Author Topic: Why are we still obsessed with vintage synths? (article 2014)  (Read 1233 times)

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Facebook might not be the best place to look for considered, intelligent analysis, but one recent comment in particular sticks in our mind. It related to a story about a new digital hardware synth product and simply said, "Not analogue, not interested" - not a particularly offensive statement, but a curiously partisan one for a hi-tech musician to make.

This is a mindset that seems to be shared by many at the moment, and it's symptomatic of both the boom in new analogue synths and our continuing fascination with vintage ones. Classic instruments from the likes of Moog, ARP, Korg, Roland and Sequential Circuits have never been more highly revered; so why do people continue to obsess over them, and is it right that their influence on today's synth market is so heavy?