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4 Cool Things To Do In Logic Pro X's Alchemy

Alchemy is one of the flagship synths in Apple's Logic Pro X. Here, Matt Vanacoro reveals some of its hidden depths and shows you how to use it at the next level.

Synth Icons: Minimoog Model D

Moog's Minimoog Model D played a pivotal role in the development of modern music from electronic to pop and far beyond. Here's its story from creation to the present day.

Power Up Kontakt With MIDI Mapping And Automation

Quickly assign controllers from hardware or other software to parameters inside Kontakt for more dynamic and interesting sounds. Matt Vanacoro shows you how.

Ten Film Composers Every Composer Should Know

These composers have all played a pivotal role in defining the sound of cinema. How many of them do you know?

Synth Icons: Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer

Roland's TR-808 is a stone cold classic in the history - and the present - of music technology. But its story has a few more twists and turns than you might have guessed...

Synth Workshop: Beyond Beginner Techniques

If you want to take your synthesis skills and knowledge to the next level, this handy guide from Matt Vanacoro will tell you everything you need to know about the wonderful world of synths.

Teenage Engineering OP-Z: Step Recording Demystified

Unlock the power of Teenage Engineering's OP-Z hardware with this short video, where you'll learn step sequencing skills in just a few minutes.

How To Build Your Own Synths With The Grid In Bitwig Studio

In this video, learn what the Grid is and how it can help you build any soft synth your mind can imagine - all inside Bitwig Studio 3.

Unlock The Power Of Arturia Synthi V's Onboard Sequencer

Arturia's latest soft synth recreates a true classic. See Rishabh Rajan use its onboard sequencer to quickly and easily make great-sounding sequences with minimal effort.

How Much Do You Know About Reaktor Ensembles?

Watch Matt Cellitti demo and explain some of Komplete's most powerful and unusual Reaktor Ensembles and learn much more about the wonderful world of Reaktor.

Additive Synthesis With Ableton Live's Operator

Operator is more than just a workhorse synth in Ableton Live - its additive synthesis capabilities elevate it to the next level. Noah Pred explains how to take advantage of it.

Scientists Have Created The Loudest Sound Ever... Yes, Louder Than Your Amp Turned To 11

How loud is the loudest sound ever made - even the loudest sound it is possible to make? Scientists think they have the answer, and it might surprise you how they got there.

Fun With Formants - How Do They Work?

You may have come across formants when dealing with pitch shifting or vocals, but what exactly are they? Joe Albano explains all in this handy guide.

The 4 Coolest Things You Might Have Missed At Superbooth 2019

In among the big names at Superbooth 2019 were some lesser-known gems you may have missed, but that you definitely need to know about. Noah Pred reveals all.

The Korg Prologue's Core Connections Explained

Get the lowdown on hooking up and connecting your Korg Prologue in this short video. You'll be up and running in under 4 minutes.