NAMM 2015 – MOOG MODEL 15 by Moog Music’s Rosser Douglas

January 27, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

NAMM 2015! Rosser Douglas from Moog music explains to me the beautiful new Model 15 modular system.

NAMM2015 Buchla Mini Systems

January 23, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Now introducing the new Buchla Mini Systems!

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NAMM 2015 – Moog Modular Re-issue

January 22, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Moog goes modular – again

January 20, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Moog Music has announced that is manufacturing a limited amount of three of the System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15, three large format modular synths.

On January 19, 2015 Moog Music Inc. announced their plans to recommence a limited run manufacturing of three of their most sought after 5U large format modular synthesizers: The System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15. These three modular synthesizer systems were originally created and manufactured by Moog in 1973.

To commemorate the announcement, Moog shot a short film at their factory about the inspiring and multifaceted relationship artists have with modular synthesizers. The video features electronic music pioneers such as Suzanne Ciani, Malcolm Cecil, David Borden, Dick Hyman and Herb Deutsch alongside performances on the new Moog modular systems by Holy Ghost! (DFA Records), Gavin Russom (ECSTATIC/Entropy Trax), Max Ravitz AKA Patricia (L.I.E.S./Opal Tapes/ Spectral Sound), Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Western Vinyl), Jacques Greene (Vase/LuckyMe) and M. Geddes Gengras (Stones Throw/Leaving). Each artist played a patch on one or more of the new Moog modular synthesizers recorded in one take with no overdubs.

Moog Modular Synthesizers: http://www.moogmusic.com/content/moog…

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Press release:

January 19, 2014 Asheville, NC: 50 years ago the Moog modular synthesizer represented as radical a transition as Kandinski’s abstracts or Kodak’s cameras – offering both a break from yesterday and a startling glimpse of tomorrow. And, as with all cultural explosions, the impact of Dr. Moog’s invention was impossible to evaluate from the epicentre. It’s only now, 50 years down the line that we can get some measure of the importance, and the sheer untapped potentiality of the Moog Modular Synthesizer.

Today, it is with great excitement that we announce our plans to recommence a limited run manufacturing of three of our most sought after 5U large format modular synthesizers: The System 55, the System 35 and the Model 15. These three modular synthesizer systems were originally created and manufactured by Moog in 1973.

To commemorate the announcement, we shot a short film at our factory about the deeply inspiring and multifaceted relationship artists have with modular synthesizers. The video features electronic music pioneers such as Suzanne Ciani, Malcolm Cecil, David Borden, Dick Hyman and Herb Deutsch alongside performances by contemporary modular artists like Holy Ghost! (DFA), Gavin Russom (ECSTATIC/Entropy Trax), Max Ravitz AKA Patricia (L.I.E.S./Spectral Sound/Opal Tapes), Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith (Western Vinyl), Jacques Greene (Vase/LuckyMe) and M. Geddes Gengras (Stones Throw). Each artist played a patch live, in one take, with no overdubs on one or more of the new Moog Modular systems.

The System 55 is available for purchase for 35,000 USD; System 35 is $22,000 USD, and the Model 15 costs $10,000 USD.

In this video, electronic music and sound design pioneer Suzanne Ciani explores the Moog modular System 55 for the first time in decades. Ciani came to the Moog factory in Asheville, NC to play the first System 55 newly handcrafted by Moog in over thirty years. The patch, created and performed live, was shot in one take and features a sequence designed on the 960 Sequential Controller that’s driving three 921B oscillators into a 904B High Pass filter whose cutoff is being modulated by a 921 oscillator. A second set of 921B oscillators is also being played manually into a 904A Low Pass filter whose cutoff knob is also being modulated by the 921 oscillator. The resulting sound of each is then sent through its own dedicated MF-104M analog delay for ambience. The audio has been captured directly with no eq, compression, or editing applied.

Fichotron Synthesizer 2.0

January 18, 2015 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Playing with a modular synthesizer.
Pittsburg VCOs and filter triggered by a Moog 960 sequencer and two quantizers (Intellijel and Sonic Potions). Solo voice using Marienberg VCO and VCF. Drums: Sonic Potions LXR drum machine.

Modular explorations from Benge

December 31, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This series of work explores the threshold between dissonant tone and harmonic structure. With each piece this liminal point is drawn out over time (x-axis). The various sound layers can be described in the vertical plane (y-axis). The resultant sound images can be drawn in the mind’s eye whilst listening to the pieces

Each track was created on one modular synthesiser system*. Two additional techniques were used during the recording process: sound on sound multi-tracking and digital delay** (with no feedback) of the left hand channel to provide a stereo image

* The various modular systems were (in alphabetical order***):
ARP 2500
Buchla 100
EMS VCS3
Moog 3C
Paia 4700
Roland 100M
Serge Modular

** The digital delay unit used was a Bel BD-80S, set to a delay time of approximately 400ms

*** This is not the order in which the tracks appear

credits

released 30 December 2014

All tracks (c) 2014 B.D.Edwards
Recorded at Memetune Studios, England

Synthrotek DS-M Eurorack Analog Drum Synth Module

December 6, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

The DS-M (Drum Synth Module) is a complex, modifiable, 100% analog drum synth loosely based on the Coron DS-8 and neatly packaged into an 8hp module.

Changes to the original DS-8 include:
VCA-like trigger input (more voltage = louder output)
Trimmer-adjustable attack
LED trigger indicator
1v/o tracking (C0-C4)
Triangle core oscillator
Additional noise color switch setting (3 settings instead of 2)
More distinct noise timbres
Louder, improved noise circuit
Really LOW bass frequencies
Total range ~4Hz to 2.6kHz

Reco-Synth :::: The Giant Lee ::::

December 2, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

Modular Synth built to my friend Denis Lee.
It has a main case, with the basic functions.
A second case with the drum machine session
A third case with the sequencer and some effects.

This DIY uses MFOS, YUSYNTH, HEXINVERTER, MUSIC THING and RECO-SYNTH

First Modular Synthesizer Test (Blue Lantern Dwarf Star / Arturia BeatStep)

December 2, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Background video description:

My first try on my Modular Synth :D

Buchla Retro Space Improv Nov 2014

November 28, 2014 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Some retro electronic sounds created with a mix of modern Buchla 200e modules,DIY “retro 100″ modules.. and a Tape Delay.

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