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How to Make a Deorro-Style Lead Sound in Sylenth
Whether you're inspired by Deorro or you just fancy delving into some sound design using Sylenth, this tutorial by Sara Simm is designed to get you close to the distintive lead sound from Flashlight.
Oct. 26, 2015
Exploring Synth Patch Creation with Omnisphere 2
Omnisphere 2 is like universe of sound design and creation in a plug-in. But rather than simply going by the presets, Lynda Arnold is here to help you begin to program your own patches from scratch.
Oct. 23, 2015
Critter & Guitari OrganelleÂ Synth With Pure Data Patching
Critter & Guitari's new hardware, Organelle, at first glance reminds us of Pocket Piano. However, Organelle brings the world of open-source PureData patching into the hardware synth world. Impressive.
Oct. 18, 2015
Exclusive First Listen: Kate Simko 'Polyphonica' Fusing Chicago House With Modern Vibes
Listen to an exclusive track from the album, PolyRhythmic, by Kate Simko and Tevo. There's old-school vintage drum machines, analog synths & plenty of Chicago inside & Kate explains the tech process.
Oct. 7, 2015
11 Synth Mixing & Programming Mistakes Every Producer Should Avoid
Don't commit cardinal sin after cardinal sin when it comes to mixing / programming your hardware or software synthesizer. The following 11 tips are what every self-respecting producer should know.
G.W. Childs IV
Oct. 6, 2015
Novation Circuit In-Depth Video Review
The new Novation Circuit has caused a stir since its 1st October release. We decided to spend more days with it, going deeper than most, so you can discover what this groove box is really capable of.
Oct. 5, 2015
Novation Announces Circuit, Synth, Drum Machine, Pad Controller Grid-Based Groove Box
When a photo of Novation Circuit was leaked yesterday many thought this was a MIDI controller. It's SO much more. Circuit is a standalone synth & drum machine with 4x8 velocity sensitive pads...
Oct. 1, 2015
Strange Synths: Arduino-Based Ra Laser Scans Pyrite Discs To Create Unique Synth Soundscapes
Ready to inject your Tuesday with surreal synth sensations? This video Dmitry Morozv passed to us shows his sound object/synthesizer project using lasers to scan Pyrite and create incredible sounds.
Sep. 29, 2015
Review: Yamaha Reface YC
Looking for a portable synth with excellent organ sounds, built-in speakers which is fun to play and perform with? Then look no further than Yamaha's reface YC. Find out more in our video review.
Sep. 28, 2015
Review: Sequential Prophet 6
Does the new Dave Smith Instruments / Sequential Prophet 6 analog synth sound vintage and feel professional? Matt Vanacoro finds out on this review, with a video on how to program oscillator 1 too.
Sep. 25, 2015
Korg volca Multi VCO Tip: Creating 3 Bass Patterns With One volca bass
If you think Korg's volca bass is just, well, a bass... you'd be mistaken. It's a 3-synth-in-one beast and enables you to program three sub-patterns. G.W. Childs shows you how in this tutorial.
G.W. Childs IV
Sep. 24, 2015
Watch Sylvan Esso Perform in The Moog Sound Lab
Sylvan Esso return to the Moog Sound Lab to re-imagine "H.S.K.T" from their self-titled 2014 release. They employ Ableton Live at the heart of their performance with an array of MIDI synths.
Sep. 23, 2015
The Mellotron'"A Brief History from Analog Beginnings to the Digital Realm
Before the Synth, was the Mellotron. In this engaging article, Lynda Arnold explores its history from its analog beginnings all the way into the digital realm.
Sep. 12, 2015
Review: Patchblocks, Programmable Mini-Synth Modules
Imagine mini synth or effect modules you can program and connect to each other and you may be getting closer to understanding how awesome Patchblocks are. G.W. Childs discovers something truly unique.
G.W. Childs IV
Aug. 25, 2015
Create an '80s Analog Hard-Sync Sound in Logic Pro X Retro Synth
Logic Pro's Retro Synth emulates the sound of four classic synthesizer types: traditional Analog; analog (Hard) Sync; digital Wavetable; and digital FM. In this tutorial Joe Albano explores Hard Sync.
Aug. 17, 2015
Spectrasonics Releases Omnisphere 2.1 Update
One of the most popular power synths, Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 has been updated with simplified user sound sharing and Library Publishing for third-party development amongst the many additions.
Aug. 5, 2015
Build a Patch with SimSynth in FL Studio 12
SimSynth is a simple but powerful synthesizer that can get you down to the building blocks of how sound is generated. Using it can help you understand patch building for simple and complex synths.
Jul. 28, 2015
How to Create Big Layered Leads for EDM Productions
Want to make big, fat layered lead synth sounds? Sara Simms takes you through the process using Sylenth in the DAW of your choice. Perfect for beginners and more intermediate producers and musicians.
Jun. 17, 2015
Programming Presets for the New Sequential Prophet 6 Synthesizer
With the Sequential Prophet 6 ready to ship, we can now reveal that Steve H, publisher at AskVideo & Jordan Rudess, Dream Theater, are responsible for programming presets on this new DSI synthesizer.
May. 31, 2015
5 of the Best Platforms to Make Music Software
If you're reading this you're probably making music. But, have you ever wanted to make your own music software? It might be easier than you think. Liam Lacey outlines 5 platforms you should consider.
May. 24, 2015
How to Create a Dark Pad in Massive
This tutorial on making a dark, brooding pad is taken from Rishabh Rajan's FREE interactive eBook: NI Massive Sound Design Recipes available for iPad, iPhone, Mac, Android and PC.
May. 23, 2015
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