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by nicholas d. kent
Sat May 12, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: museum of synthesizer tehnology
Replies: 14
Views: 4741

Re: museum of synthesizer tehnology

I'm pretty sure I saw a chunk of the museum in the basement of Turnkey music in London in '98. They had some kind of deal where you buy a sampler or something and could do a sample session or something odd like that, but I think it was mostly for show at least at the time. Anyway the gear and then T...
by nicholas d. kent
Tue Apr 10, 2012 5:31 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: swarmatron, anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 3561

Re: swarmatron, anyone?

For me, it's not worth the $3250. I could justify it if it was $500, but 3250 is a bit too much. It does have a really powerful sound, though. Is it tube based? It's hand built and has 8 VCOs, but AFIK not tube based. The point on the Swarmatron is surely that they can be user controlled to all con...
by nicholas d. kent
Sun Apr 08, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: swarmatron, anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 3561

Re: swarmatron, anyone?

Got to try one out over at Big City Music last summer. Certainly a work of art. I guess it depends on if you music needs those sorts of sounds or rather you want to create music that features it's sonics. It's not something that easily replaces something else or can be easily replaced by something e...
by nicholas d. kent
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Sell Prophet 08 for Eurorack + MF-101 Yes or No?
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

Re: Sell my Prophet 08 SE for Doepfer A-100 + MF-101 Yes or

Why not save up longer and not have to sell one thing for another. Maybe start a modular and learn from it as it grows. A modular doesn't in a practical way replace a polysynth yet (despite some people trying to cobble something pretty hard to use and pricey with modules). But if you have made the d...
by nicholas d. kent
Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Which of the new Moogs sounds the most like the Prodigy?
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Which of the new Moogs sounds the most like the Prodigy?

Really, only you can decide. Even if you get a Prodigy it might not sound exactly like the one you remember but odds are it will sound closer to what you want than something else (no big surprise). If you can try a Little Phatty then maybe you should. Maybe it won't sound good enough, maybe it will ...
by nicholas d. kent
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Would people like a modular if it didn't have patchcords?
Replies: 35
Views: 1634

Re: Would people like a modular if it didn't have patchcords

I didn't see mention that the Buchla 210e module might be in some respects a variation of the concept being talked about - m More than a digital patchbay or virtual simulation it stores an attenuation amount of each input and, as with most Buchla 200e system parameters, can have all it's settings st...
by nicholas d. kent
Sat Mar 24, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Bring back the Moog Modular
Replies: 101
Views: 4569

Re: Bring back the Moog Modular

I've always speculated that the reluctance to do a modular is the dealership network Moog Music has built up since Big Briar. There are only a handful of brick and mortar shops in the world that sell modulars and maybe twice that many online shops with some modules but by and large there are far mor...
by nicholas d. kent
Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Synth repairs EML/Moog related.
Replies: 13
Views: 1147

Re: Synth repairs EML/Moog related.

Everyone I've talked to loves the Pittsburgh modules though I'm pretty sure the setup you are looking at hasn't shipped yet. I have their delay myself. I have an EML 101. I don't recall mine ever drifting so I can't advise there. Tracking is one of those things that's either a design flaw or a featu...
by nicholas d. kent
Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: YOUR Moog Christmas song...
Replies: 29
Views: 6365

Re: YOUR Moog Christmas song...

Some excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite...

http://soundcloud.com/nicholas-d-kent/s ... cker-suite

Instruments: MemoryMoog+, Oberheim Xpander, Roland Super Jupiter (mostly bell sounds), and a bit of cheating, Kurzweil K1000SX (for sampled bowed and plucked strings)
by nicholas d. kent
Wed Dec 07, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: 914 Fixed Filter Bank
Replies: 3
Views: 1068

Re: 914 Fixed Filter Bank

Perhaps a start can be found in the inductor version of the 907 JH's site (Very sad about JH)

http://www.jhaible.de/ffb/fixed_filter_bank.html
by nicholas d. kent
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog panel font?
Replies: 1
Views: 804

Re: Moog panel font?

Looks like Futura medium and bold to me
by nicholas d. kent
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:30 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog Vocoder on evilbay
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: Moog Vocoder on evilbay

I guess they are coming down a bit in price. There was Bode one, which is of course the same design just not Moog branded on Vemia. That one sold for under $3K on the 12th. Then again it may not be common knowledge that the design came from Bode.
by nicholas d. kent
Wed Oct 05, 2011 4:18 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Artist/song recommendations!
Replies: 13
Views: 2077

Re: Artist/song recommendations!

No offense but Subotnick's "Silver Apples of the Moon" is a fascinating contrast in that it does not sound like a Moog. Buchla built his instrument at roughly the same time so it's fascinating to see a parallel developed quite advanced synth system. It was the first album entirely made wit...
by nicholas d. kent
Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog muSonics Series V
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Moog muSonics Series V

It's one of those synths that do not exchange hands often enough to really establish a typical value. Someone may luck onto a buyer who wants one bad and can pay while others don't know the unusual heritage or got it for peanuts and would let it go for pretty cheap. You could probably count on it be...
by nicholas d. kent
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:33 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Moog 55 DIY
Replies: 15
Views: 5981

Re: Moog 55 DIY

Schaeffer has advantages of being fairly easy to have quality metal panels completed. That said, they do not resemble vintage module front panels closely at all. As far as I know the type and linework is engraved and then filled in with a color. I see from Carsten's site that he's not replicating or...