General Manager, Technology Development Roland Corporation
Early electronic instruments that were popular commercial releases in the1960’s and 70’s have, in any ways, become archetypes for future developments, inspiring generations of innovations and imitations. Synthesizers from Moog, ARP, and Sequential Circuits, to name few, have become sought after collector’s items not only because of their scarcity, but due in no small way to the timeless quality of their sound. In recent years considerable effort has been made to bring these instruments back into production in their original form, closely adhering to the original specifications and components. In this session, we’ll explore some the technical challenges presented by this work as well as the impact on an already robust synthesizer marketplace.