Category Archives: Production 101

5 ways to abuse the compressor.

Compressors are fact of modern production. Super useful, but for both the beginner and the seasoned pro compression is often more confusing than you would like to admit. What is it doing? How do I use it? How much do … Continue reading

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Subtractive Synthesis 103 – Modulation and what is an LFO?

Following from the first two post in the series (Part 1 and Part 2) we are going to learn how to turn your synthesizer sounds into fire breathing animals from the future. So what is Modulation? So far we’ve used … Continue reading

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Subtractive Synthesis 102 – Filter and ADSR

Welcome back…for those of you who don’t know, this is part 2 of our intro into subtractive synthesis. If you missed the beginning go here now. In the last post, we covered a little about subtractive synthesis and we started … Continue reading

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Tone generation and Subtractive Synthesis 101

Last post we cover the ADSR envelope here. I know this concept is a little difficult to get your head around but stick with it. The pay off is completely worth it. What you’ll need for today: 1 ) A … Continue reading

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ADSR or how I learned to love the transient

Before we dive further into the world of synthesis I’ve decided to spend this week writing a post on volume envelopes and try to breakdown the one of the fundamental building blocks of sound manipulation. The ADSR curve is a … Continue reading

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