Novation has revealed their new documentary, Oscillator Culture // The Story of the Polysynth. The documentary explores the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. Inventors, musicians, and enthusiasts take a moment to reflect on their often complex relationship with the polysynth – for many, it's an all-consuming passion.
In this documentary, we hear from Ben Rossborough (Cyberwave EMS), Nick Batt (Sonic State) and Finlay Shakespeare (Future Sound Systems). Novation's Synth aficionados, Chris Calcutt, Danny Nugent, Nick Bookman and Jerome Meunier, who were entrenched in the development of Peak while this documentary was being made, offer their perspectives on the scene.
This latest project with the polysynth community – featuring seven interviews from across the spectrum of polysynth landscape – is not Novation's first collaboration, and it won’t be its last. Pad Culture // The Story of the Launchpad Lightshow is a deep dive into the how Launchpad became more than just an Ableton controller.