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The History of Synthwave

Do you remember the 80's? The era of roller skates, VHS and Walkman cassette, the golden age of neon’s, synths and future. The 80’s were an era when we used to fantasize a lot about the future. From the dystopian post-apocalyptic vision of the future to the high-tech utopian fantasy, the 80’s were like a draft of the  present. The Legend of Synthwave The nostalgia of that spirit led, at the beginning of the 2000s, to the appearance of a new kind of electronic music that goes by the name of Synthwave. A new kind of music ? Well, not completely. That’s why today we go back, to the future! You may have noticed there’s a lot of nostalgia going...

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Who is Betamaxx ?

Who is Betamaxx ? Betamaxx is a 80's synth recovery venture by Nick Morey, hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania U.S.A. The task was framed in mid 2012 with the arrival of "Lost Formats" LP in late September of that year. The name "Betamaxx" was created from Sony's "Betamax" film player which equaled VHS in the early-mid 80's, at last losing the organization war. Betamaxx's sound is motivated and made with an utilization of simple and computerized equipment synths from the 80's and today including the Roland Juno-60, Sequential Circuits Prophet-6 and, Korg's M1 workstation. Consolidating these sounds in light of a soundtrack motivation, Betamaxx has made a neo retro-future sound like any semblance of John Hughes, and John Carpenter. He has...

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