Musings on the history of electronic music and electronic instrument design, including reviews of vintage synthesizers, overviews of historically significant musicians and musical movements, and thoughts about the evolution of musical technique over time.

Yamaha DX Series

When FM Synthesis Took the 80s by Storm

Learning Synthesis: Sequencers

Part One: A Brief History of Sequencing

Oberheim Matrix-12 Analog Synthesizer

The Last Great Polysynth of the 1980s?

Roland Juno-6 / Juno-60 / Juno-106

Chorus, Arpeggios, Pads, and Pure Nostalgia

ARP 2600 Semi-Modular Synthesizer

The Best Synth of All Time?

A Brief History of MIDI

In, Out, and Through Time

The Korg MS-20

An Affordable Semi-Modular Masterpiece

The Roland TR-909

Techno's Favorite Drum Machine

The Roland TR-808

The History of the Most Famous Drum Machine Ever

The Roland TR-707

The most underrated machine in the Rhythm Composer family

The Frontiers of Electronic Music

Revisiting Early Soviet Electronic Instruments

The Roland TR606

The Dark Horse of the Drumatix

Inspiring Women in Electronic Music

Pioneers and Modern Sonic Radicals

Sequential Circuits Prophet VS

Timbral Trajectories through Vector Synthesis

Technos Acxel Resynthesizer

Additive Synthesis at the Turn of the 1990s

Fifty Shades of Grains

Exploring the Universe of Microsound and Particle Sound Synthesis