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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.

Synth Terminology And Basics for Beginners

Do you know subtractive from wavetable synthesis? How about what makes analog different from digital? All your synth terminology questions are answered in this handy, quick guide.

Understanding The Architecture Of Sample-Based Virtual Instruments

The many different sample-based instruments out there can use an array of terms to refer to the same concepts. Here, Joe Albano simplifies the whole thing for you.

On The Road: Portable Power Options For Synthesizers & Electronic Instruments

Gear that needs serious wattage can be tricky to power when you're away from the mains supply. But Scott Riesterer found some high powered solutions. Here, he shares his impressions.

Keeping It In The Family : 5 Cool Things To Do With Logic Pro X Instruments

You may know Logic Pro's instruments, but have you really been using them to their fullest potential? Matt Vanacoro shows you 5 tricks you might not know about.