Bands and their studios (synth)

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Re: Bands and their studios (synth)

Post by Shanesaw » Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:46 pm

Aw man... so many wonderful studio shots here. I'd love to posterize and hang some in my own studio. I think they're quite inspirational these photos.
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Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:09 pm

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I'm intrigued by this picture - was this taken at Jody Wisternoff's studio in Bristol? I visited Jody with a friend many years ago and it looks familiar.

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Post by HideawayStudio » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:14 pm

Anyone with any pics of the PSB in a project studio or of Michael Cretu in his mcmxc a.D days?

Great thread - I'm enjoying this!

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Post by Hybrid88 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:10 am

HideawayStudio wrote:
HH wrote:
Way Out West
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I'm intrigued by this picture - was this taken at Jody Wisternoff's studio in Bristol? I visited Jody with a friend many years ago and it looks familiar.
Wow! You've met Jody from Way Out West? I'm a big fan of these guy's, they make some really cool music, also good to see someone doing something good with analogs, a worrying amount of s#*t made with them these days (YouTube for one).

I reckon the pic was taken by the Sonicstate team when they did a shoot for a studio tour. The vids are on their site, very inspiring. :wink: Links here,

http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2008/08/ ... udio-tour/

And

http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2008/08/ ... interview/

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Post by HH » Sun Aug 23, 2009 10:13 am

Hey HideawayStudio,

I guess it's at his place (thought not sure if it's Nick Warren's too). I know him and chat sometimes over the internet. Really nice chap

About Michael Cretu, you mean this ones:

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Post by HideawayStudio » Sun Aug 23, 2009 1:48 pm

HH wrote:Hey HideawayStudio,

I guess it's at his place (thought not sure if it's Nick Warren's too). I know him and chat sometimes over the internet. Really nice chap

About Michael Cretu, you mean this ones:
Yup - those are the ones... although I think this studio post dates his first album.

So you know Jody?? - I turned up thanks to my old friend Seb Francis who knew Jody pretty well back in the early 90's when they were first really starting to get it together. He did seem like a nice chap and it's probably thanks to him that I decided to get a super JX after seeing one in his studio. I've always been a big fan of their music.

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Post by b3groover » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:03 pm

So Sequential Circuits made single manual Prophet 10s?

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Post by waveterm » Sun Aug 23, 2009 5:38 pm

Yes, a few ( 5 ? ).

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Post by Micke » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:36 pm

At least 6-7 single-keyboard P-10's were made:

Patrick Gleeson (x2)

Dan Wyman (x2)

Denny Zeitlin

Joe Zawinul (this one was returned to SCI in exchange for a Rev 1 P5 that was #0035)

Alan Howarth also used one for some of the sound effects in the first Star Trek movie (1979) but I'm not
sure whether it was the same instrument as the one Zawinul had or if it was borrowed from SCI).

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Post by mute » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:39 pm

is it just me or is there a word/message written on that dusty flat screen monitor? can't make it out but it looks like letters..'/ W A Y \' maybe,,

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Post by HH » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:01 pm

HideawayStudio wrote:
HH wrote:Hey HideawayStudio,

I guess it's at his place (thought not sure if it's Nick Warren's too). I know him and chat sometimes over the internet. Really nice chap

About Michael Cretu, you mean this ones:
Yup - those are the ones... although I think this studio post dates his first album.

So you know Jody?? - I turned up thanks to my old friend Seb Francis who knew Jody pretty well back in the early 90's when they were first really starting to get it together. He did seem like a nice chap and it's probably thanks to him that I decided to get a super JX after seeing one in his studio. I've always been a big fan of their music.
A bit of self-pride: he got to know me through one of my debut singles released on buzzin fly label, he was fond of it, so we started to chat ocassionally ... stuff about life, gearporn, usual guys talk :)

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Post by HideawayStudio » Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:43 pm

Micke wrote:At least 6-7 single-keyboard P-10's were made:

Patrick Gleeson (x2)

Dan Wyman (x2)

Denny Zeitlin

Joe Zawinul (this one was returned to SCI in exchange for a Rev 1 P5 that was #0035)

Alan Howarth also used one for some of the sound effects in the first Star Trek movie (1979) but I'm not
sure whether it was the same instrument as the one Zawinul had or if it was borrowed from SCI).

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Do I remember right that many P10's were returned for P5's due to overheating issues?

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Post by pflosi » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:01 pm

iirc those were the single keyboard 10 voice ones... and afaik also the first few p5s had the overheating issues (same as p10 but half the voices)...

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Re: Bands and their studios (synth)

Post by Micke » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:48 pm

Yes, a number of single-keyboard P-10's were apparently returned to the factory due to overheating issues.
However, the ones I listed above (with the exception of Zawinul's synth) continued to be
used as 10-voice instruments, at least for a few years after 1978.

I know for certain that Gleeson and Wyman continued to use their P-10's as 10-voice instruments until 1980/81.*
Denny Zeitlin's instrument saw considerable use on the soundtrack to "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" (1978), but it's
possible that he returned it to the factory after that. Denny didn't care if he had to retune the instrument periodically
(every ten minutes or so). Says Denny: "seeing that I had this movie project coming up, I wanted to have all the power
that a 10-voice would give".
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Re: Bands and their studios (synth)

Post by Userfriend » Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:52 am

Gorgeous takes from Yello´s work in their studio, housed in Dieter Meiers mansion:

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