Survival of the fattest

Again, some exciting news which further underlines the trend of going back to the basics with analog synthesis: Announced at Moogfest 2016, Moog is about to reissue the Minimoog Model D. This is the grandfather of all synths, originally created in the '70s.

This time it is not a copy using modern electronics, but it's build using the same analog components as the original. Some extra features were added in like MIDI, and also a separate LFO (instead of having to sacrifice Oscillator 3 as LFO), and some extra modulation possibilities by utilizing multiple CV in and out jacks on the back of the instrument. It does not come cheap but hey, if you want the real thing then this is definitely it. It will be a limited edition, just like the Taurus pedals a couple of years ago. Although it's exciting to see this faithfull recreation, we are still waiting for a Moog poly synth to become available, the MegaMoog.

About me

I like music, especially making music. I listen to a lot of different stuff, but I like soul, jazz and fusion music most. I like to develop and experiment with tools to make music performance and improvisation on the spot more exciting. It is fun when unexpected musical things happen during a performance!

In recent years I developed the MIDI real-time Harmonizer, a tool for generating harmonized chords when playing a solo line. Inspired by the work of saxophonist Michael Brecker, I started to develop this tool to run on Mac and PC. Brecker played the Electronic Wind Instrument and used the Oberheim Xpander synth to generate random chords from an EWI solo line. Now you can accomplish the same thing with the MIDI real-time Harmonizer driving your own favourite (plugin) synths.

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