ABOUT EMEAPP

EMEAPP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to preserve and share the history, artists, sounds, equipment and technology of electronic music, keeping it relevant and accessible for future generations.

EMEAPP considers all things that use electricity to create, modify, record, store & reproduce musical sound, ELECTRONIC MUSIC. With an emphasis on electronic tone generation, synthesis, and amplification, EMEAPP caters to the keyboardist, synthesist, percussionist, vocalist, guitarist, and bassist equally.

EMEAPP maintains one of the most comprehensive, curated collections of modular, lead and poly synths, electro-mechanicals, amplifiers, guitars, basses, effects and recording gear in the world.

The collection includes an extraordinary selection of rare, historical prototypes, many of which went on to have major importance in the world of music production.

We also place a focus on curating early production examples, the first versions to hit the retail market.

Many items have VIP artist provenance, from Steve Howe, Chick Corea, The Allman Brothers, Parliament Funkadelic, Black Sabbath, The Who, Genesis, Bo Diddley, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Keith Emerson, Yes, Kraftwerk, Neil Young, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Cheap Trick, Queen, and the list goes on. New items are added regularly to further expand this amazing world-class collection.

EMEAPP is not just about the knobs, switches and faders of vintage electronic musical history. With EDUCATION as a priority, EMEAPP is preparing to provide maximum exposure for the interested public to the techniques, influences, hardware, history and experiences of the electronic music world. In addition, we actively conduct research studies that allow us to look into the who’s and why’s of early synthesis. Parenting with university level academia we also host and sponsor workshops and performance events that offer insight to the world of electronic music.

EMEAPP makes educated decisions as to the degree of restoration needed for each specific item in the collection it maintains. EMEAPP has a large selection of electronic gear with historical importance, many having artist provenance, limited production, and rare prototypes. In these cases, we strive to preserve an item in original untouched condition for posterity. Hence, our facility provides a secure and climate controlled environment for this PRESERVATION of vintage electronics and musical instruments. We also maintain a vintage audio/video and print media archive of the music, designs and production documentation, industry periodicals, tech and user manual, marketing documents, all of which help us understand the history and the thinking behind many legendary electronic instruments.

EMEAPP is a crucially important learning center. Our original-content educational audio/video PROJECTS, are shared on both our social media and web platform. In addition, several large PROJECTS are underway at EMEAPP, including a large analog studio space allowing musicians access to the EMEAPP collection. We are also in the process of designing a new venue space that will be used to host original/tribute performances, exhibits, and special educational events.

Another PROJECT that EMEAPP actively pursues is documenting the stories as told by the inventors pioneers, performers, and stage techs of electronic and popular music.

The EMEAPP INSTITUTE is an academic-level division that undertakes research studies that delve deep into the technology and history behind the creation of legacy instruments and peripherals. The Institute employs rigorous analysis of circuitry and sonic characteristics, listening tests, extensive interactions with designers and users, and historical research in its work.

Feature articles documenting EMEAPP projects are available on our Project Page, and videos of activities at EMEAPP can be found on our Facebook Page (see right or below). Articles produced by the EMEAPP Institute are available in Modulations, our online journal.

VIDEO TOUR/INTRO TO EMEAPP

THE FUTURE

Keep your eyes on this site to discover new upgrades as EMEAPP continues to develop. Interested in more info? Join our email list through our Contact Page and be the first to know. You are also welcome to contact us directly via email at info@emeapp.org.

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