Tom Rowlands, of Chemical Brothers fame, working in his studio. Just check out the complete list of this synthesizer nerd … an instant daydream … and also explains the original sounds on their records!
The Chemical Brothers Studio Equipment List
Computer, DAW: Apple Logic Pro 7 software, Mac G5 computer;
Console: SSL AWS 900+ console;
Samplers: Akai MPC3000, Akai S3000 (2), Akai S3000XL (2), Akai S6000, Akai X7000, Native Instruments Kontakt soft sampler;
Drum Machines: Casio RZ-1 drum machine, Oberheim DMX drum machine, E-mu E4 Ultra (4), E-mu E64, E-mu SP-1200, LinnDrum drum machine, Sonor Mini-Movement drum system, Elektron Machinedrum, Native Instruments Machine;
Synths, software, plug-ins, instruments: Alesis Andromeda A6 synth, ARP 1603 sequencer, ARP 2600 synth, Clavia Nord Modular synth, Doepfer MAQ 16/3 MIDI analog sequencers (2), Electro-Harmonix Mini-Synthesizer, Elektron Monomachine synth, Elka Synthex synth, EMS Synthi AKS synth, EMS VCS3 synth
Korg Mono/Poly synth, Korg MS-10 synth, Korg MS-50 synth, Korg MS-2000 synth, Moog Memorymoog synth, Moog Minimoog synth, Native Instruments FM7 & FM8 soft synth, Oberheim Xpander synth (2), Octave Cat synth, Octave Kitten synth, Roland Juno-106, Jupiter-6, Jupiter-8, SH-101, System 700 synths, Synton Fenix, Synton Syrinx synth, Wiard 300 and 1200 Series Modular synths
Guitars, Bass and Amps: Fender Deluxe Reverb amp, Fender Jazzmaster guitar, Fender Precision bass, Fender Telecaster guitar, Parker MIDIFly guitar, Vox Phantom XII 12-string guitar;
Mic Preamps, EQs, Compressors, Effects: Chandler Limited TG1 compressor, Germanium preamp, Electro-Harmonix Graphic Fuzz effects unit, Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor, EMS Synthi Hi-Fli analog effects unit, Eventide DSP4000, H3000 Ultra-Harmonizers, Ibanez Analog Delay, TC Electronic FireworX multi-effects processor, TC Electronic M5000 multi-effects processor, Thermionic Culture Culture Vulture, AMS delay;
Studio Monitors: Dynaudio ABES subwoofer, M2 speakers, Genelec 1031As, Yamaha NS10s.
So, what do you think? If you would want to pick just 2 synths from this list what it would they be? I would choose the Elka Synthex and the Jupiter-8, thank you!
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