MATRIXSYNTH: New Minimoog D and 3 Oberheim Filters (SEM Pro, Semblance and Telemark - K)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

New Minimoog D and 3 Oberheim Filters (SEM Pro, Semblance and Telemark - K)

Published on Sep 24, 2017 martinjazz78

"Autumn melancholy is here least in my improvised dawless, analogue and semi-modular synths track. Recorded live in one take, everything happening on the fly while playing, stereo output from my Motu interface only.

Gear used:
SEM Pro by Tom Oberheim (modern reissue)
Minimoog Model D (modern reissue)
Elements Synthesizer by Ken Macbeth
Taurus III Bass Pedals by Moog
Semblance by Analogue Solutions
Telemark-K by Analogue Solutions
Cirklon by Sequentix (hardware sequencer)
Roland Space Echo (vintage tape one)
Strymon Big Sky

There are four sequences running, each up to 16 steps with various random parameters, all of them are controlled by Cirklon hardware sequencer via midi:
1. Taurus III Bass Pedals
2. Semblance
3. Telemark-K
4. SEM Pro by Tom Oberheim. The sequence on Oberheim can be also understood as lead over the three remaining sequences.

Then there are random sounds that are self-generated by the Elements Synthesizer by Ken Macbeth and lead solo improvised on the new Minimoog Model D.

Although we have 3 Oberheim type filters in the video, I have to say that the ones on Analogue Solutions gear do sound and do behave differently than the one on SEM Pro. Probably no surprise, we are in analogue realm, where nothing is identical. As well, I believe I've somewhere seen an interview with Jonh Carpenter from Analogue Solutions, where he was saying that it wasn't his intention to copy SEM that his filter, oscillators etc. are purposely different.

For maximum enjoyment, I recommend good headphones or even better good speakers with subwoofer. Dive well into melancholy of autumn 2017 ;)"

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