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Synclavier® V Software Instrument is now released!

A joint development between Arturia and Synclavier Digital, the Synclavier® V Software Instrument brings the incredible sounds of this wonderful instrument to your computer or digital audio workstation.

12 months in the making, you can learn all about it on our Synclavier V Software Instrument Page.

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The Webclavier™ Virtual Musical Instrument is a new initiative by Synclavier Digital to bring the incredible sounds of Synclavier® II to the World Wide Web!

By harnessing the power of HTML5 and the Web Audio API, the Webclavier™ will synthesis the historic Synclavier® II FM sounds right in your browser. Learn more and try out the prototype at our Webclavier™ Virtual Musical Instrument Page.

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  • Jon Appleton, pictured with his Synclavier I, 1977

    While a professor at Dartmouth College, Jon provided the musician's input for the design of the Synclavier® I.

    Source: Rauner Special Collections Library

    Jon Appleton with Synclavier® I, 1977

    Jon Appleton, pictured with his Synclavier I, 1977

    While a professor at Dartmouth College, Jon provided the musician's input for the design of the Synclavier® I.

    Source: Rauner Library

  • Suzanne Ciani, pictured with her Synclavier® II, early 1980's

    Suzanne established her career in New York City creating sound logos for many Fortune 500 companies. Her "New Age" music will always be my favorite!

    Source: Suzanne Ciani Home Page

    Suzanne Ciani with Synclavier® II, early 1980's

    Suzanne Ciani, pictured with her Synclavier® II, early 1980's

    Suzanne established her career in New York City creating sound logos for many Fortune 500 companies.

    Source: Suzanne Ciani Home Page

  • Sydney Alonso, Jon Appleton, and Cameron Jones, pictured with the Synclavier® I prototype, 1977, Norwich, Vermont.

    New England Digital Corporation had been founded the year before to manufacture a computer system designed by Alonso and Jones.

    Source: High Tech History Synclavier® II Page

    Sydney Alonso, Jon Appleton, Cameron Jones with Synclavier® I Prototype, 1977

    Sydney Alonso, Jon Appleton, and Cameron Jones, 1977

    New England Digital Corporation had been founded the year before to manufacture the "Able" computer.

    Source: High Tech History

  • Jazz legend Oscar Peterson, pictured with his Synclavier® II, cover of Keyboard Magazine, 1983.

    Oscar Peterson used his two Synclavier® systems both for performing, and, interestingly, teaching jazz improvisation.

    Source: erika dot net's flickr collection

    Oscar Peterson pictured with his Synclavier® II, cover of Keyboard Magazine, 1983

    Jazz legend Oscar Peterson, cover of Keyboard Magazine, 1983.

    Oscar Peterson used his two Synclavier® systems both for performing and teaching jazz improvisation.

    Source: erika dot net's flickr collection

  • Frank Zappa, pictured in his studio composing on his Synclavier® Digital Audio System, mid 1980's.

    Frank Zappa owned the largest Synclavier® Digital Audio System ever built. The Synclavier® was his primary compositional tool for the last decade of his life.

    Source: YouTube

    Frank Zappa pictured with his Synclavier® Digital Audio System, mid 1980's

    Frank Zappa, pictured in his studio composing, mid 1980's.

    The Synclavier® was Frank Zappa's primary compositional tool for the last decade of his legendary career.

    Source: YouTube

  • Christopher Currell, pictured with his Synclavier® Digital Audio System, late 1980's.

    Chris was the keyboard player and guitarist on many of Michael Jackson's albums; he also performed on Michael Jackson's two world tours.

    Chris's series on his work with Michael Jackson are "must-reads" for followers of the era!

    Source: The Headphone Guru

    Christopher Currell with his Synclavier® Digital Audio System, late 1980's

    Christopher Currell, pictured with his Synclavier®, late 1980's.

    Chris was the keyboard player and guitarist on many of Michael Jackson's albums and his world tours.

    Source: The Headphone Guru

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