this system to fulfill an old dream of mine for a reasonable cost
(well, this is
all relative...) As a matter of fact, when I was a student back in the
seventees, I was dreaming of those huge modular synths owned by my
favourite artists in those days (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze...).
Some years ago, Klaus Schulze's Moog modular was auctioned on ebay
The starting price was 1 € but the bids quickly rose to eventually
exceed 21,100 € (> 28,000 US$) !
Much too expensive for me though... Therefore, when I saw that I
could buy myself modern complete analogue modular for a decent price
(4789 €, including bank transfer fees, custom taxes, VAT and shipping),
I did not hesitate much longer! It is still a nice little dough, but
since I have no car and do not smoke I save a lot of money :-) !
: unpacking !
The system came in two different parcels for a total weight of 55kg.
The small one contained the keyboard while the big one concealed the
cabinet, patch cords and a few accessories. All this was thoroughly
wrapped in tons of bubble plastic sheets. No way a scratch could occur
during the journey from Dallas (Texas) to Grenoble (France), my
her off !
she is !
you say Moog ?
now to some sound samples ?
Chameleon : the
bass line of Herbie Hancock's
Chameleon, uses the Moog ladder VCF at various resonance settings,
what's great with this Q150 filter is the bass compensation at high
resonance, it rocks !
Birdland : the
bass line of Weather Report's famous
Birdland, uses the Moog ladder VCF at various resonance settings
Don't you want me :
the first bars of a famous hit of the eighties by Human league, tasty
cheasy brass sounds and a lot of punch
D.J. Reed do play the
dijeridoo ! : a patch with weird vocal tones.
And what was to be... occurred ! Now the system has grown to a 88U
Yes, since I found that
QSS44 was kind of small...,
have decided that I needed more modules. Therefore I added two top
cabinets. I DIYed the upper cabinet with oak boards that I cut,
assembled, dyed, varnished and polished for hours... I am quite
satisfied since it looks like the Synthesizers.com 22 space cabinet.