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Sunday, November 06, 2016
The TOMITA Memorial Museum : Isao Tomita tribute exhibition at Gakki Fair 2016
Published on Nov 5, 2016 karenevil
"I had a chance to see his Moog modular and other his belongings.
Although I could not see the show because it was so crowded ;-p"
That would be magical to see. I'm curious who currently owns the gear.
Quicco Sound, dot red, and Clavia / Nord got primo spots by the exhibit.
Update: some pics via ishibashi.co.jp
Update2: some info from the AH list: "Notice Tomita's CS80 has a CV and Gate ("T" for Trig?) mod for each voice. I also see he signed some of his instruments presumably to prove they were his in the future.
Tomita's main use of the CS80 was on the album "Daphnis et Chloe" (called "Bolero" in the US and "The Ravel Album" in parts of Europe) he also used it on "Grand Canyon" though not as obviously. I've not heard mention of his using the CS-80 as a controller for presumably his modulars. He definitely was always into looking into techniques in speeding up his painstaking multitracking process.
One of the more unusual items is what looks like a small trade show display of high quality synthesizer pots that I guess at some point Tomita was involved in the re-manufacture of. The other, more of digital fans is the Casio Cosmo prototype system. My understanding is Casio wanted to do a high end sampler and Tomita was hired as a consultant and endorser. They eventually did put out the prosumer level FZ-1 but by then other companies had carved up the sampler market."
And: "The CS80 was also used on the 1984 "Dawn Chorus" album (also known as "Canon of the three Stars"), in one of the renditions of the Villa-Lobos pieces (some brass patch)."