The Secret Life of Synthesisers is a blog dedicated to giving readers a rare in-depth look at the inner workings of classic synths, particularly those that have helped shape electronic music. Run by synthesiser tech and a programmer/performer, its both a useful guide for anyone looking to research classic synths and a gear porn site for the aesthetically-inclined.
Take a photographic journey to the centres of the iconic Minimoog Model D and try to control the urge to take out a loan and hunt one down.
There are heaps of synths to choose from, including a Yamaha CS-80 and a Moog Model 12, with each post containing a trove of images of each machine, inside and out. But while all synths are gorgeous in their own way, you just can’t go past the allure of the iconic Minimoog model D.
Not only are the photos beautiful, showing off rare and classic synths in a way that most people seldom get to see, the blog posts also give an in-depth rundown of the guts, mapping out and describing each component in detail. There is also a handy buying guide at the end of each post and advice on repairs.