Tag: helm

  • 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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  • The 5 Best Digital Synths for Bass Sounds

    The 5 Best Digital Synths for Bass Sounds

    There’s no getting around it, and the science is in: Bass is crucial for giving your songs both impact and coherence. It also, apparently, hits our emotions in just the right way. The upshot of all this is that you’d be selling your songs short of that emotional pull if you don’t bolster your tracks with […]

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  • Every Single Thing You Need to Play the Synth Bass Part from Bruno Mars’ “24k Magic”

    Every Single Thing You Need to Play the Synth Bass Part from Bruno Mars’ “24k Magic”

    Bruno Mars has made a career off tribute after tribute to artists and sounds of the past. While his success is undeniable, his approach to utilizing classic sounds and stylings is often touted as merely that of a copycat. Still, he always manages to deliver party beats with a clever contemporary twist and a wink of […]

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  • How to Create the Iconic Synth Sounds in “Gin and Juice” from Scratch

    How to Create the Iconic Synth Sounds in “Gin and Juice” from Scratch

    Here’s something I know you’re going to dig! Throughout our free Demystifying Synths series of courses, we explore how to recreate the iconic keyboard sounds from tons of our favorite songs. You may have read our recent in-depth article on how to create that unmistakeable keyboard sound from Radiohead’s song “Everything in Its Right Place” off of Kid A, through […]

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  • How to Create the Unmistakable Keyboard Sound in “Everything in Its Right Place”

    How to Create the Unmistakable Keyboard Sound in “Everything in Its Right Place”

    + 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.  Today we’re going to learn how to emulate that classic warm keyboard sound that starts Radiohead’s “Everything in Its Right Place” in just a couple of steps. A couple of notes: First, we’ll be working […]

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  • 5 Free Synth Plugins to Help You Hone Your Synth Sound

    5 Free Synth Plugins to Help You Hone Your Synth Sound

    + Learning to record and mix at home? Check out Soundfly’s acclaimed online courses on mixing, production, and beat making — Subscribe for unlimited access. So, you’ve made the resolution to dive deeper into your productions. You want to move away from the stock offerings in your DAW and experiment more to arrive at new sounds and […]

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