The Rebirth Of The Modular Synthesizer

In this video, Dr. Jarod Sommerfeldt & Bobby Rice present at TEDx SUNY Potsdam on The Rebirth Of The Modular Synthesizer.

Sommerfeldt teaches music theory, composition, and electronic music at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam. Rice is a student in the School.

Video Summary:

“The modular synthesizer dominated the world of electronic music in the 1960s and 70s, yet fell out of favor as the digital revolution took hold. Today, modular synthesizers are receiving an overdue renaissance, thanks in large part to a strong community of dedicated builders, artists, and fans.

Enjoy the live performance in conjunction with this talk, that aims to demonstrate how the past can influence the future of creativity in electronic music.”


One thought on “The Rebirth Of The Modular Synthesizer

  1. Interesting video… I recently bought the Complex-1 rack extension for Reason which is basically a massively overpowered (IMO) modular synthesizer which also features virtual cables which you can use to connect everything. It’s definitely something else and IMO the next best thing if you can’t afford hardware.

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