Easy Synth Programming – Resonance

Easy Synth Programming – Resonance

Easy Synth Programming – Resonance I get it: there is a big disconnect between loading a killer patch compared to beginning with a blank slate.  There is nothing less inspiring for some producers than listening to a basic sawtooth come out of an initialized synth.  However, if you want to accelerate your sound design progress, then you must master filter resonance.  If you really want to skyrocket your skills

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Xenyx 802 Behringer Unboxing

Xenyx 802 Behringer Unboxing

Xenyx 802 Behringer Unboxing Need a quick fix for your mixer kicks?  Want a really rowdy router for your rollin’ rhythm power?  But you need it small not tall and big?  Saving cash for your second kid?  Well, my friend, I’ve found you a champ in the Xenyx 802.  Read reviews here.   Signal to Noise I’ve been using a Mackie VLZ3 for about the past six years.  A

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Easy Synth Programming – Synth LFO

Easy Synth Programming – Synth LFO

Easy Synth Programming – Synth LFO Here’s the ugly truth: if you don’t know how to wield the power of a synth LFO effectively, then you are not making world-class sounds.  There is no way around this fact.  You need to learn not only what an LFO is and what it does but also where it goes, how much it goes there, and many more details which aren’t immediately

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Easy Synth Programming – Sub Oscillator

Easy Synth Programming – Sub Oscillator

Easy Synth Programming – Sub Oscillator It’s scary to think about the problems which lurk around the corner for music people.  Specifically, in dealing with audio, the problems are particularly tricky because they can be invisible.  Inaudible, actually.  Even if you have the world’s greatest room, if you don’t realize that your bass is too thin then your music will never sound professional.  Make sure you have enough bass

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Easy Synth Programming – More Filter Envelope

Easy Synth Programming – More Filter Envelope

Easy Synth Programming – More Filter Envelope Filter decay and sustain have an amazing level of influence of your end sound.  If you don’t know how to wield the filter envelope’s parameters then you should keep reading.  Pick up a copy of Syntorial for free here.  Why not put my tunes on in the background while u read? First, the Agony You don’t realize how much you’re missing out

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Easy Synth Programming – Detune

Easy Synth Programming – Detune

Easy Synth Programming – Detune There’s nothing worse than opening up a synth, hitting a key and being greeted by the most boring and annoying sound in the history of man: the unfiltered saw wave.  Luckily for you, it’s actually pretty easy to take that simple buzz and transform it into a swirling, or pulsing, or even wobbling masterpiece.  All you need to do is click your heels and

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Easy Synth Programming – Amp Decay-Sustain

Easy Synth Programming – Amp Decay-Sustain

Easy Synth Programming – Amp Decay-Sustain All’s well that ends well – but not so fast!  We all know the star athlete back in high school, right?  That jock had his peak but did he suddenly just die off into fat middle-aged oblivion?  No he didn’t!  He instead faded a bit and then hung out in a middle management position while his midsection remained at a healthy girth.  Synths

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Easy Synth Programming – Echo

Easy Synth Programming – Echo

Easy Synth Programming – Echo Hello?  Hello?  Hello?  Is there anybody IN there?  Remember Pink Floyd?  That sound, as you know, is called an echo.  Technically, it’s called a delay.  It’s called a delay due to the mechanical way it’s produced in audio.  If you go to the grand canyon, it’s an echo.  Two different things.  Today, we’re going to explore echo-slash-delay and how it can turn your flat

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