February 3, 2006

Hard Core Gear Porn Friday!!!

by Chris Randall
 



I know this is kind of a cop-out, as far as hard-core gear porn goes, but you can't ever go wrong with a picture of Wendy Carlos' studio. The Tempi Mk. II console on the left, two Synergy synths behind her, and to the rear left, you can see The Moog That Started It All, from the loins of which sprang the Switched On Bach seed that resulted in thousands of really shitty Moog records, featuring banal pop music re-realized with really nasty sawtooth lead lines, and ultimately resulting in the paragon of bad taste in panning and strange balance choices, Enoch Light's "Pass and I'll Call You."


A full-sized image of The Moog is here, a full-sized one of the above photo is here, and a whole 'nother mess of photos of her studio in various times and places is here. What's surprising to me is the fact that, while it seems like a lot of shit, it's really only four synths.

 
 
 

7 comments:

 
 

 
Feb.03.2006 @ 12:59 AM
peterkirn
Cop-out? Hardly. That studio is like the John Hughes of synth porn -- classic.
 
 

 
Feb.03.2006 @ 11:02 AM
dm
Anybody have any idea what is in the crazy looking racks in the back right of the photo, behind the Crumar GDS (?)
 
 

 
Feb.03.2006 @ 11:31 AM
Chris Randall
I was wondering that myself.

-CR

 
 

 
Feb.03.2006 @ 4:20 PM
d wagenbach
well, whatever those racks are she's had 'em while

link [www.wendycarlos.co...]">link [www.wendycarlos.co...]

david

 
 

 
Feb.03.2006 @ 10:35 PM
Suit & Tie Guy
you analogue heads should be ashamed.

those are Dolby A units. i thought everyone learned about those in 5th grade. what, you never read The Illustrated Young Person's Guide To Recording?

and i mix in the fucking box. proudly, even!

link [www.ieee-virtuaum.or...]">link [www.ieee-virtuaum.or...]

 
 

 
Feb.03.2006 @ 10:57 PM
Chris Randall
Shit. The brain cells charged with the retention of that information have been flogged for falling down on duty. As soon as I saw "Dolby" I slapped my forehead.

-CR

 
 

 
Feb.04.2006 @ 12:34 AM
dm
smirks, oops, i see it now.
I was thinking along the lines of some cray instrument and not production gear. But, given its only 15 feet away from a ginormous fucking Tempi, you're right, dispicable.
 
 

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