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    Vangelis

    The Role Of Synthesizers In Music

    In a rare interview, legendary composer Vangelis shares his thoughts on the role of synthesizers in music — including his beloved Yamaha CS80.

    People . Jun 2020
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    Suzanne Ciani on Skype

    Suzanne Ciani | Podcast

    Synthesizer Pioneer, Sound Designer & Electronic Music Legend

    Join composer and electronic musician Caro C in conversation with Suzanne Ciani, a synthesizer and electronic music legend who has pushed the envelope since the 1960s.

    People Jun 2020
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    Paul White in his studio, 2017.

    Synth Heaven

    Leader

    Having just returned home from SynthFest UK 2019 held at Sheffield's Octagon, I thought it might be appropriate to focus...

    People Dec 2019
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    Softube: Modelling Hardware In Software

    Oscar Öberg, Arvid Rosén & Niklas Odelholm

    Ever wondered how plug-in companies recreate classic outboard gear in your DAW? We take a peek into Softube's modelling lab to find out.

    Music Business Jun 2019
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    Dave Smith at Synthplex.

    Dave Smith of Sequential

    Sequential founding father and synth designer Dave Smith made time at Synthplex 2019 to discuss the current state of play of the wonderful world of synthesis.

    People May 2019
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    Modular Profile: Dieter Doepfer

    The Father Of Eurorack

    Dieter Doepfer is known as the founding father of Eurorack, the modular format that now dominates all others — but how did it all come about?

    People Apr 2017
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    Peter Zinovieff: Synth Pioneer

    Video Feature

    Peter Zinovieff has been described as Britain’s Bob Moog. A renowned composer from the mid ‘60s to the present day, he was also one of the founders of EMS who produced seminal synthesizers such as the VCS3 and the Synthi AKS, as used by Brian Eno, Pink Floyd and the Chemical Brothers.

    People Aug 2016
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    Jean-Michel Jarre

    Producing Electronica

    New album Electronica sees Jean–Michel Jarre making connections with a galaxy of other legendary figures from the world of electronic music.

    People Nov 2015
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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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    Bob Williams: The Analogue Systems Story

    Modular Masters

    Who are the most successful British synth manufacturers of all time? Hint: they’re alive and well — and busier than ever...

    People Nov 2012
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    Graham Wrench: The Story Of Daphne Oram’s Optical Synthesizer

    Oramics

    In the early 60s, pioneering British composer Daphne Oram set out to create a synthesizer unlike any other. The engineer who turned her ideas into reality was Graham Wrench.

    People Feb 2009
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    Readerzone: Synthfest!

    Philip Taysom

    Walk inside Philip Taysom's studio and you will find classic synths in abundance, all connected and all ready to play...

    People Oct 2004
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    Jan Hammer

    The Synthesizer Performer

    As a member of the Mahavishnu Orchestra, a composer for film and TV and a performer in his own right, Jan Hammer helped to define the role of the synthesizer player in rock and jazz.

    People Sep 2004
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    David Vorhaus

    Electronic Music Pioneer

    One of the original pioneers of electronic music in Britain, David Vorhaus has remained at the cutting edge of the genre for over 30 years.

    People Feb 2002
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    EMS Synthi 100.

    All About EMS: Part 2

    Exploration

    In the final part of our two-part Retrozone, Gordon Reid charts EMS's further achievements, the reasons for their decline in...

    Music Business Dec 2000
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    EMS VCS3 synthesizer.

    All About EMS: Part 1

    EMS VCS3 & DK1 Retrozone

    In the first part of a two-part series, Gordon Reid charts the rise of EMS and their creation of the world's first self-...

    Music Business Nov 2000
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    Klaus Schulze 1999 at Turnkey, London store for the Quasimidi Polymorph launch.

    Klaus Schulze

    Electronic Meditation

    Electronic music pioneer Klaus Schulze talks about the way he'd like to see synthesizer design developing over the next few years.

    People Feb 1999
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