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Tag: Synthesizers

Vocoder’s “What Happens Now?” and a whole bunch of other videos.

I cannot believe I’ve never posted this video on The Black Laser before. It’s so great it makes me really believe that the universe is full of magic and love and sparkles.


Vocoder is a Spanish synth band from the 80s. I first saw this video about 4 years ago, which is pretty much a billion years in internet time. It is wonderful. Do you see him playing the TB-303 as if it were some sort of key-based synth? I know. I do too. Delightful.

After enjoying the Japanese synth trio below on Youtube, I found about a million more Vocoder videos I’d never seen. I came back here, searched to see if I’d posted “What Happens Now?” before, found that I had not, had a conniption, and then started in on this post. If you love synthesizer music like I do, you’ll love these. Enjoy.

Moroder plays with his Vocoder.

Because I don’t have a whole lot of awesome to talk about right now, here’s a pretty killer video of Giorgio Moroder playing with his Vocoder. Please note the mustache.


Dr. Samuel Hoffman on the theremin

It’s the middle of the night (00:37) and I am watching vintage videos of vintage synthesizers being played by vintage synthesists. What are you doing, huh?

You might know Dr. Samuel Hoffman from his exotica records of Les Baxter. Wait, you don’t? What about the record he did with Billy May? Not that either? Wow.

How about a demo track or two, huh?

[audio:|titles=Possesion|artists=Les Baxter & Dr. Samuel Hoffman] [audio:|titles=Celestial Nocturne|artists=Les Baxter & Dr. Samuel Hoffman]

Pretty great, right?