Alex Retsis, A.K.A. Qebo, speaks about Blinksonic instruments
Alex Retsis is a freelance audio specialist based in Athens, Greece. He has been active in the field of discography,
since 1993 and in theater, TV and advertisement since 2008. For his work in advertisement he has won several domestic awards.
He setup two record companies – the techno label “Modular Expansion Records” and the experimental label “Anthropos-Mekhane”, which he currently runs. He has performed concerts in Europe including the Institute For Contemporary Art in Berlin,
at PACE – De Montfort University, Berghain & Tresor clubs and has participated in domestic festivals and events such as Synch, Bios, Mediaterra and many others. Alex is also the founder of Qebo (experimental electronic music act, signed artist with
Detroit Underground label) and Videogame Orchestra (chiptune side-project).
Alex Retsis has been an endorsed artist of the Japanese synthesizer company KORG, with his EMEX analog techno project.
He is also a sound designer & beta-tester, for audio software developers Glitchmachines.
He recently designed the hip-hop signature library “New City” for sample specialists Soundmorph and the video-game sound FX library “Parallax”, for Glitchmachines. He frequently collaborates with German audio pioneers Native Instruments for which he provides sound design and composition services, and US based sound innovators Twisted Tools. Alex’s latest production is the signature chiptune / circuit-bent Maschine Expansion “Byte Riot”, for Native Instruments.
Here’s what he thinks about BLINKSONIC ensembles :
” I have been using the Blinksonic instruments for quite some time now, and they ‘ve become vital tools of my every day creative process. They are cleverly designed, effective and super fun to use. My personal favorite is Substanz; I simply love the endless rhythmic possibilities it has to offer! Substanz, Aetonz and Ruidoz are always present when performing live with my Qebo act. I also use them, when I am looking for inspiration or interesting new sounds when designing a sample library. I recommend the Blinksonic tools to every electronic music artist and audio professional out there, and with those great prices you can’t go wrong. “
Listen this short excerpt and feel the digital savagery he deploys on his music. An awesome & pur IDM anthem here :
Qebo Audio / Visual Extract #1 from ánthrōpos mēkhané on Vimeo.
Alex Retsis aka Qebo, experimenting with live audio & real-time visuals. Audio produced, using mostly the Blinksonic Reaktor ensembles "Substanz" & "Ruidoz".