Because of poverty, I use virtual instruments for my recorded music, but sometimes I wonder what it would be like to work with an analog beast such as a Moog modular synthesizer. If I had $3295.00 in my pocket (I wish), I could buy the updated MiniMoog, the Moog Voyager. (I could realistically budget for a PAiA kit, but that won't happen anytime soon.)
I spent most of my analog days using a Dutch Synton modular analog synthesizer. It was one of the best times in my life, musically. Between that and playing the harpsichord, I was overjoyed to be a music student. If you can get one, definitely do. I keep looking at garage sales, but they just don't pop up that often. Beautiful, especially when coupled with the Buchla spectral processor. I usually used the beast to create sounds that were then edited in tape pieces, using structures based on expanded polyrhythms (the intellectual foundation was Stockhausen't "Four Criteria of Electronic Music," which is absolutely essential reading for anyone interested in electronic art music).
Thanks for the link! I once had a Korg 770 (sort of like a mini-mini-Moog), which I got in trade for a cheap bass guitar. I also have a (currently non-functioning) Moog Liberation (like a Mini-Moog guitar). I still would love to have a large switchboard-type modular someday. Paia is much more my budget, too.
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