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5 Pedals to Use with Synths

5 Pedals to Use with Synths

Expanding on the sound of your synthesiser with effects pedals can be incredibly fun, but also a little tricky. As most are primarily designed for use with electric guitar, putting a line level signal through some pedals can sometimes result in clipping. If you’re running
Arturia Minibrute 2 Tutorial

Noisegate Video Tutorial Series #010: Arturia Minibrute 2

We bring you some "Tips n Tricks" with the new patch bay on the Arturia Minibrute 2, which is of course the long awaited follow up to the modern classic that is the original minibrute, one of the synths that really kick started this analogue golden
Free Presets for Your Arturia Matrixbrute Synth

Free Presets for Your Arturia MatrixBrute Synth

The ARTURIA MatrixBrute is a beast of a synthesiser and is one of those synths you need to spend time with to fully realise the potential of the instrument, which in a way is limitless. For those of you who haven't had the time to program your
The Arturia Minibrute 2 Ecosystem is Here

The Arturia Minibrute 2 Modular Ecosystem

Announced in January, Arturia’s highly anticipated MiniBrute 2, MiniBrute 2S, and RackBrute systems are now available to own, and in stock at all good retailers. To highlight the unique creative potential the MiniBrute 2 ecosystem offers, Arturia teamed up with French modular mastermind Maxime Dangles
Syncing A Eurorack Modular To Ableton Live

Syncing a Eurorack Modular to Ableton Live

Alan Gleeson from ADSR has released a useful video tutorial  demonstrating the ways in which Ableton Live's built in devices can be used to sync Ableton with Eurorack setups. These handy tricks are a great way to control your Eurorack setup from your computer without
Noisegate Video Tutorial Series: KORG Prologue Synthesiser

Noisegate Video Tutorial Series: KORG Prologue Synthesiser

[addtoany] With its smaller minilogue and monologue siblings already making their mark on the synthesiser market, we were super excited when KORG announced the NEW prologue synthesiser at  NAMM 2018. We have been fortunate enough to get our hands on one to check out what's
Buyers Guide: Choosing a Budget Mono Synth

Buyers Guide: Choosing a Budget Mono Synth

There is no shortage of quality affordable mono synths on the market these days. Choosing the right one comes down to a variety of factors: feature set, sound, availability, complexity and, more often than not, cost. To make the task easier we have compiled a
Synthesiser Basics: Part 3 – Envelopes and LFOs

Synthesiser Basics: Part 3 – Envelopes and LFOs

In the previous parts of this mini series we have explored the way a synthesiser produces raw waveforms and how the timbre of those waveforms can be manipulated using filters. However, if this were all a synthesiser was capable off it would still be quite
Synthesizer Basics: Part 2 – Filters

Synthesiser Basics: Part 2 – Filters

In Part 1 of Synthesiser Basics we looked at the way in which a synth generates tones. In this next part we look at the process of subtractive synthesis and the role of filters in shaping and defining sound. Subtractive Synthesis and Filters Different synthesisers
Synthesiser Basics: Part 1 – Oscillators

Synthesiser Basics: Part 1 – Oscillators

In this multi part series we break down the basic functions of an analog synthesiser and look at the way these functions interact to create sound. It's a damn good time to be alive if you're into making music with synths. Forward thinking companies such