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Doepfer Dark Energy analog synth

Posted on 31 July 2009 by diode

Doepfer recently released the Dark Energy single VCO monophonic analog synth. It looks like a very compelling product and the audio demo sounds great. Very fun little package and the inclusion of USB and MIDI is handy.

Dark Energy is a monophonic stand-alone synthesizer with USB and Midi interface. The sound generation and all modulation sources are 100% analog, only the USB/Midi interface contains digital components. Dark Energy is built into a rugged black metal case with wooden side plates. High quality potentiometers with metal shafts are used and each potentiometer is fixed to the case (no wobbly shafts and knobs). The distance between the controls is a bit wider compared to A-100 modules and knobs with vintage look are used.”

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Listen to the audio demo.

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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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Custom Circular Analog Sequencer

Posted on 09 April 2009 by diode

Cool custom circular front panel retrofit for an analog sequencer kit. The regular kit is available from Music From Outer Space.

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Analog computer fun

Posted on 08 January 2009 by diode

Most don’t think of analog computers when they think of synths but they have a lot in common. Modular synths especially have their roots in analog computers. Eric Archer has put together a video demonstrating his experimenting with an analog computer bouncing ball circuit.

From his site:

“Before digital computers came to dominate, analog computers were actually pretty commonly used to solve research, engineering, and business problems.  These machines sprung up in the vacuum tube era, and acutally survived into the transistor era for some time.  From time to time they pop up on ebay… the Comdyna GP-6 is probably most common.  Clearly they have fallen out of vogue with the advent of digital computation, but can we still have fun with analog computers?
Originally discovered on Matrixsynth.”

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Fenix modular analog synth

Posted on 11 December 2008 by diode

The mythical Fenix modular synth, said to have been used on the Analord project by Aphex Twin

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