Linear Arithmetic (LA) Synthesis

What is Linear Arithmetic Synthesis?   L.A. synthesis is a form of audio synthesis born in the late 1980`s. To be precise the first synthesizer that offered this new and unique form of synthesis was Roland`s D-50. The theory behind it rests upon the idea that the...

Wavetable Synthesis

Wavetable Synthesis history   Before the birth of the wavetable synthesis, analog oscillators were mostly able to offer 4 basic oscillator wave-forms. However, in the second part of the 1970`s, Wolfgang Palm of today’s famous Waldorf music company based in...

Phase Distortion Synthesis

What is PD synthesis?   Phase distortion synthesis (also known as PD) is a form of synthesis originally developed by Casio company. They presented it for the first time in their CZ series of synthesizers. In the 1980`s Casio`s engineer Mark Fukuda invented this...
How to Make Chopped Drum Loops in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make Chopped Drum Loops in 8 Easy Steps

INTRODUCTION   I love the sound of a chopped drum loops. The timbres are familiar but the arrangement of the performance seems alien. Producers have been cutting up drum loops since the tape era, but with the DSP tools we have today, it has become a much more...
The Unique Sound of Armenian Duduk

The Unique Sound of Armenian Duduk

What’s a Duduk?   The Duduk is an ancient double-reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood and indigenous to Armenia. Variations of the instrument are found in other regions of the Caucasus and the Middle East including Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia,...