Casio MT-52

One of many examples of how good your life can be if you marry the perfect woman. Lynne is not a musician, but she keeps her eye out for interesting…

Roland MPU-101

In 1990, before analogue keyboards made their big comeback, sales of the first commercially-available MIDI to CV converter bottomed out, because everyone who needed one (and could afford one) had…

Casio VL-Tone (VL-1)

Speaking of musical adding machines, the VL-Tone was my first digital keyboard. And it was also a calculator, so I had an excuse to take it to school with me….

Roland MC-500

I suspect that my days of buying things for cheap from people who don’t know what they have are over, because I’ve already had more than one lifetime worth of…

Sequential (Circuits) Prophet-5

Some teenagers dream about cars. I can’t remember how I found out that Long & McQuade North was selling one of these, because I lived in Peterborough at the time,…

Yamaha CS-15

I was a teenager when a friend of a friend sold me this for $225. He brought it to me in a green garbage bag. I was a bit down…

Metasonix TM-1

While to most synth enthusiasts “vintage” means a return to the warmth and relative unpredictability of solid state technology, Eric Barbour of Metasonix feels quite strongly that transistor components are…

Sequential Pro-One

There was a brief period in the late 80s and early 90s when knobs were out and buttons were in. People were so excited about the newest batch of romplers…