“I went to the London Synthesiser Centre and picked up an ARP Avatar, which looked like a Moog and had a setting called Hex Fuzz that I liked,” he tells us from his studio in the States. It came with a pickup that would go into my guitar, and I ran it through a little telephone extension speaker or my Fender Twin. I got a lot of the ambient sounds for ‘India’ off that, and the solo for ‘Fall’. I learned how to do the same thing with gain and distortion in the end – it’s a lot less hassle!”more
"My studio was called Pi West, and the initial bank of keyboards there when John and I started out working together were the Sequential Circuits Prophet 5 Rev3, a Prophet 10, an early ARP Quadra and two ARP Avatars — one Avatar was integrated with a Sequential Circuits Model 700 programmer — an ARP Sequencer, an Oberheim Four Voice, and an Emulator 1 sampler. I also had the Linn LM1 drum machine, which drove our main arpeggiator, the ARP Sequencer, using clock pulses."more
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