Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Big In Japan

I know that universities often have amazing vintage modular synthesisers hidden away in cloakrooms and cupboards behind piles of broken overhead projectors and blackboards. But check out the big stuff belonging to the Department of Musicology at Tokyo University of the Arts. They have a spectacular array of systems to choose from - a Moog IIIP, three Buchla 100 cabinets, six Roland 100Ms, a Roland System 700, an ARP 2500 plus two wings and a lot more

This is the how to book time in the studio:

"Recording studio, in the case of qualifying competitions and the big audition, and then early to reserve your space, please check it very crowded. One-time use as a general rule is 1 hour. That the same person many times to book a short period of time can not be. In addition, when you cancel without permission, you may want to refuse the recording of the family for a while that person belongs"

Is it run by Yoda?

Anyway, here is a video of an open day they had in 2008, and below that a recent clip of the studio itself being played live as one big modular mega-system. Nice work KX! Via Matrixsynth

1 comment:

  1. The Analogue Drum and Bass wtf! so cool and even using the Buchla 100. Very very nice! Thanks for sharing.