Synths & Sound Design

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Here's Why Wavetable Is Unique Among Ableton Live 10's Instruments

Wavetable is a powerful synthesizer that's new in Live 10. But it has one feature that sets it apart from Live's other synths - can you guess what it is?

Marc Doty Explores The Secrets Of Great Bass in Arturia MatrixBrute

Marc Doty shows you how to tweak and set up Arturia's monster synth - MatrixBrute - to get a massive bass sound. Read on to find out the secret.

Best New Music Gear From NAMM 2018

It was tough, but we eventually picked our 10 favorite pieces of gear featured at, or during, NAMM 2018. Most of these debuted at the largest music show on the planet and there's a few surprises too!

Going Modular: My First Eurorack Experience

If you've ever wanted to get into the world of Eurorack but not known where to begin, Sara Simms is here to share her own experience of diving in at the deep end, and what it taught her.

Exploring The Sequencer On The Roland Boutique SE-02

Rishabh Rajan is here to show you how to use the powerful sequencer on Roland's latest Boutique hardware synth, with all its twists and turns.

Creative Rendering: Bouncing Audio for Inventive Effect and Loops in Ableton Live

Bouncing audio with effects and then editing the resulting audio clips is a trick that some producers have been using for years. Here's a practical example of how it works in Live.

Do You Know A Sampler From A ROMpler? Here's The Difference.

Hardware and software instruments share some common traits. Here, Joe Albano explains how samplers and ROMplers differ, as well as what they have in common.

Top Music Production Tutorial Articles 2017

From recording to arranging, mixing to mastering, Ableton Live to Logic Pro. There's been a lot of excellent tutorial articles published in 2017. Here's 12 of the most popular.

Making Logic Pro's Synth Plugins Sound Analog

Understanding how to detune oscillators in a synthesizer is key to getting your own unique sounds. In this short video, Mo Volans takes you through the fundamentals.

5 Keyboard Workstations that Rocked the 80s & 90s

Computers weren't always king - for many years, a hardware keyboard workstation was the dream item for players and producers. Here are 5 classics and a trip down memory lane.

Killer Sound Design In Ableton Live Using Resampling

Resampling inside Live - and other DAWs - is a great way to quickly print down effects, edits and other changes to sounds, giving you a wide range of sound design options. Here's how it works.

Getting More From Korg Volca Sample, Volca Bass & Volca Keys

These 3 videos will give you quick-start insider tips on Korg's volca Bass, Keys and Sample portable instruments. Dive in to learn how to use these cool boxes!

Xmas 2017 Gift Guide For Musicians And Producers

With Christmas and the Winter holidays round the corner you might be wondering what gift to get for yourself or those musicians or producers close to you. Here's more ideas than Santa could manage.

Here's How To Create A Classic Acid Bassline With Roland's TB-03

Here's how to use the classic Step Input method on Roland's Boutique TB-03 bass sequencer and synthesizer to make a cool-sounding acid bass sequence.

Making A Fat Lead Using Propellerhead Reason’s Europa Synth

Reason 10 comes with the mighty Europa Shapeshifting Synthesizer. While it has some awesome presets, making your own can be even better. Here’s how to create a really fat lead.