Designing Music NOW is honored to be bringing you Season 2 of JunkieXL’s online tutorial series, Studio Time.  Thanks so much to Tom Holkenborg (JunkieXL) for sharing his immense knowledge and experience. The entire Season 2 has 20 full length episodes!  The first 8 are posted below, and a link to the entire season can be found here.

Season 2, Episode 1 – Composing for Strings (Part 1)

In this episode, he discusses his development of the main theme for the film “Brimstone” starring Dakota Fanning.  He discusses his technique for developing the melody, and how that was transcribed for strings and eventually went to be recorded by orchestra.  He also talks about the various plug-in he uses.  Enjoy!

Season 2, Episode 2: Drum Computers

In this episode, Tom talks about vintage Drum Computers and their “impact” on him and early music icons such as Phil Collins, Prince and The Chemical Brothers.

 Season 2, Episode 3 – The Modular Wall

Modular Synth heaven!

Season 2, Episode 4

A walk through history of classic Roland synths – their sounds, features, and how to play them!


Season 2, Episode 5

Scoring the epic film Batman v. Superman.


Season 2, Episode 6

Season 2, Episode 7

One Bassline – Multiple Synths – talking bass and synths in Mad Max Fury Road

Season 2, Episode 8

Korg Synths – History of Synths focusing on the Korg Synths of old and new!

To view the remaining episodes (a total of 20 in all!!), head to Youtube here.


Season 1 of Studio Time

In case you missed it, you can revisit Season 1 here


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