Tuesday, July 09, 2024

Kawai 100f (with CV-Gate mod) + Original Patch Sheets SN 11-2048

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"Kawai 100f with 1 octave Kenton CV-Gate modification and rare original patch sheets (two blanks and 1 with factory presets).

Just Serviced! Impeccable conditions."

Heavily Modified RMIF Opus Soviet Synth

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"Heavily Modified RMIF Opus Soviet Synth
The headphone out is being fed back into the synths filter
Midi added, 3 EXT in ...ring mod, filter, phaser..."

Roland SH 101 Famous Songs and Sounds

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"Roland SH 101 Famous Songs and Sounds"

Jomox XBase 999

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"just a quick testrun of the Jomox Xbase 999

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Algo Square Pushing #stazma #eurorack

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RYK Modular ALGO Quad Complex Oscillator Bank

06.28.2024 Synton Fenix & Vermona DRM1

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"Patching the Vermona DRM1 with Scrotum Lab Expander (GATE & CV) to the Synton Fenix III sequencer."

Monday, July 08, 2024

Interpreting the Synthesizer: Meaning Through Sonics - Edited by Nick Wilson

via Cambridge Scholars Publishing

"This volume examines the synthesizer’s significance for music and culture, with a range of contributors providing historical, musicological, practical and theoretical perspectives.

The synthesizer as an instrument has evolved rapidly over the last 50 years, conveying different meanings in musical culture at various times in its history. For example, post-punk and new wave acts used synths to signify their embrace of futurism and modernity. Earlier psychedelic bands used the instrument to sonically represent mind expansion while prog acts signposted their lineage to the classical avant-garde. Techno artists used synths to escape the strictures of acoustic music in parallel with rave culture’s desire for escapism from the mundanity of daily existence. It is now seemingly ubiquitous in modern pop music production."

The essays were originally presented at a 'Synthposium' conference Nick Wilson ran in Melbourne, Australia. You can find more info on the conference at

Nick Wilson is a supporting member of the site.

Clan Analogue Accepting Contributions for Upcoming FM Synthesis Compilation Album

This one is in via supporting member Nick Wilson.

Deatils via Clan Analogue:

"Clan Analogue are seeking tracks for their new compilation album, a celebration of FM synthesis.

Just over 40 years ago, in 1983, Yamaha released the DX7 synthesizer and inaugurated a new age of digital FM synthesis. To celebrate the rich history of this innovation in sound creation, Clan Analogue are looking for new explorations of FM synthesis for their next compilation album. FM synthesis takes many forms. Whether you use a classic Yamaha DX7 or its Dexed emulation, Operator in Ableton Live or Native Instruments’ FM8, FM-patched modular rigs or analogue synths with FM functionality, your contributions are welcome.

FM synthesis was the sound of funky basslines and keyboard riffs in many 80s pop hits but was also heard in the hypnotic ambience of Brian Eno and experimental compositions by FM guru John Chowning. Whatever your inspiration, we invite you to move beyond the preset to explore sounds of the future, the past or a sideways alternative reality.

Submissions are being accepted up until the 31st of July."

See Clan Analogue for additional details on how to enter.

JoMox Xbase 09 Analog Drum Machine Synthesizer SN 0430 - 2913

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"JoMox Xbase 09, tested in great working condition. Total power house, includes power supply as pictured."

Waldorf Microwave Rackmount Wavetable Synthesizer REV.B (CEM 3387) SN 9543883

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"Waldorf Microwave REV B loaded with the original CEM 3387 chipset. This unit has plenty of rack wear, but it fully functional otherwise. This unit is 230V and will require a setup down converter for North American operation. Fantastic sounding unit!"

Pics of the inside below.


Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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