'69 Moog Modular --Not dead yet!

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Post by Micke » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:33 pm

neandrewthal wrote:Ahh, thanks Micke. I had a feeling it was a newer module judging by the hole in it's place on the previous picture.

Regarding the 962 sequential switch module; it seems it originally appeared in 1969 seeing as the module was part of the optional 960 double sequencer complement that appeared in that year.

With other words, this module (the 962) along with the 960 sequential controller and 961 interface didn't yet exist by the time Walter Carlos recorded Switch On Bach back in the spring/summer of '68.
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Post by Bitexion » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:37 pm

carlos didn't use the sequencer much, did he? It sounds like all his playing is by hands.

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Post by Micke » Sat Dec 15, 2007 1:46 am

Judging by old photos, Carlos added the 960 sequencer to his modular in 1969/70. But as you said he/she probably didn't use it much.
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Post by Micke » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:03 am

Carlos apparently used the Moog 960 sequencer to some extent on "The Well-tempered Synthesizer" (1969), eg on the Scarlatti pieces and Handel's Fireworks.
Other than that he/she doesn't seem to have used it much.
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Post by modulator_esp » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:21 am

Micke wrote:Carlos apparently used the Moog 960 sequencer to some extent on "The Well-tempered Synthesizer" (1969), eg on the Scarlatti pieces and Handel's Fireworks.
Other than that he/she doesn't seem to have used it much.
I seem to remeber reading it was used to add dynamics triggered by the keyboard rather than for sequencing
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Post by Micke » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:17 pm

I don't have any details but I know for sure Carlos used the Moog 960 sequencer on some of the Scarlatti sonatas and Handel's Fireworks, because he says so himself in an old issue of Contemporary keyboard.

The pic below shows what the Moog looked like when Carlos recorded The Well-tempered Synthesizer back in the spring/summer '69:

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Note that the fourth cabinet, the one containing the custom vocoder modules**, hasn't yet been added
by the time this photo was taken. Pictures dating from the latter part of '70 however show the Moog with all four cabinets.

** these modules comprised of a 907 fixed filter bank with modified output section, acts as spectrum encoder for vocoder effect; 10 pairs of 912 envelope followers and 902 VCA's for vocoder
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Post by chamomileshark » Wed Dec 19, 2007 12:24 am

Sounds great, really like those sequencer lines. And well done for bringing it back into the land of the musical living.

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Post by Alex E » Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:18 am

Micke wrote: The pic below shows what the Moog looked like when Carlos recorded The Well-tempered Synthesizer back in the spring/summer '69:

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Post by Esus » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:51 am

Carlos' custom mixer.

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Post by clusterchord » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:22 am

FANTASTIC sound. especially the lead. instant Chris Franke i.e. Tangerine Dream from mid70s.

there just nothing else out there that sounds like this, none of the modern modular manufacturers, as good in their own right, evem ones going for the moog vibe, cannot pin down this elusive character. damn.,..,



me want , me want this bad, all my life. but no money, as my income/budget goes up so do prices for moog modulars, so im always short.. :lol:



PS what reverb did u use on the lead?

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Post by insky » Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:56 am

clusterchord wrote:FANTASTIC sound. especially the lead. instant Chris Franke i.e. Tangerine Dream from mid70s.

there just nothing else out there that sounds like this, none of the modern modular manufacturers, as good in their own right, evem ones going for the moog vibe, cannot pin down this elusive character. damn.,..,



me want , me want this bad, all my life. but no money, as my income/budget goes up so do prices for moog modulars, so im always short.. :lol:



PS what reverb did u use on the lead?

thnks..
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Post by Esus » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:31 am

I used an NED PostPro (Synclav 9600 + 16 track Direct to Disc) all through the early 90s. The keyboard was absolutely superb. But I wonder what the difference was between the Synclav II and the black 9600??

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Post by synthetic88 » Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:51 am

clusterchord wrote:there just nothing else out there that sounds like this, none of the modern modular manufacturers, as good in their own right, evem ones going for the moog vibe, cannot pin down this elusive character. damn.,..,
Mos-Lab is getting some good reviews online:

http://www.mos-lab.com/

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