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Modular Profile: Mylar Melodies

Getting Better At Making Music By William Stokes
Published June 2022

Mylar Melodies.Mylar Melodies.

Mylar Melodies is creating synth videos and a podcast called 'Why We Bleep'. At least, so goes the header on his Patreon page, which offers a smorgasbord of modular synthesizer goodness from the no‑nonsense producer, podcaster and YouTuber. Mylar Melodies has in recent years ascended to become one of the Internet’s premier educators in all things modular, from live improvisation videos to enlightening insights about the principles of synthesis. His podcast has seen an array of venerable guests (not least last month’s Modular Profile guest, Scanner) and represents Mylar Melodies’ self‑professed “eternal struggle to get better at making music. To better understand the mysterious, unique and amazing people behind the equipment and music that we love.”

On his entry into modular

When I turned 18, my grandparents gave me a chunk of money they had been saving for me to buy my first car with. They saved for years. And I took the car fund and spent it all on a Cwejman S1 semi‑modular analogue synth, which, though it can make car noises, is absolutely not a type of car. Thing is, when you have a Cwejman S1 you no longer need to travel so much. And later on, a burgeoning career involving synthesizers helped me buy a car anyway. So in case you were in any doubt: buy synthesizers.

On his go‑to...

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