Moog 15 App; Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith on Buchla

Recorded on May 10th, 2016

I can’t believe I’ve lived to see the day when Moog would release the Model 15 app — a $30 download that can faithfully emulate most of what a full-on classic Moog 15 could do back in the day. I would buy it right now if we had an iPad that would run it. Playing with it on the iPhone seems like it would be a tease.

All that obsessing over YouTube demos of the Moog app led to a chance discovery of Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, a master performer and composer on Buchla and other synthesizers. To hear those instruments in the hands of someone who knows what they’re doing has finally brought me around to appreciate the legend of Buchla. There is truly so much more you can do with those complex oscillators and insane varieties of generators and modifiers, if you don’t go crazy first.

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