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Koma Field Kit & Field Kit FX vs Custom Field Recording Modular Rig

After reviewing the Koma Field Kit, Scott Riesterer was keen to see how it fared against his own, custom-built rig. Here's what he discovered.

Infected Mushroom Reveal Vocal Processing Plugin Workflows

Check out this free recorded live lecture and course to find out the studio secrets Infected Mushroom have perfected over their 20 years in music...

Creating The Perfect Techno Kick With Logic Pro's Sculpture

Sculpture isn't only good at material sounds. See how to use its controls in unusual and creative ways to build an authentic techno kick drum patch.

How To Make A Wavetable Synth... That's 100% ANALOG

Wavetable synths are a lot of fun but they're digital, right? Is it possible to create one that's 100% analog? Well, Loopop shows how in this illuminating video tutorial.

5 Tips For Adding Character To Your Beats With Arturia DrumBrute Impact

Arturia's DrumBrute Impact could be just what you need to make powerful rhythms on the move. Here are 5 pro tips to get the best results from this cool drum machine.

The Secret To Making Cool Rhythmic Patches With Native Instruments FM8

Find out how to take advantage of operators, envelopes and noise to make dynamic, fluid and interesting rhythmic patches in NI's flagship FM synthesizer.

Textural Sound Design With Propellerhead Reason’s Grain Synthesizer

Reason’s Grain synth is an incredible tool for sample manipulation that gives you total control over every aspect of your sound - and it’s perfect for ambience and textures.

Modular Synthesis: Using Audio As CV & CV As Audio

By mixing up connections that might not seem like they should work together, you can get some amazing results. That's the beauty of eurorack systems, as Scott Riesterer explains.

Extending Creativity With Creative Extensions In Ableton Live 10

Live 10 users can grab this pack of creative extensions for free through their accounts. Noah Pred has a number of excellent reasons why you should do so...

The Fundamentals Of Ableton Live's Operator FM Synth Explained In 2 Minutes

Get straight to work with Ableton Live's powerful Operator FM synth - learn the fundamentals of how it works in this short video.

9 Super Synth Tricks For Arturia MatrixBrute

Loopop is back with a supercharged video with 9 super synth tips with the Arturia MatrixBrute. It's a great collection of tips and tricks and perfect as a precursor to our MatrixBrute video courses.

The Fundamentals Of FM Synthesis With Sugar Bytes Aparillo

This 16-voice FM synthesizer has a friendly look that hides a wealth of programming and sound shaping options. Rishabh Rajan explores the core of its sound generating tools.

How To Design A Punchy Sub Bass In Under 4 Minutes

Use this quick technique in any software or hardware synth to create a deep sub bass that can lend weight to the bottom end of your productions.

5 Tips for Creating Transitions In Electronic Tracks

Transitions are a great way to bridge sections of a track when composing and arranging. Here are 5 ways to use them most effectively.

Super Vocal Processing Tips With iZotope’s VocalSynth 2

VocalSynth 2 is a powerhouse of vocal processing and synthesis. Here are some expert tips on how to use it to its fullest potential, and avoid possible pitfalls.