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The earliest synthesizer?
« on: December 14, 2013, 11:44:54 PM »
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Re: The earliest synthesizer?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 09:00:36 AM »
Wow! I mean WOW! I can scarcely imagine the utter genius who designed the thing much less the labor involved in the mechanical layout, the point to point wiring, the installation of the passive components. All of it is just astonishing.

Man, I thought I was doing good to restore an early 60's vintage Magnavox 2 channel tube amp...this certainly adds some perspective.

Thanks for sharing this!

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Re: The earliest synthesizer?
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 10:18:02 AM »
 What I find even better than the fact that it is a completely mechanical-electrical synth is how great it sounds. Makes old '70s analog synths sound cold in comparison even via MP3. I would love to hear it in person though a nice single-ended tube amp/horn setup. Probably give me goose bumps.

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Re: The earliest synthesizer?
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 10:36:54 AM »
If you are into synthesizers, there is an awesome museum in Carlsbad near Oceanside CA; not too far south of LalA.  I believe it may have changed names since we were there; IIRC they were using the same name - at least in their advertising brochure - as the museum in Brussels, which I thought odd.  They have an impressive collection of instruments, including synthesizers like the one that was played upside down on the ELP tour sometime in the 70s.  Included is one the Beach Boys used on Good Vibrations that you can play.     

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Re: The earliest synthesizer?
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 11:06:34 AM »
Is this in the same genmeration as the Thermion?

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Re: The earliest synthesizer?
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2013, 11:16:42 AM »
Is this in the same genmeration as the Thermion?

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 You mean Theremin?