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Two weeks ago I bought a Moog Prodigy in pretty good shape. Since then I have cleaned the keys, key contacts and switches, I sanded and repainted the wooden parts, replaced the power elco’s, drilled two holes to add CG/Gate-in jack busses and made the connection to the printboard and I tuned the VCO’s. I may replace the trimpots for tuning with multiturn trimpots because tuning is very fiddly now and I don’t know if the current trimpots are reliable. Anyway, after tuning the Prodigy and connecting it to the Q960 sequence I came up with this improvisation. So that’s the reason you see the guts of the Prodigy. The Prodigy bass is very fat, perhaps a bit more fatter then what I can get out of the Modular. I very much like the basic approach of the Prodigy and the yet the variety of sounds you can get out of it.
The music starts with an 8-step sequence coming from row 3 of the Synthesizers.com Q960 driving the Moog Prodigy. After that an 8-step sequence from row 1 of the Q960 is driving the Synthesizers.com Modular. Percussive blips from the Waldorf Q Keyboard are added which are arpeggiated sounds synced with the MIDI clock from the Doepfer MAQ16/3. Then another 8-step sequence from row 2 of the Doepfer MAQ16/3 is added to drive the self-built Modular. Chords are played on the Roland XP-80 which MIDI-out is connected to the Oberheim OB-Mx so you hear a combination of 2 sounds when I play the XP-80 keyboard. The solo is performed on the Clavia Nord Lead 1. Anne used my iPhone 4 to film this video.
You can download/see/hear the video and music from my website.