Monthly Archives: August 2017

Music tech is the new music industry

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Technology has been pushing music forward since the advent of electricity. Records, radio, cassettes, recording technology, CDs, and finally digital and streaming have all disrupted the norm in music. The industry has always been reticent to adopt new technologies. With the rise of music tech, the music industry can no longer stop the march of […]

The History of the Roland Jupiter 8

There are very few synthesizers deserving of a history article, but near and dear to the top of my list is the Roland Jupiter 8. The machine which seemed to be more predominant than any other, during that early- to mid-80s period, was identifiable via a bright orange, glowing power switch which was also located on […]

PPG Infinite iPad Synth

At the end of the 70s, Wolfgang Palm developed wavetable synthesis. This development technique was very successful and used by many synthesizer companies in the 80s and 90s. But this technology has its limitations. The main reason is that all sounds are harmonic. In nature, this does not happen very often. Many sounds like a piano […]

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