MATRIXSYNTH: A History of Synthesizer Polyphony

Saturday, July 14, 2018

A History of Synthesizer Polyphony


Published on Jul 14, 2018 AutomaticGainsay

Marc Doty aka Automatic Gainsay presents an exploration of the dynamic innovations in synthesizer history that allowed synthesizers to play more than one note at a time.

Part 1 is an introduction to the series and the concepts that will be explored.
Part 2 is an establishment of the definitions that will be used in regard to certain terms in the history of polyphony.
Part 3 is an exploration of how the Cahill Telharmonium, arguably the first synthesizer, created and employed polyphony.
Part 4 is an exploration of what could have been the first fully-electronic (not electro-mechanical) polyphonic device in 1915.
Part 5 explores the core interface, mechanical, and conceptual issues facing polyphony in regard to how to realize it with a synthesizer.
A History of Polyphony: Part 6- The Warbo Formant Orgel
A History of Polyphony: Part 7- Hammond's "synthesizers!"
A History of Polyphony: Part 8- Paradigm Shift... the RCA Mark II
A History of Polyphony: Part 9- Setting the Stage: the 1960s
A History of Polyphony: Part 10- The Dawn of Modern Polyphony
A History of Polyphony: Part 11- The First Modern Polyphonic- The Polymoog
A History of Polyphony: Part 12- The Modular Concept in Polyphony: Oberheim
A History of Polyphony: Part 13- Multiphonic Homogenization
A History of Polyphony: Part 14- Paraphony
A History of Polyphony: Part 15- Modern Nomenclature
A History of Polyphony: Part 16- Conclusion

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