Music tech videos need to be made like this again. (via dylan digits in comments)

You don’t need a private Ibiza pool party and some slow-motion to make you look cooler when your keytar makes lightning strike in your face.

Until then, we’re down-voting that s***. Consider yourself on notice.

The Honda scooter ad at the end just sort of fits in, because how else are you carrying your DX100? Not in a station wagon. Not on the subway. You’ve got FM to make anything possible and you’re already wearing a motorcycle helmet and leather. You can ride with your keyboard directly off stage. (Suggest unplugging it first, though.)

Frequency modulate this.

While we’re at it, here are three more amazing 80s synth ads:

Can you dance and play a POLY-800 at the same time? (Dig the MIDI jack action sexy close-up!)

When you have a CZ-101, you don’t need friends. You can travel into space with your curls as your helmet.

And you can make your own band:

  • STKSTK

    Daft Punk much?

    • onar3d

      The Daft Punk helmets I’m CZ-100% sure are “inspired” from this Syd Mead image – which was drawn late 60’s early 70’s, I know because I have a book printed in the 70’s which contains it.

      • Yep, definitely. Here, not so much Syd Mead as I expect Casio parodying car ads of the time (as in my previous post) – though the car style is also influenced by Syd Mead.

        So… Syd Mead all round wins this.

        Of course, once you’re taking fashion sense from Syd Mead, you could go a *lot* crazier than Daft Punk did. 😉

        • onar3d

          As I design the GUI of my software I find myself going through my collection of vintage futuristic design a lot for inspiration!

          Syd Mead, Luigi Colani, John Berkey, etc…

          As I like to say, the future has never looked as good as it did in the 70’s 🙂

          • PaulDavisTheFirst

            No Chris Foss for your GUIs ? 🙂

          • onar3d

            I love the paintings but his colour schemes are a bit too tough on the eye 😀

  • STKSTK

    Daft Punk much?

    • onar3d

      The Daft Punk helmets I’m CZ-100% sure are “inspired” from this Syd Mead image – which was drawn late 60’s early 70’s, I know because I have a book printed in the 70’s which contains it.

      • Yep, definitely. Here, not so much Syd Mead as I expect Casio parodying car ads of the time (as in my previous post) – though the car style is also influenced by Syd Mead.

        So… Syd Mead all round wins this.

        Of course, once you’re taking fashion sense from Syd Mead, you could go a *lot* crazier than Daft Punk did. 😉

        • onar3d

          As I design the GUI of my software I find myself going through my collection of vintage futuristic design a lot for inspiration!

          Syd Mead, Luigi Colani, John Berkey, etc…

          As I like to say, the future has never looked as good as it did in the 70’s 🙂

          • PaulDavisTheFirst

            No Chris Foss for your GUIs ? 🙂

          • onar3d

            I love the paintings but his colour schemes are a bit too tough on the eye 😀

  • dabravanel

    incredible. Yes to everything here. I want to ride through space with digital synthesizers!

  • dabravanel

    incredible. Yes to everything here. I want to ride through space with digital synthesizers!

  • beatboxing

    When I was a child and I saw that DX100 advertisement on saturday afternoon TV, I was inspired to get into synths. A few months later I had a shiny new DX27 at home. That video should be my TBT link 🙂

  • beatboxing

    When I was a child and I saw that DX100 advertisement on saturday afternoon TV, I was inspired to get into synths. A few months later I had a shiny new DX27 at home. That video should be my TBT link 🙂

  • Foosnark

    I never saw that commercial, but I did have a DX100. Let’s just say that “anything’s possible” might have been overstating things just a little. 😀

  • Foosnark

    I never saw that commercial, but I did have a DX100. Let’s just say that “anything’s possible” might have been overstating things just a little. 😀

  • still own that DX100

  • still own that DX100

  • regend

    I have a Korg Poly. I need to mod it so that I have the extended filter.

  • regend

    I have a Korg Poly. I need to mod it so that I have the extended filter.

  • Alien Blip Machines

    I didn’t know rocket launchers where “so easy to play” 😀 But then again, who think Vangelis for the space age electronic synth-onia and you get the gist of it!

    Just so you know Peter: I came to your blog a while ago for the all-around-geekery, and i stayed for the smart dry humour. Thx dude!

  • Alien Blip Machines

    I didn’t know rocket launchers where “so easy to play” 😀 But then again, who think Vangelis for the space age electronic synth-onia and you get the gist of it!

    Just so you know Peter: I came to your blog a while ago for the all-around-geekery, and i stayed for the smart dry humour. Thx dude!

  • yoyodyne

    Poly-800 – my first synth! However, I did not dance around with it whilst wearing neon leg warmers.

  • yoyodyne

    Poly-800 – my first synth! However, I did not dance around with it whilst wearing neon leg warmers.