Amped-up

This strong, even menacing piece features my recently repaired MicroMoog synthesizer. In fact, all of the sound except for the drums were generated by the Moog (five tracks worth). I ran it through a virtual snarl of wonderfulness inside Propellerheads Reason (3 busses, 1 premaster bus and 11 parallel tracks — for the engineers here), but the Moog made the sound. I’m really pleased to be making use of this ~36 year old piece of equipment and I think it sounds great! It also forced me to work a whole different way than what I normally do because of the analog material not being all perfectly digitally aligned. I found myself having to play even more simply than I normally do, but it made for easier to follow melody, and I felt a nice freedom in it. I’m not sure what will come of it in the future, but I’m looking forward to finding out. Thanks much for listening!

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