There has been a big boom in interest in old analogue synthesizer gear, the kind of keyboards that bands like Depeche Mode and the Cure used back in the day. Why? Because try as they might, modern programmers and manufacturers still can’t duplicate those unique analogue sounds.
Keyboards that were once considered junk and outdated are now worth many times their original value to collectors and musicians. Current artists like Beck, MGMT, Passion Pit and Empire of the Sun–all of whom use vintage analogue keyboards–are just adding to the interest. If you’re fascinated by these old-school sounds, there are a couple of great websites can tell you all about this old gear. Look up www.vintagesynth.com or www.synthmuseum.com