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Music Synthesizer

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We offer a variety of different printing styles and materials. Choose from a standard size of 12" X 18" or a large format 24" X 36". On a majority of our products choose from high resolution heavyweight poster print paper (framed or non-framed), a deluxe hardwood print, canvas or metal prints. To learn more about our material options and sizing, click here.


Music Synthesizer Patent Art

The Retro Patents Music Synthesizer Patent Print pays tribute to the RCA Mark II Sound Synthesizer, the first programmable electronic synthesizer and a pivotal development in musical technology. Developed by Herbert Belar in 1951 and installed at Columbia University in 1957, this instrument marked a significant advance in sound synthesis, offering unprecedented flexibility and control to its users​​.

The patent print is available in different styles and sizes:

  • Print: Comes in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36", using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology on 192 gsm paper with a 10.3 mil thickness​​.
  • Framed Print: Available in two sizes with a .75" thick Ayous wood frame, Acrylite front protector, and included hanging hardware​​.
  • Canvas: A 24" x 36" canvas option with an acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton base, and hand-glued wood stretcher bars​​.
  • Metal Print: A 24" x 36" print with an aluminum surface, MDF wood frame, and a scratch-resistant coating​​.
  • Deluxe Hardwood: Offered in both sizes, this is a high-definition print with a glass-like finish and a lifetime protective seal, currently available for shipping only within the U.S​

Music Synthesizer Patent Print History


Herbert Belar - 1951.

A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones. Synthesizers may either imitate traditional musical instruments like piano, Hammond organ, flute, vocals; natural sounds like ocean waves, etc.; or generate novel electronic timbres. They are often played with a musical keyboard, but they can be controlled via a variety of other input devices, including music sequencers, instrument controllers, fingerboards, guitar synthesizers, wind controllers, and electronic drums. Synthesizers without built-in controllers are often called sound modules, and are controlled via USB, MIDI or CV/gate using a controller device, often a MIDI keyboard or other controller.

The RCA Mark II Sound Synthesizer (nicknamed Victor) featured here was the first programmable electronic synthesizer and the flagship piece of equipment at the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center. Designed by Herbert Belar and Harry Olson at RCA, it was installed at Columbia University in 1957. Consisting of a room-sized array of interconnected sound synthesis components, much of the design of the machine was contributed by Vladimir Ussachevsky and Peter Mauzey. The Mark II gave the user more flexibility and had twice the tone oscillators of its predecessor, the Mark I. The synthesizer was funded with a large grant from the Rockefeller Foundation.

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Print - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Using Epson UltraChrome water based HDR ink-jet technology
  • Basis Weight: 192 gsm
  • Media Thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
  • ISO Brightness: 104%
  • Opacity: 94%


Framed Print - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Ayous wood .75″ (1.9 cm) thick frame from renewable forests
  • Paper thickness: 10.3 mil (0.26 mm)
  • Acrylite front protector
  • Hanging hardware included


Canvas - Available in 24" x 36":

  • Acid-free, PH-neutral, poly-cotton base
  • 20.5 mil (0.5 mm) thick canvas
  • Printed on textured and fade-resistant canvas (OBA-Free)
  • Mounting brackets included
  • Hand-glued solid wood stretcher bars
  • 1.5″ (3.81 cm) deep


Metal - Available in 24" x 36":

  • Aluminum metal surface
  • MDF wood backing frame
  • An additional coating applied for true color replication
  • Scratch and fade resistant


Deluxe Hardwood - Available in 12" x 18" or 24" x 36":

  • Premium plaque
  • High Definition hardwood print
  • Glass like finish
  • No need for frame
  • Lifetime protective seal 
  • Currently shipping in the U.S. only


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