Modulas Makes Controlling Your DAW Easy
May 1, 2014 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

When you’re creating a synth sound in your home studio, laying down tracks can be tough to do. You’ve got your MIDI connections or your microphones hooked up, you’ve got your computer nearby, and you’ve …

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

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

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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 …

Just How Good Is the Geo Synthesizer?
December 15, 2013 – 8:29 am | No Comment
Just How Good Is the Geo Synthesizer?

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I don’t know about you, but I have found that it can be difficult to perfect a fluid sound for some specific ambient compositions. Sharp or crisp tones are often easily added into any musical …

Be Just Like Animusic
November 21, 2013 – 3:25 pm | No Comment
Be Just Like Animusic

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 …

The Arturia MicroBrute: Monophonic Bliss
November 18, 2013 – 9:16 am | No Comment
The Arturia MicroBrute: Monophonic Bliss

If you’re looking to get something that will be an all-in-one package for your synth needs, the Arturia MicroBrute is not it. For an MSRP of just over $200, to expect a full synth package …

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 …

The Simplest Way to Utilize Additive Synthesis
October 18, 2013 – 8:36 am | No Comment
The Simplest Way to Utilize Additive Synthesis

One of the biggest problems with software synths is that they end up sounding rather unnatural. Even major recording programs, such as Logic, do their best to replicate a synth sound, but the end result …

Love Analog Sequencers? Check Out the Korg Volca Series!
October 17, 2013 – 11:02 am | No Comment
Love Analog Sequencers? Check Out the Korg Volca Series!

If you’re really into EDM production tools and you like the idea of having analog sequencers, then the Korg Volca Series is perfect for you! This series comes in three distinct models to allow you …

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 …

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 …