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What piece of equipment do you have to show us today?

Today I’m going to show you our OP-1 Synth which is one of our newest instruments, but is quickly becoming one of our favourites.  


How did you come across this particular item?

It was actually given to myself and my brother Zech as a joint birthday present by one of our best friends Josiah. He had his own one for a while, which we got the chance to try and we absolutely fell in love with it.


What is that you like so much about it?

It’s a very small portable synth, which you can take literally anywhere. For me, I love the old school look about it and its ability to create awesome 8bit sounds. Being a huge gameboy fan, I modified a gameboy a while back and used a software called LSDJ to pretty much turn a gameboy into a musical instrument. The software was quite hard to use but this synth makes it much easier and a lot more fun.


How do you use it, and how has it shaped the way you write music?

As it’s pretty new, we haven’t had the chance to take it into the studio yet, but we’re starting to use it for samples and adding in different layers of sounds. 


Any other interesting points/stories about it?

It has a program effect on it that is literally a cow (see picture) .


Woodlock are set to tour nationally this month in support of their latest single ‘Something Broke That Day’. For more information visit woodlock.com.au.