Tuesday, November 10, 2009

the world's first synthesizer

...was built by hammond from 1939 to 1942. behold its unwieldy magnificence (it weighed 500 pounds and was the size of two spinet pianos) and listen to spooky sound samples here.


Blogger a. said...

it looks like one of those old switchboards telephone operators used to use.

1:06 AM  
Blogger Herb Levy said...

that pic is a shot of the insides. not surprisingly, the instrument looks like a big hammond organ.

There's a lot more pix & details about reviving the box here: http://www.discretesynthesizers.com/nova/intro.htm

if only this power could be harnessed for good.

6:07 AM  

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