This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

When it comes to synths, there are some bits of basic synth theory that are useful to know.

At the core of those bits, lie oscillators. Why, you ask? I’ll tell you… Continue reading »

This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

To counteract last week’s 7 deadly synths, let’s take a look at something that will make some heavenly sounds – 7 of the best, most impressive and most expensive hardware synths, workstations and in some cases all-in-one-studios about.

So here we go: 7 heavenly synths!

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This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

Every producer has their vices.

Whether it’s using the same preset too much, using the same amount of swing on every song (I’m looking at a certain Swedish producer here) or killing prostitutes, there is sure to be something that tarnishes their image.

This article will take a look at the former.   7 of the most overused synth effects in the industry and the culprits that use them.

Here we go – The Seven Deadly Synths.

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This blog was written for primeloops.com – check them out for some ace samples and to see my blogs 2 months earlier!

Tired of the same tired, old synth sounds?   In need of some inspiration to make something a little less conventional?

Here are 5 suggestions to bring your patch making skills up to the next level of creative experimentation!

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When I recorded music for the first time I was self taught, and didn’t realise the importance of amp modelling when you recorded guitar. Making a good sounding distorted guitar is all about the amp and mic you record it with. But it doesn’t have to be.

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The Kaoss Pad:   It’s a massively popular tool.   From the clunky original KP1 to the more streamlined(ish) KP2 and now with the fully customizeable KP3, it has consistantly provided an innovative way to add effects and quick shot samples to electronic music.   Even Matt Bellamy had to attach one to his guitar – so what we’re sorting out once and for all here is the answer to the question:

“Is it worth it?”

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