Archive for the ‘retro technology’ Category

I really like the looks of the new Telemark synth from Analogue Solutions. After selling my small modular I’m looking into buying a new modular, and maybe the Telemark could be the start of a new system?

Anyway, here’s a great demo of the new synth. Below is a demo of the original Oberheim SEM that Telemark is modelled after.

Music Radar has a review of the Telemark synth, read it here


Why does swedish people pronounce english so badly?

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Anyway, the Mellotron is kinda nice. This one here is handbuilt and has all the features of the original M400 model. A new function is the possibility to play at half speed. It’s made by sewdish company Mellotron Archives. There’s an old review of the Mellotron here.

Mellotron Archives has a really ugly site (as of january 2009)
You can order one here
If you can’t afford the $6800 price tag, try this insted. Recomended!

Check out this cool video of Herbie Hancock and Quincy Jones playing the Fairlight CMI.
This beautiful synth / sampler / sequencer / music system was revolutionary in the late 70’s / early 80’s. Even now the Fairlight system looks and sounds very futuristic and cool.

Now Fairlight makes an audio controller, the Xynergy.
The Fairlight history.
Other cool Fairlight videos on YouTube:
Greg Sneddon demos the fairlight
Peter Gabriel also used this expensive synth to sample ethnical sounds