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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.