Background information: “Flyday” is a 1999 remix of a song, I made in 1989. It was originally planned as a bonus track on my album “sonar eXperience” but I decided against it as it was too different from the rest of the album. The following equipment has been used: MiniMOOG, DX7II, MKS50, D550, ESI 32 Sampler.
Jörg Schaaf arbeitet seit 1985 erfolgreich in verschiedensten Bereichen der Synthesizer-Technik und Musikproduktion. Vom Sound-Design für Theater, Film und Industrie, Durchführung von Messepräsentationen bis zur kompletten CD-Produktion reicht sein Aufgaben-Spektrum.
Außerdem hat Jörg Schaaf an der konzeptionellen Entwicklung elektronischer Musikinstrumente mitgewirkt und sich dabei intensiv mit dem Design interaktiver, musikalischer Bedienoberflächen beschäftigt. Bei der Erstellung von Werksprogrammen und Samples für alle Arten elektronischer Musikinstrumente können Sie auf einen erfahrenen Sound-Programmierer zählen.
Taking a closer look at this classic synth
The Minimoog Voyager XL – What can I tell you about this Synth? I could go on for hours, however, you may get drooled on, so I shall refrain from that. This Video is just a scratch on the surface of what this excellent Synth can do. It contains 3 pieces of Music, one of which is more ambient or experimental (I was just messing around with patch cables and Filters – so experimental is almost right). I cannot give you an unbiased opinion on this Analogue Monster for 2 reasons, One – Its mine and second its a Moog – I cannot begin to tell you how long I have wanted one of these. So before you complain about the price of this synth and its only Monophonic, I hear and understand all of that, the thought did cross my mind and I did even consider a Motif or a G7/8 – I already have a Korg Radias, so I don’t want another headache.
I prefer Analogue, pure and simple, I grew up with it, I fell in love with it and so therefore I have to have it – those are the rules. Yes I like all the other brands and yes they come with more features, but they are not a Moog, never will be, never can be. So a Minimoog Voyager XL sits in my humble studio, all the other synths are feeling unloved as I appear to be at this Synth every chance I get. It Just works, It just is, It is a Moog – Sorry I did promise not to drool.
So why 61 keys on a mono? Easy, I find it quite easy to run up and down the full length and I am not even a professional keyboard player – video proves that
Mono over Poly? In the case of this synth – everytime,
Easy to play – kind of – still learning – Video Proves that also
Patch Cables and all the other bits and pieces – Once you learn where they can go, what they can do, its quite straight forward and if you have other equipment with CV ins and outs, you can create even more sounds – Invest in the Moogerfoogers, that will be the next cab off the rank for me.
So – In short just have a quick listen to some basic sounds and some crazy sounds and some melodic sounds, the Minimoog can do it all – if you already own a Moog, I will assume that I am already preaching to the converted.
Well Done Moog Music for this analogue Monster…What are you going to build next???
Please note All the images displayed in the Video are taken from the Moog Music Web Site and are being used to display this Awesome synth. If anyone from Moog Music has an issue with this, please contact me and I will ammend or delete the video.
All music performed and sequenced on the Roland MC 505. First real attempt at piecing a track together. Didn’t realize how easy that part was until now. Recorded direct into Wavelab 7 and processed the sound.
Piece composed by MoonSatellite
Instruments : Alesis Andromeda A6 / Moog Minimoog Voyager / Taurus III / Roland SH 201 / MC 808 / Korg R3 / Akai MPC5000
EHX Flanger Hoax / Polychorus / Deluxe Electric Mistress / Deluxe Memory Boy / Stereo Cathedral Reverb / Stereo Electric Mistress / Memory Man With Azarai
Boss RE-20 Space Echo
The Alesis Andromeda A6 is a 16-voice, 16-channel multitimbral analog synthesizer by Alesis which was released in 2000 and discontinued in 2010. The Andromeda A6 is a true analog synthesizer using two analog oscillators per voice, sub-oscillators, hard and soft sync and more! It features 16-voice polyphony. With the Andromeda, you’ll find a huge range of tonal possibilities: searing leads, warm pads, fat bass lines, extreme sound effects and more. And of course there are plenty of knobs (72) and buttons (144), even an assignable ribbon controller for addictive hands-on real-time control! The large high-resolution LCD display is excellent and shows you actual rather than relative values of parameters. Andromeda will integrate seamlessly into any studio with its total MIDI control and sync, individual voice outputs, stereo outputs and several audio inputs.
Andromeda is completely analog – no emulation! It features two analog filters per voice that sound great! They are a multimode 2-pole and a 4-pole lowpass. External audio can be routed through these filters too (three 1/4″ jacks)! As for modulation, Andromeda has three LFOs, each with six waveforms and they can be synced to MIDI clock. And there are three 7-stage envelopes with very creative and flexible functions. Also onboard is an extensive mod matrix for enormous freedom in configuring Andromeda’s sounds!
No analog synth would be complete without a set of classic effects and features. Andromeda also offers Portamento with nine slopes and legato functions. A built-in arpeggiator and analog-style sequencer are available, with MIDI sync! There are also some high quality digital effects such as reverbs, chorus, echo, distortion and more! Andromeda comes with 256 breathtaking preset patches plus 128 user. A PCMCIA-format memory card slot allows for additional programs and mixes.
