Colin Benders Masterclass
Learn how to take full advantage of one of the most versatile electronic instruments, from the basics of modular synthesizers moving up to large modulars and the advanced skills Colin uses in his sets.
Get exclusive access to his new modular setup and discover everything you can do with modular synthesizers: adding envelopes, bringing in LFOs and noise, stacking VCAs, creating drum sounds from scratch, or embracing spontaneity in your live performances.
Download the free virtual modular synthesis environment VCV Rack, emulate his analog setup, pick up his tricks and techniques, and follow every step he takes to replicate his patch.
Get free access to Chapter 14: Making a snare from scratch. In this chapter, you will learn how to create your own unique snare sound. Colin Benders takes you through the process step-by-step, explaining the challenges and techniques involved.
Colin Benders is a high-wired artistic spirit, a mind drilled to compose as swiftly as he creates. Over the past seven years, Benders honed an instrument that can fully harness this unique gift for conducting an abundance of sonic elements: the modular synth. From polyphonic, harmony-based pieces to resounding techno sprawls, Benders lives to make music for the here and now, and in turn, unshackle himself from the type of rigid recording-and-live performance cycle many musicians find themselves stuck in.
Even before touching his first modular synth module, Benders managed to push the possibilities of live music to its utmost limits. His Kyteman Orchestra received myriad accolades, as a velocity of ideas manifested through live performance in unprecedented ways. Over the past few years, Benders has been invited to perform at established festivals and clubs, including Awakenings, Dekmantel, Le Guess Who?, Amsterdam Dance Event and Berghain.