Synths & Sound Design

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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. 

Getting Started With the Roland TB-03 Synth

Roland's Boutique TB-03 synth is great for making acid bass sequences that evoke classic EDM tracks. Here's how to get started and make your first sequence.

Vintage Drum Machines: 5 Reasons We Still Want Them

Software is great but there are many reasons why some people still prefer - and will pay a hefty premium for - real hardware drum machines, particularly vintage ones. Here's why.

Eurorack Synthesis: Exploring The Obvious & Less Obvious Uses of VCAs

So you may have a basic idea of what a VCA is and what it does, but wouldn't it be great to be able to really get the most out of them? Here's Scott Riesterer with some lesser know uses for them.

How to Create a Hans Zimmer Style Shepard Tone Effect in Logic Pro X

Getting the kinds of effects used by top flight Hollywood composers like Hans Zimmer doesn't always have to be as hard as you might think. Here's how to replicate the Shepard Tone Effect.

Learn Core Synthesis Skills With Marc Doty & David Earl

Whether you're a beginner or a relatively experienced synth user, it never hurts to renew and refresh your understanding of the fundamentals of how sound and synths work. Here's 2 short videos.

Reason's Europa Shapeshifting Synth - Create Unique Sounds Using Different Voicings

This new course on Reason 10's Europa synth explains all you need to know about the powerful new instrument. Here, learn about the voicing options and how to create fat sounds.

How to Create Future Bass SuperSaw Chord Sounds in Logic

Logic's ES2 is a powerful and adaptable synth. In this tutorial, Gary Hiebner shows you how to use it to make a cool sounding future bass supersaw chord patch.

Behringer Deepmind 12 - The Modulation Matrix Explained

With this short hands-on guide to the Deepmind 12's modulation matrix section you'll see how to quickly create dynamic, fluid and interesting sounds without investing too much time and effort.