Monday, 12 August 2013

Moog 901 Beats

Here is a little demo of the majestic R.A.Moog 901 VCO - the original and BEST VCO ever made! I'm really happy because this 901 (not to be confused with the 901 A B combo VCO) came with my original modular IIIC system that I bought in 1994, but it NEVER WORKED. Thats right - I tried a few times over the years to get it fixed but it seemed to beat the fixers - until last week when I took it to my friend. He fathomed it out and also did a simple mod to it on my request - I have added pulse width modulation on the square wave - something that Robert Moog himself didn't think of implementing on the first generation of VCOs. So for the first time I have a 901 VCO with PWM and it sounds spectacular. In this patch I am using the 901 and two 901B oscillators mixed together, and a third 901B saw wave to modulate the pulse with of the 901. Unfortunately the MP3 encoding on the MOV file does terrible things to the purity of these sounds, it sounds nothing like the real thing, in fact nothing sounds as good as these up close

Big Drums

The Serge Modular makes a very good drum machine. All modular synths do! This is me tweaking a clap sound for a remix I'm doing. The other drum sounds were recorded earlier from the Serge, using MIDI to clock things

Wash Day

John & Jori

Johns been busy as usual! Heres a new single from an EP with Jori Hulkkonen. Nice video...