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An Oberheim In Time

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Mar 1990

A list of "classic" analogue synths could not be complete without Oberheim's OBXa. Peter Forrest reminisces about an instrument that won the hearts of many musicians.

Vintage Synthesizers

Review | Music Technology, Oct 1993
Edited by Mark Vail, Miller Freeman Books

Vintage Synthesizers edited by Mark Vail. An American book celebrating the classics

Yamaha CS80

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Sep 1990

Once infamous as a roadie's nightmare, the CS80 has settled in synth history as an instrument of almost unmatched character. Peter Forrest rediscovers the pain and the pleasure.

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 4

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

This month: the Crumar Roadracer to the Dubreq Stylophone! Peter Forrest is your guide

Poly Pressure

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Dec 1991

It should have been the prince of polysynths, but it flopped. Peter Forrest looks back at the disappointment that accompanied the Polymoog and offers the '90s perspective.

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 5

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

This month, Electronic Dream Plant to Elka.

Multi Talented

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Mar 1992
Moog Multimoog

In trying to follow the immortal Minimoog, Moog produced a series of innovative mono synths. Peter Forrest & Tim Goodyer revive two of the best.

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 6

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

This month, Elka Eminent to Everitt Orgatron.

Come In No. 7

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Jul 1992

In the days before Roland established their reputation for consistently delivering the goods, they turned out some weird and wonderful synths. Peter Forrest lifts the dust cover on the old SH7 monosynth.

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 7

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

This month: Farfisa to Fuller.

The Start of Something Big

Retrospective (Gear) | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Sep 1992
Moog Series III

Moog's musical mountain - re-appraised

Analogue Systems FB3

Review | Music Technology, Feb 1994
filter bank

The filters that launched a thousand analogue synth lines.

Interfacing The Past - Part 1

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

The missing sync?

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 8

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

Part 8 - GEM to Groove Electronics.

Interfacing The Past - Part 2

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

The vintage advantage

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 9

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

Part 9 - Hammond to Hanert.

Wonderstuff

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

The Clavinet revisited

The A-Z of Analogue - Part 10

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

This month: Hohner

E-Mu Vintage Keys

Review | Music Technology, Apr 1993
Sound Module

Take 20 classic keyboards into the shower? Now you can just trigger and go with E-mu's Vintage Keys sound module, provider of sampled keyboard sounds from the Minimoog to the Mellotron. But who would you have in goal?, asks Peter Forrest

Total recall - Part 11

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | The Mix, Jul 1994
Vintage technology strikes back

Inside the vintage vault

The Collector

Interview | Topic: Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, May 1993

Bob Williams has one of the finest collections of analogue synthesisers in the world, and cherishes them with a care that would make the Science Museum blush. Peter Forrest crosses hill and dale to Cornwall to take a long, loving look, and uncovers a whole network of Moog and Mellotron devotees. Whatever next - 'The Antique Rhodes Show'?

Total Recall - Part 12

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | The Mix, Aug 1994
Vintage technology strikes back

Collector’s corner - including the A to Z of Analogue

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

Total Recall - Part 13

Feature | Topic: Vintage Instruments | The Mix, Sep 1994

including The A-to-Z of Analogue

Home Studio Recordist

Feature | Topic: Home Studio | Home & Studio Recording, Mar 1985

Reader Peter Forrest relates his delightful tales of woe.

 

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