14 Synths That Changed the World

This is a great FACTMag gallery of classic synthesizers.  Each one contributed something special to the evolution of modern music.  For example, there’s the Yamaha DX-7.  Eighties techno-pop as we know it would have never been possible without it.

Yamaha DX7


Tears for Fears’ “Shout” used the digital bass sounds from a DX-7.

Same with this one from Depeche Mode.

More examples of DX-7 use can be found here.

Alan Cross

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