Article from the Adelaide News 5th October 1973 - kindly provided by Trevor Marshall
 

Left to right, Stephen Foster, Trevor Marshall and Rodney Dunn

 

INTEREST

"It had to be constructed so any average person could assemble it. They liked my idea, and it is going to be featured in the magazine next month." a beaming Trevor said.
  "Generally it had to be high quality equipment which could be purchased for a minimum amount.
  "It will help pop groups because they will be getting this type of equipment for less than $1,400 - the average price for a synthesiser."
  Trevor said he has been approached by a number of companies in his decision.
  The prototype model is in Sydney, and because of the airline crisis he could not get it to Adelaide in time for the awards.
  Trevor is no stranger on the local pop scene. He has been working on public address systems for groups like Headband and Fraternity for about five years.

AWARDS

  He has been tinkering with electronic gear since he was nine years old and, at 15, was the youngest person in Australia to be issued with an amateur radio operator's licence.
  Other rock award winners last night were national band Fair Dinkum, who were judged best live performers, and Stephen Foster, whose album, "Coming Home In a Jar." won the award for best local recording.
  There will be two final concerts today, at 4.30 p.m. and at 8 p.m. The national rock awards will be presented during the late concert.

With their awards (from left) are Stephen Foster (best recording artist), Trevor Marshall (best rock organisation), and Rodney Dunn (from Fair Dinkum, best group).
 

  By Frank Pangallo

  Twenty four-year-old Trevor Marshall, of Dernancourt, is shorthaired, conservatively dressed, bespectacled and softly spoken... a most unlikely character you would associate with pop music.
  Yet Trevor, an electronics engineering student at Adelaide University, has made a major contribution to Australia's pop industry which could save  rock bands hundreds of dollars in equipment.
  Trevor has designed an

TREVOR'S INVENTION
A WINNER

electronic   music synthesiser (commonly referred to as a Moog synthesiser) which can be assembled in kit form by anyone aged from 15 to 50.
  For this design he was awarded the first "5KA Rock Award for 

Organisation" this week at the Festival Theatre.
  Trevor said today he was approached by international magazine "Electronics Today" more than eight months ago to complete designs on the highly complex synthesiser.

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