List of synthesizers

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The following is a list of notable synthesizers.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Buchla 200e: Part 1". www.soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2020-08-08.
  2. ^ McNamee, David (2 August 2010). "Hey, what's that sound: Moog synthesisers". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  3. ^ Bernstein, Adam (2005-08-23). "Robert Moog Dies; Created Electronic Synthesizer". ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2018-12-03.
  4. ^ 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.
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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. ^ "The History Of Roland: Part 3". www.soundonsound.com. Retrieved 2020-07-15.
  11. ^ a b c Solida 2018-11-05T11:10:00Z, Scot. "The 10 greatest synthesizers of all time". MusicRadar. Retrieved 2020-05-04.
  12. ^ Solida 2018-11-05T11:10:00Z, Scot. "The 10 greatest synthesizers of all time". MusicRadar. Retrieved 2020-01-20.
  13. ^ Vail, Mark (February 2002). "Korg M1 (Retrozone)". Sound on Sound. Retrieved 6 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Moog Polymoog". Sound on Sound. July 1998. Archived from the original on 2015-05-24. Retrieved 2020-01-20.