samedi 30 décembre 2017

My encounter with the modular Korg PS3200

I thank my father again today for all his attention.


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1982: my meeting with the modular


In 1982, when I was 17 years old, I had just recently discovered the amazing music of Klaus Schulze through his superb album Mirage. At that time, there were many rumors about a rather strange instrument: it was the synthesizer. I started looking for this mysterious sound machine. I was browsing the classified ads section of music magazines looking for analogical machines.

It was during one of my travels in Paris, in an apartment located in an alley of a modest neighborhood, that I was going to get to know a mythical machine. After having climbed the many steps of a dark staircase with the tagged walls, I arrived in front of a heavy door. I was ringing, the door opened and before me appeared as if by magic a superb recording studio! In the midst of the many instruments, a synthesizer immediately caught my eye. It was the famous Korg PS3200. I only had eyes for the modular. The owner of the studio had informed me of his intention to sell the instrument next month. I told him I was very interested. He told me that if I wanted to, I could buy it right away. I was on a cloud, I immediately made a phone call to my father, persuading him to come to Paris to help me pay and also to transport this monster of 30 kilos. Even today, I thank him for his effort, for his attention.

That's how the PS3200 found itself the next day in my parents' basement, where I had set up my little studio, in the middle of the ARP Odyssey, the Oberheim SEM, the Korg MS20 and its sequencer SQ10, the Crumar Multiman S. I then took great pleasure in discovering all the facets of my new "baby". I have the memory of beautiful pads, strange sounds created with the ring modulator a bit like Klaus Schulze's "Dune". I really enjoyed the 16 available storage memories. The modular polyphony was one of its strengths.

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