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.

Articles by Scott Riesterer

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Review: Make Noise QPAS Eurorack Synth Module

The Quad Peak Animation System music synthesizer module combines the auditory enveloping of stereo spaced peaks with the animation of two or more peaks. Scott Riesterer found it irresistible...

Review: Noise Engineering Cursus Iteritas Percido

It might have a complicated name, but as Scott Riesterer discovered, this new performance oscillator module from Noise Engineering is lots of fun to play with.

Review: Cephalopod Tube Filter

This real tube distortion module has a multimode filter, flexible gain staging and a slim footprint. Scott Riesterer put it through its paces.

Review: Intellijel Steppy

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...

Review: Instruo Cš-L Dual Voltage Controlled Oscillator

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.

Qu-Bit Nebulae V2 Review

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...

On The Road: Portable Power Options For Synthesizers & Electronic Instruments

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.

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.