Woodwind Instruments: Oboe

The oboe was the most popular Baroque woodwind instrument. In the early 17th century, it saw a rapid technological advance amongst the main instrument-making families in France. These families were the Philidor’s, the Chedevilles, and the Hotteterres. Many...
Earthly Pads

Earthly Pads

INTRODUCTION   Today I’ve made a pad synth in FM8 that might remind you of something from an ambient Squarepusher track like Tundra or Tommib. It consists of 3 carriers, enveloping, frequency modulation, low-pass filtering, and reverb. The patch is easy to...
Get a Realistic Acoustic Guitar Sound (Part 1)

Get a Realistic Acoustic Guitar Sound (Part 1)

Surely you will agree that the acoustic guitar is one of the most used instruments out there. Countless everlasting hits in modern music were written for acoustic guitar, ranging from classical music and rock and roll, all the way up to modern hybrids of electronic...

Bowed String Instruments: Cello

Violoncello, or cello for short, has arguably the most profound sound in the violin family. It’s probably the youngest member and certainly, the most recently perfected in form and proportion. In the first half of the 16th century, renowned violin makers began...