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Studio Tour of the Synth Palace

Studio Tour of the ‘Synth Palace’

We just needed to share this video via SYNTH4EVER for all of you that are ‘Addicted to Synths’. This is a studio tour of the ‘Synth Palace’ in Montreal, Quebec Canada with founder and curator Peter Venuto. This is a vast collection of Synths including

Behind The Score: Chariots of Fire

Behind The Score: Chariots of Fire

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

My Gear: Dark Water

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 on

Hybrid History: The Digital/Analogue Underdog Synthesisers

Combining digital and analogue components, through necessity or sonic exploration, has resulted in some of the most interesting and unique instruments within the fairly short history of synthesisers. Analogue components in the ‘70s had sonic capabilities that were limited in scope and expanding on that

Jexus – The Mysterious Youtuber Surfaces for Documentary & Giveaway

Jexus is (was?) a Polish synthesiser enthusiast and one of the original YouTube synth-guys in that wonderful time before YouTube became monetized and filled with career-tubers encouraging you to “hit subscribe”. He began uploading synth demos back in 2006, synth demos unlike any other synth

MIDI To Get a Major Update With the Announcement of MIDI 2.0

MIDI To Get a Major Update With the Announcement of MIDI 2.0

About 35 years after its introduction MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface), the communication protocol that lets musical instruments talk to each other, is finally entering the 21st Century with a major upgrade with the announcement of MIDI 2.0 this month. Although v2.0 introduces many new features,

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