30th Anniversary Special: Snapshots from the EM Archives

Talk a Walk Down Memory Lane
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Allan Holdsworth demos a state-of-the-art guitar controller at Winter NAMM. Columnist Jim Wright predicted that “1986 will be the year of the guitar synthesizer.”

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’80s problems. And ’80s graphics.

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Geek humor, 1986.

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“DAW: Wave of the Future?”

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Ads with swag; those were the days.

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Plenty of these are still in use today.

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Brother: from typewriters to sewing machines to the MDI-30 Disk Composer, boasting 32K of RAM and 30-song-per-3.5"-disk capacity.

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We’re pretty sure he didn’t replace his Martins.

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