Positive Reptile's music-making terrarium brings the rainforest into the studio
Joseph Chung and Joseph Abella’s fusion of dubstep, trance and techno has found favour with millions of listeners globally
We explore sounds and ideas that break with convention, from classic examples of gear misuse and manipulation to wild sound design and creative sequencing
Blessed are the music software developers, for they bestow free instruments and effects upon us
V-Pan pays homage to the iconic vibrato stereo panning effect and is free until the end of January
A dash of reverb can make or break the sound of your mix so careful selection is key for getting the right spatial qualities
Creating an interesting synth lead for an arpeggiated hook in your track isn’t difficult. We just glide ’n’ rise!
Sometimes we want to add tight space to sounds, and this technique provides an excellent stand-in for reverb
Recreating the impactful bass sound of pop hits like Jax Jones’ Whistle needn’t be difficult. Let’s learn how…
We show you how to use a retro sound in an über-contemporary setting as synth strings get the Gorillaz treatment
Ever wondered how you can make your short and snappy synth sounds even more interesting? It’s all about the stereo
Playing a mono synth demands a different technique to conventional keyboard playing. Here's how.
Get your fifths and ninths in order as we explore one of the most identifiable pad sounds around
If you like to get creative with your synthesis, Cherry Audio has a new and exciting design for you. We get re-addicted to additive
Is the long-awaited MPE synth from Haken Audio and Expressive E your studio’s future centrepiece?
An integrated Eurorack system with the benefits of a Minimoog, and more? We say ‘yes, please’ to the MiniMod Keyz
It’s the first 3D synth but will SkyDust 3D clutter up your mixes or scatter magic dust across them? We journey through time and space…
This first poly from Argentina already sounds like a classic but has one or two tricks up its sleeve
Emulating a key ’70s synth scene disruptor, Cherry Audio’s new creation adopts feline tendencies. We take a prowl…
Roland’s ‘hands-on’ virtual analogue returns with some fresh tricks up its sleeve. But does it still have one foot stuck in the past?
With its vast array of synthesis and performance technologies, Kurzweil continues its legendary workstation ethic, through an updated workhorse
With this coast-crossing, platform-hopping, semi-modular synth, Intellijel aims to win a torrent of new fans. We get into the flow