Multitracking To Create An Epic Electronic Ensemble

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via reader Ville Aho, aka Electronic Melodist, explores the idea of multitracking to create epic ensemble effects.

The fanfare intro to his instrumental, Athlete, features multiple tracks played on his custom MonotrOndes.

“It’s shocking how similar my playing looks in those different windows,” notes Aho. “But if you look carefully, you notice that every window is a different performance.
Those subtle differences in pitch and timing make that beautiful ensemble sound.”

The MonotrOndes is a DIY synth, built around the Korg Monotron. See Aho’s site for details on the DIY build.

One thought on “Multitracking To Create An Epic Electronic Ensemble

  1. Beautiful work and almost a retro design step to take, with fine results.

    I have an avant-garde-ist friend in Australia whom I sent a Monotron last Xmas. He built his own Aeolian harp in the backyard, so he’ll be all over this. He’ll understand the fine voice you’ve built right away. Salud!

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