SOS reader Ashley Pomeroy celebrates the creative power of gates.
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.
DJ, producer and remixer Dave Clarke meets a producer who’s been at the cutting edge of UK techno for more than 25 years.
In a new three‑part series, DJ, producer and remixer Dave Clarke meets key figures from half a century of electronic music.
Alongside the people who make them, Patrick Gleeson has probably done more than anyone else to introduce synthesizers to popular music.
Pads are the glue that holds entire genres of music together. We look at how you can improve yours.
We talk to prolific producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith about her ambient compositions and love of Buchla synths.
Everything you need to know to get your DAW talking to your modular system via your audio interface.
Any synth can be coaxed into producing vintage-sounding patches...
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.
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.
Former Chief Engineer at Korg, Tatsuya Takahashi is the man who brought analogue synthesis back into the mainstream.
You don’t have to play synths or ‘real’ instruments to make music: embrace the experimental, and you could use almost anything...
Dieter Doepfer is known as the founding father of Eurorack, the modular format that now dominates all others — but how did it all come about?
Cult TV series Stranger Things has become essential viewing — and essential listening. We talk to the previously unknown composers behind its hit soundtrack.
New album Electronica sees Jean–Michel Jarre making connections with a galaxy of other legendary figures from the world of electronic music.
Vintage synths are objects of fascination to musicians and collectors alike. But keeping them alive takes a special kind of expertise...
Ah, the 80s... Fluorescent socks, marble-wash jeans, and naff-sounding synth pads! You might not want to resurrect the first two, but subtle use of pads can improve even the most contemporary-sounding mix.
These files accompany the Cubase Technique Filter Sweeps workshop for SOS May 2010 (/...
If your plug-in synths sound a bit cold and clinical, there are plenty of ways to inject some life...
No longer the preserve of men in laboratories or capes, the modular synth business is thriving, and i'ts now easier to go modular than ever before. Read on and we will show you how...
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