Reason 10 comes with the mighty Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer. While it has some awesome presets, making your own can be even better. Here’s how to create a really fat lead.
The principles for quickly creating a computer chiptune style lead sound can be applied to any synthesizer. This short video explains how to do it for yourself.
Why turn to a synth when a voice can do just as well, and sounds great? Here's how to achieve great results with a voice instead of a synth in Ableton Live.
If you’re looking for warm, analog synth sounds delivered in the convenience of an Ableton Live pack then this new collection of 80s VHS Synths from AfroDJMac is sure to appeal.
If you've got a Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2 mono synthesizer, then this expertly crafted sound bank from Boxed Ear is going to appeal with its super basses, warped leads, alien textures & deep pads.
Retrologue 2 is the latest version of Steinberg’s virtual analogue synthesizer. Hollin Jones shows you how to build your own lead synth patch from scratch.
Whether you're inspired by Deorro or you just fancy delving into some sound design using Sylenth, this tutorial by Sara Simm is designed to get you close to the distintive lead sound from Flashlight.
The new Novation Circuit has caused a stir since its 1st October release. We decided to spend more days with it, going deeper than most, so you can discover what this groove box is really capable of.
The Yamaha Reface CP features a vintage keyboard sound engine with six detailed vintage keyboard types. Matt Vanacoro puts all six to the test in this video review.
So you want a Nord Lead A1, but you'd prefer it without the keyboard. Wouldn't it be great if you could get a rack-mountable/desktop version for your studio? Well, now you can!
If you're looking for a synth with attitude for seriously cool bass and lead sounds you should check out Native Instruments' Monark. G. W. Childs gives it a thorough exploration in this review.
Cakewalk are known for creating excellent tools for PC musicians. Now the Z3TA+2 synth is available for Mac! Once you've finished rejoicing, read the review by Noah Pred & download the 30 day trial!
Got a hankering for creating dubstep synth sounds? Then you really need to check out Cyclops by Sugar Bytes! Gary Hiebner couldn't resist taking this instruments for a spin and tests it to the limit.
It’s that time of year - your wallet rinsed by the holiday season, and nothing inspirational under the tree. So, find yourself a bargain or two, and maybe reinvigorate your inner composer...
Some software synths rely on endless LFOs and complex filters, but don’t get close to creating a wonderful sound... not so for Kilohearts’ ONE! G. W. Childs discovers more.