Saturday, 2 January 2010


The seller of the Big Moog in the previous post would do well to buy this little Moog Modular system, which has got 1 hour left on the bay and is currently only £2200. It would go perfectly in the missing spaces, and also add some RA Moog era oscillators, which are different and most people agree sound better than the later ones. He could then sell the whole system for £35k!

Big Synths, Big Price

Here are two eBay deals today for anyone looking to spend their xmas bonus. First up is a Moog System 55 from the 80s [not complete - its missing 1/4 of its modules] Price - BIN = £28500

Next up is a mint Yamaha CS80 with all its original accessories. Lets face it these two items would make the perfect combination. The weird thing is I was thinking about what my favorite all time synth was this morning for an interview I've been asked to do and I decided that it was totally between these two. Price - BIN = £14500

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Rather common name

The problem with having this name for a blog is that other people have used it as well. Check out one namesake here. Its pretty cool actually - just pictures related to space stuff

Patching Between

Decided to concentrate on TW now until it's done, at least as a mini-album. I was working on BTT today and came up with the above patch. Now all mixing desks are up and running, I've got flavours from two eras: MCI 416b from 1973, Studer 902 from 1982. They sound completely different to each other. The idea is to mix them up on this record, and have fun doing it, then hopefully the album will be a snapshot of Coronet Street circa 2010. I'm getting obsessed with the date of equipment and using the correct effects with synths and suchlike! For example on the track today:

Logan Strings - 1975
Korg 770s - 1975
Arp Odyssey - 1974
EMT 140 Reverb - 1970
Watkins Copycat - 1970
Roland CR78 - 1978
Roland TR808 - 1980
Simmons SDS5 - 1981
Roland Juno 60 - 1982
Sequential T8 - 1983
Lexicon 224 - 1978
Ursa Major Delay - 1978
Pedals - delay, flanger, chorus, phaser, distortion, all really old

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Visual crack for the ocular fiend

I love this blog, and guess what, my synths turned up on it......

Synapse Magazines

Where can you find interviews with all your favorite synthesists and producers, reviews of recent equipment like the Yamaha CS80 and Polymoog and discussions with all the top manufacturers such as Bob Moog and Cameron Jones from NED? Here. Now you have no excuse to put off building that Seven Stage Frequency Divider