Moog Minimoog Polymoog & ARP Odyssey performed by Tubeway Army. Tubeway Army (1976–1979) was a London-based punk rock and new wave band led by lead singer Gary Numan. Tubeway Army was the first band of the post-punk era to have a synthesiser-based hit, with the single “Are ‘Friends’ Electric?” and its parent album, Replicas, topping the UK Album Chart in mid 1979. Gary Numan was the driving force of the band, writing the material and producing the recordings. Subsequent albums were issued under his own name once the album Replicas became successful. Gardiner, Sharpley, and Payne continued as his backing band for some years. Gardiner died from a drug overdose in February 1984. Numan’s personal tribute to his former cohort was the song “A Child with the Ghost”, on the album Berserker (1984).
Moog Minimoog – Fully Operational MIDI Interface – Demo Video Coming Soon
The most strange lady in the world of synths are back with a new video together with her Bob Moog doll
Hi lovely Synthfreaks, this is a new inspiration from me with my analogue instruments. The lead comes from the Minimoog, the Sequences comes from the Dot.com Modular & GPP A 8 Synth, Voices are from the little Doepfer Dark Energy and the Roland Juno 60. Welcome to the analogue Sound Universe.
MF107 Freqbox comprises an analogue oscillator with FM, an integral envelope follower and hard sync. With voltage inputs for all vital parameters and the Moog name on it, the Freqbox offers direct, unfussy musical interaction.
At the heart of the Freqbox is a Moog oscillator, its waveforms selected via a continuous knob — so much nicer than a switch. The smooth waveform transition begins with a triangle and progresses through sawtooth to square, culminating in a narrow pulse wave. The Frequency control is marked from zero to 10, representing a range of 25Hz up to 1.6kHz. I’d have preferred to see the real frequencies on there, but as the Freqbox is about working by ear, this is hardly a big deal. Should you feel the urge to exceed the base frequency range, a CV input on the rear is your means of applying external pressure to stretch the pitch from subsonic up to around 20kHz.
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What’s a four oscillator MiniMoog sound like? Didn’t you always want to know? Then check this out. The FreqBox oscillator tracks quite well and has the same continuous wave form selection knob that the Voyager does. And it has sync and that works cool with overdriving the input of the Mini.
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Well you can definately everything you need in this guys studio
One things that caught my eye was the Teisco 110F. In the beginning of the 80′s Kawai began manufacturing synthesizers under the company name of Teisco. Their early designs resulted in synths like the S110-F above. The Synthesizer 110-F is an upgraded S60-F, with dual analog VCO’s and an updated look. It has a small but usable 37 note keyboard. Classic analog sawtooth, square, and triangle waveforms plus noise are on-board and can be mixed with external sounds run through the 110-F’s filters and envelopes. The oscillators can be de-tuned for duophonic textures or phatter leads and bass sounds.
There’s plenty of modulation ability and classic analog effects in the 110-F to really liven up the sound. There’s an LFO which can modulate the VCO and VCF and can trigger the EGs. The VCF resonant low pass filter is great too. There’s also a VCA section with Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release controls and finally there’s a Hi-Pass filter. There is also a portamento effect, a ring modulator, vibrato and sample-and-hold for those classic analog synth effects and tricks! Lots of pretty blinking lights, a sleek and straight-forward layout and very nice analog bass, lead and synth sounds are all a part of the Synthesizer 110-F experience.
But also the Octave Cat. Octave released this analog classic – the Cat – during the era of the Minimoog and ARP Odyssey synthesizers. The Cat is actually very much like the ARP Odyssey, so much so that ARP had sued them in the late 1970′s for cloning their designs. The Cat is a monophonic/duophonic analog synthesizer with 2 oscillators capable of square and sawtooth waveforms. VCO 1 also has a triangle waveform. Each of the waveforms can be played simultaneously and mixed together and there are additional sub-octave oscillators on each oscillator to blend new and interesting sounds.
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Bob Weigel of http://www.sounddoctorin.com begins his month or so long journey to see former Bozeman residence the Wiest family in Sheriden, WY and former roommate Alfredo Pinto in Denver area. Also quick interview with Jorge about his awesome synth studio featuring a Jupiter 8, Teisco 110F, Prophet 5, Juno 60, Minimoog, Korg MS-20, (I said 10…) Roland SH-5, Octave Cat, etc.
The guys at Moog Music have launched an all-new Website. Moog’s online home is even more musical than ever. The updated site is a true online destination for Moog-heads and synth aficionados of every stripe. Among other highlights, visitors to www.moogmusic.com will see:
– The Moog Sound Lab, which drops known and unknown bands in a studio full of Moog gear to see what sounds they can come up with. The bi-weekly series has debuted featuring the Dandy Warhols, re-inventing their song “Green” from their 1997 album “Come Down”.
– The new LEGACY section, which features a short but highly informative documentary on the Minimoog. Follow the life of the Minimoog Synthesizer from its inception through its prolific contributions to poplular music throughout the last 4 decades. In this first installment documenting the journey of the Minimoog synth through the 1970′s, we explore the musicians and the people that were instrumental in bringing the instrument to prominence. We also sit with one of Moog Music’s earliest engineers, Bill Hemsath, who recalls the process of the Minimoog’s birth and sheds some light on what sets the Moog synthesizer apart from other analog synths.
Gear and products news abound. For more of all things Moog, it’s definitely worth a visit.
Follow the life of the Minimoog Synthesizer from its inception through its prolific contributions to poplular music throughout the last 4 decades.
In this first installment documenting the journey of the Minimoog synth through the 1970′s, we explore the musicians and the people that were instrumental in bringing the instrument to prominence. We also sit with one of Moog Music’s earliest engineers, Bill Hemsath, who recalls the process of the Minimoog’s birth and sheds some light on what sets the Moog synthesizer apart from other analog synths.