Synths & Sound Design

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A Guide To Building Synths in Native Instruments Reaktor: Part 1

In Part 1 of this mini-series for Reaktor users, Rishabh Rajan shows how to build a synthesizer from scratch inside Native Instruments' popular graphical modular music software creation platform.

Why Everyone is Talking about Superbooth + Andreas Schneider Video Interview

Superbooth16 refused to be defined as either an exhibition, cultural event, or synth gallery. It was all the above and more. Never before have we experienced music machines in such an exciting way.

How To Remix Loops Live in GarageBand for iOS

Just how addictive is remixing live loops and effects in GarageBand for iPad and iPhone? Simple answer. VERY! Matt Vanacoro shows you how powerful Apple's remixing platform has become.

Modular Synth Secrets: Understanding Voltage Using the Moog Mother 32

This video from the complete course on the Moog Mother 32 is perfect for those new to the this semi-modular, analog synth or even the world of  Eurorack. Watch this free video tutorial below.

Using Ableton Live's Vocoder as a Return Effect

Despite having so many creative possibilities a lot of producers think of the vocoder as the 'robot voice' effect. G.W. Childs shows how Ableton Live's vocoder can phase up/bliss out your tracks.

Getting Started With Audiobus for iOS

iOS musicians stand up. So you want to get audio from one iOS app to another? Audiobus is the app you should have already installed. Here's a quick getting started guide for setting up Audiobus.

Getting Crazy With Korg Volca Sample’s Loop Mode

The Korg volca sample is capable of processing samples, rhythms and melodies in fun very interesting ways... and in some ways you might not have thought of. G.W. Childs demonstrate what it can do.

4 Signal Flow Mistakes To Avoid

In today's in-the-box digital music DAW, it's easy to make mistakes with signal flow. Here are four ways to get your signal flow in order and improve your recording, mixing and production process too.

How to Make Distorted Guitars Sound Big Using Plug-In Amp Modelers

Discover how to make disrupted electric guitars sound larger than life using plug-in amp modeler and very few effects in this excellent tutorial from guitar and production expert Rich Tozzoli.

Designing an EDM Drum Kit in Reason

Reason comes with some great kits but creating your own is the way to get a truly unique sound for your productions. We show you how in 10 simple steps…

5 Tips For Working With Logic Pro X’s Flex Pitch

So you can want to correct some pitch problems on vocals or an instrument and you're using Logic Pro X? Enter Flex Pitch. Joe Albano shares 5 excellent tips of getting the most out of Flex Pitch.

Reverb & Reverse Tips For Korg volca sample

The Korg volca sample has two very powerful and flexible effects: reverb and reverse. In this short video tutorial G.W. Childs demonstrates how to use both effects to their full potential.

6 Mistakes To Avoid When Using Distortion Processors / Amp Sims

With so many distortion and amp sim processing units and plugins available we take a look at processing mistakes to avoid, and conversely, provide some tips to help you tame the distortion as needed.

Removing Reverb Using iZotope’s De-reverb Plug-In

Everyone knows it's impossible to remove reverb from your audio recordings, right? Wrong. iZotope RX4 is an extremely powerful audio repair suite and includes a very capable de-reverb processor.

5 Quick Ways To Personalize Apple Loops in Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X comes with more Apple Loops than you can shake a stick at. But often you'll want to take a loop and make it your own, give it your own sonic personality. Jay Asher shows 5 ways to do this.