Snow Patrol

Synthastic guitars

Snow Patrol

Synthastic guitars

As the bassist and backing vocalist of Snow Patrol, Paul Wilson abounds with the musical know-how on how to complete the emotional spectrum of a song.

We chatted with Paul about songwriting and experimenting with bass sounds on his go-to synths in the V Collection.

The ionic sounds
of the V collection

There are certain sounds in there, like in the JUP-8V or Prophet or Mini V, that everyone knows and loves and you can just bring them up, they’re all in the presets.

The presets are great - you have the bass sounds, the lead sounds, so you can literally just go straight to bass sounds and flick through until you get something you want. You can tweak it, the cutoff, the resonance and then you’ve got what you want very quickly. It’s pretty amazing.

On Matrix 12 V

On layering Jupiter 8 V synths

On probing the Moog Modular V

On the unique sound of Prophet V

On the satisfying presets of Mellotron V

On the epic, familiar sounds of Solina V

On KeyLab MKII and the future of music equipment