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    Modular Profile: Josh Mason

    Utility Music

    American synthesist Josh Mason’s latest release, Utility Music, is a rather stunning demonstration of the Doepfer A‑100...

    People Aug 2022
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    Richard Norris - The Grid

    Richard Norris - The Grid | Podcast

    British Acid House

    Richard Norris talks about his early break into the music industry, success with The Grid in the 90s, his many collaborations, remixes and unexpected career turns.

    People Aug 2022
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    Modular Profile: Moritz Klein & Girts Ozolins

    DIY Education

    German DIY electronics whiz Moritz Klein and Erica Synths founder Girt Ozolins explain the motivation behind their mki x es.EDU collaboration.

    People Jul 2022
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    Will Gregory: My Favourite Synthesizers

    VIDEO FEATURE

    Composer, producer and one half of Goldfrapp, Will Gregory opens up about the instruments that mean the most to him — and shows us how great they can sound in the right hands.

    People Jul 2022
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    Modular Profile: Mylar Melodies

    Getting Better At Making Music

    Mylar Melodies has in recent years ascended to become one of the Internet’s premier educators in all things modular.

    People . Jun 2022
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    Dave Smith at Synthplex.

    Farewell to the Father Of MIDI & Prophet polysynths

    Dave Smith (1950 - 2022)

    It is with increasing sadness that we note the passing of this legendary synthesizer pioneer.

    People Jun 2022
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    JJ Jeczalik - Art of Noise

    JJ Jeczalik - Art of Noise | Podcast

    Sampling Pioneer

    JJ Jeczalik emerged as the pre-eminent Fairlight programmer of the 1980s primarily as one fifth of the art-pop collective, Art of Noise, but also in projects ranging from ABC and Dollar to Yes and Malcolm McLaren.

    People Jun 2022
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    Scanner (aka Robin Rimbaud)

    Modular Profile: Scanner

    Robin Rimbaud: Contemporary Electronic & Experimental Music

    A widely lauded innovator in the world of contemporary electronic and experimental music, British artist Robin Rimbaud, aka Scanner, has been creating music and works of sonic art for the best part of 40 years.

    People May 2022
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    Nervous Squirrel: Incredible DIY Modular Synth

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    David Cranmer, aka Nervous Squirrel, builds amazing musical instruments, including alpaca sound systems, a Theremin in a badger and one of the biggest modular synthesizers in the world. Here he explains how anyone can master the skills needed to build your own modules.

    People May 2022
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    Hannah Peel Electronic Music Composer

    Hannah Peel - Sonic Journey | Podcast

    From LIPA To Game Of Thrones

    Hannah Peel, composer, producer and broadcaster, talks to Caro C about her solo record career, including the shortlisted 2021 Mercury Music Prize electronic album, scoring music for Game Of Thrones and her many other diverse projects.

    People May 2022
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    Matt Johnson - Jamiroquai

    Matt Johnson - Jamiroquai | Podcast

    Jazz Funk keyboard player

    Matt Johnson has emerged as one of the most talented and prolific keyboard players of the last 20 years, mostly as part of the legendary Jamiroquai.

    People Apr 2022
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    ​​​​​​​Modular Profile: Kris Kaiser - Noise Engineering

    Designer

    Los Angeles’ Noise Engineering have in just a few years established themselves as one of the most exciting developers on the modular stage.

    People Mar 2022
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    Sarah Angliss Composer, Musician and Robotic Artist

    Sarah Angliss - My Electroacoustic World | Podcast

    Composer, Musician, Robotic Artist and Theremin Virtuoso

    Sarah Angliss talks to Caro C about her route into Electronic Music and how she utilises sub-frequencies, robotics, and her own effects in her compositions and live performances.

    People Mar 2022
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    Modular Profile: Andrew Ostler - Expert Sleepers

    Designer

    We chat to Andrew Ostler, the man behind one of the UK’s most eminent Eurorack developers, Expert Sleepers.

    People Feb 2022
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    Zoë Blade and Nina Richards

    Creating The Stepper Acid Sequencer | Podcast

    Zoë Blade and Nina Richards

    Zoë Blade and Nina Richards talk about their individual music careers and how they came together to create the Stepper Acid Eurorack Sequencer.

    People Feb 2022
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    Public Service Broadcasting

    Public Service Broadcasting | Podcast

    The Making Of The Bright Magic Album

    J. Wilgoose Esquire, founding member of Public Service Broadcasting, talks about the origins of the band and the surprise success they've enjoyed, and discusses his recording methods, choice of equipment and the technical challenges of performing live.

    People Jan 2022
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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 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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    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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    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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