Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changed Pop

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Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changed Pop

Post by griffin avid » Sun Oct 30, 2016 11:23 pm


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Long ago, electronic music was created on massive consoles the size of refrigerators. But in 1970, the Minimoog Model D was unleashed, and its impact was nothing short of revolutionary. It was the driving force behind new sounds that emerged in years to come — jazz-rock from Herbie Hancock, electrifying pop from Michael Jackson and futuristic music from Devo, the rock and synth pop group perhaps best known for "Whip It."

This year, Moog Music is reissuing the Minimoog, hand-building them almost exactly as they were over four decades ago. Mark Mothersbaugh, a composer, producer and Devo founding member, joined NPR's Rachel Martin to explain the Minimoog's significance — and his pure love for the instrument. (One of Mothersbaugh's own Minimoogs from the mid-'70s joined the interview as well; hear the full conversation at the audio link.)

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Re: Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changed Pop

Post by splash81 » Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:06 am

Thanks for sharing! It's funny, I watched a video where he was interviewed in his studio a few years ago, and at the time it seemed like all he was interested in doing was using the virtual instruments and effects in Logic Pro.

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Re: Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh On The Synths That Changed Pop

Post by meatballfulton » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:55 pm

If I was doing soundtracks, I'd use softsynths in Logic too.
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