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Three Vignettes for Moog Subharmonicon and ASM Hydrasynth

Chris Stack

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Experimental Synth explorer Chris Stack breaks new ground by connecting the Subharmonicon and the Hydrasynth.

Wikipedia defines the word vignette as “a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or character and gives a trenchant impression about that character, an idea, setting, and/or object.”

The Moog Subharmonicon is a fascinating beast. If your rig centers around Mother-32s and DFAMs, buying a Subharmonicon is a no-brainer. But what if you own a modern synth (like the Hydrasynth) that combines a robust sound engine with a healthy dose of control-voltage functionality? I’m looking at you, Arturia ‘Brutes, Sequential Pros 2 and 3, and anything else that fits the bill.

A quick bit of exploration proved that there was plenty of fun to be had. MIDI and CV options provide ample opportunities for synchronization and modulation. I barely scratched the surface in this video.

Both of these synths are very deep and capable of a lot more. These vignettes are just some suggested jumping-off points. You take it from here!

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