Behind the Music: Frictional Games’ SOMA Composer Mikko Tarmia

Mikko Tarmia, the composer for Frictional Games‘ upcoming sci-fi horror game SOMA, gives a tour of his synth-filled studio and explains how the game’s music has been made.

Frictional Games makes first-person horror games like “Amnesia” (the scariest game we’ve ever played). The SOMA game will come out next week.

For more information, check out the game’s website.

Doepfer Intros A-100 Eurorack Modular Synthesizer Starter System


At the 2015 NAMM Show, Doepfer will introduce the A-100 Starter System A-100BSS1.

Doepfer says that the Starter System 1 A-100BSS1 is a combination of modules that does not follow the typical synthesizer path. It is based on system suggestions from A-100 users. Continue reading

Doepfer Introducing 10 New Eurorack Modules At 2015 NAMM Show


At the 2015 NAMM Show, Doepfer is introducing a wide array of Eurorack modules and a new all-in-one starter Eurorack modular synthesizer.

The new modules include a Quadrature Thru Zero VCO, a Trigger Sequencer (above), a Clock Multiplier/Ratcheting Controller and more.  Continue reading

Eisenberg Audio Releases Vier, Emulates Doepfer MS-404

Eisenberg_VierBerlin-based audio software developer Eisenberg Audio has released a new software synthesizer, Vier.

If you remember high school German class, you’ll recall that Vier means four, and Eisenberg’s Vier emulates the Doepfer MS-404, the monophonic analog synthesizer from the 1990s.

The Doepfer MS-404 was a single rack device. Vier combines four independent rack modules in one interface. More than an emulation of a beloved vintage synth, Vier uses modern technologies for its synthesis engine, such as anti-aliasing oscillators, which are capable of audio range modulation and zero-delay feedback filters best known from synthesizers like LuSH, Monark or Diva.
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