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please mind the gap #18 w/marimoriko – yamaha

19 February 2019

this time focusing on the giant firm yamaha, we take a look at how the company created its identity and signature sounds through their adverts, r&d and areas of pursuit. motorcycles, music schools and vocaloids are just some of the branches they have nurtured, not forgetting the striking development of the instantly recognizable sounds of the eighties from Chowning’s accidental stumbling upon fm synthesis to the iconic dx series.


- various yamaha adverts 1970s-1990s
- [Lecture Notes in Computer Science 4969] John Chowning (auth.), Richard Kronland-Martinet, Sølvi Ystad, Kristoffer Jensen (eds.) - Computer Music
Modeling and Retrieval. Sense of Sounds_ 4th International Symposium.pdf
- John Chowning Origins of FM Synthesis (Web 85)
- John Chowning The Development of the DX7 Synthesizer
- John Chowning - Stria (1977)
- Blade Runner Blues - Vangelis - 1982
- Hatsune Miku - 裏表ラバーズ(Two-Faced Lovers)

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