Synths & Sound Design

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4 Famous Classic Analog Synths Every Producer Should Know About

You have probably seen the software versions, but how much do you know about the legendary hardware synths that inspired generations of music makers?

Understanding Oscillators Will Help You Make Better Pads For EDM. Here's How...

Oscillators are at the heart of many kinds of synthesized sound. In this video you'll see how they can be tweaked to make better pads, or indeed many other types of patch.

Getting to Know the volca FM Arpeggiator

What better way to liven up your performances than with some patterns and movement? Here's how the volca FM's arpeggiator works, plus a few insider tricks...

Watch The Fundamentals Of The 0-Coast Eurorack Synth In 6 Minutes

Some synths have a bigger learning curve than others, but with an expert to guide you through, life can be much easier! Rishabh Rajan is here to help.

5 Cool Things You May Not Know About MIDI

MIDI... you know all about it, right? Everyone does. Well here are a few things that you may not have known about this ubiquitous technology...

Meet The Korg Volca FM In This Quick Introductory Video Showcasing Sounds And Features

Korg's volca FM is a cool hardware synth that packs the synth engine of a real DX7 into a much smaller box. G.W Childs shows you what this means for your music making.

What’s So Great About The Minimoog?

Since Moog Music reissued the classic Minimoog Model D analog synthesizer, there's been a lot of talk about this particular synth and what makes it unique and great. Joe Albano explores it deeper.

Using Chaos Oscillators To Bring Movement To Your Bass Sounds In Serum

An element of unpredictability can be programmed into your synths to add character, warmth and depth to any bass patch. Multiplier shows you how.

A Synth With No Presets: Experiencing The Joys of The Korg Arp Odyssey

Working without a preset system can help you to learn the controls of your instrument in a particularly deep and intuitive way. Here, we look at the Korg Arp Odyssey.

7 Modeled Instruments You Might Not Believe Are Emulations

Modelled virtual (and some physical) instruments have gone from strength to strength. Here are seven of the most authentic-sounding ones around today.

Tweaking Your Organ Sounds in 4 Easy Steps

Hammond organ emulations have improved immeasurably over the years. Here are four pro tips to help you make your organ playing sound as authentic as possible.

Watch A Tour Of Roland's Ultra Portable Boutique JX-03 Synth

Roland's affordable and ultra-portable Boutique JX-03 is endless fun. Watch Rishabh Rajan's quick overview to learn your way around its controls.

How To Make A Majestic Bass Pad In Sylenth Like Torul's Saviour of Love

Ever wanted to make an amazing bass pad sound in Sylenth1? Torul is here to share his secrets and show you exactly how to do it.

Synthesis Essentials: Know Your Filters

You probably use the filters on your synths all the time, but how much do you really know about them? This guide will make you a filter expert...

Master Logic's Vintage B3 Organ With This Guide To Virtual Mic Placement

Logic's Vintage B3 Organ has plenty of tools to help you get exactly the retro organ sound you're looking for. Find out how with this quick tour from Booker Edwards, Jr.