Music made with the A-100

Videos can be found here:

Some selected examples (to be continued .... , please send your suggestions  to hardware@doepfer.de):

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drøn HD188753

Ten years after their last release drøn is back with the electronic ambient album HD188753. A big part of this album was created with the A100 Modular System. It is available on Bandcamp as a free download and as a limited edition. Compact disc for all the collectors out there

http://dron.bandcamp.com

http://www.dron.de

Interconnected / Zealosphere - 'Mechanic Environments' (DR002)

Ambient / Experimental scapes made with modulars, field recordings, vintage tape echoes and string machines...
Side A is music by Interconnected (Bakis Sirros & Ingo Zobel) , Side B is music by Zealosphere.

Out Now on Dohkonul Records: http://www.dohkonul-records.com/en/index.php
You can listen to the whole album in the website of the label.

For the gearheads, machines used: Doepfer/ Eurorack modulars, Frac Blacet/ Metalbox modulars, Serge modular, Korg SE-500,
Roland RE-201, Korg PE-2000 ensemble, Field recordings, Ableton Live, Reaktor, etc...)

Split colored Vinyl LP, ltd edition 200 copies.

Parallel Worlds and Dave Bessell - 'Morphogenic'  (DiN41)

Morphogenic sees a new collaborative project on the DiN label, although the name of Parallel Worlds should be familiar to DiN aficionados due to the two solo albums Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26) & Shade (DiN32) as well as the more recent collaboration with DiN label boss Ian Boddy on Exit Strategy (DiN37). Dave Bessell is, of course, a new artist to join the DiN roster, although his name should be familiar to lovers of analogue electronica due to his contribution to the almost legendary band Node. One of the four founder members of this group, Dave is also joined on the track Heterodyne by Ed Buller the world renowned producer and master of the art of sequencing large vintage modular synths.
Bessell has a formal education in classical composition and these skills blend perfectly on Morphogenic with the intricate, sequenced rhythms of Bakis Sirros aka Parallel Worlds. Whilst the eight tracks have all the fluidity and organic feel of analogue synth dominated pieces, they have a shape and form to them that make them fascinating compositions. As well as joining Sirros in the analogue arsenal with his mighty Macbeth M5n, Bessell also provides some very effective and unusual guitar backdrops. Bakis made extensive use of Serge, Buchla and Oberheim synths in this recording which contribute to the warm and organic soundscapes. Bessell also writes custom software that is employed to great effect in providing unusual and detailed textures through which the incessant, complex rhythms and beats of Sirros rise and fall.
These two artists complement one another very well, giving Morphogenic a feel that is both retro in its analogue heritage, yet forward looking in its unusual detailed textures, combined with a fine compositional sensibility, is another excellent release to add to the DiN canon.

Further details and audio clips here: http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/451

All tracks composed, arranged and produced by Bakis Sirros & Dave Bessell between April 2011 and April 2012, except track 6, by Bakis Sirros, Dave Bessell & John Sirros.

Release date 30th October 2012,  limited to 500 copies

GusGus

Excellent music and video showing GusGus live at the opening ceremony of the Reykjavik Concert Hall "Harpa" performing 'Within You' and 'Over':
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M80TrgxCS4M

Gusgus - Add This Song (live @ Nasa 2011.06.18)
Gusgus live at Nasa, the release concert for the album Arabian Horse. The 11th and the last track in the set. This is though a track from their album 24/7. Now Daniel is accompanied by the fellow Gusgus singers, with Högni taking over the verse and Earth dropping one of her solo tracks in the tail. President Bongo is extra hot on the Doepfer. A legendary 22 minute performance.

More GusGus videos: 
Great versions of the 3 songs Selfoss, Arabian Horse and Over: 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e96lbFiG_k8&feature=related  
Over: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hISpo74WS8 
Arabian Horse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2ubpKryjDI 
Deep Inside: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djVWiEno0Tg 
Add this song part1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8bLuM9QlRo 
Add this song part2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-8lKGO44aA&feature=related 
GusGus live performance and interview at KenFM (Englisch with German translation):
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/17498798

Picture of the live setup used by GusGus for standard gigs:
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150279728951730&set=a.10150279728641730.356072.27595561729&type=1&theater
and 
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150279728641730.356072.27595561729

