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Live from The Lab - July 11, 2010
2948 16th St. (at Capp St.) San Francisco, CA
You don't see Vintage Moog System 55's on Ebay much. I thought I would never see the one made famous by Keith Emerson up for Auction, but hey there it is on Ebay.com with a bid of $15,100.00 USD at time of this posting. This 1976 Moog modular is nearly Emerson's right arm, having appeared with him in concert the world over, its being proclaimed "The Most Iconic Synth of All Time!" This baby is serviced, works perfectly and is on the chopping block. Check out the images and more details on the piece of Synthesizer history after the jump.
The PS-3200 is a semi-modular synth from Korg, last in the PS series. Basically two PS-3100 synths in one enclosure with 16 addressable and recallable memory locations for patch settings. In its time this synth was, to say the least, amazing. It has two oscillators for each key and 48 notes of polyphony! Each VCO module has its own VCF and LFO too! Although this synth was a polyphonic beast it was pretty limited in terms of patching and signal routing and has a limited envelope generator design. But for its time this synth was the fattest thing around and even included 16 patches of memory! The memory takes a snapshot of all your settings, and they can be recalled at anytime. The memory even lasts if the synth is turned off. Its sound is classic analog Korg. It has been used by Hans Zimmer, J.M. Jarre and Emmerson Lake & Palmer.
I checked out the Touch the Gear event last night. This was Outsound’s free public OutSpoken event that allows audiences to roam among 15 plus artists. Sure enough, there was a lot of far out stuff. Quite surprising was the variety or stuff from completely home made stuff like Tom Nunn's Skatchboxes to bowed sea shells, to amplified worms and everything in between. Some of the coolest stuff was the most simple. Get a look at the videos and images we have posted after the jump.
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