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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
If you're looking to integrate your home or mobile studio with your eurorack system, could endorphin.es have come up with the perfect USB/CV interface? Scott Riesterer finds out.
The theory behind the way the Endorpin.es Furthrrrr Generator makes its sounds might be a head scratcher, but as Scott Riesterer discovered, it still sounds amazing and is fun to tweak.
This unique Eurorack module has Scott Riesterer all in a spin. Would he find it took his music to new heights, or brought it back down to earth? Let's hope the Grand Terminal was all plane sailing.
A pre-built modular synth system can be a great way to get all the flexibility and power but without the hassle of building it for yourself. So how did Scott Riesterer get on with Pure Modular?
This single channel analog compressor and tone shaper is affordable and capable of everything from subtle to extreme sound coloration. Naturally, we couldn't wait to put it through its paces...
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