Interview with Suzanne Ciani (Part 2)

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 that was recently made about her life and much more.  We had so much to talk about, it was impossible to summarize it all in one article, so we will be posting the interview in parts over the next couple of weeks.

6 Christmas Synth Songs For The Festive Season

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. It’s not just every pop singer trying to rake in some extra holiday cash with a Christmas single either. The tradition of releasing a Christmas related song over the holiday season stretches quite a way back.

Interview with Suzanne Ciani (Part 1)

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 that was recently made about her life and much more.  We had so much to talk about, it was impossible to summarize it all in one article, so we will be posting the interview in parts over the next couple of weeks.

6 Iconic Horror Movies that used Vintage Synths for the Soundtracks

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. In many cases the synth sounds used in these movies are so effective that you can still feel the fear and tension even with your eyes closed.

7 Synths that you will Either Love or hate

Objectivity can be very hard for a hobby such as vintage synths due to the amount of money and passion that is involved. It also means that some people hate certain hardware simply because of its popularity while others refuse the see the downside of even the worst instrument due to the special meaning it has to them. However, it is also true that there are those who manage to make good use of synths dismissed by many others. At the end of the day, every vintage synth still available on the market  has its own quirks and owning one is not always about simply playing it.

8 Best Classic Television show Theme Tunes Featuring Vintage Synths

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. While some modern television shows incorporate synths for nostalgic reasons or to emphasize the time period of the show, there was a time when almost all shows used them. This resulted in a couple of very memorable tunes with some very catchy hooks. Here are just a few of the shows from the eighties and nineties that went all out with synths for their intros.

8 Best Vintage Synth Television Commercials

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. Thanks to YouTube, many of these commercials are still available and make for fascinating viewing. Here are just some of the best vintage synth television commercials designed to make you covet one of your own.