Discover FM Synthesis Today

Discover FM Synthesis Today

An Introduction to FM Synthesis   Frequency Modulation synthesis (FM synthesis) is a method for sound creation that generates very complex and unique timbres containing many spectral components. As a matter of fact, the first FM algorithm was invented by John...
Tough Pluck

Tough Pluck

This week’s PATCH is a real tough bass. I made it in Massive, but you could make it in just about any synth with at least 3 oscillators that can generate complex waveforms. FX are really important on this one, especially compression and EQ. They help shape the...
Kick Drum Synthesis Tutorial

Kick Drum Synthesis Tutorial

There is no denying that kick drums are critical components in today’s electronic dance music. I am sure that many of you probably own different sample banks with various kick drum sounds. However, my goal is to help you understand how to make something of your own...
Funky Synth Stab Tutorial

Funky Synth Stab Tutorial

Funk is a very distinct style of music based on R&B which emphasizes melodic chord progression and brings a strong groove. Old-fashioned funky sounds originating from the ’80s are coming back into modern music production. For this reason, in this tutorial,...
Modern Dubstep Leads

Modern Dubstep Leads

As Dubstep evolved from earth-shaking sub-focused grooves to screechy madness, it gave birth to some basses that have become standard repertoire for producers. Although they have, frankly, been overused, it is useful to know how to recreate them. They can give your...
Techno Chord Sound Tutorial

Techno Chord Sound Tutorial

INTRODUCTION   Techno is a genre that emerged during the past decades as a part of a growing electronic music scene. Well known for its repetitiveness and strong accent on the rhythm, it quickly captured the attention of a worldwide audience. We could say that...