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As far as I’m concerned synthesizers are just cool, whatever size they might be. As such, it was my enormous pleasure to dig deep into the micro-music tech world for the RBMA.

In the piece, I explore the history of synthesis and the enthusiasm for miniaturisation in technology before talking to the engineers and brands behind some of the leading kit on the market.

I was also joined by Golden Globe winning composer Suzanne Ciani, the über-influential Pete Kemper from Spacemen 3, chart-topping producer duo Octave One, and #synthwave leader, and one of my favourite musicians, Morgan Whirledge AKA Chrome Canyon (if you like the analog sound check out his 2012 album ‘Elemental Themes‘ and his Bladerunner influenced track ‘Deckard Returns‘ ) to chew the fat on where these funny little boxes might be taking electronic music.

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