John Foxx’s Vintage Gear

John Foxx has a couple of cool new projects coming up – a one-off performance of his classic album Metamatic and a new John Foxx & The Maths album.

In between rehearsals for the ‘Short Circuit’ analogue synthesizer show at the Roundhouse on 5 June, John Foxx has also been doing some filming with Benge and Karborn.

This is at Benge’s Play studios in London, where they’re recording the new John Foxx & The Maths album, due for release in Autumn 2010. Karborn projected some films across them as they played – hence the sunglasses as they were blasted with white light. It’s very much a rough cut of something that may develop into a full length promo later in the year – some of the imagery may also be used on screens at the Roundhouse, or even form part of a DVD at some later stage.

All loose plans at the moment, but as Brian Eno recently commented, Benge’s studio is an important contribution to the ”archeology” of synths – and the great thing about these old machines is they look as fantastic as they sound.

The track on this clip, Destination is the first single from the album and is currently available with a second track, September Town via iTunes etc.

John Foxx’s performance of Metamatic is going to feature a synthgasm of vintage synth gear – check out the list below!

Synthesizers and Sequencers:

  • ARP Odyssey x 2
  • ARP Sequencers x 2
  • Crumar Multiman
  • EDP Wasp
  • Korg MonoPoly
  • Korg 700
  • Logan String Machine
  • Moog Mini x 2
  • Moog Modular plus Sequencers
  • Moog Opus 3
  • Roland Modular System 100m x 10 Modules
  • Roland SH2
  • Roland SH-101
  • Roland Juno 60
  • Sequential Circuits Multitrack

Drum machines:

  • Amdek Percussion Synthesiser
  • Boss Dr Rhythm
  • Linn Drum
  • Klone Drum
  • Roland CR78
  • Roland TR808

Effects & Processoers:

  • Boss Chorus
  • Boss Flanger
  • Boss Phaser
  • Electro Harmonix electric mistress Flanger
  • Furman Spring Reverb
  • Ibanez AD80 Analog Delay
  • Maestro PS-1 Phase Shifter
    Mu-tron Phasor
  • MXR Phase 100
  • Roland Space echo RE-201

Other Equipment;

  • Tascam & Revox Analogue Reel to Reel Tape Machines

via roundhouse via thequietus

2 thoughts on “John Foxx’s Vintage Gear

  1. Nice, but they should have thrown out this guy with his video projection. It added nothing, but only took away a chance to get a clear look at the equipment.

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