Tag: modular synth

  • 6 Analog Synth Companies You’re Probably Missing Out On

    6 Analog Synth Companies You’re Probably Missing Out On

    With the analog revival, dozens of companies are reissuing and reinventing the nostalgic sounds of analog synth modules. Here are six.

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  • A Brief History of Synthesizers (Video)

    A Brief History of Synthesizers (Video)

    In this brand new video from Soundfly, we explore the history of synthesized sound from the 19th century to the present, with many stops in between.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 8 Artists Making Brilliant Exploratory Music Using Modular Synths

    8 Artists Making Brilliant Exploratory Music Using Modular Synths

    + 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.  My love of synthesis is well documented here on Flypaper. There’s just so much to explore, from digital to analog, computer-based to modular. Today, we’re going to take a look at modular synthesis as […]

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