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Incredible steampunk analogue modular sequencer

Submitted by on June 27, 2009 – 7:56 pm 8 Comments

I’m a huge fan of analogue modular synthesizers. I used to have a big Moog, now I’ve got a MOTM and Doepfer modular. Other than the obvious sound generating madness, I also like how they look. Well, take a look at this more-retro-than-retro analogue sequencer.

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This amazing sequencer has a huge amount of of dials and intricate brass etching throughout. Everything on the sequencer, including all of the buttons and knobs were lathed entirely by hand. It also includes a number of ‘real’ antique parts. Check out the case:

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I just cannot imagine how much time was put into the thing. I’ve built a few sequencers myself, and just the electronics take a lot of time, I can only imagine how much effort when into this incredible unit.

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The sequencer was built by Created by Berlin artist and musician Moritz Wolpert, and is more than just art – it actually works.

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I’d love to see a full analogue modular done in this fashion. Here’s to hoping that it’s already in progress!

via SteamPunk Workshop

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  • steampunk synth
  • diy sequencer
  • analogue sequencer
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  • vintage analog dial knob

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