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440Network Launches 440TV

440Network has launched 440TV, a new video site tailored to musicians and pro audio enthusiasts. The site’s videos include gear reviews, tutorials, e-lessons, interviews of professionals, etc, with some cookie-cutter community features. 440TV claims to have over 1500 videos. More information on...

Vintage Ad Monday Madness: Rhodes Chroma

Both of the advertisements for the Rhodes Chroma appeared in Keyboard magazine circa 1982. Check out the Apple ][ – remember those huge floppy drives? Yeeesh! Click on the images below for larger versions. The copy has been translated below each image for easy reading, and yuks. At Rhodes we’ve always felt there’s a big difference between a...

Vintage Ad Monday Madness: Roland CR-78

FutureMusic’s Vintage Ad Monday Madness continues with this gem from Roland. This black and white special declares “you’re only limited by your own imagination” — that, and of course the 14 sounds… The preset disco rhythms must have been a big selling point since they dedicate eight of the 34 just for that genre – oh,...

Vintage Ad Monday Madness: ARP 2600

This classic ARP 2600 advertisement poses the question “Ask The Musician Who Owns One” (Just don’t ask his herniated disc. —Ed.)

The Linn Electronics LM-1 Drum Computer

Our Vintage Ad Monday Madness continues with the Linn LM-1 Drum Computer — “A New Breed Of Rhythm Machine” The LM-1 contained samples of 12 different drums: bass, snare, hi-hat, cabasa, tambourine, toms, congas, cowbell (More Cowbell!! —Ed.), clave and hand claps, as well as 100 pre-programmed drumbeats. And lets not forget the special,...

Old MiniMoog Advertisement Demonstrates – A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Sounds

Here’s an old MiniMoog advert that appeared in many of the leading keyboard magazines way back when. You’ve heard of the old adage, “A picture is worth a thousand words”, well the simplicity of this full page ad demonstrates: “A picture is worth a thousand sounds” Click the image above for a larger...