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Behind the world of I SPEAK MACHINE with Tara Busch & Maf Lewis


Sub Phatty Love, MS20 Mini, Walls of Doom..NAMM 2013!

Let’s see – the long & short of it is, it was great to see everyone from Moog Music – I the Sub Phatty just swept me off my feet – we didn’t have time to get a personal demo from Amos Gaynes, but do refer to the one he did for Sonic State…it’s fantastic. Hats off to him – he explains synthesis in such an inclusive way, welcoming everyone that is curious…no “synth snobbery” here. Everything about being around Moogness makes me feel excited and inspired, one of the many reasons they are my favorite manufacturer after all this time.

Which brings me also to to the wonderful Bob Moog Foundation – was lovely to catch up with Michelle Moog – Koussa & Marc Doty; they brought along an incredible creature called The Wall Of Doom (I’m sure I’ve mentioned it on here). Anyway, a demo of it by Marc (whose tutorials have saved my ass in many times when called upon to do synth sessions) is necessary!

And yes…Stevie Wonder DID come by the booth to chat with Michelle! Pretty incredibly cool..:
michelle stevie

Let’s see…My Izotope Nectar tutorial went much better than expected, I sang to a crowded booth that seemed very appreciative and even gave away a few copies of my Pilfershire Lane album! How nice.

Oh – I managed to quickly visit the new MS 20 – it was actually great fun to play, sounds really good and would love to have a semi modular to sharpen my patching skills….not to mention I could just chuck the little gem in my suitcase for gigs, and not worry about a big dramatic lug of equipment. Well done, Korg.

So..Maf & I , accompanied by Benge, lasted about 3 hours before mass claustrophobia and fear of black lace and hairspray eventually drive us out & up the 5 Freeway to home..

Two more pics & I’m off to work for that said deadline…till next time..

Benge with the new Buchla..

Benge with the new Buchla..

The beautiful Swarmatron at the Big City Music booth.

The beautiful Swarmatron at the Big City Music booth.

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