Moogfest 2019 and the Spectravox
Dec 22, 2019 • 9 min read •
These are my personal rememberings of the fabulous Moogfest 2019, especially the building of the Spectravox synthesizer and meeting such nice folks like Steve Dunnington and Ziv Eliraz (Loopop) and Cuckoo for the first time in person.
Badinerie (very early stage)
Nov 24, 2019 • 2 min read •
Yesterday I fiddled with my synths and came up with this version of Johann Sebastian Bach's Badinerie from his Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067:
Your browser does not support the audio element. It's not finished by far, of course! And I don't like several things. Like that each and every note has the same velocity. And the dynamics are constant. And there's no sound variance. So … just a work-in-progress piece.
Wendy Carlos's 80th birthday
Nov 17, 2019 • 1 min read •
Wow! Wendy Carlos turned 80 on November 11, 2019!
Happy birthday, dear Wendy! Your Switched on Bach album really impressed me incredibly when I first heard it in my teen years! My brother had the vinyl and the cover had your former name on it. 😉
It's a timeless masterpiece and was groundbraking. It still is, in some ways. It sounds still fresh every time I hear it. I love it!
Nov 17, 2019 • 2 min read •
I'm a big fan of podcasts. Naturally I was looking for podcasts about synthesizers and especially modular synthesis. I found a few on Apple Podcasts and thought I'd list them here. Just in case you are (becoming) a podcast fan, too. 😉
Screenshot of my synth podcasts list