March 27, 2020
Synthwave Production Explained
An excellent production for synth players, especially those from the 80s
This was an excellent overview of the synthwave genre. Especially helpful for us original 1980s players who are not sure where their rather cheesy sounds and styles they know and love from the 80s fit with contemporary genres.
It may be still a niche genre but it is still absolutely recognisable as a derivative of the original.
The instructor has a solid understanding of how the sounds are constructed and also why they were done they way they were - the continual forward drive was a result of having very limited programming and polyphony as well as a stylistic choice in a lot of cases.
I miss working with synthetic sounds (mostly doing video scoring now) so this is a nice way to be able to go back and play with some of the "New Romantic" and "New Wave" stuff which is now so old :-)
It is awesome to see Groove3 covering a wider spectrum of genres with synthwave, ambient and chill starting to make more of an appearance.
Sound for Film/TV,