UK-based ondes Martenot player

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Recording / Josh Semans / ondes Martenot

Bringing the ondes Martenot to you.

If you are working on some music and you want it to feature the sound of the ondes Martenot, it has never been easier than this! You are only a few clicks away from bespoke, high-quality recordings that will slot right into your project. You don’t need to rely on a VST or a synthesiser to approximate the sound of the ondes Martenot, when I can record parts specifically for you and your project.

I’ve provided material for albums, soundtracks, and sample libraries all from the comfort of my home studio and it is always a pleasure. I strive to deliver exactly what the client wants, and everyone I have worked with has been delighted by the quality of my recordings and performance.

If you want me to record some ondes Martenot parts for you, it starts with an email conversation. That way, you can let me know what you have in mind, if you have a score, or if you have the part sketched out on another instrument. I’ll then send you a demo recording, and you can suggest any changes to the part, the tone, or the performance. Then, when you have received the final recordings - we’re all done. Of course, I am more than happy to write the part myself, and it is often the case that I am left to do this; whatever works best for you and your project.


The turnaround time for these recordings does depend on my workload and, of course, what it is you want me to record. Generally, I would aim to deliver final recordings within two weeks following the confirmation of what you’d like recorded. Please get in touch for a pricing list, and to get the conversation started about how I can bring the ondes Martenot to your music. To have a listen to what sort of sounds you may be interested in, and to learn more about the ondes Martenot, click here.

Just in case you're interested, I record in my home studio with the following equipment and software;

  • Focusrite Clarett 8 Pre X

  • Focal CMS50 monitor speakers

  • Microphones by Audio Technica, Shure, Røde, and Oktava

  • Ableton Live 9 & 10

  • Logic Pro X

Josh Semans / ondes Martenot (illustration by F. Devine, 2018)