Author: Myles Avery

  • Our 2020 Synthesizer Holiday Gift Guide

    Our 2020 Synthesizer Holiday Gift Guide

    For all you producers and synthesists out there, this holiday season can provide some unexpected sonic delights with our synthy gift guide!

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  • How to Make Misty Clouds of Steam with Your Synth

    How to Make Misty Clouds of Steam with Your Synth

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  White noise just might be the most versatile secret weapon a producer has at their fingertips. It can be used in filter sweeps to build anticipation for your big EDM beat drop […]

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  • 5 Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Sounds Demystified

    5 Iconic ‘Star Wars’ Sounds Demystified

    + Learning about synths and sound design? Preview Soundfly’s definitive new course, Advanced Synths and Patch Design for Producers for free and subscribe for access.  In case you don’t know by now, I’m happy to fill you in: There is a new Star Wars movie coming out next week. If you know anything about the […]

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  • Annabel (lee) on Collaborating from Afar and How Lyrics Shine through Sparseness

    Annabel (lee) on Collaborating from Afar and How Lyrics Shine through Sparseness

    Welcome back to Soundfly’s weekly interview series, Incorrect Music, curated by guitarist, singer, and composer Lora-Faye Åshuvud (of the band Arthur Moon). In this series, we present intimate conversations with artists who are striving to push the boundaries of their process and craft. Richard and Sheila Ellis began their collaboration with files sent back and forth between […]

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  • An Introduction to FM Synthesis

    An Introduction to FM Synthesis

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  A synthesist’s arsenal is only as deep as their knowledge of technique, and we’ve covered a lot of technique. From the hilarious to the challenging, sometimes a dive into why something sounds the […]

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  • How to Make Your Synthesizer Fart. Yup.

    How to Make Your Synthesizer Fart. Yup.

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  Synthesists are notorious for their tapestries of bleeps, bloops, burps, and farts. From those original Moog modulators to the current craze in analog, it’s been a dogged critique of synthesists — that as […]

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  • Introducing Our 5 Favorite Synths from NAMM and Superbooth This Year

    Introducing Our 5 Favorite Synths from NAMM and Superbooth This Year

    Let’s face it: It’s basically impossible to keep up with the pace of trade shows through the late winter and early spring. Between the flurry of announcements about monitors, synths, modules, mixing desks, and the endless stream of video demos pouring out, merely paying attention can feel overwhelming, let alone taking meticulous notes on what’s […]

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  • How to Make ‘Pew! Pew!’ Laser Sounds with a Synth

    How to Make ‘Pew! Pew!’ Laser Sounds with a Synth

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  Learning to play music should be more of just that — playing! Why not make everything fun? With that in mind, here’s a new miniseries exploring how to make your synthesizer of choice do […]

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  • What Is the CV Input on My Synth? — Demystifying Control Voltage

    What Is the CV Input on My Synth? — Demystifying Control Voltage

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  If you have a synth, odds are it has a CV, or “control voltage” input. In more modern synthesizers, like those from Dave Smith Instruments, digging into menus will allow you to assign […]

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  • What Is Granular Synthesis?

    What Is Granular Synthesis?

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new online course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design For Producers! Preview for free and subscribe for access.  When it comes to sampling and Ableton, there are an overwhelming number of methods for turning almost any recorded sound into a functional musical tabula rasa. From simply dragging and dropping a […]

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