Electronic instrument articles
More Basic Synth Effects - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 14
In this article we'll take it from where we left off last week and continue exploring the main effects you can find on a synth.
Synth Effects - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 13
The previous two installments delved into the magical world of MIDI, including its modes, messages, and parameters. Now, in this and the following articles we'll take a look at the effects types that are typically found on synths.
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.
Waldorf Streichfett Review - Fat Strings
Unveiled last spring at Frankfurt, it wasn't until mid-summer that the Streichfett was to be seen in stores. As soon as it came out, we grabbed one and stripped it down!
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…
Yamaha MOXF6 Review - Changing of the Guard
Incorporating most of the sound engine of the Motif XF, the MOXF aims to redefine the standard of mid-range workstations. A sound change?
Korg Kross Review - Entry-Level Redefined
Two years after Kronos, Korg keeps on developing its workstation range ─ this time with its most affordable model yet.
Nord Lead 4 Review - Life in Red
Five years after launching Nord Wave, Clavia has once again updated its stage-synth range. What surprises does the Nord Lead 4 offer?