Gary Numan has come to the defence of the Alesis Quadrasynth, revealing that he considers the 1993 hardware model to have been unfairly maligned.
"I know everyone laughs at it," says the electro icon, "but I still love this synth. I don't know anyone else who likes it, and it was panned when it came out – but it's a cracking piece of kit."
Numan also reveals that he rarely uses hardware synths these days. "It's all plugins," he laughs. "I have very little hardware!"
Numan's comments come from a new iPad/iPhone special titled The Electro Legends Series: Gary Numan Edition.
The digital-only magazine features a four part video interview, as well as a 3D exploration of his classic album Replicas, plus free samples, video tutorials and more.
To buy the Gary Numan iOS special for just £1.99, click here to download the free app of Future Music from the App Store. You'll be able to buy the special inside.
You can also watch a video trailer for the special below.