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My obsession with synthesizers began the day I heard and saw Tubeway Army perform Are 'Friends' Electric on TOTP back in 1979.. I got my first one around 1981, a Korg M500SP, inspired by its use by OMD. It was crap and luckily soon superseded by a Yamaha CS-5, a proper synthesizer.

Over the years I have acquired many and sold many, some I wish I hadn't (Yamaha CS-15, Moog Prodigy and a Roland TB-303). These pages are dedicated to that obsession


   

   

Korg M500-SP

   

This was the instrument that started my obsession. Purchased partly as it was (almost) affordable on an apprentices salary and also because I had seen OMD use it quite extensively.

Unfortunately it is a terrible instrument, very limited but my knowledge of synthesizers was not very extensive in those days


   

   

Yamaha CS-5

   

My second purchase, while not exactly the peak of technology, it was at least a proper synthesizer.

This was the machine on which I finally learnt the basics of synthesis although it's life was relatively short as I not long after managed to obtain a CS-15 which virtually made this redundant.


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