The first foundation of the studio was laid as early as 1975, where my father gave me a Sony TC-270 Tape Recorder. Coupled with a cassette deck I made the first recordings using Sound-On-Sound and bouncing between the machines. In a nearby music store I borrowed a few of the very limited number of synthesizers on a few occasions. Eager to replicate the sounds from my favourite records, I took jobs after school and spent my hard earned cash to purchase the Moog Sonic 6, a Roland 104 Analog sequencer, and a tape echo in October 1976.
In my childhood Copenhagen apartment, the neighbours had to put their patient ears to my first science fiction landscapes. The Moog Sonic 6 is a pretty potent sound effects generator, and that particular area was heavily investigated, with the legendary Moog bottom end producing rumbling bass lines from the sequencer.
My first attempts at multitrack Sound-on-Sound recording was quite rewarding, being featured in a national radio show “Båndbixen” on Danmarks Radio (DR) where listeners could turn in their own recordings for potential broadcasting. It was a pretty weird piece of music, but it was very different from the other contributions and thus caught the attention of the program.
When the Korg MS-20 / MS-50 / SQ-10 system was launched in 1978, a modular system was suddenly within reach. So I invested in the 3 units, which was a considerable expansion of my sound palette. The same year I also got the Roland CR-78 Rhythm Unit, the TC Chorus pedal, a Yamaha E-1010 analog delay and a phaser unit.
Together with an old friend who had simultaneously bought one of the first MiniMoogs in Denmark, we set up a small home studio combining our gear, and started exploring the sounds of our synthesizer heroes – Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, Kraftwerk, Wendy Carlos, Tomita and Jean Michel Jarre and the quite limited number of other electronic acts of the time. Later we became 3 members and the synth setup was beginning to look good. The system the consisted of the Moog Sonic 6, Roland CR-78, Roland 104 Sequencer, MiniMoog, Moog Sample & Hold, MicroMoog, 2 full Korg MS-20/MS-50/SQ-10 Systems, and a small ETI 4600 modular system. Enough to make a decent amount of sound in one take.
SOME IMAGES FROM STUDIO VERSION 1
SELECTED RECORDINGS FROM STUDIO VERSION 1
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