 

JOIX Random control

With "Random control" JOIX presents his 10 track debut album. JOIX who is now based at the industrial town Mannheim in Germany, started his career as producer and live act of electronic music already in 1996 with the creation of own electronic sounds. His style is mainly influenced by electronic music from Detroit, Berlin and Frankfurt. Characteristic for his deep and impulsive Techno are phat bass lines, strange soundscapes and drifty beats. The deepness of his tracks unfolds its effect mainly on the dark dance floor, but is complex enough to be thrilling on your home hi-fi as well.
JOIX generates most of the sounds on his analog-modular-synthesizer with many DOEPFER modules. This combined with the absence of any bought sample libraries or presets, confronts the listener with an extraordinary, overwhelming and unusual interpretation of electronic music. The audible and perceptible presence of analog sounds is the key to JOIX’s music. This is expressed by voluminous, wide, powerful and embracing sounds which are often differentiated and warm at the same time. Distinctive subliminal random effects are creating unique live-lines due to irregular voltage levels inside the analog technical equipment.
"Random control" represents the essence of JOIX's studio work and live act performances of the last year. The album is also avaiable as CD. You can order one here:
www.joix.de?page=releases#CD
 
www.soundcloud.com/joix

 

 

ANGELSPIT Hello My Name Is

Angelspit’s new 11 track album “Hello My Name Is” was produced heavily on their Doepfer Modular synthesizer, particularly Doepfer’s Dark Time Sequencer.
“We’ve been using the Dark Energy for the last few releases – it’s so powerful!" says Zoog Von Rock, the evil genius behind Angelspit.
"On our new CD we used Doepfer’s new ‘Dark Time’ sequencer extensively. Obviously we used the Dark Time for the bleeps and electronic sequences, but we also used it to Gate and modulate the live drums and guitars. Modulating the guitar’s distortion every 16th gives a vicious, wild and edgy sound. We also ran the live drums through a rhythmic VCA to give it extra bite –much of the guitars and drums were then run through the Dark Energy’s EXT AUDIO IN for additional filtering and mayhem. The Dark Time’s CV and MIDI outs controlled the other outboard gear – even vintage gear that does not have MIDI. This little sequencer makes you think…and allows you to imagine.”

Kabelmann

Schaltraum is the first album of Silvio Urbiks aka Kabelmann and the name of the album promises exactly what you expect of it: analogue, dirty sounds of modularsynthesizers. And he knows how to handle with analog modularsynthesizers. True the motto: a modularsynthesizer is only complete when he depleted all the available space in a always expanding universe, he begins to search for new soundworlds and he takes the listener on a journey in the world of analogue electronic music. He plays masterly with athmospheres and melodies. Sometimes like a storm, sometimes like a sunshine. He knows how to arrange tensions, so you can’t quit listening because you want to know how it ends, like in a good thriller.

About the artist:
Silvio Urbiks aka Kabelmann showed his first musical ambitions as a singer in a hardcore band. Since his interest in technique and sound creation growed continually he decided to study sound engineeering in Wuppertal. Then his band winded up and he found his new scope in electronic music. In 1999 he made his first experiments with software like Rebirth and Acid. Shortly but then he realized that he wanted to work with real hardware. After testing different tone generators he got to their tonal limits very soon and bought his first modular synthesizer which was upgraded throughout the years. True to the motto: a modular synthesizer is complete when it consumes all available space in an universe which is constantly expanding.
The conciously waiving of the comforts of an midi sequencer and the steering towards pure analogue work is an important element of his music. The limited opportunities of analogue like no saving; no plugins and no endless miditracks gives him more creativity and the focus on the basics: the sound and its creation in an universe which becomes endless through constantly new combinations.

http://www.kabelmann-modular.de/ 
http://myspace.com/kabelmannmodular
 
http://myspace.com/dirtycatrecords
 
http://records.dirtycat.ch

Memory Geist - 'Benthos' (DiNDDL09)

