January 27, 2006

Hard-Core Gear Porn Friday!!!

by Chris Randall
 



The above picture is the studio of one Ruediger Lorenz, c. 1996 or so. He's the one on the right; don't know who the other two fellows are, but that guy with the Hard Rock shirt on really needs some lunch or something. He's running the decks because he's too weak to pick up a 3.5mm patch cable, I think. Anyways, that gigantic modular synthesizer tricked out in the red and white is of his own design, featuring parts from several different manufacturers, all DIY'd in to a monolithic case.





He has a pretty stellar collection, in addition to that monster DIY project, including a PPG 300-series modular, a complete Roland System 100, a buncha Moog (for the obligatory Moog Cred), and the Boehm Soundlab pictured above. Another thing he has, and something I would dearly love to aquire myself, is a Roland CMU-810. If you have one of these (and please don't tell me about it unless you have the card, cable, and Apple ][+ software) I'll be more than happy to take it off your hands.

 
 
 

4 comments:

 
 

 
Jan.27.2006 @ 1:02 AM
slabman
Ahh, the old CompuMusic. We used to gig with one of these, two Apple IIs, five & a quarter inch floppy drives, various analogue syynths running off the CV/Gate outputs, and a Decillionix DC1 sampler card in the 2nd Apple. What a nightmare! Still, I wish there were a PC interface now that would put out CV/Gates directly, not via Midi, and do so with high resolution. It would be great to have all the LFOs, EGs, etc generated in software (like Max or Reaktor) and keep the VCOs etc as real analogue.
 
 

 
Jan.27.2006 @ 1:17 PM
D' MacKinnon
"He's running the decks because he's too weak to pick up a 3.5mm patch cable"

Thanks for making me cough my coffee through my nose this morning. :)

 
 

 
Jan.27.2006 @ 2:44 PM
tremorcore
Ruediger Lorenz died in 2000, so i'm not sure what the state of his collection is...

some info from link [www.pugachov.ru]">link [www.pugachov.ru] :

German synthesist who was a Rock musician during the Seventies, but turned to synthesizers by the end of the decade. His works are very diverse. Some of them are just plain weird, some dark. Very often incorporates world influences. Sometimes Lorenz's music approaches the Space Music genre. You may like different works by him, depending on your taste. Fata Morgana is highly experimental, Pazifica is melodic, Taklamakan contains Space structures, Congo is one of his most ethnic sounding ones and Atoll is Dark Ambient.

 
 

 
Jan.31.2006 @ 10:27 PM
djamkaret
I have many of his releases on vinyl and cd that I got here in the states over the years through the nice folks at Greenworld and Eurock. Always liked his stuff as he bounced around electronic genres and kinda refused to be pigeonholed and never catered to the masses. Very personal shot of his studio that brings me nothing but nice thoughts about a man who has left this world yet his music remains.
 
 

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