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Yggdrasil

By Ashen Simian on June 24, 2018 8:03 am

A shortish jam, that takes quite a bit of time to develop. Not much ideas, but another WB week done smile I dusted and calibrated my Farfisa Syntorchestra and test drove it for this and it provides some of those sine leads and organ type sounds. Strymon Mobius has some nice leslie simulations and I use quite a bit of those too here. The gear apart from those already mentioned were Korg TR 61, Crumar DS-2 and Polymoog Kbd.

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June 25, 2018 4:13 am

Wow, that Syntochestra is a beast! That's a really rich sound. Great tremolo/modulation effects. Sounds like the start of a really huge concert in the 70s. And then turns into a real stadium rocker!! Super cool. That is  an arsenal of vintage synths.  Are these hardware or virtual? The Polymoog alone... and a Crumar?

June 25, 2018 5:11 pm

Classic, in several senses of the word.

June 26, 2018 7:24 am
NWSPR wrote:

Wow, that Syntochestra is a beast! That's a really rich sound. Great tremolo/modulation effects. Sounds like the start of a really huge concert in the 70s. And then turns into a real stadium rocker!! Super cool. That is  an arsenal of vintage synths.  Are these hardware or virtual? The Polymoog alone... and a Crumar?

Thank you very much! They are all hardware instruments, the only virtual synths I have are on my ipad 2 smile The Polymoog I have is the PM KBD version (a huge beast, weighs almost three kilos for each preset smile, it´s not so "hot" as the synth version, but Gary Numan did a lot of great work with one... Crumar DS-2 is a sort of "italian minimoog", a great look/design but unstable and frequent malfunctions. I have been lucky with those both so far, but I definetly would not take them on the road!

Jim Wood wrote:

Classic, in several senses of the word.

Thanks a lot!!! I am glad that you find it enjoyable, as I just did some music without any ideas beforehand smile Sometimes it works...

June 26, 2018 11:25 pm
Ashen Simian wrote:
NWSPR wrote:

Wow, that Syntochestra is a beast! That's a really rich sound. Great tremolo/modulation effects. Sounds like the start of a really huge concert in the 70s. And then turns into a real stadium rocker!! Super cool. That is  an arsenal of vintage synths.  Are these hardware or virtual? The Polymoog alone... and a Crumar?

Thank you very much! They are all hardware instruments, the only virtual synths I have are on my ipad 2 smile The Polymoog I have is the PM KBD version (a huge beast, weighs almost three kilos for each preset smile, it´s not so "hot" as the synth version, but Gary Numan did a lot of great work with one... Crumar DS-2 is a sort of "italian minimoog", a great look/design but unstable and frequent malfunctions. I have been lucky with those both so far, but I definetly would not take them on the road!

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Holy smokes, what else you got?  I have always obsessed over the Polymoog and have heard they are a beast.  Also very familiar with Crumar and had a Trilogy for a while. I'm a serious pack rat and only use hardware.  I have a Moog Liberation (Devo - Girl U Want), Moog Concertmate (Radio Shack synth from the early 80s, Casio VL-Tone, Yamaha CS-5 (used to have a 15 and a 30), DX7, Roland TR-505 and 626. Have always wanted to play a Polymoog and own a Moog Source. Maybe an old Fairlight CMI as well on the wish list.

Sorry to go off, but the Polymoog is the unicorn of synths! Cool to find somebody on WB recording with one. Now if you have a LinnDrum...

June 27, 2018 6:55 am
NWSPR wrote:


Holy smokes, what else you got?  I have always obsessed over the Polymoog and have heard they are a beast.  Also very familiar with Crumar and had a Trilogy for a while. I'm a serious pack rat and only use hardware.  I have a Moog Liberation (Devo - Girl U Want), Moog Concertmate (Radio Shack synth from the early 80s, Casio VL-Tone, Yamaha CS-5 (used to have a 15 and a 30), DX7, Roland TR-505 and 626. Have always wanted to play a Polymoog and own a Moog Source. Maybe an old Fairlight CMI as well on the wish list.

Sorry to go off, but the Polymoog is the unicorn of synths! Cool to find somebody on WB recording with one. Now if you have a LinnDrum...

I have once tested an original LinnDrum... it was amazing, the user interface was great. Regarding the old gear, I was lucky to be around when people were throwing the old gear for D50s and M1s. I was too young to have enough money to buy the classic ones then, but could secure a nice collection of analog semi-classics. Then I had a second wave of gear buying about 6-8 years ago (this time I could get all those 80´s/90´s classics that people were throwing away for VA synths and eurocrack smile. After that the prices for vintage have gone up also here in Finland. About Polymoog, get the synth version if you can find a working unit. This KBD version I have is the preset version and it is very nice, but there is no sense to look for it especially... but it sounds nicely arhaic and is probably one of the coolest looking preset synths there is.

June 28, 2018 7:29 am

This is wonderful progressive stuff, great choice of waves.

June 28, 2018 7:20 pm

Hypnotic and transporting--particularly liking those reverbed/echoing leads--kind of reminding me of Gong there.  Well done!

July 11, 2018 8:59 am
onezero wrote:

Hypnotic and transporting--particularly liking those reverbed/echoing leads--kind of reminding me of Gong there.  Well done!

Thanks! I absolutely love Gong... they were dynamite...dynamite...dynamite smile

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