Electronic Melodist’s ‘Athlete’ A Tribute To Old-School Synthesizer Heroes & The Athletes Of The World

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.”

Technical details:

Most notable is Aho’s use a DIY Ondes Martenot-style synthesizer, the MonotrOndes, based on the Korg Monotron.

Hardware

  • E-mu Emax
  • MonotrOndes (layered strings and fx)
  • Bass guitar
  • Alesis SamplePad
  • Homemade Hi-Hat pad
  • Boss and Behringer Chorus stompboxes
  • Symetrix Compressor

Soft Synths

  • Harmor
  • Drumaxx
  • Drumatic
  • NI Battery 3
  • Oddity
  • MuTools Mux
  • Korg M1 Le
  • and various effect plugins

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