Following last month's list of synthesis casualties, David Ellis delves deeper into the archives and finds yet more mysterious products of human ingenuity. Some of them are quite spectacular.

A Selective Survey of Lead Line Synthesizers

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronic Soundmaker, Sep 1983

Roland, Yamaha, OSCar, Syrinx, Teisco and Moog

All For One And One For All

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design, Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Jun 1993

Looking for the hardest, heaviest, thickest and fattest analogue synth line? Strictly monophonic? Step this way, because Peter Forrest is about to unveil his unique guide to the analogue synthesiser’s unique feature: Unison Mode, in which all the oscillators gang together and hit you over the head

Analogue Lives!

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Nov 1992
The Enduring Appeal Of Classic Synths

Analogue Synths

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Aug 1991
In The Digital Age

The digital revolution has not quite killed off the analogue synthesizer, and vintage or vintage-style instruments have an enduring appeal. Julian Colbeck looks at why this should be so.

Hands On: Moog MiniMoog

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Jun 1992

Time travel by synthesizer: David Mellor takes a look at the classic Moog MiniMoog.

Hands On: Roland TR808 Drum Machine

Feature | Topic: Drum Programming, Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Feb 1993

How About

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | One Two Testing, Jan 1984

You ask us to review very old and strange instruments. We do it, naturally.

Inside The Synclavier - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Digital Audio Workstations, Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Jun 1989

PART 1: New England Digital's Synclavier is the world's most expensive musical instrument, bar the odd 300 year old Stradivarius. But more than that, it can be a recording studio, a post-production system, a music engraver, a scientific research tool... and more. The Synclavier is at the leading edge of musical technology. David Mellor sets out on a voyage of discovery.

Interfacing The Past - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Syncronisation, Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Dec 1992

The missing sync?

Interfacing The Past - Part 2

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Jan 1993

The vintage advantage

Juno Jive!

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Phaze 1, Jan 1989
Yesteryear's Gear: Roland Juno synths

classic analogue synthesizers for today's acid sounds

Lead On

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1984

Follow-up to issue 1

Making More Of The Kawai K5

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design, Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Aug 1990

Martin Russ reflects on a cult phenomenon: Kawai’s K5 additive synthesizer.

MIDI Retrofits

Feature | Topic: Maintenance / Repair / Modification, MIDI, Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Mar 1989

Tony Wride takes a stroll down nostalgia lane and discovers two companies that can turn your prized antique into a thoroughly modern MIDI instrument.

Polyphonic Synthesizers

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronic Soundmaker, Dec 1983

A survey of trendsetters

Retro Action

Feature | Topic: MIDI, Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1991
Kenton MIDI Retrofits

With analogue technology enjoying a renaissance, there's a growing demand for MIDI updates to old equipment. Vic Lennard talks to Kenton Electronics about the Ins and Outs of retrofitting.

Roland System 100M

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1984

A personal look at one of the few modular synths available by Ian Boddy who examines, in depth, the systems capabilities.

Something Old, Something New...

Feature | Topic: Buyer's Guide, Vintage Instruments | Electronics & Music Maker, Jun 1986
Secondhand Polysynth Guide

Whether you can't afford to indulge yourself in this month's Polysynth Checklist or simply prefer something that's now out of production, E&MM's guide to things secondhand could save you a lot of time and trouble.

String Synths

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronic Soundmaker, Mar 1984

Ensemble keyboards

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 9

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Apr 1994

Part 9 - Hammond to Hanert.

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 7

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1994

This month: Farfisa to Fuller.

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 5

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Dec 1993

This month, Electronic Dream Plant to Elka.

The A-Z Of Analogue - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Oct 1993

Part 3, Chadacre to Crumar

 

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