NI Debuts Native Sessions ‘Sonic Hooks’ Interview Series

Native_Instruments_Sonic_Hooks_Kimbra_BrenmarNative Instruments recently held their Native Sessions event series in cities around the world, programs which focus on how creators can craft their own “signature sound.”

Those interviews, lectures and panels were all recorded, and today NI released the programs as “Sonic Hooks” videos.

NI’s event organizers explain the idea behind the “Sonic Hooks” theme:

“The success of a track often rests on its hookline – and its trademark sound. Across the globe, our Sonic Hooks series explored the tools and techniques for creating sonically unique hooks with MASCHINE and KOMPLETE, and heard from a roster of guest speakers like Fatima al-Qadiri, Kimbra, Lotic, WIFE, and more.”

The Sonic Hooks series kicks off in Berlin with a “curated history” of sonic hooks in electronic music and modern songwriting, presented by music journalist Philip Shelburne (Pitchfork, prev. Resident Advisor, Wire, Spin):
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Drew Neumann Multitracks Knifonium Tube Synthesizer For ‘Steampunk Space Spies’

Composer Drew Neumann (Aeon Flux, The WIld Thornberries) has shared a new composition, Steampunk Space Spies, created entirely (including percussion and sound effects) with the Knifonium vacuum tube synthesizer.

The Knifonium, made by Jonte Knif, is a unique 25-tube monophonic synthesizer, with a 4th order ladder filter and a ring modulator.

Here’s what Neumann has to say about the gear and process used in making the music:
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