Posts with tag sound-design

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The Fundamentals Of FM Synthesis With Sugar Bytes Aparillo

This 16-voice FM synthesizer has a friendly look that hides a wealth of programming and sound shaping options. Rishabh Rajan explores the core of its sound generating tools.

New Zynaptiq Plugin, Intensity, Uses Facial Recognition Algorithms For Audio Processing

The new plugin for mixing, mastering and sound design from Zynaptiq has a unique approach to audio processing. Using techniques found in facial recognition algorithms, it adds intensity to your sounds

How To Design A Punchy Sub Bass In Under 4 Minutes

Use this quick technique in any software or hardware synth to create a deep sub bass that can lend weight to the bottom end of your productions.

5 Tips for Creating Transitions In Electronic Tracks

Transitions are a great way to bridge sections of a track when composing and arranging. Here are 5 ways to use them most effectively.

AizerX Trailer SFX Designer Toolkit Offers One-Click Custom Sound Effects

These two new sample-based instruments from Keepforest aim to cover all the bases for creative sound design for music, games, film and TV.

Free Live MasterClass - Performing Your Sound Design with Reformer Pro

Join the developer of this unique sound design plug-in for a free, hands-on MasterClass where you'll learn how to turn any sample into a Foley effect - and more.

Review: Sugar Bytes Aparillo

Sugar Bytes is known for innovative and unusual instruments and effects, so how will Rishabh Rajan find its latest synth, Aparillo? Read on to find out what he discovered.

Native Instruments Releases TRK-01, Kick & Bass Creation For Reaktor

TRK-01 from Native Instruments is a fast and powerful kick and bass sound design tool which includes intuitive sequencing and modulation features.

Umlaut Audio ARCUS Turns Acoustic Instruments Into Complex Textures

This latest soundpack and Kontakt instrument collection from Umlaut Audio, ARCUS, is hard to define. The atmospheres sound organic and are evolved from acoustic instrument performances.

Robot Composer Turns Data from 1 Million Smartphones Into Music

Using Mechatronics - a blend of electronics and mechanical engineering, artist Andrius Šarapovas created this sound and light installation, and it's quite remarkable.

Chaos Culture Freak-Q Is An Ableton Live EQ On Steroids With 2048 Bands!

This new MaxforLive EQ device from Chaos Culture is so much more capable than the sum of its parts. Ideal for Ableton Live-based sound designers, Freak-Q is available to download now.

Krotos Audio Announces Reformer Pro With Dynamic Input Technology, Transient Engine And More

The new Dynamic Input technology, Transient Engine and a bunch of other new features make this unique processor an even more interesting proposition for sound designers.

Review: UVI Augmented Piano

How do you augment a piano? According to UVI, by almost destroying it to get some truly unique sounds and effects. Matt Vanacoro took it for a spin.

How To Avoid Bad Contracts: Advice For Musicians, Producers & Sound Designers

It can be a minefield out there when trying to negotiate the best deal for your work. Here's some invaluable advice from a producer who's seen all the tricks...

Review: Soniccouture Haunted Spaces

With 8GB of sounds and 400 presets, Soniccouture's Haunted Spaces is a sound design tool that could find a home in the studios of many producers. Lynda Arnold investigates...