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Be Just Like Animusic

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Animusic is one of those synth organizations that is always on the forefront of cutting edge technology. They’ve been around for a few years now, but they still continue to inspire a new generation of people who love synth to think outside the box. They also take the concept of synth to a new level: instead of just creating audio magic, they also create animated digital synth magic that corresponds to the music being played. In some ways, it’s like watching a musical instrument version of Veggietales.

Can You Replicate Animusic For Yourself?

You might not have the ability to digitally sync animated graphics to your music, but you can be inspired by Animusic to create your own amazing creations. What you’ll notice in all of the work that Animusic does is that you can make an impact on modern music without all of the pop culture requirements that seem to be getting radio play. With a focus on harps, syncopated beats, and layers of sound that make sense, it is incredibly easy to get lost in the music. That should be the goal of any audio creator!

Where synth musicians tend to fail when it comes to replicating sounds that Animusic has perfected is that they put themselves on a deadline, either a real one or a subconscious one. It takes time to craft a perfect sound and make it seem authentic, even if it is created through analog or digital mediums. The lesson to be learned from Animusic is that you should never just settle for a sound because you’ve grown weary.

Keep pushing on toward perfection.

Acoustic Curves Takes the Concept of Sting-Based Synth To New Levels

The problem with creating a synth string sound is that is so often sounds false and harsh. Even when you can get a sound to be fairly accurate, it still doesn’t seem to correspond with the rest of the piece that is being created. With Acoustic Curves, Animusic proves that you can have an authentic, multi-layered string composition that focuses solely on the strings themselves without any bass beats beyond the hum of the string itself. Synced with the graphics, you’ve already determined the piece is legit before the drums come in two minutes into the composition.

You Can Be Complex Without Being Complicated

The other issue that synth lovers tend to run into as they are creating their own music is that they tend to overcomplicate the sounds they are making. You can create a truly complex melody, rhythm, and bassline without complicating the sound! Pure sounds, woven together into an intricate mix, can create a better impression than overly complicated, modified sounds that sound completely artificial. It’s all about how you want to target your listener’s ears – being authentic sometimes means being pure with a beautifully simplistic synth sound.

Experience all of Animusic has to offer today through their videos and sounds, then use that to inspire your own synth creativity. It really will help you develop your own unique signature style!

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