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The Synthi Educational Handbook

Contributed by Stephen Coles on Mar 19th, 2018. Artwork published in
April 1972
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    A typo on the cover: “Electronic Music Studios of America(n)

    The EMS Synthi (first available in May 1971) was a portable modular analog synthesizer made by Electronic Music Studios of England. The EMS Synthi AKS (March 1972) was a version with a built-in keyboard and sequencer. The synthesizers were used by artists such as Brian Eno and Pink Floyd.

    This handbook, presumably produced with an IBM Selectric typewriter, was written by Peter Grogono, a computer programmer who developed EMS software. The diagrams are captioned with IBM’s Script and Light Italic.

    Incidentally, about 40 years later, Light Italic inspired Vulf Mono, a font used by audio software company Goodhertz.

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    • Script (IBM)
    • Light Italic
    • Dual Gothic
    • Courier
    • unidentified typeface

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