"Benthos" is the second album by Memory Geist, the collaborative project of Steve Law (of Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission & Black Cab) and Bakis Sirros (of Parallel Worlds & Interconnected). Their first album "Funereal Cavern" was released in 2007 by the well respected Italian experimental label Musica Maxima Magnetica. The creation of "Benthos" has been a long process initiated in mid-2007 when Law visited Sirros in his home town of Athens, Greece and the duo recorded some initial material together comprising a variety of soundscapes, sequences, analogue rhythms & organic atmospheres. On his return to Melbourne in Australia, Law sculpted this raw material into a set of 6 tracks which were augmented by further soundscapes, rhythms and arrangement ideas sent across to him by Sirros. The gestation of "Benthos" took 4 years in total and has resulted in the birth of a complex and fascinating ambient electronica album. The pieces range from dark, industrial rhythmic tracks to cosmic style slabs of ambience and showcase the duos use of modular analogue synths alongside computer software manipulation.

info and clips here: http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/388

the album is also available as a limited edition (99 copies) digipack CD-R from Alio Die's label Hic Sunt Leones.

(for the gear-heads: this album is full of various modular and analogue synths, including ARP 2600, Doepfer A100 / eurorack, RS-Integrator, Serge modular, Technosaurus Selector system D, Metalbox/CGS, Korg MS20, MS50, Curetronic modular, Roland System-100m, Korg Trident, Korg PE-2000, Univox SR95, etc, etc... )

ANGELSPIT's USA tour powered by Doepfer
Angelspit's psychotic synthesist Zoog Von Rock recently commented on Angelspit's live setup:
"I think everyone knows how awesome and pounding Doepfer's sound is, but not many people know how tough and reliable it is on the road. We've just got off a 30 show tour of the USA (March 2011) and we took out a small Doepfer rig. Our "live modular" toured the USA in 2009, plus Europe and Australia twice. It's extremely reliable - it never drops CV, GATE or CLOCK signals. I'm always hearing horror stories about taking modular gear on the road, but we NEVER have a problem with our Doepfer rig - which is amazing considering it's been in plane's cargo bays more times than I can remember and on Rock'n'Roll tour buses all over Europe, Australia and the USA. Doepfer modulars are 100% ROCK PROOF!!"

Angelspit's live rig comprises of:
Doepfer Dark Energy - The bottom end is so punchy and solid!
A-129/1+2 Vocoder - Absolutely KILLER sound live. Slightly distort the input and this thing snarls.
A-102 Diode Filter - Beautiful filter with clean highs and devastating bass.
A-106-1 Extreme Filter - An amazing filter - it does EVERYTHING!
A-132-4 Quad VCA - I love this module. It's clean and precise, but if you add more CV it distorts beautifully. Plus, you can use it as a CV controller mixer using it's SUM output. Brilliant module!
2x A-110 VCO - Always in tune. Never drifts. Frequency Modulation is stunning and it's bass make stomachs move.
A-174 Joy Stick Controller - Fast and fun way to modulate!
The A-178 Theremin - I don't play guitar. I play PUNK THEREMIN!
Angelspit use custom built controllers by Agent 13. These are based on the instructions on Doepfer's DIY section of their website.

Angelspit in the studio:
ANGELSPIT's latest album CARBON BEAUTY features dark dirty pounding synths powered by Doepfer. The main synth used is the Dark Energy and the Dark Time. Besides using their Doepfer modular synth to create synthesized sounds, Angelspit also focused on using the modular to drastically treat drum kits, vocals and other acoustic instruments. The frequency mashing was provided by the A-129/1+2 Vocoder, A-188-1 BBD, A-102 Diode Filter, A-106-1 Extreme Filter, A-132-4 Quad VCA with analogue sequencing coming from the Dark Time. Live modulating was done using the The A-178 Theremin and A-174 Joy Stick Controller.

Ian Boddy & Parallel Worlds DiN37 Exit Strategy CD album
(release date 31st of May 2011)

