This page lists and briefly describes EMEAPP Institute research projects that are currently considered active. Use the links the below to visit the project pages, which contain links to publications and other available content.
These topics generally cover the pervasive and overarching questions of: How does it work? How does it sound and why? How was it created and by whom?
- Descriptions and Explanations of Circuitry and Electromechanical Design Elements: Our general effort to collect, rediscover, and preserve the knowledge underlying the design of instruments in the EMEAPP Collection.
- The Real (Objective, Technical) Reasons for the Characteristic Sound of Vintage Instruments and Other Gear: Rigorous acoustical analysis of structure of sounds and circuitry and electromechanical devices that produce them.
- History of Vintage Instruments and Gear, and of the Designers and Companies that Created Them: Our general effort to learn and preserve the history behind items in the Collection.
- Features and Development History of the Crumar Spirit: A vintage masterwork synthesizer created by Robert Moog, Jim Scott, and Tom Rhea in 1981.
- Distortion as a Positive Element in Vintage Synthesizers? An investigation of the distortion characteristics of the Minimoog Synthesizer and beyond.