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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

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

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 Bass Race

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Feb 1989

The acid house explosion has turned Roland's TB303 Bassline into one of the most sought-after pieces of analogue technology. Simon Trask looks at the machine behind the myth.

The Electronic Keyboard - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1983

Part 1 looks at early keyboard instruments

The Electronic Keyboard - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1983
More Early Keyboard Instruments

More early keyboard pioneers discussed

The Electronic Keyboard - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronics & Music Maker, May 1983

The Electronic Keyboard - Part 3

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1983
Early Keyboard Instruments

Part 3 The Ondes Martenot

The Hammond Story

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture, Vintage Instruments | International Musician, Sep 1975

The story behind the organ behind the Hammond sound

The Novatron Revisited

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1983

An instrument which has shaped today's electro-music

Vintage Classics

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Sound On Sound, Feb 1986

Virtually every synth and keyboard made has passed through the hands of Keyboard Hire's Alexander Skeaping at some point in time, so we sent David Etheridge along to tap his thoughts on the subject of buying secondhand keyboards.

Wonderstuff

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

The Clavinet revisited

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2600 Paths to Happiness

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Apr 1988

Another old synth makes its comeback. This time it's Steve Howell's much-prized ARP 2600 with its graphic panel layout, modular construction and built-in amplification.

Alternative Analogue

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Jun 1989
Korg MS20

This month's trip down memory lane takes us to Korg's MS20. Greg Truckell reacquaints himself with an analogue synth that may be better suited to use in 1989 than 1979.

 

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