Tag: demystifying synths

Articles about synthesizers/soft synths, referencing any of the courses in the course series “Demystifying Synths”

  • Make It Grain: An Intro to Granular Synthesis

    Make It Grain: An Intro to Granular Synthesis

    Granular synthesis is a fun, expansive way to produce a world of sound from any snippet of a sample — capture, warp, and play around until it sounds right.

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  • What Is Weather for the Blind?

    What Is Weather for the Blind?

    A UV, moisture, wind, and temperature controlled synthesizer that soundtracks each sunrise and sunset with pleasant tones? Tell me more!

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  • How to Recreate the Synth Sound of Twin Peaks’ ‘Laura Palmer’s Theme’

    How to Recreate the Synth Sound of Twin Peaks’ ‘Laura Palmer’s Theme’

    Angelo Badalamenti’s “Twin Peaks” score is some of the most iconic music in TV history, here we explore how to recreate of his warm vintage synth sounds.

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  • Talking Points: Caterina Barbieri Explains Her Psychoacoustic Approach to Music

    Talking Points: Caterina Barbieri Explains Her Psychoacoustic Approach to Music

    In this edition of “Talking Points,” Berlin-based electronic artist Caterina Barbieri explains her psychoacoustic approach to making machine music.

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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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  • 10 Women Loudly Pushing the Boundaries of Electronic Music

    10 Women Loudly Pushing the Boundaries of Electronic Music

    + Learn the nuances of producing beats, arranging tracks, and creative sampling, drawing on the rich history and influence of hip-hop in The Art of Hip-Hop Production.  Electronic music is a vast landscape with all too many sub-genres to keep track of. So much of the most popularly consumed music today is either produced and…

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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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  • 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.

    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 non-instrumentalists, all they’re good for is making fart noises on your techno tracks.  Oh, who are we kidding? We kinda do love creating…

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  • 10 Rediscovered Minimalist Masterpieces from Japan, Thanks to YouTube

    10 Rediscovered Minimalist Masterpieces from Japan, Thanks to YouTube

    + Learning about synthesis? Soundfly’s got a definitive new course called Advanced Synths and Patch Design! Preview for free and subscribe for access. Without the internet around to provide an unbroken timeline of artistic events to a potentially endless landscape of wandering eyes, records that couldn’t achieve access to a viable fanbase in the 1980s have mostly, inevitably…

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Com Truise: Mid-Fi Synthwave Slow-Motion Funk