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Vacated shares an improvised live techno workout

Our Man in Essex – Vacated – has been for the past few years quietly, ironically considering the results, getting deeper into music production hardware. Along the way he has shared short snippets on his Instagram and on YouTube. Last week he shared a 35 minute recording of his machines going at it.

Back in May Vacated was our featured guest on Mantis Radio 288 with a live techno hardware flex. As you’ll hear, not all modular techno is a noodle wank fest.

For the nerds and hardware fetishists, here’s his kit list.

Elektron Digitakt
Roland TR8
ALM Pamela’s New Workout
Malekko Varigate 4+
Erica Synths Black Wavetable VCO
Mutable Instruments Plaits
Erica Synths DSP
Befaco ST Mix
DivKid Mutes
Noise Engineering Basimilus Iteritas Alter
Noise Engineering Manis Iteritas
Erica Synths Drum Mixer
Make Noise Rosie


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