January 7, 2006

Synapse online

by Chris Randall

For those of you that have a lot of free time you're looking to waste, you could do worse than browsing the archives of Synapse Magazine, the seminal 70s music technology rag. Cynthia from Cyndustries has graciously devoted quite a bit of bandwidth to complete scans of several issues. Fantastic contemporary interviews with Herbie Hancock, Zappa, Bob Moog, Eno, etc., as well as a generous dose of reviews of (then new) synthesizers like the OB-1. The ads are, I think, the best part. Check out this one from ARP, "Only The Strong Survive." A good way to spend a rainy afternoon.

(Since I live in the Western Oregon mono-season, every afternoon is rainy.)


1 comment:


Jan.08.2006 @ 4:14 PM
Damn. I've been sitting on a copy of the Summer 1978 issue of Synapse, loaned to me by the author of the Electronic Music Class article, Rod Oakes. I don't have a scanner, so I was going to scan it at Kinko's. I guess I don't have to, now!



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