Syngate Records on Spotify (Playlist)

Syngate Records on Spotify

Here is a spotify playlist link of all the artists currently released on Syngate Records in Germany. Styles range from electronica, ambient, Berlin school, cinematic, synthwave and sometimes newage but most have roots in the Berlin school style both classic and modern. I will add new releases to the list as they appear.

Syngate Records (Spotify)

 

DASK - Liquid Decimation - (Downtempo Berlin School)

DASK - Liquid Decimation (Berlin School, Ambient, Downtempo)

Most of these tracks were made shortly after releasing 'Messages' on Syngate Records. Sometimes tracks just happen and flow even though I am just experimenting with new sounds and synth patches without any intention of making a complete track or any music, usually due to lack of anything else better to do. I have now learned to just run with it when this happens and a track can emerge out of the experimentation. In the past I would discard most part finished material, some pros may think for the better, however a theme can quickly develop based on an idea or experience.

DASK - Messages [Syngate Records] - (Wild Sequencer Berlin School)

DASK - Messages (Berlin School, Cosmic Ground, Redshift)

A second release on Syngate Records in Germany. Inspiration for this album came from watching various documentaries about the WOW signal, Frank Drake, the Drake equation and Tabby's Star. It is very heavily sequenced Berlin School inspired by groups such as Cosmic Ground that tend to the dark and heavy long running sequences. It has a few ambient sections as break pieces. Tracks can be previewed on the Bandcamp release. This album for me was also an exercise in multiple sequencing and composing tracks with layers of 3 or more sequences with effects.

Very Easy DIY Audio Mains Filter

Easy DIY Audio Mains Filter Parts

This is no doubt the easiest method of making a good quality mains filter suitable for any audio visual use be it a HiFi, home studio or TV system. These also make great mains filters for computer based systems. I make and use these on all my computer and audio based systems since they are better than the basic ones you buy for a computer and compare to many dedicated HiFi ones for a fraction of the price. When you price up something like the Megaclamp from Russ Andrews at £180 going the DIY route starts to look very appealing.

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DASK - Stray Photons (Berlin School Inspired Electronic)

The album is not quite dead but with streaming being popular it seems the playlist is becoming more important. Sadly this means any artist that makes an album as a journey might not get to see it played that way as key tracks are pulled and combined into spotify playlists for example. In fact how many modern mainstream albums are a collective journey and not just a bunch of pop songs some of which are hit singles. Some of the best ambient and electronica I have heard follow a theme and even the best in electronic music still do this today.

DASK - Insecta [Extended] - (Dark Ambient Berlin School)

DASK - Inseca (Progressive Ambient Berlin School Tangerine Dream Klaus Schulze)

After the release of Electron Utopia at Syngate Records I was working on experimental tracks that did not fit into the theme of that album. Most of the tracks started life as progressive ambient with one darker drone based structure which again was an experiment using old recordings slowed down.

Serum Synthesizer Free Patches

Serum VST Synth Free Patches

Serum has one of the best interfaces I have used in a soft synth. It is very easy to navigate and inspiring in that it encourages experimentation with sound and patch creation esp once you get into making custom wavetables. It is also a good synth to learn if you are new to synthesis due to the inteligent GUI. I had the opportunity to use it for a while and I created some patches for it which are mostly pads with some custom imported wavetables.

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Sonicsmiths The Foundry Instrument (Kontakt)

Sonicsmiths The Foundry Synth (Kontakt)

For anyone interested in sound design and creation not much can better using a fully configurable synthesizer be it either hardware or software based. Software synths such as Serum, Diva and even overlooked synths like Audjoo Helix have almost infinite sound sculpting possibilities. However such tools can be difficult to learn and use for someone new to synthesis and if you want to get fast results many then turn to preset romplers like Refx Nexus or sample libraries in Kontakt which have useful patches that sound good.

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DASK - Electron Utopia [Syngate Records] - (Classic Berlin School)

DASK - Electron Utopia (Berlin School Tangerine Dream Cinematic Atmospheric Ambient)

This album was released on Syngate records in Mechernich Germany. It is Berlin school electronica with a morphing atmospheric or cinematic ambient structure in the style of 70's and 80's Tangerine Dream were morphing intro's give way to sequencer driven patterns. The theme of the album is the electron and if you have an electronics background the track titles should make sense. Tracks can be previewed on the Bandcamp release.

01. Electron Utopia
02. Lorentz Force
03. Desert Synchrotron
04. Electron Transfer
05. Electron Transfer - Station Remix

DASK - Abiogenesis (Space Music Berlin School)

DASK - Abiogenesis (Ambient Atmospheric Berlin School Tangerine Dream Klaus Schulze Space Music Stranger Things)

My background is electronic engineering with a specialisation in audio but having experimented with various audio systems, synths, recording, sound creation and manipulation for several years I decided to stop throwing audio material away and complete an album. It was recorded over 6 months and mastered with minimal compression for high quality Hi-Fi or headphones in mind. A number of headphones were used in the mastering process including the original HD800 which are ultra transparent and cheap ear buds to check worst case listening via streaming.

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