Part of the raison d'être of the DiN label has always been about collaborations and "Exit Strategy" continues this tradition with a new joint venture between label boss Ian Boddy and Parallel Worlds. Greek electronic musician Bakis Sirros has had two well received releases previously on DiN under the moniker of Parallel Worlds namely Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26 2007) and Shade (DiN32 2009). Outside of DiN he has also collaborated with Italian ambient master Alio Die, IDM/electronica artist Ingo Zobel and ambient/experimental musician Steve Law.
Both Boddy & Sirros have a long, well documented love of analogue modular synthesisers and the organic sounds and rhythms these instruments can produce so in many ways it was inevitable that these two musicians would collaborate at some point. Sirros started the ball rolling with the composition of a series of both ambient soundscapes and more structured multilayered compositions. These featured his unusual pulsing, throbbing analogue percussion layers, warm soundscapes and beguiling melodies that are in many ways a signature sound of Parallel Worlds. Boddy took this raw material and shaped, arranged and sculpted it into a series of seven inter-linked tracks that form a musical narrative that runs throughout "Exit Strategy". Adding his glissando keyboard sound that was premiered on his album Slide (DiN31 2008) Boddy brought a real emotional focus to the album which, whilst it may seem to journey through dark, subterranean territory has some glorious melodic highlights.
"Exit Strategy" proves once again that the DiN label can conjure up new combinations of sonic palettes from internationally renowned electronic musicians.
information and track previews now on the DiN web site
http://www.din.org.uk/din/node/379

Modular Planet

Haendel Sonata HWV582 performed by Modular Planet with A-100 on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ITkdXCtasw

LIN/LOG / Klangmörder ("sound murderer")

LIN/LOG releases his debut album "Klangmörder" and combines a crime story with electronic music. The A-100 system was crucial for the generation of organic sound structures. Important modules used on this piece were: A-188-2 and A-198 with ribbon controller.

www.lin-log.de

Mikael Delta / Tech me Away

Mikael Delta: "I used A-100 system and A-155 analog sequencer in my latest cd “Tech me away” and I was impressed with the final sound production. The diversity of Doepfer systems in making sounds offers me the space to experiment and result to the substance of a musical compotition. Even though the analog synthesis is based on technical relations, I feel that it is also a kind-of- meditation experience."

http://www.mikaeldelta.net 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XwEBupHoMc  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTqVkCeTU7o

Thomas Rehnert / Okkupation

This CD is made only with A-100.

www.dumpf.com/de/thomasrehnert.html

And this is a video by Thomas Rehnert: http://vimeo.com/35749364 
The music of the video has been made with A-100 only.

ANGELSPIT released their new album LARVA PUPA TANK COFFIN. Besides the DARK ENERGY a lot of A-100 stuff was used: e.g. the vocoder modules A-129, the diode filter A-102, the bit modifier A-189-1 and the BBD module A-188-1. Most of the sequences were generated by MAQ16/3.

Some links to new videos by ANGELSPIT:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMAyiSGvcv0 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3GMEouWkVY

Dubbhism proudly presents the album 'Sonic System' by D.E.A.D. This is music for dubbhists, electronica lovers and synth-geeks.

Technical note: all sounds you are about to hear were made with a big bad transgenic monster (*) synth that was programmed using ratios, algorithms, recipes and dirty tricks known only to those initiated in the ancient sacred rites of musical geometry.

Remark: The "big bad transgenic monster" is an A-100 system. All sounds (100%) were made with the A-100.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZATK5BXB 
http://www.dubbhism.com/2010/06/out-now-dead-sonic-system-free-dubbhism.html

This is the first cd of the Italian group "Le Borg". The personnel is: Paolo Di Cioccio, Felice(Furia Elettrica)Lechiancole and Ivano Nardi.In the live concerts there is another guest star,Francesco De Chicchis,on second elektro drums. The electronic analog instrumentarium is very large,and Le Borg plays two A-100 Modular Systems, for the bass sequences and electronic dreams. The song "Hello Dieter" is dedicated to Dieter Doepfer!
The cd "Ohm City" is published by Rai Trade and Videoradio,you can see their
sites if you want it!
Happy Waves
Le Borg

http://www.self.it/eng/details.php?nb=8017419007621&tc=c
Even Gusgus were not lazy. A new album is comin soon "featuring lots of doepfer bass adventures recorded straight from the live set" (cit. Gusgus).

