7 Amazing Synth Blogs to Fully Nerd Out On

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Whether or not you find yourself perusing synth shops in the real world, if you’re a synth person (who isn’t really?), you’ll no doubt need to geek out sometimes on news, tips, tutorials, and technical breakdowns.

As any proper enthusiast would. To that end, here are some super awesome synth blogs you can fully nerd out on.

But first, speaking of synths, we wanted to share this handy explainer from our YouTube channel on how the oscillators and waveforms work in your synth, and how this knowledge can help you design custom patches for any imaginable sound!

Synthtopia

Synthtopia covers all things synthesizers and electronic music, from news and reviews to interviews and tutorials. It is a great resource for synth enthusiasts, with an extensive archive of posts covering new gear announcements, sound design techniques, software tips, and more. Plus, you can submit music or gear for review.

MATRIXSYNTH

MATRIXSYNTH’s tagline is “everything synth” — and true to the tagline, it’s an excellent source for the latest synth news, demos, and reviews, with a special focus on vintage and modular synths. The blog’s curated content provides users with a wide range of perspectives from respected bloggers, synthesists, and enthusiasts. There are tons of video embeds, too, which is nice for those of us that like to hear our synths. Plus, you can submit your post ideas as well!

Create Digital Music

Create Digital Music covers music technology, with a focus on electronic instruments like synths, drum machines, and controllers. The site includes articles and videos covering everything from gear reviews to news to in-depth tutorials — and of course, music. Bonus: CDM also puts out music on their own label, Establishment Records.

Synth & Software 

Synth & Software is a comprehensive site covering all forms of electronic music technology, including software, synthesizers, effects, and more. Its articles cover a wide range of topics, from gear reviews and tutorials to in-depth interviews with industry professionals as well as artist features — the “legendary” category is pretty dang cool.

Synthfind 

Synthfind is a blog dedicated to hunting down rare and interesting vintage synths, with articles and photos showcasing some truly epic gear. It is a great resource for anyone looking to learn more about the history of electronic instruments or find great vintage stuff.

Sonic State 

Sonic State is a great resource for news, reviews, and videos on synthesizers, samplers, and other electronic music gear. Its coverage of industry events and product releases makes it a must-read for synth enthusiasts.

Synth Anatomy 

Synth Anatomy is a blog dedicated to exploring the inner workings of synthesizers and other electronic instruments, with detailed tutorials and teardowns. It is a great resource for anyone interested in the technical aspects of sound synthesis; definite nerd stuff here.

And there you have it. When you’re done spending a week in these blogs, you may want to hit up the synth Reddit and a pretty dope Facebook group called Synthspotting, in which nerds like you try to identify synths used in songs, performances, and movies. Have fun synthing!

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