Doepfer’s A-100 Analog Modular System brings back all the flexibility and old-school programming of vintage modular synthesis – but the A-100 is new and comes with some modern features. Just like the classic Moog, Arp, E-mu, Buchla, Serge, and Roland modular synthesizers of the sixties and seventies, the A-100 system is a true analog system, yet it’s only been in production since 1995. It features analog subtractive, additive, FM, wavetable sequencing, and vector synthesis methods. Pictured above is a behemoth system, actually four cases full of modules plus 3 MAQ16/3 sequencers, 3 MS-404‘s and a Shaltwerk sequencer…all linked into one massive analog beast!
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“That’s definetly what i mostly like. Of course, nobody can’t listen this hypnotic meditative sound nonstop, even me, but in any way everbody may have an inner feeling for his audioactive base, which can’t become affected by time nor by mode. This is the art of sound sound of my soul.
The original track runs about 35 min. Unfortunately i need more time for creating the video than for the music, but creating a video is a step which can be done at all times. It’s like a job. Creating the sound / music is not possible at all times, it’s more as if i must be touched by the spirits. At first it needs time to create the patch. Sometimes i’m crazy lucky and the cable connections find their routes like patched by a ghost’s hand. The i’ve only to catch the right moment when my mind and fingertips are sensitive enough for the magic session. That can’t be forced !”