The Synth Bin

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Studio Science: Morton Subotnick On His Buchla Synthesizer

The electronic music pioneer explains his unique live set-up.

Lecture

Bob Moog

The legendary man behind the Moog goes deep inside the circuits.

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Premiere: Dave Smith RBMA Tokyo 2014 Lecture

A synthesizer designer and tech visionary of the highest order reveals his history and working methods.

opinion

An Oral History of Electronic Music in East Germany

Between 1981 and 1989, about a dozen LPs of electronic music were released in East Germany. Florian Sievers tracks down the men who made them.

opinion

Check Out This Collection of Ancient Analogue Synthesizer Literature

Browse through over 130 catalogues, manuals, and schematics from synth makers like Moog, EMS, Ionic and more.

Lecture

Don Buchla

Madcap modulations: sheer brain power from San Francisco's synthesizer guru

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Gerald Mueller’s Electronic Music Lab: Meet the Man Who Taught Patrick Cowley How to Use a Synthesizer

We track down the man who helped school the legendary disco producer in his early days.

opinion

Synth-Aesthesia: YouTube Icon Synthiefrau

An interview with the German synthesizer freak.

Lecture

Legowelt

Synthesizers, spy movies, and squat punks are all fuel for this Dutch dude's electro fire

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Gallery: Red Bull Music Academy Synth Lab Moscow 2013

Check out the highlights from our celebration of all things synth in the Russian capital.

Lecture

Dr Peter Zinovieff

The Russian-English renaissance man's guide to quadrophonic sounds

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