Generalmusic & Soundion Oy Ltd released a short video with Jean-Michel Jarre, talking about the return of the ELKA SYNTHEX. Owning 3 “working” instruments, Jarre calls himself a Synthex fetishist. It’s his all-time favourite polysynth, used on many of his recordings (as we all know) …
Well, it remains to be seen whether the GRP A4 is currently the best “non modular analog synthesizer” with an integrated sequencer – or not. Our opinion: Yes, it is! The high demand for this instrument speaks for itself. Even “Master” Jean Michel Jarre has bought one. The first 55 units were built in 2012. The second edition in 2013 was again composed of 55 units. The current third edition has started with a modest 35 pieces. Which has to do with the fact that GRP is presently involved in the development of new products – to be specific, we’re talking about the R24 stand-alone MIDI/CVgate sequencer.
Ernie Rideout, former editor in chief of Keyboard magazine, got to spend a lot of quality time with many of the greatest synth players, synth designers, and synthesizers of all time. He collected 20 interviews from the Keyboard archives, all summarized in this book.
Keyboard Presents Synth Gods spotlights leading visionaries who changed the course of music history and who have one sure thing in common: they’d hardly ever use a preset sound (as Ernie Rideout notes).
Keyboard Presents Synth Gods
2011, New Bay Media LLC
Order at: www.amazon.com – Synth Gods
or at your local book store via ISBN: 978-0-87930-999-2