More info here: http://www.icelandmusic.is/news/797/Gusgus---New-Album-Gigs/default.aspx

Pictures from the live session: http://gusti.is/ljosmyndir/syrpur/136/6474/

This is the first collaboration by ambient master Alio Die with soundscape creator Parallel Worlds. The unique sound achieved could be described as a hybrid sonic world, made out of bouncing electrons and air vibrations. The modular machines of Parallel Worlds are merged with the acoustic instrumentation and drones of Alio Die, joined by the ethereal voice of the Polish vocalist/composer India Czajkowska, resulting in a surreal, yet down to earth, listening experience. The compositions, being, at times, minimal and calm and, at other times, full of mystical darkness and microsound elements, take the listener into a place were mental and physical boundaries have no need to exist.
Parallel Worlds’ music is a combination of dreamy/atmospheric textures with analogue rhythms and sequences. Parallel Worlds use mostly huge Analogue Modulars and Analogue Step Sequencers of the past and present, combined with digital synthesis techniques. Bakis Sirros has been involved in various sound design projects and is the moderator of the
Doepfer A100 modular users group, helping in the progress of the tools for experimental electronic music.
Please order at:
www.aliodie.com
www.parallel-worlds-music.com
Vu-us is very proud to present their newest release: Interconnected - “Current Flow”.(VU-US018)
Interconnected is a collaborative electronica/ idm/ experimental project between Bakis Sirros (of Parallel Worlds, Memory Geist) and Ingo Zobel (of DRON, Signalform, Self Oscillate, Datasette). Both guys are heavy into analogue modular systems which makes their sound very unique and organic compared to other artists in the electronica scene who hardly use any hardware anymore. Their debut album “Current Flow” is a sonic trip where frequencies take on real life form. Each song takes you on an aural voyage to explore new worlds beyond your imagination. The opening track “Greenerblue” brings you smoothly into this new world while other tracks like “Deepestsespeed” give you the impression that you are wandering around that cold surface for ages.
The design of this release might seem a bit dark rst, compared to the music itself, but it represents a so familiar ally and yet so mysterious during the night, the unknown.

order@vu-us.com
www.vu-us.com

clips from the album here: www.myspace.com/interconnectedmusic

of course the album is full of analogue modulars like the Doepfer A100, Serge modular, AS Integrator, Technosaurus Selector, Metalbox / CGS, Blacet research, (with additional Livewire, Cyndustries, Plan B modules) and Oberheim SEM, Jupiter 6, Mono/poly, MS20, SQ10, TR606, Roland System-100m, various string machines and Tape Echoes, Nord modular, Waldorf Microwave, etc, etc.

Robert Piotrowicz considers his synthesizer a most noxious device, fit only for immolation. He isn't a just a wayward noisemonger by definition, nor does he conform to the extreme avant-garde dogmas emblazoned from well-on high (Subotnick, Babbitt, Buchla, Carlos) to those little-known (PBK, Six Or More, etc.). Apparently Piotrowicz's mandate on Lasting Clinamen is to test the very limits of his chosen weapon (in this case, a single Doepfer A100 analog modular), ignoring wholecloth factory presets, passé "space" eruptions, nomadic blipperies, or anything approaching an emergent style-hook less-forgiving shoppers might cling to in desperation. Like Thomas Lehn, Piotrowicz autopsies his instrument to see what he can screw with inside, reorienting your middle ear while he's at it.
The CD is available from: www.musicagenera.net

More links: http://www.squidsear.com/cgi-bin/news/newsView.cgi?newsID=713  
http://www.gaz-eta.vivo.pl/gaz-eta/recenzje/gazeta.php?nr=65&id=s_1
  
http://emd.pl/wiki/Robert_Piotrowicz_%22Lasting_Clinamen%22
  
http://www.gaz-eta.vivo.pl/gaz-eta/recenzje/gazeta.php?nr=43&id=s_29
  http://outerspacegamelan.blogspot.com/2006/11/robert-piotrowicz-rurokura-and-final.html


Shade is the studio album follow-up to Obsessive Surrealism (DiN26 - 2007) and is the fifth CD release by Parallel Worlds (the main musical project of Greek electronic musician Bakis Sirros).Parallel Worlds employ a vast arsenal of both vintage and modern analogue modular synthesisers with extensive use of classic sequencing techniques to produce a sonic world that combines modern electronica and ambient music styles with the feel of retro electronic music. His attention to detail is astonishing and his careful sculpting of sounds and textures produce an organic, ever evolving atmosphere full of half glimpsed meanings and subdued emotions. The purely electronic rhythms and beats seem to have a life of their own and showcase a musician who is a virtuoso with these types of instruments that are the antithesis of the quick fix pick-a-preset mind set of much of todays society. Musically he likes to explore various states of mind, no doubt influenced by his medical background and this adds a tension and darkness to his compositions that are punctuated by disarmingly simple and wistful melodies.With Shade Parallel Worlds show a musical maturity and command of sonic atmospherics that takes the music on a journey, moving through dreams and shades, aiming for the light.
More info here: www.din.org.uk/din32.html

