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Exploring The Complex Oscillator in Arturia Buchla Easel V

Get to the heart of sound shaping in this unique and powerful synth recreation. Rishabh Rajan takes you on a guided tour of the complex oscillator section of the Buchla Easel V.

Music Production Tricks: Making Keyboards & Guitars Sound Glorious In Your Mix

When keyboards and guitars slug it out in a mix, which one will win? As G.W Childs explains, it's not always simple. Here's how to decide when to push one or the other.

The Secret To Designing Timbres Explained by Marc Doty

Get to the heart of quickly and efficiently designing tones and timbres on your hardware synth with the techniques explained by Marc Doty in this quick video.

The Fairlight CMI Cost $32,000 But You Can Get Its Sound For Much Less

Arturia's recreation of this classic multi-instrument makes capturing its sound a reality for almost anyone. Here, Nigel Broad explains why it is so revered among musicians and producers.

Here's How To Unlock The Power Of Omnisphere's Arpeggiator

See how to use Omnisphere's arpeggiator to add movement and life to sample and synth-based sounds in Spectrasonics' legendary virtual instrument.

How To Avoid Bad Contracts: Advice For Musicians, Producers & Sound Designers

It can be a minefield out there when trying to negotiate the best deal for your work. Here's some invaluable advice from a producer who's seen all the tricks...

Krotos Audio Dehumaniser Vocal Processor: Designing A Patch From Scratch

Dehumaniser from Krotos Audio is a powerful voice processor and synthesizer that's capable of amazing results. This short video shows you how to build a patch from scratch.

Tweaking & Morphing Multi-Cycle Wavetables In Xfer Records Serum

With powerful wavetable shaping and editing tools, Serum may be the ultimate wavetable softsynth. Adam Pollard shows you how to get the most out of it.

Sample Tweaking In Native Instruments Flesh

Native Instruments' Flesh is a powerful instrument for fleshing out your samples and loops into whole tracks. Here, G.W Childs explains how to select and mangle samples for the best results.

Understanding The Unique Make Noise René Cartesian Sequencer

Named after Descartes, Make Noise's latest is a unique Cartesian sequencer. In this short video, Rishabh Rajan gives you a quick guided tour of the interface to help you get a head start.

Novation Peak: Exploring The Oscillators

Understanding how Peak's sound starts life is key to harnessing its power. Rishabh Rajan shows you how the oscillators work in this short video.

Building Bigger Basses with Ableton Live 10's Wavetable

Wavetable is new in Ableton Live 10 and it's capable of making some monster sounds. In this workshop, G.W.Childs shows you how to go about making some seriously large bass.

Making Generative Music With Eurorack Synths

Generative music can be incredibly creative but paradoxically, requires little or no input from a human once a setup has been built. Scott Riesterer explains how it works.

Sound Design Tricks: Using Finger Mics

A technique pioneered for field recording can give unique and fascinating results when transplanted to a studio setting. This short video from Diego Stocco shows you the secrets of sound design.

Designing Video Game Interface Sounds with Synths in Ableton Live

Ableton Live has all the tools you need to create your own video game interface sounds. It's fun and can even earn you some money! G.W Childs is here to show you how it's done.