Sunday Synth Jam: This synth jam, Moonchild, by UK synthesist Mark Jenkins is not just a great Berlin School jam, but it demonstrates the iPad in an old school synth music context.
Jenkins has been active in the UK electronic music scene for over 20 years, performing with White Noise, and with members of Can, Gong, Van Der Graaf Generator and Tangerine Dream.
His latest album, The iPad Album, may rely on the latest technology, but Jenkins’ music still draws on the influences of artists like Jean Michel Jarre, TD, Klaus Schulze and other classic synth music artists.
Jenkins notes that he used these apps on his album:
- iSequence (sounds and drums)
- Jasuto Pro (modular synthesizer)
- FunkBox (drums)
- Thicket (touch responsive sounds)
- SoundyThingie (touch responsive sounds)
- MorphWiz (Theremin-style sounds)
- SoundWarp (sampled sounds)
- OrbNote (ambient backings)
- SoundYeah (live audio loops)
- Mellotron M3000 (chords).
Jenkins’ album is available on Groove.nl.