Anyone that knows me will tell you that I like to talk about analogue synths an awful lot, and then some. In this blog infested world, it makes sense then to write about them too so I shall…
Rather than focusing entirely on tech specs, oscillators and such (though there will be some of this), I prefer to talk about the creative and practical possibilities of the various analogue synthesizers that I regularly use or have owned over the years.
I should point out that I’m not an analogue snob (I’ve met a few). If I like the sound, I will use anything regardless of how shitty it is. And that brings me nicely to the Akai VX90 Analogue Expander!
New track up -
Sometimes it’s fun to forget about lyrics and concepts for a while and just have some self-indulgent fun. Well that was the idea but, in fact, this track took longer to sort out than some of my ‘proper’ songs with lyrics. This is because I get bored very quickly and I find it hard to flesh out an instrumental track for 4 or 5 minutes. I find it easier to write real songs with lyrics and a verse-bridge-chorus structure.
There a very few artist that can make repetition work . Aphex Twin, Underworl and Kraftwerk spring to mind but even these revered masters push it sometimes.
Anyway, I’m happy with the track and the poky little drums sounds were fun to work with. I hope you enjoy