Scott Riesterer

Scott Riesterer

Scott is a Sound Designer from Vancouver, Canada who has contributed his post production audio skills to dramatic and documentary films, animations, video games, and oddly enough, the Chevrolet Volt. His music makes heavy use of field recordings gathered from a variety of sources and locations. In 2013 he released Sonidos De Cuba, an ambitious album built upon field recordings from a trip to Cuba and it was nominated for Best Electronic Album in the Western Canadian Music Awards. He is currently working on music featuring recordings from Belize, Japan and Thailand between his dialog editing projects.

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Best Of 2018: Eurorack Modules

Eurorack modular gear continues to go from strength to strength and 2018 was one of the best years yet for new releases. Here are some of our favourites of the year.

Review: Qu-Bit Electronix Synapse

Synapse is a crossfading switch with a signal path that can be rearranged on the fly, capable of turning static waveforms into evolving soundscapes. Scott Riesterer took it for a spin.

Review: Qu-Bit Electronix Scanned Eurorack Module

The Qu-Bit Electronix Scanned Eurorack Module is one of the few places you can find scanned synthesis - but what is it, exactly? Scott Riesterer found out...

Review: 2HP Pluck Eurorack Module

This tiny Eurorack module just does one thing - but as Scott Riesterer found out, it does it very well indeed. But just what is the 2HP Pluck?

Using External Instruments With Modular Synthesizers

The open design of most Eurorack systems means it's easy to introduce external instruments into the signal path. And there are very good reasons for doing so, as Scott Riesterer explains.

Koma Field Kit & Field Kit FX vs Custom Field Recording Modular Rig

After reviewing the Koma Field Kit, Scott Riesterer was keen to see how it fared against his own, custom-built rig. Here's what he discovered.

Modular Synthesis: Using Audio As CV & CV As Audio

By mixing up connections that might not seem like they should work together, you can get some amazing results. That's the beauty of eurorack systems, as Scott Riesterer explains.

Review: Pittsburgh Modular Microvolt 3900

The latest release from specialist designers Pittsburgh Modular is an all-in-one tabletop semi modular synthesizer. Scott Riesterer explored the Microvolt 3900.

Review: Erica Synths Graphic VCO

The latest synth module from Erica Synths allows you to draw in your own waveforms with hardware encoders. But Scott Riesterer found out there's even more to it than that...

Review: Intellijel Morgasmatron

Intellijel's Dual Multimode Self-Oscillating VCF and Crossfader has enough sound shaping capacity to keep you coming up with new ideas for quite a while. Scott Riesterer checks out Morgasmatron.

Best of 2017: Eurorack Synth Modules

Yes, we know it's 2018 already. But with so many great synth modules to choose from, picking 2017's best took a little longer than expected. So here's our favorites, with something for everyone...

Making Generative Music With Eurorack Synths

Generative music can be incredibly creative but paradoxically, requires little or no input from a human once a setup has been built. Scott Riesterer explains how it works.

Review: Expert Sleepers Disting Mk4, Swiss Army Knife Of Eurorack Synth Modules?

Packing a colossal number of algorithms into a tiny package, Expert Sleepers' Disting could well be your go-to module for all kinds of sounds. Scott Riesterer explains why...

Making A Strong Case: EMC On Their New Eurorack Modular Cases

EMC custom builds some of the most incredible Eurorack modular cases in the business. We caught up with them to find out what goes into making these unique pieces of studio furniture.

Eurorack Synthesis: Exploring The Obvious & Less Obvious Uses of VCAs

So you may have a basic idea of what a VCA is and what it does, but wouldn't it be great to be able to really get the most out of them? Here's Scott Riesterer with some lesser know uses for them.