15.09.2016 – Analogue black

After all the virtual synths we used on our last album, Layer 8, I (mibo) had the strong need to turn real buttons again… So here is a nice photograph Daniel made last time we met in my Keng Paï Studios. Having fun is of course the main reason for making music!



19.08.2016 – No coast at all this year

A new addition to my little modular universe is this tiny metal box. They called it 0-COAST probably because the poor musician living in Luxembourg does not see a coast for some time… It is a really nasty sounding device and does not need too much special treatment to scream it out!



03.02.2016 – Going modular…

As a global movement to modular synths is showing up, Syntheziax is putting hands on Reaktor 6. Now this makes FUN on a 4K TV. 🙂 New sounds around the corner very soon! Stay tuned for more…



21.11.2015 – Layer 8 – Cover for All

As announced you can download and print the cover of our album Layer 8 here. Of course it is a better idea to order a real CD by email: [email protected]. This will not only look better but it will also sound a lot better!



06.11.2015 – Download Cards

We have these nice DOWNLOAD CARDS for our album Layer 8. With the redeem code printed on it you can get our music off the CD Baby server for free!

If you want to be a sponsor supporting our Art and maybe need a very special gift for your customers, don’t hesitate to contact us ([email protected]).



14.10.2015 – Goldstream…

Not bad for one song streaming… thank you Apple !
I think this gets awesome (or maybe huge), if we reach a million streams.

Apple iTunes Match


12.10.2015 – Syntheziax in Télécran issue 42

Thank you, Mireille MEYER for this nice double page article in this week’s Télécran, issue 42, where you can read some interesting info about Syntheziax at work. (Text: Mireille MEYER, Photos: Gerry HUBERTY, Télécran 42)

Telecran 42 - Syntheziax


15.09.2015 – Let’s get busy… again

Summer touring is over, so let’s start up the engines again for some new projects… Wait, maybe we need to do some promotion for our Layer 8 album first 🙂


As for the summer tour, Daniel was active at the Holland Connection while mibo put the groove on the St Tropez beaches…

Rainy Day, Dream away…


30.07.2015 – J.I.T.

The first package arrived just in time for the release, now if I had a CD player to listen to the finished product…



01.07.2015 – Get ready…

One month ’till the release (party?)…

If you want to listen to our album Layer 8 on your iWhatever, forget those little white crappy earphones! The little monster on the photo below with the green cable is a great choice if you want to hear how it sounds on our big studio speakers. Plug it in, turn it up and enjoy a 72 minutes relaxing session!

(It is actually an AKG Q460, and you can buy it for about 89 €)



2015.06.21 – Remote sequencing

The recording of Layer 8 was done simultaneously in two studios, the Keng Paï Studios in the north of the country and the Second Cents Studios in the city of Luxembourg. This resulted in a huge traffic of exchanging messages. Our chat history is counting over 45’000 messages now. Almost every night the lines were glowing and the up- and download of the tracks to the cloud created some heavy traffic!



15.06.2015 – It is done…

We have finished mastering our album "Layer 8" in the amazing Translab Mastering Studios in Paris. "Binj" Weber made an incredible job with our mix and brought out even more detail and punch! Now we can’t wait to get everything ready for the factory.



08.06.2015 – Covers for all…

We don’t like our music dressed up like in the following photo, so we will provide a download link for our album cover for all our pirate friends! If you cannot afford 13 € to support our passion, at least print the cover and put it in the jewelbox…



29.05.2015 – Mastering booked !

We booked a day or two in Paris on June 13 (no, it is not a friday). Our agent sent us some information about the studio and we are really exited about how it looks from the inside! Who knows where this can be?



20.05.2015 – Decisions… to be made

Black or white… sometimes decisions are so hard to make, but I think we found the right color! Now Daniel suggests we might add some photos, (what does he have in mind) as we are not getting enough response after the launch of the website!?!

What do you think?



15.05.2015 – Time flies

Yes, it took us one month to get everything right, but now, after a final listening session at our friends from S.K.O.R.‘s amazing studios (https://www.facebook.com/skorband) we are really satisfied with our work.

We can’t wait to get the mastering done in … Paris! (more to come)



14.04.2015 – Mixing approaching final stage

Listening all day to the same song is very hard, (some weirdos use it for torture), but it always gets better. Although we are mixing from the start of the project, we now took another approach to get the levels right. Almost seeing the end of the road!

Now we give the mixes (and our ears) a little rest, just like a good cook does with the meals… Listening on different sound systems, taking notes… as you can see it is a very demanding job!



01.04.2015 – We made it !!!

Yesss, after 3 months we finished the recording process for our album. 13 songs, over 72 minutes of music! I am very proud of our work. Now let the mixing begin! The next two weeks are reserved for this hard task but the result is already promising.



25.03.2015 – In good company

Our Apollo’s received some help from their big brothers, the UAD Thunderbolt Octo’s, now we have a total of 24 DSP’s in the house, more than enough to handle all the always growing processing power needed for this project!



11.03.2015 – The AIR collection

8 very special synths from the AIR collection (http://www.airmusictech.com) are a great addition to our already giant arsenal of music sources. I must say that every one is still unique in sound and possibilities and we are searchin for very special sounds as you will hear on the release.



04.03.2015 – Still on time

2 months passed since the debut of the project and we are still on time, yes, 9 tracks are ready for the last pass. It looks like we are making a great record and I must say that I (mibo) have already lost the general overview who played what and who played where… Good thing is – we have not planned any live venues so far!



18.02.2015 – Se-quen-cing

Some songs were created in Logic X while others in Ableton Live9. Both sequencers (or DAW’s) have advantages, Live9 being mibo‘s preferred tool to use with Push, while Logic X is the main sequencer for Daniel.

One thing in common for all tracks however is the incredible Akai MPC. We decided to use it as our main drum generator for this album. The timing is so incredible, everything you play instantly grooves!




11.02.2015 – UAD

Our UAD Apollo’s and the whole bunch of plugins we bought over the time is one of the best investments we made lately. Being able to use a panoply of great sounding compressors, eq’s and effects is so inspiring and makes our tracks sound like processed with all these unaffordable goodies!



04.02.2015 – Progress takes toll

We must say we are extremely well on schedule, 4 tracks are structured to our satisfaction. Now there is a lot of work to be done, so sometimes there are long nightshifts the only way to progress. Go to sleep at 4am and then up again at 7am is sometimes a little bit hard!



28.01.2015 – Some things must change…

Work on the album is advancing well, changing little melodies and simple grooves into always more complex arrangements, most tracks now use up to 20 different synths.

Some of the tracks were moved to a Vol.2 folder, replaced by others, to create a more homogeneous image. In The Bush, a track not included in the initial list, seems to advance to one of the main focused tracks of the album.


07.01.2015 – Song selection phase

The primary selection having material for about 2 hours, we had to narrow the choice to 13 songs to fit on a CD. Hoping to be happy with our decisions, the near future evolution of the project however should make us revisit some of our initial choices!



01.01.2015 – It all starts here…

In January 2015, Michel BONTEMPS and Daniel MACK, both synth wizards from Luxembourg, started a challenge to create a full album from 32 small sequences hiding among hundreds on the hard discs.


It was actually the first time that a dead-line for one of our projects was set: 3 months for a complete 70 minute CD! A very tight schedule when you start only with a melody or a groove and your working grid is only 4 hours a week of team work.