BOCS – Volume 1 (Boards Of Canada Synthesis)

BOCSSampleism has released BOCS Volume 1 – a sound library inspired by the sound of Boards Of Canada.

These sounds have been created using the same types of methods used by the group. Vintage analog synths, 4-tracks, valve amps VHS recorders were used.

As a result, the sounds have a ‘dirty, dusty, and dream like quality’.

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Being John Carpenter

Sunday Synth Jam: Ben Edwards, aka Benge, channels his inner John Carpenter, improvising some analog retronica.

Here’s what he has to say about it:

Sometimes I get the urge to pretend I am in the studio in 1980 making a horror movie soundtrack. Luckily I have a studio full of old equipment so this is not a problem.

Here I am on the Moog Modular, Linn LM1, Oberheim 4-Voice (via Moog Phaser), all going through the MCI 416b console, with a bit of EMT plate reverb for good measure

Signals From An Elusive Muse – A ‘Mid-Century’ Electronic Music Studio Jam

Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a ‘mid-century’ electronic music studio jam by Rod Mitchell, aka Atomic Shadow.

Mitchell works in a sort of alternate future retronica style, inspired by the music of early electronic music pioneers and the soundtracks of classic science fiction films.  Continue reading