Posts with tag music-synthesis

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Synth Terminology And Basics for Beginners

Do you know subtractive from wavetable synthesis? How about what makes analog different from digital? All your synth terminology questions are answered in this handy, quick guide.

Ultimate Patches Releases 222 Brand New Patches For IK Multimedia UNO Hardware Synth

Get the most out of your UNO hardware synth with 222 brand new patches, but without having to build them yourself. Here's the new collection from Ultimate Patches.

Arturia Debuts MicroFreak, PCB Synthesizer With CV, Pressure Sensitivity And Sequencer

This cool little synth, just announced by Arturia, has a pressure sensitive playing surface, multiple synth engines and it's more affordable than you might expect. Here's the lowdown.

Free Update To Waldorf Quantum Synth Adds Brand New Synth Engine, Kernel Synthesis

The free 2.0 software update for Waldorf's Quantum synth adds a brand new fifth synthesis engine for even greater sonic flexibility. Here's what you need to know.

Moog Grandmother - The Power Of The Oscillator Revealed

The Moog Grandmother is a lot of fun to play, but if you understand how it does its magic you'll be sure to get the most out of it. Find out how in this short video.

Check Out Steve H, Composer Of Reading Rainbow, Performing New Track In 3D With Buchla 200e

Publisher, producer and performer - Steve H certainly knows his way around a synth. Here, he performs live on video his track Droplets Collide, using the Buchla 200e.

XILS-Labs Updates Magical Matrix Modular Soft Synth to XILS 4 v1.5

Jean-Michel Jarre loves the VCS3 analog synthesizer... and he has been blown away by the sound and flexibilty of the XILS 4 software version. You just need to listen to it to find out why.

Watch Endorphin.es And Todd Barton Talk Modular Synthesis

Join Endorphin.es and Todd Barton as they discuss the SHUTTLE synth, music-making and more in this free MasterClass recording, available on catchup now.

The Secret To Designing Timbres Explained by Marc Doty

Get to the heart of quickly and efficiently designing tones and timbres on your hardware synth with the techniques explained by Marc Doty in this quick video.

Marc Doty Demonstrates How To Quickly Make Synth Sounds More Dynamic

Learn how Control Voltage works in synthesizers and how it can let you create a virtually limitless universe of sounds. In this short video, Marc Doty explores using the LFO on a filter.

Using Native Instruments Flesh To Compose Music

If you're more of a producer than a player, NI's Flesh can help you build your rhythmic samples into whole tracks. G.W Childs explains how it's done.

Review: U-He Repro 5: Polyphonic Prophet

This virtual recreation of the classic Prophet 5 is new from accomplished Berlin-based developer U-He. Noah Pred road tested the Repro 5: Polyphonic Prophet.

Best of 2017: Hardware Synths

Hardware synths continued to grow in popularity through 2017 proving that demand for tactile music machines is alive and kicking. Here's 10 of our favorite hardware synths released this year.  

Review: Air Music Tech Loom II

The multi-talented Loom II from Air Music Tech features unique sounds, an array of modules and a friendly take on additive synthesis. Noah Pred was suitably impressed...

Learn Core Synthesis Skills With Marc Doty & David Earl

Whether you're a beginner or a relatively experienced synth user, it never hurts to renew and refresh your understanding of the fundamentals of how sound and synths work. Here's 2 short videos.