The mysterious heart of the Roland TR-808 drum machine

The mysterious heart of the Roland TR-808 drum machine

The story of the special transistor at the heart of the world’s most iconic drum machine Throughout the 1970’s and 80’s, the golden age of synthesizer design, a few manufacturers stood out for their consistently high quality builds and their circuit...
Moog Sonic Six portable synthesizer

Moog Sonic Six portable synthesizer

Moog’s portable 1970’s suit case synthesizer Moog produced many instruments during their various incarnations throughout the second half of the 20th century and continue to design and manufacture synthesizers to this very day. There were many ups and downs...
Roland SH-101

Roland SH-101

Roland’s lightweight monosynth from the 1980’s. Roland’s SH series are undoubtedly among the finest synthsizers ever made. Their sonic character has stood the test of time and they are sought after to this day despite the large number of new...
Caring for the Roland Juno-106

Caring for the Roland Juno-106

Roland’s Juno-106 is one of the most popular polysynths ever made. It is simple to use, it sounds warm and lush and along with it’s signature chorused pad sounds it is a versatile bass synth with it’s single oscillator per voice, it’s DCO...