How to: Create a totally convincing synth hoax

This page tells the story of how - in the late '90s - a guy called Elhardt spoofed the online synth world by creating a press campaign for the Sage Synth from Bahn Audio Systems. He did amazing-looking 3D renders, created battered-looking product brochure scans in Photoshop and comped his own tweaking hand into one picture. It's a very good read, and he put an awful lot more effort in than I did. (More coverage here)


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I remember this at the time. For what I can recall, most people were suspicious as we had only ever seen what we figured were renders, rather than an actual working instrument.

But many others were understandably excited. It did look pretty great, after all!
 
Aha! I thought that looked like a Roland keyboard in the "tweaking" pic.
 
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can someone phuleeeezse make a VSTplugin of this, I don't care how it sounds I just wannt tweak all those knobs :D
 
I apologize to all humanity for the stupidity of the person making the previous post.
 
I apologize to all humanity for the stupidity of the person making the previous post.
 
I apologize to all humanity for the stupidity of the person making the previous post.
 
The link is a bad one, where can I read about this?
 
Try here:
http://www.sequencer.de/moogulatorium/sage.html
 
How about a permalink next time? (to the article writer)
 
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