Electronic music legends are back

I’m sure that many of you are just like me. “If I only had [insert piece of gear of your dreams] My music would be so much better”. The grass is always greener on the other side. When I first started tinkering with electronic music in my teens me and a few friends had access to small MIDI studio at a youth centre run by the council. You had to book in to use it. We had an Ensoniq EPS 16+ Sampler, a Roland Juno 106 and some crappy sound canvas thing. None of us had a portable CD player and we where to dumb to realise that we could squeeze a fair bit of interesting sounds out of the Juno 106 for sampling purposes. What we did was to record sound samples onto cassette of my Amiga home computer, and then sample them resulting in super low fi sounds. We hated it, we where dreaming of clean sounds without noise and the possibility to record the result on to DAT.

 

Today it’s the other way around, using only software easily results in something to polished and to clean in my opinion. The grass is often greener yes, and to strike the right balance is tricky.

 

I assume this goes with gear swell, “If I only had…” will always apply, and is probably the biggest reason why I haven’t started doing modular synths.

 

For you who like me suffers from this from time to time, listening to electronic music giants Martin Gore and Vince Clarks latest collaboration is to me proof of that your gear will not make your music. It’s a shame how it all turned out.
Listen to the first released clip and read more here http://thequietus.com/articles/07500-vcmg-vince-clarke-martin-l-gore-spock

Vince clarks setup is just to die for, I would love to get the chance to use his studio for a while
Vince has done a terrific short series on Youtube called The Vince Clarke Analogue Monologues about one of his gear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwa0hssjboA&feature=related