Building Your Own Version of TONTO

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Building Your Own Version of TONTO

Post by ItalianStallion81 » Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:57 am

Is there anyone on here that has built his own version of TONTO ("The Original New Timbral Orchestra") patterned after the original by Malcolm Cecil and Robert Margouleff?

I probably believe Geoff Downes of The Buggles/Yes/Asia was a close contender of doing so because of all the keyboards he owns or has owned.

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Re: Building Your Own Version of TONTO

Post by cornutt » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:33 am

Hans Zimmer's wall-o-modular is TONTO-like:

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Switches, knobs, buttons, LEDs, LCD screens, monitors, keys, mice, jacks, sockets. Now two joysticks!

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Re: Building Your Own Version of TONTO

Post by madtheory » Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:23 am

Ya that's as complex as it gets. Vince Clarke has a similar setup. But the genius of Tonto was the layout- it was designed to be as intuitive as possible. User interaction- hence having to actually go inside the rig, and the upper cabinets leaning down like friendly giants :) IIRC they had programmer modules to store settings, and lots of sequencing- mainly the ARP?

Very hard to be objective when the GAS part of your brain is going "want want want" :mrgreen: :lol:

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