VIDEO: Washed Out’s 100% Moog-ed Out Version of “Far Away” @ Moog Sound Lab
Last fall, Ernest Greene, the man behind Washed Out, stepped into the Moog Sound Lab and transformed his song “Far Away” (hear original version) from the absolutely stunning 2011 album Within and Without. In its original incarnation “Far Away” was built around vibes, bells & stringed instruments, but here Greene deconstructs the song and completely rebuilds it on a foundation of Moog Synths. Mr. Greene continuing to represent the Perry, Georgia music scene as only he can.
Lead Vocalist & Keyboardist Ernest Greene performs with a Little Phatty analog synthesizer. The harpsichord-esque sound created was then synced to Ableton Live and arpeggiated, and filter sweeps are then applied throughout the song.
Percussionist Cameron Gardner utilizes the Trap-Kat MIDI controller to trigger 3 Rack Mounted Minimoog Voyagers, which combined, create the kick, snare, and hi-hat patches.
Bassist Chris Gardner forgoes his bass guitar and carries the bottom end with a single Minitaur analog bass synthesizer.
Keyboardist and Vocalist Blair Greene uses a Select Series Minimoog Voyager as a controller for Animoog, Moog’s iPad based Anisotropic synthesizer to recreate the song’s pads.
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