Sometimes called “Additional Programming” or “Synthesizer Sound Design”, these are various sounds create for use within a Composer’s score instead of common “off the shelf” sounds that everyone has access to.
The Monster Modular Synth!!
The individual modules are sourced from all over the world – ranging from established synthesizer companies to one-man operations that design and build each by hand. The sonic possibilities of the system are endless, such as a building something from a huge trunk of Lego, and offers a bespoke sonic edge to a composer’s sound.
Various synthesis methods are available on the system: Subtractive, Additive, FM, Physical Modelling, Granular, and if that’s not enough, real-world instruments can be integrated and manipulated via microphone or previous recordings.