The synth setups for guys like Keith Emerson and Rick Wakeman still conjure a sense of awe in me. How did they manage these stacks of refrigerator-sized modules of electronic? How did they work? How did you program them? And damn, they looked cool.
Since my keyboards skills never evolved beyond playing a 120-bass accordion (seriously) and because I had the budget for these whoppers, I never got to explore what it might be like to play such a monstrosity. Until now.
Open Culture points us to some open source and completely free modular synth-style-based software that will help you uncover your inner Keith Emerson.
And if you are a keyboardist, prepare to
There’s much, much more here.