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Rob Puricelli is a Music Technologist and Instructional Designer who has a healthy obsession with classic synthesizers and their history. In conjunction with former Fairlight Studio Manager Peter Wielk, he fixes and restores Fairlight CMIs so that they can enjoy prolonged and productive lives with new owners.
Rob also writes reviews and articles for his own website, failedmuso.com and has guested on a number of music technology podcasts and shows. He can often be found at various synthesizer shows such as SynthFest UK, where in 2019 he delivered a talk and demonstration on the history of the Fairlight in conjunction with producer Steve Levine.
When it comes to history, there are typically two ways of looking at a subject. One is to examine it from an emotional...
Synth Gems 1 sets out to document, both visually and in words, some of the most incredible keyboard synthesizers ever made. Hear how it came to be...
David Bessell talks to Rob Puricelli about how he was inspired by Physical Modelling and sought to explore it further using modular synths and software.
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