Synth music pioneer Klaus Schulze rarely gives interviews. And when he does, his answers often display a lack of interest or even disdain for the interview.
In his interview with JonnyJ at Synth.Me, though, Schulze had some interesting comments on his choice of synthesizers.
Klaus Schulze On Software Vs Hardware Synthesizers
“For many years now, I use a lot of software in the studio,” says Schulze. “Only in the studio. Because a stage and a concert situation is different from an office and an office situation,”
“I don’t use much (if any) software during a concert. It’s no fun!” adds Schulze. “It would destroy my mood during a concert, if I have to type alphabetic characters and numbers on a keyboard, or use a mouse. After all, I’m not a nerd, but more the emotional type of musician :-)”
Schulze singles out the EMS Synthi A suitcase synth as a favorite hardware synth.
“I still love the tool, I still use it in each of my concerts because, yes: of nostalgia, and because it still makes great sounds,” says Schulze. “I call it Synthi A or the EMS or der Koffer“(little suitcase).”
“The only other ‘old’ instrument is a Minimoog, that I also still like to play in a concert.” he adds.
See the full interview for Schulze’s thoughts on his recent re-releases, recent concerts, interview questions that he hates and more.
Images of Schulze & Lisa Gerrard: HostOfSeraphim