Saturday Synth Porn: The Studio Of Bakis Sirros

Bakis Sirros, above in his studio, is a synthesis and composer and DIN recording artist, as Parallel Worlds

Sirros’ work is in the tradition of classic synth music artists like Klaus Schulze, Robert Rich, Steve Roach and Tangerine Dream. 

He talked about his love of modular synthesizers, especially Eurorack modules, in a recent interview with Analogue Haven:

The Eurorack format modular, at this point, has the biggest and most interesting variety of modules available.

You can have ‘standard’ analogue subtracitve synthesis modules, countless different filters and oscillators, plus wierd and extreme modules to really ‘warp’ your patch! Also, you have a greaty variety of hybrid modules (like the Analogue Systems additive and wavetable module, the Harvestman modules, the latest vc bit crusher from Doepfer, vc sampler modules, etc.). All these give me so many soundshaping tools that i cannot find in big jack format modulars. Also I need as much space as possible, to fit the dozens of modules i use in my patches and this would require a huge space to accomplish with big jack format modulars.

I like the smaller format modulars because they allow you to have many modules in a small space. I would not want to go back and forth in the studio to patch a gigantic modular having big jacks. So the Euro format, the Frac Rack format and the Banana modulars (Serge) are my choice.

Btw, I also have a Technosaurus Selector System D that is a big jack modular and use it very often. but i only have one of these. All my other modulars are more compact to allow for complexity within a manageable space. apart from the euro rack format, i also really like my lately aqccuired serge modular. banana jacks give me so much patching freedom, being able to mult a signal countless times within a patch! especially useful for trigger and gate signals.

For the gear porn freaks – here’s another look at Sirros’ studio:

Sirros also moderates the Yahoo Doepfer group.

You can find out more about Sirros and his music at his MySpace page and at the Parallel Worlds site. 

via Bakis Sirros; images by antonis chaniotis

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