December 30, 2005

Hard-Core Gear Porn Friday!!!

by Chris Randall
 



I'll admit that the usual suspects for Hard-Core Gear Porn Friday are a little bit too neat. Usually, the studios I put up here are on the clean side, which bodes ill for their actually being used at any point. Pictured above is the studio of a certain Jason [warning: soul-sapping Myspace login required to actually view the other pics] who has a workspace much more like what I myself spend every waking minute in.


A little trainspotting is in order, as there are some odd items in view. Up top is obviously a Modcan. Under that is a Moog 15 for the obligitory Moog Cred Factor. (I think anyone that owns and uses a Moog Synthesizer 15 has about topped out on Moog Cred, quite frankly. No need for anything else in that department.) To the right of that is an extra-super-rare Wavemakers KB modular. Info on the whole Wavemakers line is available here. To the left of the Moog is an oscillator of unknown marque, and left of that is what? Can't tell. A LinnDrum, some Roland boxes, and the omnipresent Mackie mixer round out the picture. (Moog, Modcan, and Mackie. Three great tastes that taste great together.)





I gotta say, this is the first HCGPF image that actually looks a little porny, what with the panelling and the lamp. Anyways, some tasties here: an incredibly rare Vako Orchestron (sort of like a non-toy Optigon), a Polymoog, and an RMI Keyboard Computer. I won't mention the theremin, as that is, without a doubt, my least favorite instrument of all time. I'd rather hear a 20-piece band composed entirely of sackbutts, bagpipes, and accordians than a single theremin, but that's just me.


Anyways, Jason has a bunch of cool kit, and the contemporary decor sets off the vintageness of it all nicely. Go hit up his Myspace page, but words to the wise: you can only look at the pictures after you've been vetted by the Myspace Data Miners. Don't say I didn't warn you.

 
 
 

7 comments:

 
 

 
Dec.30.2005 @ 2:48 AM
the harvestman
There's a whiteface Wavemakers system at the University of Michigan, although it was in horrible condition the last time I saw it. It was as if nobody had made any attempt to maintain the thing over the last decade, and the Moog 960 in the rack was in even worse shape.
 
 

 
Dec.30.2005 @ 11:56 AM
penzoil washington
oh yeah, that's a setup that's conducive to real work - too bad it'll be a bitch doing anything with half the modular stuff due to the fact that it's out of reach behind the Oberheim.

having a messy, working lab is fine, but a semblance of ergonomics doesn't hurt (or cost).

 
 

 
Dec.30.2005 @ 8:10 PM
Wade Alin
that actually looks like an mmt8, probably isn't, but looks like it! i love(d) those things.

W

 
 

 
Dec.30.2005 @ 8:35 PM
Chris Randall
It's either an MMT-8 or an HR16. Impossible to tell from this angle.

-CR

 
 

 
Dec.30.2005 @ 9:31 PM
Aenemone Carbuncler
nice, some biotech links today! the new Peptide 1200! wicked retarded! well, at least i'm clickin'!
 
 

 
Dec.30.2005 @ 9:35 PM
Chris Randall
I think those guys have "sequencer" and "synthesizer" as keywords. The DNA splicer thing comes up all the time. One of them was so vaugue that _I_ clicked it, thinking it might have been a new synth. I'll have to be honest and say that I did spend a few minutes browsing the site, because what boy doesn't want to splice some genes and raise some Siberian long-tailed snow pigs?

-CR

 
 

 
Mar.02.2006 @ 9:06 PM
srrecords
As the owner of this "studio" I thank all the "porn" comments.

>To the left of the Moog is an oscillator of unknown marque, and left of that is what? Can't tell.

The Oscillator is a Hewlett-Packard military-style oscillator. The "unknown" thing to the left is an SCI Pro-One, geez. It's not that obscure....Next to that, however, is a Gulbransen drum machine from a 1960s organ, which I modified so I could program it's preset-rhythms in my own way. Alligator clips and nails, my friends.

PS: so I'm a little messy. Who cares....I get work done....
PPS: the blue think on top of the modcan is a super rare Wavemakes KB sequencer. It doesn't work. But it is excedingly interesting, and probably not that difficult to fix.

 
 

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