Snowy weather, cozy fireplaces, candlelit dinners and plenty of mistletoe; these are the things that we commonly associate with the festive season. It is also a time for eating too much, spending too much and being bombarded with “Christmas” music at every turn.
Suzane Ciani requires no introduction. A five-time Grammy nominee and Indie Music Awards Winner, Ciani has been one of the pioneers in the world of electronic music. She agreed to an interview and we chat about her career, her favorite synths, her successes in the advertising industry, the film
To many people, synthesizers are anonymous with the science fiction genre, such as Blade Runner and more recently, Ex Machina. However, the out-of-this-world sounds that synths are capable of producing has also featured prominently in some classic horror movies.
Objectivity can be very hard for a hobby such as vintage synths due to the amount of money and passion that is involved.
The synth-laden opening track for the Netflix hit, Stranger Things, is a great showcase of how these instruments can set the mood for a television show.
Anyone can coax some form of music out of a vintage synthesizer, but making it sound good is a different matter entirely. While there are plenty of suggestions for newcomers in regards to what synths would be a good investment, there are also a few that require extra effort to really master.
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Back in the early days of synthesizers it still took some convincing for people to invest in these newfangled instruments. Luckily, there were plenty of advertising folks who believed that they knew just how to entice consumers with flashy commercials.
The prices of many vintage synthesizers have skyrocketed in recent years, putting them out of reach of all but the most dedicated collectors. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean that it is impossible to experiment with the sounds of these vintage instruments.
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Tablets and other mobile devices have come a long way since the early days and these days it’s not unusual to hear about professional decisions making use of them in the studio and even live.
Owning a single vintage synth might be cool, but getting access to up to 38 would give you even more options to create great music. This is exactly what Syntronik by IK Multimedia offers.
The name Korg is synonymous with innovations in the synthesizer market, but over the years the brand has also diversified into other ventures, such as recording equipment.
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At the peak of the synthesizer craze, it was almost impossible to find a movie that didn’t use one for the soundtrack. This resulted in a few very memorable compositions, such as the Blade Runner soundtrack by Vangelis or the music for The Fog, created by John Carpenter himself.