November 4, 2005

Hard-Core Gear Porn Friday!!!

by Chris Randall
 



For a change of pace, I thought I'd show a smaller home studio that was actually obtainable, rather than some multi-million dollar Fiesta Del Gear. The tasteful rig above belongs to Matthew Stretta, and is a good example of a well-thought-out collection of analog and digital synths that will get you pretty much any sound you might need.


The first thing to note is that he has two of the Holy Trinity, the Prophet 5 and the Memorymoog. A Voyager holds pride of place, obviously, and the excellent Kurzweil is doing controller duties, it would seem. In the rack to the left, he's got a Focusrite stereo input strip, an Ensoniq DP4 (I tend to look suspiciously at these, but some people swear they have mojo, so I'll let it slide), a Blacet rack with a Wiard joystick, the breakouts for the Voyager, six racks of Euro modules, two Frostwave Fat controllers, and a Moogerfooger.


Since this is such a good collection of sound-generating devices, I'll pointedly ignore that little grey mixer next to the Voyager, or whatever the hell that black plastic synth is on top. But just because there's room for improvement is no reason to go jumping all around. This is a good rig, and anyone would be proud of it. More pics of the rest of his room at his site.

 
 
 

29 comments:

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Nov.04.2005 @ 8:10 PM
mush
You forgot the Orgon Enigizer analogsynth! A true rarity of the 90's!
 
 

 
Nov.04.2005 @ 8:12 PM
mush
Well, we have the both hated and loved OB-Mx...
 
 

 
Nov.04.2005 @ 8:18 PM
Chris Randall
Oh, good one. OB-Mx.

Did that dude actually ever make an Orgon Energizer for sale? The name alone cracks me up. I'm pretty sure there aren't any, so it is automatically ruled out for inclusion in our studio by virtue of not actually existing.

-CR

 
 

 
Nov.04.2005 @ 8:27 PM
mush
I saw one going for 4000 SEK (about 450$) second hand in Sweden last week. It was serial number #0050, so I guess atleast 50 got sold!
 
 

 
Nov.04.2005 @ 8:53 PM
mush
link [www.annonsdirekt.s...]">link [www.annonsdirekt.s...]

Just to show you I ain't fooling you!

I am wondering whether that mono-wavetable-synth that was reviewed in Future Music in the mid 90's ever got produced. I think it's name was Syntrack or something similar.

 
 

 
Nov.04.2005 @ 9:03 PM
mush
I start to get boring but I have a couple of add-ons:

90's studio:
Marion MSR2 - Tom Oberheims little project in 94.

00's studio:
Red Sound - eleVAta - Crap, but still pretty rare.

 
 

 
Nov.05.2005 @ 1:07 AM
greendog
Seriously, what's with that mixer? Go SSL or go home.

Oh, wait. That is his home.

 
 

 
Nov.05.2005 @ 9:50 AM
dm
hey heres an idea, lets slag gear we've never even used.

The Mackie Big Knob is a a god damned moniter switch, you dont fucking track with it, there arent any mic pres on it. I've got one in one of my work's studios and the signal path on it is crystal fucking clear. you dudes...

Maybe I'm unable to stupid (theres a nice body of evidence of that out there), but I don't even understand the big knob attack in the first place. whatever.

 
 

 
Nov.05.2005 @ 10:50 AM
Crashon DeLamuzed
90's?
What about the Synton Fenix?
Orgon review: link [www.soundonsound.co...]">link [www.soundonsound.co...]
They were made, then he started making a series of very low cost frac rack modules, that maybe only a few were ever made.
 
 

 
Nov.05.2005 @ 11:19 AM
mush
Synton Fenix? Was that the rereleased syrinx?
 
 

 
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