Ask.Audio Synth Stories Podcast
Ask.Audio Synth Stories Podcast
Ask.Audio Synth Stories podcast focuses in on the hardware synthesizers musicians and producers program and play on their tracks. Because every synth has a story!
Synth Stories 20 - Goose Synrise & Arp Odyssey
Welcome back to SynthStories... it's been 2 years since the last episode was broadcast and I'm so happy to return! We're back with a bang featuring a synth anthem from Belgian band GOOSE! Dave Martijn from Goose reveals the makings of the crazily addictive hook from Synrise, recreates it from scratch and explains how the anthem came into being using the iconic ARP Odyssey and their love of synthesisers in general.
Feb 2, 2021
31 min
Synth Stories 19 - Jade Rose & Arturia MicroBrute & Mutable Instruments Ambika
In this episode of SynthStories Jade Rose from the US, recreates parts of her beautiful track, Amethyst, that can be found on her new album Moonstone. Jade has an interesting array of synths, modular synths, guitars and other gizmos - some that she’s built herself. Among the synths explored in this episode are the Arturia MicroBrute, Ambika and the Freestate FX modular in the Lawrence public library in Kansas, USA. Visit Ask.Audio to read the accompanying interview with Jade Rose.
Aug 27, 2018
26 min
Synth Stories 18 - Wehbba & Roland SE-02
In this episode of SynthStories one of Brazil’s best-loved music exports, Wehbba, reveals his synth workflows on the headliner from his recent EP, Eclipse. Although originally written using an Arturia synth plugin, Webhha re-made the main hook after he met the Roland & Studio electronics SE-02 analog synthesizer.
Jul 9, 2018
32 min
Synth Stories 17 - Dani Karanyi - Dave Smith OB6
Multi-award winning Budapest-based electronic musician, media and film score producer, Dani Karanyi, takes us deeper into the synth score of his latest album, Stardive. This album explores the interaction between AI and a Biologist in a post-apocalyptic world. Using the versatile and unique Dave Smith Instruments OB6 synthesizer, Dani recreates sections from the track Welcome Home Zeta from Stardive. The accompanying novel for Stardive is being released shortly as an ebook.
Jun 16, 2018
18 min
Synth Stories 16 - Eric Maltz - Moog Sub 37
In this episode of SynthStories New York native and Berlin-based electronic producer, Eric Maltz, takes us into the addictive and bruising machine techno that is the title track of his recent EP, Pathway. The Pathway EP features 3 tracks that Eric feels explore the doubts and fears one faces and has to overcome when setting out on a new path. Using his trusted Moog Sub 37 duophonic analog synthesizer, Eric recreates the synth line featured in Pathway.
Apr 30, 2018
23 min
Synth Stories 15 - Todd Barton / Ursula K. Le Guin - Always Coming Home - Buchla Music Easel
In this episode Todd Barton takes us on a musical and literary journey back to 1985 when he worked with Ursula K. Le Guin, famous for the EarthSea novels. Todd Barton created the musical score for Ursula’s fascinating novel, Always Coming Home, which focuses on a people that might have lived a long time ago in Northern California, and the book came with a cassette tape of music, songs and poems for The Kesh co-created by Ursula and Todd. The music for Always Coming was originally created using authentic acoustic instruments and Todd’s Roland Jupiter 8. Unfortunately he sold the Jupiter 8 many years ago, so has re-created the sounds from the track Music of the 8th House using the Buchla Music Easel.
Mar 27, 2018
22 min
Synth Stories 14: Shall Ocin & Moog Sub Phatty
Synth Stories 14: Shall Ocin & Moog Sub Phatty by Ask.Audio
Feb 17, 2018
14 min
Synth Stories 13: Lucid Grain
In this episode we are taken on a melodic. ambient, experimental sonic journey with Martha Plachetka, you might know as Panic Girl) and Anatol Locker (Ambiosonics & Spheric Lounge) who have formed modular synth super-group, Lucid Grain. They’ve just released their debut album, Rise and Fall, where they construct ambient vibes that balance the chaos of continually evolving acoustic worlds. The track they "reconstruct" was created specially for this episode of Synth Stories and combines a wide array of eurorack modules resulting in some breath taking and frankly wonderful sounds. Web:
Jan 10, 2018
39 min
Synth Stories 12: Kevin Blumenfeld In The Vault - Moog Mother 32
Kevin Blumenfeld is a respected composer, orchestrator and synthesist who has worked on films for with Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams such as Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, The Ring, Tears of the Sun, Matchstick Men, and Shrek 2, and scored many of his own TV and films including The Walking Dead, and In The Vault. In this episode Kevin takes us on a musical journey using the Moog Mother 32 and one of the stand out tracks from In The Vault, Suspects. He also walks us through his creative process when scoring and his reasons for turning to the Mother 32 for recent sound track work. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
Dec 7, 2017
15 min
Synth Stories: 11 Hans Berg - Pathfinder
In this episode Hans Berg, respected techno, house and experimental artist showcases his recent release, Pathfinder, and recreates the sounds using the Make Noise Teleharmonic synth module and the Elektron Analog RYTM drum machine. There’s some useful sound design and synth tips Hans reveals from his studio production workflow and live setup. Visit: for more info.
Oct 10, 2017
30 min
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