Sunday Synth Jam: Reader Ville Aho created his track, Athletes, as a tribute to “Old School Synthesizer Heroes” and to all the athletes of the world.
Regarding influences, Aho credits “especially to Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis, OMD and Kraftwerk.”
Most notable is Aho’s use a DIY Ondes Martenot-style synthesizer, the MonotrOndes, based on the Korg Monotron.
- E-mu Emax
- MonotrOndes (layered strings and fx)
- Bass guitar
- Alesis SamplePad
- Homemade Hi-Hat pad
- Boss and Behringer Chorus stompboxes
- Symetrix Compressor
- NI Battery 3
- MuTools Mux
- Korg M1 Le
- and various effect plugins