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    Superbooth 2023: Korg Berlin Prototype Acoustic Synthesizer

    Video Report

    The Korg Berlin lab show us their intriguing prototype Acoustic Synthesizer.

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    Modular: Going Audio-rate

    Synthesis Technique

    We tend instinctively to think of audio‑rate oscillators as sound‑generating circuits and low‑frequency oscillators (...

    Techniques May 2023
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    Cubase: Stranger Things Synths With Retrologue 2

    Steinberg Cubase Tips & Techniques

    Create retro sci‑fi soundtracks with Cubase’s Retrologue 2.

    Techniques Dec 2022
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    Cubase: Stranger Things Synths With Retrologue 2 | Audio Examples

    Hear For Yourself!

    Sound On Sound December 2022

    Cubase Workshop: Stranger Things Synths With Retrologue 2

    Audio Examples...

    Techniques Dec 2022
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    Granular Synthesis: A Practical Introduction

    Hardware & Software Tools

    Once the preserve of academic and experimental music, granular synthesis is more accessible than ever and has a lot to offer in all sorts of genres.

    Techniques Nov 2022
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    The Constance Demby Mystery

    How Was Sanctum Sanctuorum Made?

    We engage in some audio archaeology to discover how a pioneer of electronic music created one of her most important works.

    Techniques Oct 2022
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    Q. How can I use MIDI to specify the way in which one note glides to another?

    Is there a way to specify, to a DAW such as Pro Tools, how a note will glide to another note and over what duration of time?

    Sound Advice Oct 2022
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    Korg NTS-2 DIY kit and book bundle

    Korg Nu:Tekt NTS-2 kit

    Build your own oscilloscope

    The Nu:Tekt NTS-2 is the latest DIY kit from Korg, bundled with a new Patch & Tweak with Korg book from Bjooks.

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    Ableton Learning Synths update

    Ableton update Learning Synths

    Free interactive synthesis learning tool

    Update allows users to export work from their browser straight to Ableton Live software.

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    Why I Love... Gates

    Ashley Pomeroy

    SOS reader Ashley Pomeroy celebrates the creative power of gates.

    People Dec 2021
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    David Bessell Electronic Musician

    The Art Of Physical Modelling - David Bessell | Podcast

    Working With Modular Synths And Software

    David Bessell talks to Rob Puricelli about how he was inspired by Physical Modelling and sought to explore it further using modular synths and software. 

    People Sep 2021
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    Generations | Part2: Surgeon

    Key Figures From Electronic Music

    DJ, producer and remixer Dave Clarke meets a producer who’s been at the cutting edge of UK techno for more than 25 years.

    People Jul 2021
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    Generations | Part1: John Foxx

    Key Figures From Electronic Music

    In a new three‑part series, DJ, producer and remixer Dave Clarke meets key figures from half a century of electronic music.

    People Jun 2021
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    Patrick Gleeson

    Synth Pioneer

    Alongside the people who make them, Patrick Gleeson has probably done more than anyone else to introduce synthesizers to popular music.

    People Apr 2021
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    Perfect Pads

    Programming Pad Sounds

    Pads are the glue that holds entire genres of music together. We look at how you can improve yours.

    Techniques Apr 2021
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    Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith

    Producing Ambient Music

    We talk to prolific producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith about her ambient compositions and love of Buchla synths.

    People Sep 2020
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    Modular Interfacing

    CV & The Audio Interface

    Everything you need to know to get your DAW talking to your modular system via your audio interface.

    Techniques Sep 2020
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    Synthesis Techniques For Emulating Vintage Sounds

    Sound Design Workshop

    Any synth can be coaxed into producing vintage-sounding patches...

    Techniques Aug 2020
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    Suzanne Ciani on Skype

    Suzanne Ciani | Podcast

    Synthesizer Pioneer, Sound Designer & Electronic Music Legend

    Join composer and electronic musician Caro C in conversation with Suzanne Ciani, a synthesizer and electronic music legend who has pushed the envelope since the 1960s.

    People Jun 2020
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    Dave Smith at Synthplex.

    Dave Smith of Sequential

    Sequential founding father and synth designer Dave Smith made time at Synthplex 2019 to discuss the current state of play of the wonderful world of synthesis.

    People May 2019
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    Tatsuya Takahashi: Synth Designer

    Making Synthesis Engaging, Immediate And Affordable

    Former Chief Engineer at Korg, Tatsuya Takahashi is the man who brought analogue synthesis back into the mainstream.

    People Feb 2019


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