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.

‘Forgotten Sounds’ Of The Korg MS-20 Mini

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Kaj Roger Willumsen, captures a live performance (with sequencers) in his Forgotten Sounds series.

The series is described as ‘relaxing instrumental music’, featuring the analog sounds of Korg MS-20 Mini synthesizer.  Continue reading

Analog Drum Synthesis With The Korg MS-20 Mini (Plus Free Sample Library)

In this series of videos from Wave Alchemy, sound designer Matt Urmenyi offers tips and advice on how to synthesize drum sounds with an analog synthesizer.  using a Korg MS-20 Mini.

In the 5-part series, Urmenyi demonstrates how to use the MS-20 Mini to create kick drum, snare drum, cymbal, tom and conga sounds.

To accompany this video series, Wave Alchemy has released a free sample library of analog drum sounds, synthesized using the Korg MS-20 Mini. MS-20 Mini Drums offers 483 drum samples and can be downloaded for free.  Continue reading