Just like any other musical instrument, it is much easier to learn how to play a synthesizer if you are having fun. Thankfully, we live in a day and age where just about any information you need can be accessed almost immediately, which makes it a lot easier to master certain skills, such as playing synths.
Buying a ton of vintage gear is one thing, but you are going to need both the space to store everything and some sort of surface to place them on when using them. Fortunately, there are plenty of great desks or stands available on the market that can get the job done.
A while back we mentioned the LittleBits Electronic Synth Kit in our article about "How To Get Your Kids Into Synths".
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.