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Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:28 am
by guillermotin
I just received this info in a mailing list, thought it would be worth sharing:

"Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine (later Synapse: International Electronic Music) was a bi-monthly American magazine about synthesizers and electronic music published March 1976 to June 1979. During an era when commercial synthesizers were still pretty new and mostly DIY, Synapse was notable for its high production values, interviews with famous musicians, and articles by well-known writers.

The production team consisted of editor Douglas Lynner, art director Chris August, photographer Bill Matthias and managing editors Colin Gardner and Melodie Bryant. After 14 issues they ran out of money and closed down.

The magazine issues have been scanned and posted online by its founder Cynthia Webster at Cyndustries.

wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synapse_(magazine)"

The website is http://www.cyndustries.com/synapse/intro.cfm , there you can find more info about the project and download the scanned issues of the magazine ranging from 1976 to 1979.

Happy reading!

Re: Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:35 am
by Sir Nose
Thanks. Enjoying it already.

Re: Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:49 am
by walkathon
Huge huge thx, jumped in with both feet. Straight to the Eno and Todd interviews.

And what an ad this is ...

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Re: Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 2:52 pm
by guillermotin
As soon as I started reading, I felt myself immersed in a time capsule. These magazines are from a time when synths we pay thousands of dollars today were available as readily as driving to a store. Loved the original ads, like the CS80 and Serge Modulars.

The interviews are pure gold - from Kraftwerk to Zappa, from Tom Oberheim to Bob Moog, all interviewed just when they were about to release albums and gear now considered as timeless classics.

Glad you liked it as much as I did.

Re: Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:06 pm
by zukskywalker
Priceless.

Infinite thanks.

It was a time of great new discovery and electronic music actually helped fuel the fire.

Re: Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:58 am
by StepLogik
Wow. I can't wait to read all these!

Micke should have a blast cataloging this information!

Re: Synapse: The Electronic Music Magazine

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2012 1:00 am
by orlando56
Thanks so much for the link! Many interesting articles, and the ads are fun too.