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Behind the Score: The Virgin Suicides

The moody soundtrack for the Sofia Coppola’s dreamy masterpiece The Virgin Suicides is inextricable from the film’s sticky wonderland inhabited by the Lisbon sisters and the teenage boys who feverishly obsess over their demise. French duo Air, composed of Nicolas Godin and Jean-Benoit Dunckel, were

Art of Synthesis: Korg

“Art is art when it is appreciated by someone.” – Isao Tomita Behind every great company there is usually is a great story, and Korg is certainly no exception. However, paradoxically with this story, the prologue comes at the end. At least the end of

My Gear: Micky Cooper

[addtoany] Whether they’re a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop
Behind The Score: Twin Peaks

Behind The Score: Twin Peaks

The weird and wonderful universe crafted in David Lynch’s cult series Twin Peaks is inextricably linked to its iconic soundtrack. Angelo Badalamenti composed the moody score in tandem with Lynch’s imagining of the world of Twin Peaks and as such, the visual cues and the

The Art of Synthesis: Melbourne Synth Festival 2018

If you are into LFO's, High Pass Filters, VCO's, DCO's, Envelopes, DSP, Aftertouch, ADSR's, CV's, MIDI, Arpeggiators or simply just keys, then this event will certainly trigger your Multi-Timbral. As part of Melbourne Music Week, Australian Musician, MESS and PBS 106.7 the inaugural Melbourne Synth Festival
Six Synths that Shaped 80’s Synth Pop

Iconic Synths that Shaped ’80s Synth Pop

The music of the '80s was monopolized by pop and shoulder pads, in fact synth pop and as it is with fashion trends, has seen a synth-revival, especially with analogue synths. We reflect and take a look at the synths that helped shape synth pop
Behind the Score: Suspiria by Goblin

Behind The Score: Suspiria by Goblin

Welcome back to Noisegate’s special series called Behind The Score. We are very excited to present these  bi-monthly investigative articles, which will explore all the nerdy details and behind-the-scenes secrets of your favourite synthesised film soundtracks. We’ve already covered the infamously intricate Wendy Carlos Moog

My Gear: Adrian Montagnese

Whether they are a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop on
Behind the Score: A Clockwork Orange

Behind The Score: A Clockwork Orange by Wendy Carlos

The stark opening to the Stanley Kubrick classic A Clockwork Orange is the perfect meeting of alarming stimulus; a screen bathed in blood red and three unsettling synthesised sounds melting downwards in pitch and tonality. These otherworldly sounds are followed by synthesised timpani hits and

My Gear: NO ZU

Whether they are a gear nerd or a gear noob, the type of gear an artist uses has a huge impact on their signature sound. In this regular series called My Gear, Noisegate picks the brains of exciting and diverse artists for a behind-the-scenes scoop