Analogue & otherwise Educational Synthesizers

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Analogue & otherwise Educational Synthesizers

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Fri Apr 13, 2012 5:23 pm

Taking a cue and an inspiration from the largest monophonic thread - I thought it might be fun to post some early analogue educational synthesizers.

This is an ARP

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a Korg,

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a different angle Korg

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I think Moog had one too - Some say it's the Sonic 6...

Some general pics:

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Post by meatballfulton » Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:06 pm

Moog Sonic Six and the EMS Synthi were originally conceived for the educational market, or so the legend goes.

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Re: Analogue & otherwise Educational Synthesizers

Post by Cumulus » Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:15 pm

When I was a kid someone brought one of those Korgs (i think) into our classroom and told us how synths could emulate any musical instrument. The the ROMplers came and ate them.

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Post by tim gueguen » Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:09 am

Supposedly EML originally intended its instruments for the educational market, and I remember reading that one model had a hunk of cement in the bottom to make it harder for the students to steal.
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Re: Analogue & otherwise Educational Synthesizers

Post by Sexor » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:39 pm

I read somewhere that the original idea for the Wurlitzer electric pianos was to enable a whole classroom full of piano students under the supervision of one teacher simultaneously, using headphones as to not disturb each other, and then the teacher could "tune in" to one student at a time and give instructions.
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Post by SKINNYPIG » Sun Apr 15, 2012 1:53 pm

Sexor wrote:I read somewhere that the original idea for the Wurlitzer electric pianos was to enable a whole classroom full of piano students under the supervision of one teacher simultaneously, using headphones as to not disturb each other, and then the teacher could "tune in" to one student at a time and give instructions.
that would be the Wurlitzer 106
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originally sold in sets of eight!

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Post by bad andy » Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:53 pm

I was lucky in high school to have a music technology course wherein a few synths were used as educational resources.

The basics were done on an Electrocomp EML101/100 (or something like that) patching/modular/signal path/etc. Good stuff

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Post by nathanscribe » Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:27 am

I've got shelves full of electronic music books, including that "Electronic Music in the Classroom" and its companion volume/s (can't recall right now how many were in the set). They're good fun. There's info on making reverbs and echo units out of household goods, and a few basic circuits designed for tag-strip soldering - if I remember to photograph a couple I'll post them.

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Post by Moped10 » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:10 pm

I read somewhere that the original idea for the Wurlitzer electric pianos was to enable a whole classroom full of piano students under the supervision of one teacher simultaneously, using headphones as to not disturb each other, and then the teacher could "tune in" to one student at a time and give instructions.
that's exactly how it worked at the school I went to in Dallas....

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