Being a big fan of the sounds of John Carpenter, Vangelis and Tangerine Dream this is a documentary I would like to see get made. Listening to music today, it’s hard to come across a song that doesn’t use a synthesizer. This documentary takes a look at actual synthesizer players and composers from the 70s up until current day and what their impact has been on the synthwave scene. You can find the kickstarter page here.
Synth Stories is a podcast where in each episode a producer shares how they used one of their favourite synths to create a specific sound on a track. If you’re anything like me, you’re likely fascinated by the variety of ways people can approach sound design and love hearing about different creative approaches. If that is you, I highly recommend this podcast, which is presented by Ask Audio and can be found here.
The Minigorille Geometry Synth is a Eurorack module that communicates with your computer via bluetooth, allowing your processing sketches to react to incoming control voltage signals from your Eurorack gear.
Fly through surreal galaxies with Barry Martin’s Hopalong Orbits Visualizer. This is closest you’ll come to experiencing the star gate sequence in 2001 Space Odyssey. Give it a try!
This trippy patch incorporates kaleidoscope style patterns with geometric shapes. Download it here.
Watch as Adult Swim parodies some of the synth greats – Giorgio Moroder, Vangelis and Wendy Carlos.
Check out this patches relaxing cloudy magenta waves. Download it here.
Check out this epic synthesizer battle from The Cartoon Network’s Regular Show!
Lumen is a semi modular video synthesizer software that allows you to create super cool visuals to use in your multimedia projects. It comes with three oscillators, dual LFOs, an effects panel and patching capabilities. It integrates well with other VJ applications like resolume and you can record video capture using another application called syphon recorder. Download a free demo to check it out and check out our free acid flowers patch while you’re at it.
You can watch the full Kung Fury movie here in all its synthy goodness.