List of synthesizers

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The following is a list of notable synthesizers.

Year Brand Model Notes Ref.
1963 Buchla Buchla Model 100 Series [1]
1965 Moog Music Moog synthesizer First commercial synthesizer [2]
1970 Moog Music Minimoog First synthesizer sold in retail stores[3] [4]
1970 Buchla Buchla Series 200 [1]
1978 Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 First fully programmable polyphonic synthesizer [5]
1983 Yamaha DX7 First commercially successful digital synthesizer [5]
1987 Yamaha DX7II [6]
1983 Yamaha DX1 [5]
1987 Yamaha TX81Z [5]
1983 Yamaha DX11 [5]
1985 Yamaha DX21 [5]
1981 Roland TB-303 Important to the development of acid house [7]
1982 Roland SH-101 [5]
1982 Roland Juno-6/Juno-60 [8]
1981 Roland Jupiter-8 [9]
1983 Roland JX-3P [9]
1984 Roland Juno-106 [8]
1985 Roland Alpha Juno [10]
1987 Roland D-50 First synthesizer with digital reverb [11]
1991 Roland JD-800 [12]
1981 Korg Polysix [8]
1980 Oberheim OB-Xa [13]
1988 Korg M1 Bestselling synthesizer in history [14]
1990 Korg Wavestation [12]
1979 Fairlight Fairlight CMI [5]
1971 ARP ARP 2600 [12]
1972 ARP ARP Odyssey [5]
1975 Moog Music Polymoog [15]
1969 EMS VCS3 [5]
1976 Yamaha CS-80 [5]
1978 Korg MS-20 [5]
1981 PPG Wave [5]
1991 Korg 01/W

References[edit]

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  2. ^ McNamee, David (2 August 2010). "Hey, what's that sound: Moog synthesisers". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  3. ^ PINCH, T. J.; Trocco, Frank; Pinch, T. J. (2009-06-30). Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer. Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674042162.
  4. ^ Bernstein, Adam (2005-08-23). "Robert Moog Dies; Created Electronic Synthesizer". ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
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  6. ^ Vail, Mark (2014). The Synthesizer. Oxford University Press. p. 59. ISBN 978-0195394894.
  7. ^ Hamill, Jasper. "The world's most famous electronic instrument is back. Will anyone buy the reissued TB-303?". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-03-26.
  8. ^ a b c "The Roland Juno Series - Back To The Future". MusicTech. 2016-07-15. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  9. ^ a b "The History Of Roland: Part 2". www.soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2020-01-28.
  10. ^ "Roland Alpha Juno 1 & 2". www.soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2020-11-12.
  11. ^ "The History Of Roland: Part 3". www.soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2020-07-15.
  12. ^ a b c Solida 2018-11-05T11:10:00Z, Scot. "The 10 greatest synthesizers of all time". MusicRadar. Retrieved 2020-05-04.
  13. ^ Solida 2018-11-05T11:10:00Z, Scot. "The 10 greatest synthesizers of all time". MusicRadar. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  14. ^ Vail, Mark (February 2002). "Korg M1 (Retrozone)". Sound on Sound. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  15. ^ "Moog Polymoog". Sound on Sound. July 1998. Archived from the original on 2015-05-24. Retrieved 2020-01-20.