Synths & Sound Design

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A Personal Tribute To Don Buchla: Innovating Across The Synthesizer Universe

Publisher of AskAudio Academy, Steve H, shares his personal journey with synthesis, how he came to use Buchla synthesizers and explains the impact Don Buchla has had on the world today and tomorrow.

Creating Arps in Cubase

Cubase gives you 2 MIDI arpeggiator processors, the Arpache 5 and Arpache SX. Each has its own benefits. Let’s take a look at how to use these MIDI effects and explore the differences between them.

Watch How To Create Complex Motion Patterns in Native Instruments FORM Synth

Using the sample section of NI’s excellent new Reaktor synth, FORM, Matt Cellitti shows how to add interest to patches with some cool sound design tips in this video tutorial.

Free MMM Pre-Master Tool Audio Effects Rack For Ableton Live

In an ideal world we'd send mixes to be professionally mastered. If you're looking to master, or pre-master, in Ableton Live this FREE audio effects rack from Manmade Mastering is a must-download.

5 Tips To Speed Up Your Korg Electribe 2 Workflow

So you've got a Korg Electribe 2 (or are thinking about getting one) and you want some workflow tips and tricks? You're in the right place! G.W. Childs is here to help.

Synthesizer Patch Bays: A Beginner's Guide

If you feel intimidated by synthesis and patch bays and find you're excusing yourself from conversations about them, now is the time to face your fear and discover your inner synth power.

Creating Great Sounding Handclaps

Handclaps can be heard in all genres and styles of music. In this quick tutorial, Jay Asher explores how to easily and quickly create handclaps that sound great.

Realtime Audio Stretching in FL Studio 12.3

Get time-stretching (in real-time) in FL Studio 12.3 with this useful guide by Gary Hiebner.

Adding Attitude To Drums Using 1176 Classic Compressor

Sometimes, it pays to be bold when producing drums. One way is by using the classic 1176 LN Compressor/Peak Limiter, which can take an average sound and turn it into edgy, aggressive monster.

How To Use Korg Kronos To Sample, Record & Edit Audio

The Korg Kronos Synthesizer workstation has a number of tricks up its sleeve. One of these is being able to sample audio using it and even send it through the internal effects engine.

How to Make a Beat on Elektron Analog RYTM & Overbridge in 6 Minutes

In this 6-minute video tutorial Thavius Beck shows how to use Elektron's excellent Overbridge and Analog RYTM to make a beat.

Recreating The Stranger Things Theme Using U-he Diva

You don't need $10,000s worth of analog hardware synthesizers to recreate the gorgeous theme music to Netflix's Stranger Things. Here's how to get very close to the sound using u-he's Diva plug-in.

An Introductory Guide To Starting A Eurorack Synthesizer System

So You Want To Start A Eurorack Synth System? Scott Riesterer is here with things to consider to help you stay sane in your journey into modular synths without getting lost in a tangle of wires.

What Are The Defining Features of Tech House?

If you've ever wondered what make Tech House... Tech House then this video from Multiplier looks to make it clearer using musical cues and examples.

5 steps To Turn Your Favorite Sampler into a Monster Synthesizer

After reading this you'll never think of your sampler and synthesizer as separate beasts ever again. Here's 5 steps to turning your sampler (hardware or software) into a powerful synthesizer.