Synths have become synonymous with science fiction movie sound effects and music, there is a lot more to these marvelous instruments.
Some vintage synth owners use their instruments purely for their enjoyment and never get as far as recording anything. Others record their compositions for personal use or to share with friends.
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Soft synths have come such a long way that there are now various options when it comes to exploring even the most niche synthesizers. This means that you no longer need expensive Eurorack modular synthesizers to create granular synthesis either.
Novation is proud and excited to announce the release of the Peak firmware 1.2 update. Firmware 1.2 adds a number of the most requested features from Peak users around the world, as well as all-new presets. New wavetables
In part one of our guide to free online beat composers we took a closer look at Drumbit, Drumbot Sequence, Online Sequencer, HTML5 Drummachine as well as Rhythm Composer i0-808.
While the melody of a song is important, you still need a good rhythm to provide the backbone of your music. So, while people may hum the melody of your song, it is going to be the beat to which they tap their feet.
People have different ways of showcasing the love and admiration that they have for their hobbies. For some, this means building up a collection and keeping everything in pristine condition.
To celebrate 25 years of Bass Station and thank users for their support, Novation is releasing the Bass Station II v2.5 firmware update.
Analog synthesizers get a lot of love these days, so it is no surprise that there is a lot of focus on and fuss about software synths that can emulate them accurately.
Synth purists will always prefer playing on the real thing, but digital audio workstations and software synthesizers have really opened the doors for people interested in vintage synths, but lacking the funds to buy real ones.
There are thousands of great synth songs across various genres, but when it comes to cover versions, it seems that vintage synth enthusiasts just can't get enough of classic videogame soundtracks.
One of the great things about video games from the eighties and nineties, apart from the addictive gameplay that many of them had, are the soundtracks.
Come meet a Novation product specialist and get hands on with Novation instruments at select Guitar Center locations this Fall.
As most effects pedals are designed for guitars, which by nature are low-output passive devices, you need to be careful when using them with your modular synths. However, with the right pedals and some know-how, you can quickly create unique sounds, that are very hard to replicate without using the same hardware.