September 16, 2014 – 10:05 am | No Comment

Audiofanzine put the Waldorf Streichfett digital synthesizer to the test. Released earlier this year, the small box is designed to replicate the sound of vintage string machines.
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Sampling: Wavetables
March 13, 2015 – 11:02 am | No Comment

In the 17th article of our series, we initiated you to sample-based synthesis and wavetables. Let’s get a deeper look at this particular form of sound synthesis.
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Bit by bit: the sample-based synthesis
February 26, 2015 – 10:53 am | No Comment


Sample-based synthesis may sound an unusual technique, but it’s more common than expected. Think Wavetables for instance…
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What is additive synthesis?
February 23, 2015 – 1:27 pm | No Comment


After removing elements, let’s layer signal for another popular type of audio synthesis, namely the additive synthesis…
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All about subtractive synthesis
February 11, 2015 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

The most popular type of sound synthesis is, undoubtedly, the subtractive synth. Evidently, it’s the first we’ll review in our 15th episode.
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Flanger, phaser, chorus, Ring modulation and PWM effects in sound synthesis
February 9, 2015 – 2:02 pm | No Comment

A few weeks ago we introduced the basic effects used in sound synthesis, this article introduces you to some more: Flanger, phaser, chorus, Ring modulation and Pulse Width Modulation.
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Understanding MIDI Modes and Messages
January 21, 2015 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

The second part of our Synthesis section dedicated to MIDI explains how MIDI devices to communicate between them (Control Change, Program Change, SysEx, Velocity, Pitch Bend…).
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Introduction to the MIDI standard
January 14, 2015 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

Now that we’ve seen the fundamentals in sound synthesis, let’s see what the MIDI standard is all about in our 11th installment of this series.
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Polyphony, Paraphony and Multitimbrality
January 9, 2015 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

Happy new year with a new installment in our Sound Synthesis understanding series. In this 10th episode, we’ll explain the difference between polyphony, paraphony and multitimbrality so that you will never get confused when meeting …

A Mono/Poly Game
November 4, 2014 – 10:52 am | No Comment

The 9th installment in our Synthesis series for beginners explains the concept of monophonic and polyphonic sounds.
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Send It in an Envelope
October 24, 2014 – 4:26 am | No Comment

The 8th article of our Synthesis series is all about envelopes, one of the many useful features to create and modulate sounds on your synthesizer.
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Filter it Out!
October 16, 2014 – 9:18 am | No Comment

In the seventh part of our Synthesis series, you’ll learn everything about filters: hi-pass, low-pass, band-pass, notch won’t be a mysterious feature on your synths anymore.
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