A video created by Dimitris D. Davakis for "Entities", a track from Parallel Worlds' album "Shade" 2009 DiN records: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK7Fx8Piqdg
Paintings courtesy of Romanie Sanchez, www.romanie.ne:


iNDEX03 is the third DiN compilation album and includes two tracks each from the titles DiN21 - 29. The artists include Robert Rich, Ian Boddy, Tetsu Inoue, Radio Massacre International, Surface 10, Parallel Worlds, Hoffmann-Hoock/Wöstheinrich & ARC. Release date is September 27th 2008. As with the previous two DiN compilation albums, iNDEX01 (DiN10) and iNDEX02 (DiN20), DiN label boss Ian Boddy has mixed and cross-faded the 18 pieces into a continuous ambient mix that not only showcases the albums on the disc but presents an exciting and varied album in it's own right. It also highlights the varied and intruiging music that the DiN label conjures up on it's releases from deep analogue synth grooves through glitchy, digital soundscapes to powerful, epic ambient atmospheres. An intoxicating mix of the old and new beautifully presented in a slimline cardboard wallet with an extra front flap which just adds to the value and collectability of this disc. iNDEX03 wil sell for the budget price of $10 from the DiN web site and as such is a wonderful introduction to the music of the DiN catalogue.

In my new cd "Hautbois ma belle" (many thanks to W. Carlos for inspiration!) we played the bass sounds of the Vivaldi and Fasch' oboe concertos with the "monstruous" A 100,like a berliner philarmoniker doublebass and bassons section! In my composition "Konzertstuck op.0" the MAQ 16/3 with the A 100 are the rhythmical life for the cadences of the Oboe and the Theremin.

The cd Hautbois ma belle is avaible from Domani Musica Records, info@domanimusica.com

Best Regards
Paolo Di Cioccio


The Iceland band Gusgus have announced their new album FOREVER for February 23, 2007. We are very proud that they use a lot of their new A-100 system in this album. A lot of the percussion (e.g. bass drum, snare drum) was made with the A-100 and the sampler A-112 is used very often (as sampler or as effect unit with voltage controlled tuning). Gusgus also produced two demos especially for the A-100 system:
http://www.gusgus.com/Doepfer/Gusgus-Forever.mp3

http://www.gusgus.com/Doepfer/Gusgus-HeIsSoHot.mp3

Parallel Worlds is the main project for the Greek musician Bakis Sirros. He has been active in the Greek electronic music scene since 1998 having performed at several concerts including E-PHOS electronic music festival in summer of 2001, Mad club, Club22 (2nd Summer in the city Festival), Music Day Festival 2006, Small Music Theatre and the Underworld Club. He is also involved with other muscians in collaborative work. The new IDM project “Interconnected” with the German IDM musician Ingo Zobel (of DRON, Signalform, Self Oscillate) and the ambient / experimental project “Memory Geist” with the Australian electronica musician Steve Law (of Zen Paradox, Starseed Transmission).
“Obsessive Surrealism” (DiN26) is his fourth album having previously released “Existence” in 2003 on Greek label Rubber Recordings and “Insight” in 2004 and “Far Away Light” in 2005 both on the UK label Shima Records. He has also had tracks included on several compilation releases.
Bakis is a great advocate of modular analogue instruments and indeed is the moderator for the Doepfer A100 modular users group.
The music of Parallel Worlds is a combination of dreamy, atmospheric textures and pure analogue electronic rhythms and sequences, combining the feel of 70’s electronic music with modern electronica and ambient music. Sirros uses huge analogue modular instruments and analogue step sequencers of the past and present combined with digital FM, virtual analogue synths and sampling. However he manages to elude the fate of many of his contemporaries in not falling into the trap of simply recycling the past. He creates a music that lives and breathes, imbued with his own personality and mannerisms. At one and the same time familiar and fresh. Steady, organic rhythmic structures are overlaid with deceptively simple melodies that remind one of some lost John Carpenter soundtrack.
For Audio Clips and more Info go to the DiN news page: http://www.din.org.uk/news.html

