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Sebastian ‘KEBU’ Teir On Analog Music In A Digital World

Synthesist Sebastian Teir, aka KEBU, shared this video, which captures his TEDx talk on Analog Music In A Digital World.

Teir creates electronic music with vintage analog gear. He counts pioneers like Jean-Michel Jarre and Vangelis as his musical influences.

In this talk, KEBU discusses some of the reasons he prefers analog synthesizers over digital ones, how he uses them in his music, and also where he does like to incorporate digital gear into his work.

And, while Teir’s focus is on analog synths and retro electronic sounds, he notes that, ultimately, “It’s not about the tools, but about how you use them’. 

Video Summary:

His music is distinguished not only by a skillful treatment of synthesizers but also of an audience- captivating live performance surrounded by a large arsenal of synths. His YouTube channel has attracted over ten million views and a lot of appraisal. Kebu’s latest album reached number 6 on the Finnish album charts. He was nominated for “Best International Artist” and “Best International Album” by the German Schallwelle Music Awards in 2013 and 2017.

Kebu is an artist who creates instrumental, melodic synthesizer music using analogue synthesizers only. His music is distinguished not only by a skillful treatment of synthesizers but also of an audience- captivating live performance surrounded by a large arsenal of synths.

His YouTube channel has attracted over ten million views and a lot of appraisal. Kebu’s latest album reached number 6 on the Finnish album charts. He was nominated for “Best International Artist” and “Best International Album” by the German Schallwelle Music Awards in 2013 and 2017.