For those looking to make the jump into the world of modular synthesis, Max Brodie, a music producer/composer out of Manchester UK, has provided you with a brief introduction to the wild and crazy world of modular synths. When Max isn’t making cool videos about synthesizers he’s writing music for companies like American Express, Volkswagon and Vodaphone. Check out his portolio site, where you can watch his demo reel and see some of the other brands that also enjoy using Max’s music.
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.