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Are you tired of cheap synthesizers that tend to fall apart at the slightest nudge? Or change their sound simply because you accidentally scratched it while changing out cords? The Dave Smith Prophet 12 is …

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Program Your Synth Like a Pro: The LFO
March 1, 2014 – 8:58 am | No Comment
Program Your Synth Like a Pro: The LFO

One of the most difficult components of programming a synth is the incorporation of the LFO. The LFO, which is the low frequency oscillator, is a very necessary component of any sourced sound being generated. …

Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Envelope Generators
February 20, 2014 – 8:54 am | No Comment
Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Envelope Generators

After the filter, the amplifier is one of the most commonly used modifiers that is on the synth. In order to control the amplifier, you need to know what to do with your envelope generator. …

Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Filters
February 3, 2014 – 1:31 pm | No Comment
Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Filters

Now that you’ve developed a unique sound from your sound source, you’re ready to make it even more unique through the use of modifiers. Depending on your synth equipment, there’s a good chance that you …

Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Sound Sources
January 19, 2014 – 10:11 am | No Comment
Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Sound Sources

In order to really program a synth like a pro, you’ve got to first understand the source of the sounds that you’re generating. Starting at the source, your sounds can become a wide plethora of …

Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Introducing the Synthesizer
January 14, 2014 – 3:38 pm | No Comment
Program Your Synth Like a Pro: Introducing the Synthesizer

Are you ready to take your sounds beyond the factory presets of your synth? When you know how the components of your synth work together, you’ll be able to program like a pro in no …

Create a Realistic, Funky Bass Sound
October 23, 2013 – 10:10 am | No Comment
Create a Realistic, Funky Bass Sound

The reason why so many synth bass sounds fail isn’t because of the quality of the sound, but because of the actual structure of the notes itself. There are established musical standards that bass players …

4 Steps To Create Your Own Loops and Samples
October 11, 2013 – 10:27 am | Comments Off
4 Steps To Create Your Own Loops and Samples

Whether you are using Logic, Abelton, or another recording program, there are plenty of websites available right now that are offering you looped sounds to help fill out a recording you’re trying to make. With …

Get the Biggest Junk In Your Trunk
October 1, 2013 – 1:19 pm | Comments Off
Get the Biggest Junk In Your Trunk

For most musicians, the chance to record their synth at a recording studio is a rare opportunity. At best, there may be a home studio that was built in order to record the awesome sounds …

Synth Britannia – The history of the Synthesizer
September 25, 2013 – 9:38 am | Comments Off
Synth Britannia – The history of the Synthesizer

The documentary by BBC4, Synth Britannia, produced and directed by Ben Whalley, is the introduction into Brittan’s synthizing revolution.   The documentary uses Stanley Kubrick’s   A Clockwork Orange as the set piece which allows the commentators …

Inventor of the Synthesizer Documentary
September 21, 2013 – 10:48 am | Comments Off
Inventor of the Synthesizer Documentary

In this documentary made by Hans Fjellestad and produced by Plexifilm, we are introduced to the history of the synthesizer invented by Robert Moog who later sparked a revolution in the world of electronic music …