March 24, 2006

Hard-Core Gear Porn Friday!!!

by Chris Randall
 



You always know that when I put up a picture of Vangelis or Tomita or Wendy Carlos gear, I consider it something of a cop-out, but I had a really busy week, and was unable to do my normal Thursday afternoon search. (Read: no one sent me a link this week!) On top of working on Discord 2, our label had a release, and I'm doing ads for the UK music magazines.


So, I head to my "gimmees" folder and pull out another old standby. Pictured above is part of the absolutely ludicrous synth collection of Vince Clarke. I, like everyone that spent their teens in the 80s, was a fan of Depeche Mode and Yazoo. I always found Erasure to just be a little bit too gay for my taste. (Nothing against music that tends gay, of course. I'm secure enough in my masculinity to think that Oscar G. & Ralph Falcon's "Dark Beat" is a pretty thick track.)


Anyways, I don't even know what to call half that shit, and I'm pretty well-versed in matters analog. Some better pics of the studio here, including Vince & Andy. And, of course, the most famousest of all the pictures of the Dome can be seen here, from a late-80s issue of Keyboard.


Interestingly enough, with all that shit, Erasure has gone pretty much all soft-synth (Oh, the tragedy! The shame!) according to the Ask Erasure page on their site. Well, Vince, if you're looking for somewhere to store all that gear, I would be glad to offer my studio...

 
 
 

12 comments:

Page 1 of 2
 
 

 
Mar.24.2006 @ 10:54 AM
tom vx
Custom DNA Microarrays

Used biotech equipment

GeneMachines PolyPlex 2

Dna Sequencer

MerMade Oligo Syntheziers
(BioAutomation has a complete line of DNA/RNA Synthesizers
www.BioAutomation.com)

the last one is close in an unrelated to music kinda way....
i'll click anyway!

 
 

 
Mar.24.2006 @ 11:00 AM
davetron5000
Those new digital DNA sequencers suck. I'm going to ebay to find an analog one...
 
 

 
Mar.24.2006 @ 11:11 AM
Chris Randall
Snort. I was waiting for a comment like that... It took almost 6 months.

-CR

 
 

 
Mar.24.2006 @ 11:50 AM
Adam Schabtach
Hmm... four ads for Alesis dealers, one for some sort of "mobile" sound. Decisions, decisons. I don't like Alesis gear and I don't have a cell phone...

--Adam

 
 

 
Mar.24.2006 @ 12:14 PM
shamann
So all that gear makes it really hot in the dome, or what's the deal with all the shirtlessness?
 
 

 
Mar.24.2006 @ 12:26 PM
dm
seeing a emu modular stacked above a 2500, makes me want to stick in knife into someone. you could just substitue a emu/arp combo like that with a 10 speed bike in the following meatwad quote (ATHF episode #8) to further illustrate my feelings.

"Hey, now guys look. I do not want to do anything illegal, here...but I will kill somebody..in front of their own momma to get a 10-speed and if anybody testifies against me I'll gouge their eyes out."

a pictures worth a thousand words though, right? so heres the audio:

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

best audio clip ever

 
 

 
Mar.24.2006 @ 12:26 PM
the8bitdeity
it must be really hot in the dome, and lots and lots of discipline must be enforced around all the rare synth gear.
 
 

 
Mar.24.2006 @ 1:23 PM
brandon daniel
Well, in this picture it's a bunch o' system 100m j cabinets. The weird silver blue and red thing is (I believe) his custom made 6x arp sequencer clone.
 
 

 
Mar.24.2006 @ 4:23 PM
inteliko
DNA,RNA synths...dirty nasty analog..really nice arpeggiator
 
 

 
Mar.24.2006 @ 6:59 PM
giantm
Why are the guys in the pictures wearing less clothing than me?
 
 

 
Page 1 of 2
 
 

Comment:

 

Sorry, commenting is closed for this blog entry.