Rhodes Chroma

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Atlanta-based keyboard player and tech Eric Frampton gives a detailed explanation of how he restored his classic Rhodes Chroma. He also offers a demo of the various factory presets, and does a shootout with a classic MemoryMoog!

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Vintage Keys Tour with Eric Frampton

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This last year, I had the good fortune to catch up with my friend and fellow keyboardist, Eric Frampton, for a series of in-depth conversations about his impressive array of vintage synthesizers and keyboard instruments! Eric, who’s worked with Paul Simon, the B-52’s, Yanni, and Mother’s Finest, gives some great information and demonstrations on his Rhodes Suitcase Mark II, an Oberheim 4-Voice, a MemoryMoog, a Prophet 10, and a Rhodes Chroma.

In a forth-coming series (to be posted very soon), Eric digs even deeper into the Rhodes Chroma, which (at the time of this filming) was being restored and hence was not playable.

In the meantime, be sure to catch Eric in and around the Atlanta area playing with Yacht Rock Schooner and Electric Avenue! You won’t be disappointed!

Song of the Week: February 4 – “Free Range”

A little shameless self-promotion from my personal blog. My Song of the Week project for February 4. Check it out!

Song of the Week: February 4 – “Free Range” (via http://www.strawsermusicstudio.com)

Having the day off last week on account of the snowpocalypse that completely shut down the entire state of Georgia, I had the opportunity to write another song of the week. I took to the interwebs to look for some ideas and inspiration, and ran across…

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The ARP 2600: Introduction

From the Bob Moog Foundation website:

moogfoundation.org/bobs-archives-jumping-into-a-world-of-imoogination/

Marc Doty is a songwriter, composer, and synthesist from Washington State.  His obsession with Moog and other vintage analog synthesizers led to him the creation of a synthesizer demonstration YouTube channel, Automatic Gainsay, which now has nearly 4 million views.  His video work as well as his passion for the work of Robert Moog, synthesizers, and the history of electronic music has resulted in the Bob Moog Foundation bringing him on as “Artist in Residence”  for one month this summer.  Marc will  be using his visual and videographical skills to aid the Bob Moog Foundation in various projects including developing materials for the MoogLab curriculum. You can see more of  his synth education work at http://www.youtube.com/automaticgainsay.