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    Why I Love... Gates

    Ashley Pomeroy

    SOS reader Ashley Pomeroy celebrates the creative power of gates.

    People Dec 2021
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    Synth Musician Ian Boddy

    Ian Boddy - Synth Artist | Podcast

    DiN Label's 100th Release: 'Nevermore'

    Rob Puricelli talks to Ian Boddy, who has been a fixture on the electronic music scene for over 40 years, as an artist, a sound designer and a label owner.

    People Dec 2021
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    Synth Gems 1 book author Mike Metley

    Synth Gems 1: Exploring Vintage Synthesizers | Podcast

    Interview with book author Mike Metlay

    Synth Gems 1 sets out to document, both visually and in words, some of the most incredible keyboard synthesizers ever made. Hear how it came to be...

    People Dec 2021
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    Look Mum No Computer - Sam Battle

    Look Mum No Computer | Podcast

    Sam Battle

    Sam Battle, also known as Look Mum No Computer, chats to Caro C about his love of electronics, '80s music and re-using discarded technology.

    People Oct 2021
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    David Bessell Electronic Musician

    The Art Of Physical Modelling - David Bessell | Podcast

    Working With Modular Synths And Software

    David Bessell talks to Rob Puricelli about how he was inspired by Physical Modelling and sought to explore it further using modular synths and software. 

    People Sep 2021
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    Michelle Moog Koussa

    The Bob Moog Foundation | Podcast

    Building A Legacy

    Michelle Moog Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation, talks to Rob Puricelli about her father's legacy.

    People Jul 2021
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    Generations | Part2: Surgeon

    Key Figures From Electronic Music

    DJ, producer and remixer Dave Clarke meets a producer who’s been at the cutting edge of UK techno for more than 25 years.

    People Jul 2021
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    Lisa Rovner and Marta Salogni

    Sisters With Transistors | Podcast

    The story of electronic music’s female pioneers

    Director Lisa Rovner and Sound Designer Marta Salogni chat about their feature length documentary Sisters With Transistors, exploring the role of  women as pioneers of electronic music from the 1920s through to the 1980s.

    People Jun 2021
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    Generations | Part1: John Foxx

    Key Figures From Electronic Music

    In a new three‑part series, DJ, producer and remixer Dave Clarke meets key figures from half a century of electronic music.

    People Jun 2021
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    David Gamson of Scritti Politti

    David Gamson - Scritti Politti | Podcast

    Defining Sound Of '80s Pop Music

    As one third of the second incarnation of Scritti Politti, David Gamson was the man behind the polished, groove-laden sound of the band’s second album Cupid & Psyche ’85 and their third album, Provision.

    People Apr 2021
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    Patrick Gleeson

    Synth Pioneer

    Alongside the people who make them, Patrick Gleeson has probably done more than anyone else to introduce synthesizers to popular music.

    People Apr 2021
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    Imogen Heap

    Imogen Heap - The Intersection Of Music And Tech | Podcast

    Imogen Heap chats to Caro C about her music tech projects, including MiMU Gloves, Glover Software, interacting through VR and The Creative Passport Project.

    People Mar 2021
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    100 Years Of The Theremin

    100 Years Of The Theremin | Podcast

    Still Making Waves In The 21st Century

    A special podcast in honour of the 100th birthday. We speak to Cyril Lance (Chief Engineer, Moog), Dorit Chrysler (composer/New York Theremin Society), Bruce Woolley (songwriter/Radio Science Orchestra) and Katia Isakoff (singer/songwriter and producer).

    People Jan 2021
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    Don Lewis 2

    Don Lewis & Ned Augustenborg | Podcast

    The Untold Story Of A Synthesizer Pioneer

    Don Lewis toured with the Beach Boys, as well as played studio sessions for Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson. He's now the focus of a documentary film by Ned Augustenborg.

    People Nov 2020
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    Vince Clarke: Electronic Music Pioneer

    Writing & Recording Erasure's The Neon Album

    Over four decades, Vince Clarke has helped shape the sound of electronic music. We talk to him about how his working practices have changed, from early Depeche Mode to the new album from Erasure.

    People Oct 2020
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    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

    Producing Ambient Music

    We talk to prolific producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith about her ambient compositions and love of Buchla synths.

    People Sep 2020
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    Manny Fernandez

    Manny Fernandez - From DX to MODX | Podcast

    Programming Yamaha FM Synths

    Dr Manny Fernandez has been heavily involved in development and programming for Yamaha and is best known for his FM and Physical Modelling work through their glory years of new synthesis technologies in the DX7II, SY77/99, VL1, VP1, EX5, AN1x and FS1R. More recently he has been working with the Reface DX, Montage and MODX.

    People Sep 2020
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    Robin Rimbaud, AKA Scanner, in his studio.

    Robin Rimbaud - Scanner | Podcast

    Life Beyond The Computer Screen

    Robin Rimbaud, AKA Scanner, takes us on an autobiographical sonic journey as he talks about his early fascination with tape recorders, to life beyond the computer screen and his studio filled with modular and table-top synths.

    People Aug 2020
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    Alex Ball with his beloved ARP

    Alex Ball - Making The ARP Synth Documentary | Podcast

    YouTube Synthesizer Historian

    Alex Ball has built a reputation as one of the most informative and interesting synth historians of the YouTube age. Rob Puricelli talks with him about his recent documentary on ARP.

    People Jul 2020
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    Vangelis

    The Role Of Synthesizers In Music

    In a rare interview, legendary composer Vangelis shares his thoughts on the role of synthesizers in music — including his beloved Yamaha CS80.

    People Jun 2020
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    Suzanne Ciani on Skype

    Suzanne Ciani | Podcast

    Synthesizer Pioneer, Sound Designer & Electronic Music Legend

    Join composer and electronic musician Caro C in conversation with Suzanne Ciani, a synthesizer and electronic music legend who has pushed the envelope since the 1960s.

    People Jun 2020

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