See TONTO – the World’s Biggest Polysynth – in Canada

By September 17, 2018News, Production, Recording, Synths

The National Music Centre in Calgary, Canada, will play host to TONTO. It’s the largest polysynth on the planet and it will be on display at the centre this November.

Keen to lay eyes on the world’s largest polysynth? Book your tickets to Canada now. TONTO is a historic synth that’s going on display at the National Music Centre in Calgary this November.

TONTO, aka The Original New Timbral Orchestra, was assembled in the early 70s. This monster comprises of two ARP 2600s, two Moog Series III, several Oberheim models and a plethora of custom modules.

Not merely a museum piece, it graced seminal records from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Gil Scott Heron and Weather Report.

John Leimseider of the National Music Centre restored the synth after it was sold to them by its creator, Malcolm Cecil, in 2013. As part of TONTO Week events, Cecil will present demonstrations of the synth along with a performance from A Tribe Called Red.

Check out the schedule here.

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