Excited to jam on your new synth but don't know where to start? We've got you. This guide covers the fundamentals of synth sound design, defining basic terms like VCOs, waveshapes, LFOs and more, with audio clips to help illustrate.
While drum shells and cymbals get the most attention from drummers, the heads can really have an impact on the sound of your kit. We're breaking down your options when it comes to drum head shopping, and explaining what each does for you.
When tracking and mixing, there are so many options for compressors that it can be a bit daunting for the uninitiated. So, what are the types of compressors and how should you be using them? We'll give you the rundown in this post.
Cleaning and polishing cymbals not only preserves their shine, it also extends their life and tone. We're having a good, old-fashioned cymbal cleaner shootout to help you decide which solution (store-bought or homemade) to use.
Sometimes the simplest tools are the most effective. In this post we’ll take an in-depth look at the basic layout of Korg's uniquely user-friendly Monotron Delay synth and then hear some samples of what it can do.
The tone of a live acoustic instrument is incredible, but sometimes, a little digital editing can help remove unwanted artifacts. In this post, we used iZotope's RX 7 to remove a pesky squeaking sustain pedal from an upright piano track.
Though you may not have heard of it yet, generative music is all around you -- from wind chimes to tape music to digital algorithms. Explore generative music and its composers, who break out from predictability to head toward infiniteness.
IK Multimedia's AXE I/O interface is aimed at the recording guitarist, with the goal of making it easier and faster to get a great tone -- especially when DI recording. Take a closer look (and listen) to what this interface can do!
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