Tag: synths

  • Using Synth Bass as an Expressive and Supportive Tool for Bass Players

    Using Synth Bass as an Expressive and Supportive Tool for Bass Players

    As you move from your electric or upright to synth bass, you may start to wonder how to support your group or artist while still expressing the arc of the piece. In many situations, we bass players rely on dynamics, feel, and attack to inform our navigation through a piece of music. When I’m building a…

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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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  • 606–909: The Legendary Roland Drum Machine Series

    606–909: The Legendary Roland Drum Machine Series

    Ah, that classic beat, marching ever onward, familiar as the beat of our own hearts. But the beats we’re so consumed with, the sounds that so commonly drive our daily lives, are not only not the sound of a beating heart (a robot heart, maybe), they’re not organic sounds at all. Yes, yes, whether you like it or…

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