Monday, March 30, 2009

Sequential Circuits Prophet -5 and Prophet-10, Contemporary Keyboard 1978

Sequential Circuits Prophet-5 and Prophet-10 synthesizers from page 9 of Contemporary Keyboard magazine June 1978.

This was the first Prophet ad to appear in CK, running during the first half of 1978, ending in July. It would be another four months before another SCI ad (Prophet-5!) would appear in CK.

This ad features content about both the Prophet-5 and -10. The first versions of the Prophet-5 and -10 looked virtually alike. The more commonly known double-keyboard Prophet-10 didn't come out until 1979.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Yamaha CS-80, Contemporary Keyboard 1978

Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer from page 23 of Contemporary Keyboard June 1978.

Had the pleasure of hearing one of these in action when there was one for sale in the city. Simply awesome sounding.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Moog Polymoog Keyboard, Contemporary Keyboard 1978

Moog Polymoog Keyboard from page 45 of Contemporary Keyboard magazine September 1978.

This ad ran in every issue of CK from July - October 1978.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Thursday, March 5, 2009