The Many Minis
The Google Arts and Culture website put together this wonderful history of the Moog MiniMoog showing the various prototypes that led to the Model D.
Resurrecting a Minimoog
A celebration and extended riff on a classic Moog synthesizer. PS, I own one.
A Forgotten Gem: The Voyetra
In 1982, Keyboard magazine began running ads for a new synthesizer called The Voyetra Eight. Was it too far ahead of its time?
About "the guy" from The Bird and The Bee and his knack for writing hit songs for others.
“The Incredible Sounds of Synclavier II,” and other hits
One of the most expensive synthesizers ever made and arguably one of the most beautiful too. On how the Synclavier captured our imaginations...
“Crank It Down”: Music For Sleeping
Ambient music, it’s warm milk to a seasoned insomniac. It’s Ambien without the morning hangover. The sandman of choice for me has always been the genre’s master, Brian Eno. There’s just…
For the Love of You, ARP 2600
It’s my sad confession. I once had a crush on a machine. I was an impressionable teenager and the ARP 2600 was my pinup girl. I loved this thing…
Blinded by the Douche
“Blinded by the Light” was a perplexing piece of pop music. Despite the song’s surreal refrains, or maybe because of them, it achieved anthem-level notoriety in 1976, popular among both hipster children and…