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Old 11th August 2012
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Can anyone identify this synth? (Update: It's Sufjan Stevens' Microkorg)

Hi! I'm new here, so I apologise if this is the wrong section to post.

I'd like to know if anyone is able to identify the synth(?) in this photo? It's a screen cap from an accidentally-taken blurry video so I apologise for the poor quality, but I'm sure one of you will be able to identify it in a split-second. It may belong to Sufjan Stevens and I think he's quite fond of Dave Smith instruments.

Thanks in advance.

Last edited by hugtheorb; 16th August 2012 at 04:08 PM.. Reason: Mystery solved!
Old 14th August 2012
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To a moderator: could this be moved to the Electronic Music Instruments section as I think it would fare better over there, and I don't want to double post.

To add to my original post, I'm almost certain this is Sufjan's, but I don't think it's a DSI. I thought it might be his Prophet 08 at first but the ports don't seem to match up.

By the way, this is purely out of curiosity. I'm not going to get gear just because my favourite musicians have it. If I did that I'd be in a lot of debt

Old 14th August 2012
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Looks like it's just a humble Microkorg. The mic clip in the middle is a bit of a giveaway...

Old 16th August 2012
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Ah, that's definitely it! And such a popular synth, too! As you can see I'm not much of a "gear slut" since it's so obvious from the rear photo! Hopefully I'm still welcome here heh

So it's certainly Sufjan's and would have been used for his vocoder parts in the live Planetarium performances with Bryce Dessner and Nico Muhly if anyone is curious.

Thank you
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