MATRIXSYNTH: Lay Down Your Shield by No Man's Island

Saturday, May 02, 2020

Lay Down Your Shield by No Man's Island

Behind the scenes: creating the synth riff for Lay Down Your Shield

Published on May 2, 2020 No Man's Island
Update: video above added.

"A small secret about Lay Down Your Shield (released on April 28th) is that it was really already started on in December 2018. Songwriting is a long process 😅 The main riff of the song was created by Rune tweaking some sounds on his MFB Dominion 1 synthesizer, and eventually thought to himself 'hey, this sounds rather cool, doesn't it?'."

New track from supporting member, Rune Flobakk.

"We are not primarily a 'synth band' by any means, but the sound relies heavily on synths. On this song I used both an Alesis Andromeda A6 and an Oberheim Matrix-12. The arpeggiator riff in the verses is played on the Andromeda, and I use the Matrix-12 for chords in the refrain and bridge. The song is available on Spotify and most other streaming services"

You can find the release at the following links:



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