Thursday, September 25, 2014
A Rare Bird Soars.
If you're into electronic music this might be of interest. UK musician Dan Wilson has acquired a Crumar GDS, one of the earliest digital synthesizers to be commercially sold. Just barely sold, since apparently only 10 were actually built. Wilson's unit was formerly owned by Klaus Schulze, and used to record his album Dig It. Other GDS users were Wendy Carlos, and Chris Franke of Tangerine Dream. He's started a thread on it on Vintage Synth Explorer forums, and has very good news to report. He's managed to get it to boot up, and it plays. It's really cool that such a rare instrument, which probably hadn't been turned on in years, or even a couple of decades, can actually be played.