Synthesizer Heaven – The Studio Of Parallel Worlds

Saturday Synth Porn: The studio of Bakis Sirros (Parallel Worlds) looks like synthesizer heaven.

The studio has a spectacular collection of classic analog keyboards, modular synthesizers, digital synths, samplers and more.

Daytime shot of the studio below, along with the Parallel Worlds studio gear list.

Want to know what all this gear sounds like? See the Parallel Worlds site to download some free MP3s!

Wavemountain studio equipment list:

Analogue (semi-modular synths, monosynths, string machines, drum machines):

  • ARP 2600 mk2 synth with 3604P keyboard
  • ARP Odyssey mk3
  • Korg MS-20 monosynth, MS-50 monosynth, SQ-10 Sequencer, VC-10 Vocoder, MS-02 interface
  • Korg PE-1000 Polyphonic Ensemble with Korg S-2 dual footswitch
  • Korg PE-2000 Polyphonic Ensemble
  • Roland System-100 (101, 102)
  • Korg Trident mk1 keyboard/synth
  • Moog Opus 3 strings synth
  • Roland TR-606 Drum Machine (modified with Analogue Solutions tonal mod Box & individual outputs)
  • Eko Rhythmaker preset Drum Machine
  • Korg SE-500 Stage Echo
  • Roland RE-201 Space Echo

Analogue Modulars:

  • EMS VCS3 mk1 with EMS DK1 keyboard
  • EMS VCS3 mk1(second) heavily modified with added VCO Sync, PWM inputs)
  • EMS Random Voltage Generator module
  • Technosaurus Selector System-D analogue modular (29 modules)
  • Analogue Systems RS-Integrator modular (five 6U racks – 48 modules)
  • Serge Modular Music System (16 panels)
  • Analogue Solutions Concussor modular (6U rack – 13 modules, mostly drums)
  • Doepfer A-100 / euro analogue modular (two 3U racks, fourteen 6U racks, two 9U portable cases – 220 Doepfer A100 modules)
  • extra modules mounted into my A100 / euro frames:
  • Cyndustries ZerOscillator module, 4 Harvestman modules, 3 MakeNoise modules, 2 Livewire modules, 3 Plan B modules, 1 Flight Of Harmony module, 3 Malekko/wiard modules, 1 4ms module
  • Metalbox /CGS analogue Modular (18U rack)
  • Roland System-100m Modular (three 191j cabinets)
  • Oberheim 4 Voice SEM Modular (20U rack)
  • Three external LDR custom boxes for use with the two light to CV Doepfer A100 modules
  • many hundreds of mini-jack, banana and big-jack patch cables…

Digital:

  • Korg Wavestation keyboard wave-sequencing synth
  • Korg MS-2000R Virtual analog synth
  • Roland JP-8000 Virtual analog synth
  • Yamaha FS1R advanced FM synth
  • Yamaha TX-516 FM synth and BC2 Breath Controller
  • Korg Electribe S mk1 sampling drum machine
  • Korg Electribe S mk2 sampling drum machine
  • Korg Electribe SX sampling drum machine
  • Nord Modular Rack (Expanded) Virtual Modular
  • Waldorf Microwave XT wavetable synth

Samplers:

  • Emu EMAX II rack HD (8MB) plus Zip100 scsi drive
  • Roland S-750 (18MB each) (x2) plus Zip250 scsi drive, Zip100 scsi drive, Apple CDROM drive, monitor.

Interfaces:

  • Kenton Pro-Solo midi to cv
  • Kenton Pro2000 midi to cv
  • Doepfer MCV24 midi to cv
  • Anatek Pocket Merge midi merger, Pocket Breath bc to midi
  • Yamaha YME8 midi thru box
  • M-Audio CO2 Optical/Coaxial Converter

Mixing / Recording:

  • Mackie HR-624 active monitors
  • Yamaha HS80M active monitors
  • Two Yamaha 03D Digital Mixers plus CD8-CS cascade cards kit
  • Sony DPS-R7 Reverb
  • Sony DPS-D7 Modulation/chorus/flanger
  • Roland SDE-330 Dimensional space delay
  • Roland SDX-330 Dimensional expander
  • Lexicon Vortex Morphing processor
  • Behringer Edison spatial processor, PX2000 Patchbay (x2)
  • Behringer Denoiser 1000, Denoiser 2000, Composer compressor, Valve mic pre-amp, Dualfex exciter.
  • Paia Dual Compressor
  • Sony DTC-790 DAT
  • Shure SM58 Mic

Computers / Software:

  • N.I. Reaktor 5 software modular, Ableton Live 8 Suite
  • HP Laptop (Intel Pentium 1.7Ghz, 2GB) plus M-Audio 4×4 midi interface, and M-Audio firewire Audiophile
  • HP Laptop (Intel Pentium Dual Core 1.8Ghz, 1024MB) plus M-audio 2×2 midi interface.
  • Atari 1040 ST

via Parallel Worlds on Twitter

14 thoughts on “Synthesizer Heaven – The Studio Of Parallel Worlds

  1. Only song 4 (The Wind Over The Waves) can be downloaded. 1 to 3 show "404" error message. 🙁 But the one that can be downloaded sounds amazing! The sound is huge!

  2. I bet electricity gets real exhausted having to navigate all that.
    Where synth patching meets civil engineering… where's the step ladder? etc. etc.
    'There must be a fuse blown somewhere…'
    'But where??!?' etc. etc. etc.
    ;p

  3. i do not use these Berhinger processors anymore…

    these processors are now all in software (and inside the O3D mixers) with great quality.

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