Vintage Sequential Circuits Ads

Browse around the music nerd internet long enough, and you’ll find yourself at the Retro Synth Ads blog. A quick look through the archives reveals some of the most entertaining and enticing advertisements ever produced. Below, we’ve collaborated with the blog to present some of the best from pioneering instrument manufacturer Sequential Circuits.

May 20, 2015

We contacted former Sequential head Dave Smith, who told us that the man responsible for all the airbrush ads was John Mattos, who continues to work as an illustrator in San Francisco. “We were trying to be somewhat different with the ad campaigns,” explains Smith. “I believe it was Bob Styles our sales manager at the time who had the idea of the old Prophet man and possibly the Ear Force idea (a pun from Air Force).”

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