Posts with tag synthesis-techniques

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11 Synth Mixing & Programming Mistakes Every Producer Should Avoid

Don't commit cardinal sin after cardinal sin when it comes to mixing / programming your hardware or software synthesizer. The following 11 tips are what every self-respecting producer should know.

Novation Circuit In-Depth Video Review

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.

Yamaha VOCALOID Singing Voice Synth, Cyber Diva, is 1st Female US English Library

Vocaloid is a sining voice synthesis technology which has just got a useful new library which caters to creating female American English vocal parts. Good to see Yamaha continuing to push the tech.

Animated Cartoon Character Performs on Sequential Prophet 5 & Roland TR-808

So you’ve probably seen a number of videos of end users like you and me performing on their hardware synths. But this video created by Tuyoshi Morihara is a little different.

Make Noise Releases tELHARMONIC, Multi-Voice Eurorack Module by Tom Erbe

Coded by Tom Erbe, the latest synth module from Make Noise is tELEHARMONIC, a 3 voice additive harmonic synth. Below you'll find a video demo and the information about this module.

Expert Sylenth Arpeggiator Tips

Sylenth is one of the most popular and used software synths for electronic dance music production, and with good reason. Rishabh Rajan takes us through how to use its arpeggiator in this video.

If Heaven was a Modular Synth it Might Sound Like This

Featuring Mutable Instruments Eurorack modules, a Roland SH-101and Ableton Live, this performance of ambient track Purple Memory Clouds from Brian Knoll shows just how beautiful modular synths can be.

How FL Studio’s BeepMap Synth Converts Images into Sounds

Even if you haven't yet updated to FL Studio 12 yet (why not??) Gary Hiebner shows you how to translate visual pixels into sonic synthesis using BeepMap. We wish every DAW had this!

Watch Ulrich Schnauss Reveal His Awesome Synth Collection

German born, London based electronic musician & producer, Ulrich Schnauss, is known for this work with Tangerine Dream, My Bloody Valentine & Slowdive. Here he showcases his synth collection on video.

Unraveling The Korg iMS-20 Patch Panel

The Korg iMS-20 (think Korg MS-20 and MS-20 mini) was one of the first serious synth iPad apps for musicians and is still going strong. Find out how to unleash the power behind its Patch Panel.

Synthesis Survival Guide: Filters

In his last mission on uncovering the mysteries of synthesis, Peter Schwartz explored Frequency. Get ready for the big reveal on everything related to filters.

A Brief History of FM Synthesis

David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja) is here on a mission. The mission is to explain the history of FM synthesis (you know, Ghostbusters basslines, etc). In this fascinating article David does that and more.

Review: Loom, A Dream Weaver Of A Synth

Loom, an additive virtual synth from Air Music Technology, has turned a lot of heads - including Noah Pred's. Find out if this 64-bit synth sounds as good as it looks in this in depth review.

On Synth Terminology: Frequency (Everybody Hertz, Sometimes)

Got your synthesis terminology in a twist, or just keen to understand this field more fully? Peter Schwartz is on the case in this mini series to help you tune in to understanding Frequency.

Building a Basic FM Synth in FM8

Don't be put off by the term, "Frequency Modulation Synthesis"! FM synthesis is extremely powerful and Native Instruments' FM8 makes using it a lot, lot easier.