Sunday Synth Jam: Here’s a rare example of Vangelis, improvising music on video.
The vintage video makes it clear how Vangelis uses multiple keyboards to create electronic arrangements live. He actively uses three keyboards with his right hand, completing a piano part, playing a CS-80 melody or adding a synthesized accent on what looks to be a Sequential Circuits Prophet 5. Continue reading
ZenSound has released Trail of Nexus 6 – a free sound library for u-he’s Tyrell N6, inspired by Blade Runner.
Here’s what they have to say about the sound library:
This soundset have a futuristic sound, it is the natural continuation of the soundset Rebeld. All the sounds of this soundset are good for all styles of music and perfect for futuristic electronic compositions.
Here’s an audio preview: Continue reading
In this video, via Future Music Magazine, Sebastiaan Vandevoorde, aka Moonlight Matters, explains why he loves his classic analogue synth, the Alesis Andromeda.
Love modular synths + the iconic soundtrack of Blade Runner?
Then you may want to check out the Moments Lost Modular Challenge.
The contest is organized by the creators of Moments Lost – a crowdfunded project to create new music and art inspired by Blade Runner. The project is now fully funded – but the Modular Challenge is open through Jan 7th.
Here’s what they have to say about the Modular Challenge: Continue reading
Vangelis And The Journey to Ithaka is a new documentary on the Greek composer.
In this brief except from the film, we get a look at the custom set up that Vangelis uses and how he uses it to create improvised symphonic electronic compositions.
Check it out and let us know what you think! Continue reading
This video looks at the sounds of the Yamaha CS-80 synthesizer – and the role they played in the music of Vangelis.
They may be presets – but Vangelis made them iconic…..