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A rare new interview with Steve Roach on Echos Podcast

(photo credit (steveroach.bandcamp.com)

Recently my favorite ambient musician of all time, Steve Roach, did a rare interview on the Echos Podcast. Roach comes on to discuss analog sequencing and the release of his new album, Skeleton Keys.

Check out the podcast here and check out Steve Roach’s new album here.

Though it’s a short interview, still cool to hear Roach talk about his building of a modular synth and how he was inspired early on by Klaus Schultz and Tangerine Dream.

Ridiculously gigantic modular synth rig playing some wicked Arabic sounding jams

Youtuber Ebotronix called this piece Tango, which is strange since it doesn’t sound anything like a Tango. It is however awesome and sounds almost Arabic or Indian in parts. I’m not totally sure what the close up cam in the right corner is for either, but it sure does look scientific.

 

They list off the gear used in the vid, which is as follows:

4ms Peg, QCD /Expander² , RCD, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100², RS110²², RS 360²
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Doepfer R2m,A101-2, A114, A118,A134²²,A141, A143-2,
A152, A175²²,A185-2, A138abc, A192-1( 4Vox midi CC )
Flame 4 Vox ,Chord Machine², FX 16, Talking Synth Module²
flight of harmony choices
Make Noise Brains ,PP²,Maths²,Moddemix²²,QMMG,
Optomix, René, Wogglebug²
Malekko Anti²², Unkle²²,Jag
Moog Taurus 2, FreqBox²², MP201
Roland SVC-350 Vocoder, System 104 Sequencer
SSL Modulation Orgy
Tip Top Audio Z8000 manual voltage source
Toppobrillo Quantimator², Sportmodulator, TWF
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
Rocktron Rack Interface²
FX :Alesis 3630, Lexicon MPX100, MX400, Line 6 Echopro ,
TC M one XL, M3000
mackie the mixer³

analog modular synthesizerI love analog modular stuff, but I don’t know how I could ever have that much space to house anything that large. I already have a drum set I barely ever see that is stored in a studio in Bushwick. Tiny midi devices seem to fit more into the NYC lifestyle. I do love seeing this stuff though.

 

2015 NAMM shows a promising release of a new analog synthesizer | Vermona 14

Vermona 14 Analog Synth

I must admit that when I first started watching this vid, I was like, great yet ANOTHER monophonic analog synth. However there are quite a few interesting features on this baby to make it seem pretty damn cool. Most especially the ability to record basic key sequences then play them back via single key press and transpose them on the fly. To me, this can open a ton of possibilities almost making up for the fact that it’s monophonic. I think I want one!