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Lockport, Illinois

b. 1936

Loche organ
Sitting at the Loche organ - First Congregational Church, Lockport, IL
Prism console
Prism console


The late '70s was a pivotal period for synthesizer firms. Analog synthesizers were fairly well established and their efforts were centered on being competetive and making products that were musically stable. Digital synthesizers were just getting started. The financial environment for both types of companies was challenging.

The following links may provide some insight into who was doing what in the late 70s and early 80s.

Analog synthesizers

Digital synthesizers

  • Peter Vogel - Fairlight
  • Peter Vogel - Fairlight picture gallery
  • Peter Vogel - Fairlight - the Whole Story (from Audio Media magazine, January 1996)
  • Peter Vogel - Fairlight Computer (from Sound on Sound magazine, April 1999)

Thought-provoking links