Musings on my relationship with the musical instrument called a "Synthesizer". Plus other stuff I find interesting.
Bit99 from Crumar. A rare italian synth with analog filters and digitally controlled oscillators. Not sure how many of these are out there but there variations in the form of the BitOne, Bit01 and a rack version. There are no knobs and you have to control the various functions by calling up an address (input a no.) and then modifying the value. Thankfully there is a legend, screen-printed prominently on the panel of the synth. There is a sample of how it sounds on my soundcloud account: http://snd.sc/10q00Kz
My friend, synthesist composer & engineer Herb Deutsch discusses the evolution of the MiniMoog. :)
My duo with saxophonist Peter Furlan, in which I use a pretty sizable rig featuring Ableton LIVE and a Moog Voyager…
My new group Mr Gone performing “In A Silent Way/Directions” on 4/26/13.
Once again: Happy Birthday to Jan Hammer, jazz synthesist & fusion pioneer extraordinary. The boy can PLAY.