Photos from the Control Voltage Faire

I had a great time at the Control Voltage Fair at the South Street Seaport yesterday. It was good to see that there are now 4 stores in the NYC area selling modular synthesizers! I spent the most time with Karl Ekdahl and his new Polygamist synth. I own his Moisterizer spring reverb unit and the new synth is wonderful. It’s also one of the coolest looking pieces of hardware I’ve ever seen. Mark Verbos had his car size vintage Buchla system there and did an hour live performance (eat that Deadmau5!). A good time and I hope these type of events keep happening because you really need hands on time with the modules to decide which ones you want in your own rack. You can see the full set of photos if you: click here

“The analog modular synthesizer is a type of synthesizer consisting of separate specialized modules connected by wires (patch cords) to create a so-called patch. There are three basic kinds of modules: source, processor and logic. The basic modular functions are as: signal, control, logic/timing. Outputs are an electric voltage.” – Wikipedia

For more info:

Stan Stencil

If you are able to come to my live show in Berlin on Friday you will see a special one minute intro. To “clear the air” between the band before me and my own music I have created audio and video from my HSS3i. The HSS3i creates analog audio and video. The kicker here is the video part. Just as pure analog give a certain untouchable sound analog video is also quite special. Stan Stencil from is an artist touring around using modular analog audio and video. Besides the HSS3i also look at LZX Industries. Check out Stan’s work and if you know more about analog video synthesis send me link as I’m getting more and more interested in the subject!

“The backbone of Stencil’s Eurorack system are modular analogue video synthesisers combined with audio waveform generators. The result is a mesmerising visualisation of sound synthesised entirely from audio signals and creating an incomplete visual artefact of the original audio.” – stanstencil

For more info:

via navsmodularlab