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Roger Linn interview

Posted on 24 August 2010 by diode

KVR recently did a great interview with Roger Linn. Very interesting story. Read it here

“it occurred to me I could store digital drum recordings in computer memory instead of tape because the sampling time requirement for all the drums added up to only about a second. I built a prototype and all of a sudden, recording artists who wouldn’t return my calls as a guitarist were calling me asking to buy one for $5,000″

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Roland Space Echo tribute

Posted on 07 April 2010 by diode

With dub soundtrack to boot. ;)

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Andy Summers on dynamics and guitar synth

Posted on 07 April 2010 by diode

Andy Summers explains the importance of dynamics in music, and specifically how they used dynamics with the Police. Bonus shot in this video: Andy playing guitar synth!

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Moog debuts Tarus III pedals at NAMM 2010

Posted on 20 January 2010 by diode

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Moog was showing off their newly unveiled update of the Taurus bass pedals. They looked great in person and it seems as if the design draws heavily from the Little Phatty line of synths. As an owner of the Little Phatty I can say that the bass sounds in the Taurus III are going to be astounding. Taurus II will be a limited quantity product with less than 1000 units produced.

From the moogmusic site: Long requested by many of our very best customers and used by the likes of Rush, The Police, Genesis, Led Zeppelin, Phil Collins, Asia, Weezer, and many more. This is a one time opportunity to own a new set with a new warranty but one absolutely faithful to the original Taurus I sound.

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Moog Exhibit Lecture with Brian Kehew and Larry Fast

Posted on 01 September 2009 by diode

Very interesting and informative lecture by Brian Kehew and Larry Fast filmed and streamed live on the web. This was done on opening weekend of the new Bob Moog exhibit we posted on earlier. The exhibit is at the museum of making music in Carlsbad, CA.

Click here for the video lecture

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New Bob Moog Exhibit “Waves of Inspiration: The Legacy of Moog”

Posted on 24 July 2009 by diode

“The Museum of Making Music and The Bob Moog Foundation announce Waves of Inspiration: The Legacy of Moog a special exhibition to run from August 29, 2009 – April 30, 2010 at the Museum’s facilities in Carlsbad, California. The exhibit is the first of its kind, marking the first public display of the artifacts from Bob Moog’s archives.”

Bob Moog in front of modular synth

“The exhibition, which highlights the inventor’s career and the impact that it had on the world of music, will feature rare vintage synthesizers and other related Moog instruments and memorabilia from the Bob Moog Archives and from various private collections.” … “Tickets for the opening weekend events can be purchased on the Museum’s website beginning August 3, 2009″

Read all of the details here

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New OB.1 opto compressor from Strymon

Posted on 15 July 2009 by diode

This new pedal features an opto compressor fashioned after vintage circuits. The OB.1 also has and integrated clean boost with selectable frequency shaping if you are wanting a mid or treble boost as well.

From the site: “Everything you love about studio optical compressors … right at your feet … From beautifully subtle and transparent compression to vintage squash … Integrated foot-switchable Clean, Treble and Mid boost … TRUE BYPASS … Crafted with love in the USA”

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Philip Glass Documentary

Posted on 01 July 2009 by diode

I’ve just watched “Glass – a Portrait of Philip in 12 Parts.” It’s available to stream on netlflix which is nice. Fascinating life, highly influential composer… definitely worth a viewing. The above picture shows Mr. Glass rocking a Sequential Circuits synth.

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Oldest known musical instrument found

Posted on 24 June 2009 by diode

And, what do you know … it’s a flute! Made from the bone of a vulture over 35,000 years ago. The flute was found in southern Germany and suggests, as the BBC article points out, that the early modern humans who were settling in Europe were a creative community. The article goes on to say that “the concept of music and other creative expression runs deep in human culture, ” and also that “cultural expression might have helped human species become more sociable and co-operative, whereas neanderthals were culturally more conservative.”

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Classic Synths – Roland Jupiter 4

Posted on 04 March 2009 by diode

Classic 4 voice polysynth used on numerous albums. Wikipedia entry.

video discovered on Matrixsynth

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