Posted on 04/12/2017

Jesper Ranum

Fairlight Series IIx

RANUM :: GEAR :: LEGACY :: FAIRLIGHT SERIES IIx The Fairlight Series II was a sensation when released, and via a string of high profiled albums by e.g. Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Jean Michel Jarre, The Art of Noise and other prominent artists, it became an insider buzzword, surrounded by an aura of mystique and [...]

Posted on 17/05/2017

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Roland Jupiter-6 Analog Poly Synth

A different creature If you believe that a Roland Jupiter-6 is simply a boiled down version of the Jupiter-8, think again. The Jupiter-6 has got a different filter and synth engine. The addition of a true multimode filter (LPF/BPF/HPF) expands the sonic possibilities of the single synth engine. But the Jupiter-8’s ability to layer 2 different patches gives […]

Posted on 12/06/2016

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EML Synkey Synthesizer

The EML Synkey is an analog monophonic synthesizer from Electronic Music Labs, launched in the late 1970s and branded as “the first synthesizer you could program”. The synth featured basic synth parameters, and sounded … well, alright, without being a Moog/Arp killer. But it’s big and innovative thing was the Punch Card interface, that could […]

Posted on 01/08/1995

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Digidesign Turbosynth

Hardware dominance. In the start 1990s the world of sampling was dominated by hardware samplers from Akai, E-mu, Roland, Sequential and Ensoniq and a few more. Each hardware sampler had a set of basic digital processing tools available for the loaded samples. Going virtual But with the appearance of the Sound Designer II audio editor from Digidesign, […]