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

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

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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

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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 …

The Studiologic Sledge: More Fun Than the Video
September 24, 2013 – 7:50 am | Comments Off
The Studiologic Sledge: More Fun Than the Video

Don’t judge the Studiologic Sledge based on the sales video. The sales guy might think that the first point to make about this product is that it has “a lot of great knobs,” but the …

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 …

History of Synthesizers: 1970 to 1980 End of the Pre-Digital Synth Era
June 12, 2013 – 8:20 am | No Comment
History of Synthesizers: 1970 to 1980 End of the Pre-Digital Synth Era

Previously we discussed how the first modern, tube operated synthesizers first came to be with the RCA Mark I and Mark II and how R. A. Moog used transistor technology to create the first line …