Analog Rêverie On The Schmidt Analog Synthesizer

Sunday Synth Jam: Synthesist Robert Skerjanc shared this live performance of Rêverie, by Louis Vierne, on the Schmidt analog synthesizer.

Technical details:

Skerjanc notes that Rêverie was originally for the pipe or reed organ. For dynamics, aftertouch is being used to add vibrato and two foot pedals are used, to control volume and timbre.

10 thoughts on “Analog Rêverie On The Schmidt Analog Synthesizer

  1. Massive expensive synth with huge panel and probably endless possibilities and sounds..
    So anyway here is the most generic analog brass sound you can get from any free vst synth 🙂

  2. Sorry, but I still prefer the original on organ. The artist is skilled, the piece is brilliant, and so is the synth. But the three together? Doesn’t work for me.

  3. Works for me, because I like hearing some classical balance in a world of EDM & modular bloops. I heard a young guy unexpectedly play some Bach on a ukelele and nail it. You could call this a case of overkill from a Schmidt, but the expressive aftertouch and pedal work is instructive. We’re used to big studio & soundtrack material from synths, but that range means they also do Delicate well. Case in point.

  4. I enjoyed it, and also recently enjoyed j3po’s C sharp major Prelude and Fugue.

    Maybe it didn’t come across to everyone, but when you sit in front of a beast of a synth and play these kinds of beautiful harmonies with expression pedal etc it is a wonderful experience. I’ve not yet played a pipe organ but I imagine the same is true there.

    I think we can all agree that what’s missing is two manuals. I mean, you really need at least two Schmidts, one for each hand 🙂

  5. seems like a pretty rare combination of someone who has in depth experimental synth programming skills along with the money and accessibility to this kind of synth

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