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Synth Stories: Portishead's Adrian Utley on Minimoog & SOS

Portishead's Adrian Utley talks about the Moog Minimoog analog synthesizer, its unique, wonderful sound, and how it was used to create the synth sounds on the recent Portishead "SOS" track, ABBA cover

Interview: Mason on Fashion Killa & Why Groove

One of the big tracks from the summer 2016 used in 2 major TV ad campaigns was Fashion Killa featuring Stefflon Don. Dutch Producer and DJ Mason gives us the low-down on his setup and production tips.

Interview: UVI on The Future of Music Software & Effects

In continuing our series of interviewing some of the best VST & VSTi makers, movers and shakers I got to fire off some questions to UVI about the present and future of audio plugins.

Synth Stories 004: Makeup And Vanity Set, Moog Mother-32, Meris Mercury7

Matthew Pusti is Makeup and Vanity Set. In this episode Matthew reveals his how using the Moog Mother 32 analog synthesizer and Meris Mercury7 to create expansive, magical synth soundscapes.

Interview with Serum’s GUI Designer + Free Live Skin

Xfer Records Serum has taken the plugin synth world by storm since its release. In this interview with GUI designer, Lance Thackeray, we discover how the plug-ins lovely interface became a reality.

Interview: Geert Bevin on Developing Moog Music Model 15 Synth for iOS

We went behind the scenes to talk with Moog Senior Software Engineer Geert Bevin about their highly acclaimed Model 15 iPad and iPhone synth app. A riveting read for those interested in Moog & synths.

Interview: Rob DiStefano. The King of Guitar Pickups

Rob DiStefano is one of the most influential people when it comes to guitar pickups. In this exclusive interview, Rich Tozzoli chats with him about the factors involved in pickup production and tone.

Synth Stories 003: Stereospread on DSI Prophet 12

If you love hardware synths and synth-based music you'll want to listen to our Synth Stories audio podcast. Episode 003 follows Stereospread on their journey with the DSI Prophet 12 on "Frozen".

Interview: Mooji on Producing Double Agent While Traveling The World

Double Agent from Mooji is a truly eclectic album with multiple musical styles that still feels like a whole body of work. We talk with Mooji (you may know him as Kramnik) about producing and more.

Behind The Scenes at Waves: An Interview With Mick Olesh

Ever wondered what happens behind closed doors at Waves Audio, one of the most popular audio software plug-in companies on the planet? We interviewed Mick Olesh, VP of Sales & Marketing at Waves.

Interview: Keith McMillen on Tech, Synths & Multi-dimensional Music Controllers

Designer of instruments, MIDI controllers and interfaces for over 35 years, Keith McMillen has had a huge impact on the tools music makers use and love. He talks about the KMI, tech and the future!

Steve Duda on The future of Software Instruments & Effects

Steve Duda, the man behind Xfer Records' Serum synth, Cthulhu and LFO tool, shares his take on the future of VSTs and VSTis. A fascinating read for all producers and computer musicians.

Synth Stories 002: Panic Girl on JoMoX XBase 09 Drum Synth

If you love hardware synths and music machines you'll want to listen to our Synth Stories audio podcast. In episode 002 Panic Girl talks about using the JoMoX XBase 09 on The Breeze EP.

Interview: Rob Papen on The future of Software Instruments & Effects

Rob Papen is known for his excellent sounding and well designed software synths and effects. In this interview we chat with him about the future of the VST / VSTi, and music software in general.

Interview: Charlie Clouser On Scoring Wayward Pines, Synths & Nine Inch Nails

What do Nine Inch Nails, Saw Movie & Wayward Pines soundtracks have in common? Charlie Clouser of course. This prolific musician, composer and synthesist reveals his creative & studio workflows.