Timeline: From the EM Archives, Part 3 - EMusician

Timeline: From the EM Archives, Part 3

1986 Beetle PR-7 A dedicated hardware programmer, with cartridge port, for Yamaha TX-series FM synths. Octave Plateau OP MIDI Guitar Controller Besides
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1986
Beetle PR-7

A dedicated hardware programmer, with cartridge port, for Yamaha TX-series FM synths.

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1986
Octave Plateau OP MIDI Guitar Controller

Besides having a standard magnetic pickup, it offered wired frets and other sensors for dynamics and string bending, and a built-in program stepper.

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1986
Palmtree Instruments Airdrums

A MIDI percussion controller with a pair of clave-size handheld triggers.

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1986
Blacet Research Time Machine

An analog delay with voltage controllable delay time, effect level, LFO rate and reset, modulation depth, and regeneration.

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Late 1980s
Lync Systems LN-4 MIDI Controller

The instrument featured four MIDI outputs and a 49-note Velocity-sensitive keyboard with pitch bend and an assignable wheel.

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1988
G. Finkenbeiner Glass Harmonica

Originally invented by Benjamin Franklin, the bowls in this version of the instrument are made of pure quartz.