Live Ambient Performance With Oberheim, Moog & ARP Synths

Sunday Synth Jam: This live performance, by Dutch synthesist Martin Peters, makes masterful use of analog synths like the Oberheim OB-Mx, Polymoog & Korg ARP Odyssey to create a modern take on classic synth music.

Here’s what Peters shared about the technical details of his performance:

“A couple of weeks ago I got my Oberheim OB-Mx back from repairs after it has been in repair for a year. There are 3 voicecards inside, each containing 2 voices, so it has 6 voices in total. But 1 of these voicecards could not be tuned anymore. The repair-shop could not find the problem so I still have 1 voicecard I cannot use.

Anyways, this video starts with the Oberheim OB-Mx having the VCA’s opened playing a G minor chord. The Minimoog solo comes in and there is a sort of ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’ deja-vu. The Polymoog with the Behringer VP1 Phaser accompanies the Minimoog. After that some tones are added from the Modular, Oberheim SEM and Korg ARP Odyssey with the VCA’s opened. Then the sequences start, adding the Joranalogue Generate 3 and Mutable Instruments Plaits. It all builds up to a climax where the Odyssey plays some notes. And after that it all fades out to nothing.

The track was recorded live to multi-track on the Behringer X32 Compact and mixed in Studio One afterwards. The mix only involves some gain staging, EQ and compression. No track edits where performed and no automation was used.”

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