Would you tell us more about your big Doepfer synth? Why you chose to buy it (vs other synths), HOW you tend to use it, how it's routed, etc. Name a few of the specific sounds from it in your albums?

Ott responded on 03/27/2012

I used to dream about modular synths when I was younger but in the 80s and early 90s they were hellishly expensive to buy. Roland 100m and 700 systems were pricey and old Moogs were ridiculous.

Then one day in 1995 my friend emailed me an advert for the first Doepfer A-100 systems. I instantly fell in love with them and decided to get one. Then, a while later we both came into some royalties for work we'd done and went out and bought one each.

He has since sold his [to his later regret] but I have continued to add to mine.

I don't think of it as a synth like the SH101 or MS20 - I see it as more of a musical Swiss Army knife.

It generates voltages and signals which I use to process drums or automate effects units. I might insert modules of it across tracks on my mixer or use it to process the outputs of the K2000.

It generated:

The bass sound on Squirrel and Biscuits'.
The lead sound on 'Roflcopter'.
All drum filters.
The lead sound at the end of 'Solstice' [HiD]

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