March 31, 2006

Hard-Core Gear Porn Friday!!!

by Chris Randall
 



In all the months of doing this, I don't think we've come across a place with this many synths, except for Zimmerland and that place from South America on the old site. Pictured above is most of the Selector and a small (!!!) piece of the A100 from Parallel Worlds, an electronic music studio owned by Bakis Sirros, the moderator of the Doepfer A100 user group. (I'd actually put it this way: he 0wnz0rs the A100 user group, judging from his collection of same.)


I know I usually list the gear, with snide comments about same, but I wouldn't even know where to begin with this guy's stuff. Basically, start with a list of, like, everything, and just subtract the stuff he doesn't have. It'd be easier. Located in Athens, Greece, Parallel Worlds is exactly that, a place where a keyboardist can frolic in verdant fields of patch cords. Well, I don't know about the "frolic" part, but everything else is basically correct. Here's the studio, and don't say I didn't warn you. Take particular note of this photo and wallow in the despair of knowing that you'll never, ever have a modular that big. Neither will I. Thanks to Harri from Finland for the link.

 
 
 

11 comments:

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Mar.31.2006 @ 9:48 AM
penzoil washington
and YES, a Behringer mixer and everything else Uli makes it your perfect Friday link.
 
 

 
Mar.31.2006 @ 12:05 PM
cebec
i love that darkened room photo... man, i bet that synth possesses self-awareness.
 
 

 
Mar.31.2006 @ 12:18 PM
Chris Randall
Seriously. With that much kit, you could do some generative music that would be out of hand.

-CR

 
 

 
Mar.31.2006 @ 2:48 PM
brandon daniel
Is there a ladder in there somewhere? I find the general comfort range of eurorack vertical stacking to be 18-24u... anything more than that and they stack too high start stacking too low and the ergonomics get bad.
 
 

 
Mar.31.2006 @ 3:44 PM
walkathon
I dig the Oberheim hiding in the bottom of that lights-out pic.

And re: gear pr0n Fridays: you should really consider simultaenously posting actual music or songs these collectors make w/ these ubermounds of gear. My guess is that there's an chartable "quality of music" vs "quantity of gear" X-Y graph that levels off then declines after a relatively low number of Y.

 
 

 
Mar.31.2006 @ 3:51 PM
cebec
holy crap, i just noticed that bit -- all that through a Behringer mixer! WTF OMG LOL
 
 

 
Mar.31.2006 @ 3:54 PM
Chris Randall
Viz. the music, I would do that, but as you surmise, it's usually quite sad, and then we end up making fun of it. And that's bad because imagine if you had a nice pile of gear, and one day you saw it on a heavily trafficed site like this, and all the comments were making fun of what you do with it.

That'd really bum me out. When I was like 20 or something. 67 releases later, I could really give two shits about what other people think of what I do. So maybe I will.

-CR

 
 

 
Apr.01.2006 @ 5:42 AM
eapulford
When ever I see a studio like this, I cannot help but see the analogy of a woodshop (I'm more a furnituremaker than musician) that has thousands upon thousands of dollars of bandsaws, circular saws, planers, jointers, etc. And what do they produce? Cuckoo clocks. Forgive the references to Orson Welles and Carol Reed's "The Third Man".
 
 

 
Apr.02.2006 @ 9:00 PM
Lindon
What, in the name of all that is sensible, does he want the Nord Modular for? - To emulate the MASSIVE amount of stuff he's alreay got?
 
 

 
Apr.05.2006 @ 12:19 PM
penzoil washington
what's out of hand is that the music on their site could be made with spectrasonics plugins
 
 

 
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