I just recorded another video of me tweaking the old Roland System-100. I got this idea a while back to try to do some sort of live performance, with drums or drum like sounds, live on the Roland System-100. Everything was recorded live in one take. All sounds come from the System-100 run through the Strymon El Capistan Tape Echo effect box. Not something I would include on my next album but still fun to try new ways to push this old baby to the limit.
And here is the second star of my next album, the trusty old 1980 monophonic tank also known as the Roland SH-09.
Put some tape delay on it = instant magic.
I have finished building the TTSH Arp 2600 clone and here you can see it installed in my studio.
Right now I’m in the process of testing it and learning all of it’s secrets.
Throwback tuesday!! A couple of years ago I did a live recording of my 1975 analog synth Roland System-100, where I used the sample & hold function to create loops and noises. Everything was recorded in one take and only some reverb was added afterwards. Check it out if you like phat analog bleeps and bloops.
File this one under utterly uniquely sounding analog synthesizer.
The Onde Magnétique OM-1 is a device with which you control a modified cassette-player. Into the player you put various pre-recorded cassettes (flute, vox etc) and by playing the buttons on the controller you set the speed of the cassette motor. Which in turn produces notes in different pitches. Really cool concept. Like the bastard child of a Mellotron. Check it out!
The OM-1 costs $285 and can be ordered from their web site.
Some techno I put together with my modular. Enjoy!
I did a demo of some of the possibilities using sample & hold on the System-100. This is a bit different from the usual stuff I do nowadays but here you go..