Electronic instrument feature articles
Understanding MIDI Modes and Messages - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 12
After having discovered the MIDI standard in our last installment, let's now have a more detailed look into it.
Introduction to the MIDI standard - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 11
In the previous article, we saw how the evolution of polyphony required ─ and, hence, lead to ─ the introduction of computing in the design of sound synthesis devices. We also saw that the arrival of multi-timbrality marked an additional step in the computerization of sound synthesis systems, given the need to use multiple data channels to control…
Polyphony, Paraphony and Multitimbrality - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 10
In the previous article we saw how a voice is defined in sound synthesis and how it can gather several oscillators without that necessarily meaning that the synthesizer in question is polyphonic.
Cheap Synth Apps with Rich Sound - Five Cool iOS Synthesizers for Under $10
The quality and variety of synthesizers available for your iOS device just keeps getting better and better. Although many of the top, name-brand synths will cost you in the range of $20 or even more, there are some great ones on the iTunes Store for half or a quarter of that price. Here are five synths that range from free to $9.99, and offer a lo…
Exclusive Interview with Dave Smith - A Meeting with the Prophet
We had the opportunity to meet Dave Smith in person at Dave Smith Instruments in San Francisco.
How to Choose A Hardware Keyboard - Making Sense of Synths
By now, everyone was going to be loading soft synths into their laptops, and taking them to the gig instead of keyboards. Oh, and we were also supposed to travel around with personal jet packs and of course, flying cars.
Octatrack Tips & Tricks for Sampling - Octatrack Video Tutorial Series
Enjoy creating electronic music? For Octatrack users here is video trip into the guts of the machine- sampling tips and tricks to produce the grooves that you want.