Why Analogue Synths In A Digital World?

I’m often asked why I remain firmly rooted in the past using technology from the 1970s and 1980s rather than taking the leap into the present and embracing the digital world. While you might think at my age I would enjoy nothing better than driving my car listening to classical music, heavy rock or perhaps the Bee Gees it might surprise you to know that Tiesto, the Swedish House Mafia, or a Trance compilation (played at the required high volume sufficient to get the whole car to become a bass resonator) is nearer the truth! I know Trance is an acquired taste but what attracts me is that if you listen to most tracks you can guarantee that a lot of the sounds used are “analogue'” in origin and in particular a great deal of use is made of sweeping filters. Analogue synthesizers have been part of my life since [...]

2013-02-02T19:28:10+00:00February 2nd, 2013|

First Aviator In 16 Years Takes Flight

As we showed you in the previous post, work has started on the first Aviator to be built in 16 years and we are today pleased to announce it is finished and being prepared for shipping. It will be heading over to France for a gentleman that previously owned 2 of the "Original" Aviators all the way back in the 1990's and from speaking to him, it seems he regretted ever selling them. This one has the "Custom built for..." text in the top left of the front panel and has the alternate black design as you can see from the photo below. For the sound test we captured a short video of the filters in action. With so much time passing since we last built an Aviator the original design notes needed a good dusting but it was great to get to grips with it and certainly brought back [...]

2013-01-18T12:08:13+00:00January 18th, 2013|
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