Joakim takes us through some of the synth and rack highlights in the other corner of the studio.
1. Waldorf PPG
"It’s not easy to find these, so it’s hard to get one as a bargain too. I had the Access Virus, I’ve found it was a sort of emulation of the PPG. It’s totally different from any analogue synth, because it’s not fully analogue, I guess.”
2. Ursa Major Space Station
“This is half reverb and half delay and one of the first digital delays. It has a special grain which I love in the early digital stuff. You really hear the sound of early Italo claps with this reverb.”
3. Arp 2600
"I bought this in the US. I collected it after playing the Miami Winter Music Conference. I’d been wanting one of these synths for years and I think it’s one of the best sounding synths I have now. I made a kick drum with it after seeing Vince Clarke do it and it’s the best sounding kick drum I’ve ever made, even better than the 808."