David Westling has released a new CD, "Bum Crab Hatband", through the website electro-music.com. "Bum Crab Hatband" mines the territory out near the far end of socially acceptable behavior. Atonal, virtually non-melodic, rhythmically warped, and highly dynamic, it really defies categorization. Realized with a small Doepfer outfit (less than 6U) plus some smatterings of other instrumentation, this music invites the listener to reassess his or her expectations of what constitutes the beautiful via rather surrealistic juxtapositions of sonic strangeness. Through a confrontation with the unfamiliar conjoined with inklings of echoes of the past, delicious dislocations become possible.

http://electro-music.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/6_52 
http://davidwestling.typepad.com/redlegs_masticate


A-100 is an exeptional machine. Here at Wildtek Concept, if there is only one dream we still have, it's definitely to built our own A-100 system. Waiting for this moment, I was looking through internet for some samples of the A-100 and discovered much more than samples... I discovered few very great musicians working with this system and, as a DJ, I decided to record a digital mix of all this great tracks to firstly show respect to the artists behind them but also to Doepfer who makes my nights plenty of dreams with their creations. I hope you will enjoy this 40 minutes of sound experimentations and who know ? Maybe you will be touched by this incredible way to make sounds with an irresistible envy to construct your own synthesizer sounding as you decided it to sound... Music by : Efofex, Unyo303, Charles Graef, ... Enjoy !

In my composition "the tarot of tomorrow" I prepared a big succession of low and high frequencies (like electronic music of "60 ) taken from Doepfer Trautonium and A100 plus other electronic machines. I played the Doepfer Tautonium in simple and pure version, changing the waves from sine to triangle into the formant filter, and then with the frequency shifter into the wasp filter (listen for example the 22 track "the fool", it seems a crazy violin, a stange clarinet etc). I recorded then the frequencies and the solos (like the 22 track and the 7 track, the chariot, a walzer for 8 trautoniums) in the pro tools system and I started to compose the various tracks. So, this is the invention of the "tarot of tomorrow"...
Paolo Di Cioccio

The Tarot of Tomorrow CD is avaible from Musica Maxima Magnetica: info@musicamaximamagnetica.com


"Signalform" is the follow-up project of the band "drøn". The first Signalform album entitled "private channel" has now been released on the UK label Shima Records. On this album the A100 Modular system has been used intensely. The music style can be described as electronica.

More information about "Signalform" can be obtained here:
http://www.signalform.de

http://www.shimarecords.co.uk


This album was recorded by Andy Horell (owner of our UK representation EMIS) using exclusively the Doepfer A-100 analogue modular synthesizer (no other instrument or sampler was used at all). It is available from Emis. Here you will find details about the contents of the album (music recorded exclusively with A-100).

PARALLEL WORLDS (www.parallel-worlds-music.com) have just released their third album FAR AWAY LIGHT on Shima records UK, featuring many sounds from their huge A100 modular system (more than 250 modules). the new album contains many atmospheric, melodic electronica tracks, with most tracks featuring analogue sounds and sequences from a wide variety of contemporary and vintage analogue modulars and monosynths and virtual analogue textures. electronic rhythms combined with etherial atmos for a unique result. Impressionistic electronica at it's best.

http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/frames/cds/Parallel_Worlds_Far_Away_Light/UntitledFrameset-7.htm


theatrum chemicum
de rebus incognitits
www.musicamaximamagnetica.com

The album is almost entirely done with two big A-100 systems, one trautonium system and a couple of theremins.


