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80's synth pics

Post by hageir » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:45 pm

Hmm,
how about that?
Welcome to the awesome 80's synth pic thread!

Check this out:
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Choice!

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gimme gimme!
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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by hageir » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:51 pm

hah,
two = same:
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Awesome, 80's photo-studio lighting for this Fairlight ad:
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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by CZ Rider » Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:23 pm

Those 80's adds are great!
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Can't help but wonder, what are they doing now?

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Guitarist in my band posed for that one. =D>

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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by megamanx » Mon Aug 10, 2009 4:39 am

Hey I had that fostex four track in the middle there...



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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by veer chasm » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:17 am

"The synthesizer designed so a musician doesn't have to be a technician".... yeah, cause we KNOW how complicated a Juno 106 is! :D
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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by Jabberwalky » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:07 pm

hageir wrote: Image
Man, they could've at least put a disk in the Mirage rack so it didn't say "nd"

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Taken from this site which is a collection of old ads

http://retrosynthads.blogspot.com/

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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by metrosonus » Mon Aug 10, 2009 6:16 pm

yea i love 80's adds for anything, board games, video games, computers ect.. they all have this "HOLY s**t I TOOK TOO MANY PILLS" sort of look going on .. "grandmas apple pie? great fun for the whole family OMGGIMME MINE NOW KTHANXDiES" :lol:

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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by tekkentool » Mon Aug 10, 2009 8:33 pm

CZ Rider wrote:Those 80's adds are great!
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Can't help but wonder, what are they doing now?

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Guitarist in my band posed for that one. =D>
i love the way the other guy is tied up in cables!, because we use so many on keyboard-synths.

P.S it's not just a synthesizer, it's a ROCKER LAUNCHER

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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by D-Collector » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:28 pm

tekkentool wrote:
CZ Rider wrote:Image
i love the way the other guy is tied up in cables!, because we use so many on keyboard-synths.

P.S it's not just a synthesizer, it's a ROCKER LAUNCHER
Meanwhile, Don Johnson Jr. is having the time of his life with the Casio... :lol:

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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by Mooger5 » Mon Aug 10, 2009 9:47 pm

To me this is the best 80s ad. Used to appear on the back cover of Electronics & Musicmaker magazine. Love the "medical equipment" look.
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Re: 80's synth pics

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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by tekkentool » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:57 am

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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by StepLogik » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:09 am

veer chasm wrote:"The synthesizer designed so a musician doesn't have to be a technician".... yeah, cause we KNOW how complicated a Juno 106 is! :D
:lol: that is too funny. As a former owner of both synths, the 106 was a h**l of a lot easier to program!

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Re: 80's synth pics

Post by Christopher Winkels » Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:24 am

CZ Rider wrote:Those 80's adds are great!
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I remember that ad from Keyboard magazine back in the day. The poor pointdexter in the background even has his top button done up while the flash harry in the front pumps his fist in solidarity with the magnificence of his well-gelled mullet as both take the proverbial "highway to the Danger Zone" (TM).

And nothing screams "the Eighties" like a pair of rolled up blazer sleeves. Beautiful, just beautiful.

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