Our equity crowdfunding campaign is now live, offering readers the opportunity to become shareholders in Electronic Sound. To get more information and to register to invest, simply head to

We have an exciting package of investor rewards lined up, too. Check them out…

Lovely Badge

ES_CC_BADGEMOCKUP-smallYou can invest from as little as £10 and we have a pot of lovely limited edition Electronic Sound badges which we will send to every investor until they run out. Get your pledge in as quickly as you can because it’s first come first served! Wear with pride as a supporter and shareholder of your favourite magazine!


Electronic Sound Digital Compendium

Every single investor will receive a copy of the Electronic Sound Digital Compendium, a PDF which gathers together the best of Electronic Sound’s interviews and other content from the first 20 issues, before the magazine was available in newsagents. All the content will be redesigned specially for this digital edition, which you will be able to read on any device, laptop or desktop computer.



Electronic Sound Print Compendium (Exclusive Investors Edition)

ES-CompendiumFor investors who put in £100 or more, we are producing a beautiful limited edition compendium of the best of the first 20 issues of Electronic Sound. The Electronic Sound Compendium (Investors Edition) will be exclusive to £100+ investors and will not be made available elsewhere, making it the ultimate ES collectible, an essential addition to your collection of back issues.



Meet the First Ever British Synthesiser

chairman-of-the-boredFor those who invest £500 or more, we have another great reward. As well as the badge, and the digital and print compendiums, you will be invited to a special one-off event, date and location TBC, where we will unveil the original prototype of the legendary EMS VCS3 synthesiser. Built circa 1968 by British composer and co-founder of EMS Tristram Cary, this really is the first ever portable synth in the world. From this design the iconic VCS3 was put into production in 1969, with examples finding their way into the hands of Brian Eno and Pink Floyd, who starting shaping the sound of the future.

The prototype VCS is currently being fixed up by our resident synth wizard, Synthesiser Dave, and we hope to demonstrate the synth at the event, unleashing its range of sound creating possibilities for the first time since the 1960s. John Cary, Tristram Cary’s son, will be in attendance and will talk about his memories of his father’s work with EMS and his pioneering electronic compositions. We’ll have lots of other special guests there too.

We’re planning some more surprises for what will be an unforgettable celebration of electronic music and a new and exciting era in the history of Electronic Sound.