MATRIXSYNTH: Electronic Music is Complex

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Electronic Music is Complex

This one in via g2d
via Space Opera, Mexican Style

Electronic Music is Complex
"'Moog' Synthesizer in the 1970s (a pioneering era of Jean Michel Jarre compositions)"

Anyone know more about this shot? Who that is, who's modular, when and where it was used, etc? Also is it all Moog or do you spot anything else in there? What are the bottom modules?

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Update: It looks like it's Hans Zimmer. via Qwave and Stretta in the comments.

Update via Loren Norell in the comments:
"It is Hans Zimmer, it was taken from an 1980s British magazine (Electronics and Music Maker?). It was in an article on some band that Hans and Warren Cann had formed with some cabaret singer and a concert they gave with too much gear. The modular synth was only a part of what he used in the concert. BTW it is Moog modular with Roland 700 modules and a sequential circuits programmer on the far left. I have that issue of the magazine somewhere, although I'm not sure where it is at the moment."

7 comments:

  1. IIRC, that is a young Hans Zimmer. Correct me if I'm wrong.

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  2. I also remember seeing this picture before with the name Hans Zimmer under it.
    And I just googled this (please scroll down to see the picture there too:
    http://www.hans-zimmer.com/fr/media/photos.php

    So it is Hans Zimmer for sure !

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  3. Considering the modular system HZ has in his studio now, this would be possibly an earlier version of it. I don't know if any public pictures of his studio are available, but I once saw a set of them on a private site and it's mind boggling to say the least. This picture here is about a 1/4 of the size of the current system.

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  4. the modules in the bottom cabinet looks like roland system 700

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  5. That is not HZ !

    The first time I saw this shot was from Synth Fool's site about ten years back

    He had the original

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  6. That is HZ. Yep it is.

    No doubt.

    WT

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  7. It is Hans Zimmer, it was taken from an 1980s British magazine (Electronics and Music Maker?). It was in an article on some band that Hans and Warren Cann had formed with some cabaret singer and a concert they gave with too much gear. The modular synth was only a part of what he used in the concert. BTW it is Moog modular with Roland 700 modules and a sequential circuits programmer on the far left. I have that issue of the magazine somewhere, although I'm not sure where it is at the moment.

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