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.
This small but powerful hardware gate sequencer packs a lot of punch into a small footprint, and even comes in two configurations to suit your rack. Scott Riesterer investigates...
A powerful dual analog oscillator in just 26 HP with intelligent internal modulation routing and a huge range of timbral possibilities. Meet the Instruo Cš-L.
With internal sampling, live input, two granular streams and the ability to work as a DSP platform, Qu-Bit's Nebulae V2 is a remarkable piece of gear. Scott Riesterer certainly thought so...
Gear that needs serious wattage can be tricky to power when you're away from the mains supply. But Scott Riesterer found some high powered solutions. Here, he shares his impressions.
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.
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
The latest release from specialist designers Pittsburgh Modular is an all-in-one tabletop semi modular synthesizer. Scott Riesterer explored the Microvolt 3900.
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...
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.
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...
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