Oboe Sconcerto
Paolo di Cioccio, Giovanna Castorina

www.domanimusica.it

Classical music by Albioni, Bach, Vivaldi etc. with oboe, A-100 and other synthesizers


Self Oscillate aka Ingo Zobel has released his second solo album "Lost Tapes" on the UK Label Shima Records (http://www.shimarecords.co.uk). Besides the A-100 system and the MS404 he also used other analogue synthesizers under control of Doepfer Midi/CV Interfaces. More information can be found on Self Oscillate's homepage www.selfoscillate.de

The group "drøn" has released their third album "homeworld" in 2002 on the german label Mikrolux. On this album the A100 Modular System has been used mainly for processing external signals, but also for generation of percussion sounds. The music style lies somewhere between electronica, downbeat and ambient. More information about "drøn" can be found on their homepage:

http://www.dron.de


Ingo Zobel, member of the group drøn, has released his first solo album under his pseudonym Self Oscillate on the uk label Shima Records. midst other equipment, also the A100 Modular System has been used for generating synthsounds as well as for processing external signals from other gear. The music can be described as electronica, but also some ambient influences can be heard. The non-album track "hiddencl" is available for free download at http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/frames/downloads/downloads.html

More information about "Self Oscillate" and "drøn" can be found on their homepages:
http://www.selfoscillate.de

http://www.dron.de


PARALLEL WORLDS (www.parallel-worlds-music.com) have used their huge (230 modules) doepfer A100 system, as well as other analogue modulars, for creating atmospheric electronica tracks for their new album "Insight" ,on Shima Records.
They also have for free download a 14 minute experimental track created in realtime,using ONLY their Doepfer A100 modular!"
http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/downloads.HTML

For those who listened and enjoyed the EXISTENCE debut Parallel Worlds album (and for those who didn't,listen i mean) this is another old track from the same period, in the same dark atmosphere:
http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/audio/SorrowMP3.mp3


And here is another track for free download(NIGHTFALL) from the SHIMA RECORDS site: http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/frames/downloads/downloads.html

 
John Maddocks uses a lot of A-100 equipment in his albums: "Both albums were made by myself and feature a lot of my 4-case a100, infact almost everything either came direct from or was patched through the a100. The only hardware used apart from the computer was a100, korg ms10 and a nord micro-modular (a very small amount of nord as I got towards the end)".

SERIATIM ALBUM: http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/seriatim.HTML

MAD:OX ALBUM: http://www.shimarecords.co.uk/MADOX.htm


Hard Particles by Dave Fulton Dave Fulton is a founding member of DAT, and his first solo outing is a musical revelation. It not only shows his influence on the music the group makes, but it also demonstrates that he has much more creativity than is evidenced in their albums. HARD PARTICLES is a stunning excursion into the realm of Neu-ambient space music fusing dark, undulating tone clusters with dense, warm melodies that swirl in and out of the supersonic mix. The resulting synthetic mélange is spiced up by spatial effects, which serve as a conceptual bridge between pieces, thus tying the albums whole into one surreal, cerebral experience extraordinaire.

Music using A-100  (not exclusively, but look at the CD cover) 


Mario Brinkmann arbeitet seit 1996 mit dem A-100-Modularsystem, das u.a. auch für Produktionen mit Paddy Kelly und Marco Minnemann eingesetzt wurde. Auf der neuen CD "Quartz" wird das A-100-System für viele Bass-, Arpeggio- und Lead-Sounds, sowie auch für einige Percussion- und FX-Sounds eingesetzt, die mit anderen Geräten nur schwer bzw. überhaupt nicht herzustellen wären....

  "Aku Raski : Koottava (3" CDS) 
New 5 track EP Koottava. Every single instrument has been handcrafted using Doepfer modular synthesizer A-100. Arcade game arpeggio meets experimental electro."

No picture available John A. Mitchell has over 30 years of experience in electronic music .  He used a 40-module Doepfer system to create Neverglades, a tone poem of natural and unnatural sounds realized exclusively on the Doepfer A-100 and the Korg D8 digital recorder.  Neverglades is available as a free MP3 download at http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/225/john_a_mitchell.html 

No picture available You might want to check these out: they have created a lot of doepfer modular sequences only with doepfer modular synthesizer (except the drums).
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/85/vogelscheiss.html

http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/132/cosmonaut_rockers.html

No picture available I now have a CD E.P. available through MP3.com which I recorded exclusively using my A-100 system, not even using any MIDI-CV ! I did use some digital FX courtesy of my old Quadraverb 2. Anyway there are 4 tracks on the CD and the url is:
http://artists.mp3s.com/artists/cds/104/104829.html
In my opinion the tracks would be another good example for your potential customers to listen to, to see what the A-100 system is capable of. Karl Burke

Use these links to inform yourself about the A-100: