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Old 28th June 2015
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Name the gear: Chemical Brothers Studio

Hello fellow slutz,

Could an expert be so kind to name all their gear in this picture?


click to enlarge: http://i.guim.co.uk/static/w-1920/h-...others-009.jpg
Especially interested in all their 12" rack effects. What is that EMS effect thing? They seem to have two of those. Loads of Modulars too. I wouldn't for my life create any music in that room, i would be too busy twiddling knobs! lol
Old 28th June 2015
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AMS, not EMS. Early digital reverb/delay.
Old 28th June 2015
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On the left there's an Avalon on the bottom. One Eventide below the two AMS, with a Binson Echorec on top.
On the right a Binson Echorec 2, GML, Elysia, Distressor...

Last edited by tribeofenki; 28th June 2015 at 08:20 PM..
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AMS, not EMS. Early digital reverb/delay.
Martin Hannett's faves.
Old 29th June 2015
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What is the white looking modular on the left next to the System-700?
Old 29th June 2015
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wow Tom is sooooo bald now...lol
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What is the white looking modular on the left next to the System-700?
Modcan?
Old 29th June 2015
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No Midiverb 2? Pfft, amateurs!
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On the left there's an Avalon on the bottom. One Eventide below the two AMS, with a Binson Echorec on top.
On the right a Binson Echorec 2, GML, Elysia, Distressor...
Anybody here has an AMS? These look awesome in their studio.
Old 29th June 2015
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I own an AMS Neve rack; but it's recent, comparing to their ones.
Also, note that the last Binson was produced in 1979. That's real Vintage.
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No sherman filterbank?

What is that synth with the wooden panels behind/between them?
Old 29th June 2015
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Maybe they are just sluts, maybe it´s a privilege they can afford, or for their enjoyment /experience .. dunno.. but the studio seams so full of modular but their music has only a few elements of it ... :?
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What is that synth with the wooden panels behind/between them?
The one in front of the E-mu modular is a Steiner-Parker Synthacon.
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Maybe they are just sluts, maybe it´s a privilege they can afford, or for their enjoyment /experience .. dunno.. but the studio seams so full of modular but their music has only a few elements of it ... :?
Modulars can sound like anything so you can't really know how much of their music is or isn't?

Anyway, here's a peek from the Klaxons in that studio where Tom seems to be fiddlin' on a modular.
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Maybe they are just sluts, maybe it´s a privilege they can afford, or for their enjoyment /experience .. dunno.. but the studio seams so full of modular but their music has only a few elements of it ... :?
Not sure where you get that idea from. Their music is full of bleeps and bloops.
Old 29th June 2015
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What are the 2 massive step sequencer looking things on the left?
Old 29th June 2015
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Not sure where you get that idea from. Their music is full of bleeps and bloops.

Bleeps and bloops counts for how much % of their production... I think their music has been largely sample based like 50-90% .. there are expectations like hey boy hey girl, running a beat around a synth line ..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2RPDZkY88
^ one of their newest tracks

Sure I can hear the modular plays a big part (processing the guitar/bass) in a break down and has some mod synth rolls, intros and bleeps .. but the track is 85%samples +vocal, there´s a poly synth and then like 10% modular ..

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Modulars can sound like anything so you can't really know how much of their music is or isn't?

Anyway, here's a peak from the Klaxons in that studio where Tom seems to be fiddlin' on a modular.
Nice find thanks for posting!! ... modular = outboard that would explain more why every wall is made of modules .. looks awesome aswell
Old 29th June 2015
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I am sure they are lurking.
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What are the 2 massive step sequencer looking things on the left?
doepfer maq 16-3
Old 29th June 2015
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Yeah i have the AMS GEAR!!! its amazing!!!

plus the Chemicals are Brilliant!!!

there Glasto set last night was Awesome!!!!!



Old 29th June 2015
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just proves that you can have all the modular gear in the world, but still make middle of the road music
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That's definitely an Apple mouse in the bottom left.
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just proves that you can have all the modular gear in the world, but still make middle of the road music
just proves that you can have all the modular gear in the world, and still finish a track that sounds music.
Old 29th June 2015
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Got some lovely AMS gear here too
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just proves that you can have all the modular gear in the world, but still make middle of the road music
There's still hope for a lot of people in the modular community then.
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There's still hope for a lot of people in the modular community then.
Yes, still hope that these fantastic instruments can be used to make same old predictable EDM.
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Got some lovely AMS gear here too
those look incredible! how do they sound to you? do you have any demo's?
Old 30th June 2015
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They seamed to have sold off allot of their keyboards, unless they are in storage/ collection room ..




Still amazed at their arsenal vs the amount of synthesis in their music..

I´m fan though .. I think they are a top act .. one of the best live shows I´ve ever been to, was them live in Hroskilde festival .. did like a 15 minute closing version of block rocking beats .. the place was going absolutely crazy .. everybody was screaming and dancing at the same time .. They rocked the block

SORRY/ correction...its a bloke named Michael Von Ossenbruggen whose Studio pic I just posted.. My apologies

Last edited by NuG3nda; 30th June 2015 at 05:23 AM.. Reason: Correction // Studio pic
Old 30th June 2015
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That picture is of a completely different studio.
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