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    Patrick Gleeson

    Synth Pioneer

    Alongside the people who make them, Patrick Gleeson has probably done more than anyone else to introduce synthesizers to popular music.

    People Apr 2021
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    Synthesis Techniques For Emulating Vintage Sounds

    Sound Design Workshop

    Any synth can be coaxed into producing vintage-sounding patches...

    Techniques Aug 2020
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    The Rebirth Of Keith Emerson's Moog Modular

    Second Coming

    The stuff of synthesizer legend, Keith Emerson's megalithic modular system hasn't just been restored — it's also been completely recreated.

    People Jul 2014
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    Reproducing Theremin Sounds Using A Synthesizer

    Sound Design

    The theremin is one of the oldest electric instruments around, and its distinctive sound is instantly recognisable. However, real ones are hard to find, and even harder to play. Sam Inglis tries to work out a way of cheating.

    Techniques Jun 1999
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    BOB MOOG: Pioneering Synths

    Interview | Manufacturer

    Paul White talks to one of the seminal figures of the electronic music era, pioneering synthesizer designer Bob Moog.

    People May 1998
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    Alan Wilder: Recoil

    Unsound Methods

    Anyone in any doubt as to the popularity of Depeche Mode should see this man's studio. Alan Wilder, formerly the programming powerhouse of the group, and now striking out on his own, has poured the profits of his years with the Mode into this astonishing home setup. Here he talks about the studio, his new album, and his days with Depeche.

    People Jan 1998
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    Klaus Schulze: Digital To Analogue Conversion

    German Philosophy

    The Godfather of German electronic music, Klaus Schulze favoured an all-digital approach to recording the '80s. The last few years, however, have seen a radical revision of his former philosophy. Paul Tingen meets the man for whom old working habits die hard...

    People Feb 1996
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    Mark Shreeve

    Vintage Gear, Hollywood & Samantha Fox

    Having nearly made it in the '80s with an awesome sound on a par with Trevor Horn's productions, UK electronic music stalwart Mark Shreeve is back, with his sights set on Hollywood. Jonathan Miller discusses vintage gear, multi-million pound albums, and Samantha Fox.

    People Sep 1995
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    Creating Analogue Sounds On Digital Synths: Part 4

    Recreating Analogue Bass

    Set the controls for the heart of the bass: Nick Magnus reveals just how low your digital synth can go...

    Techniques Apr 1994
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    Sound Synthesis: Part 1

    Primer

    Though sound synthesis has a relatively short history, its progress has been rapid, with the result that the basic concepts of synthesis are now becoming lost in the mists of time — yet to effectively programme current synths, it really helps to know them.

    Techniques Feb 1994
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