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Should you use internal synth effects or external/plugin effects?

by Kim Lajoie on November 11, 2013

Many synths include some form of on board effects processing. Whether they’re multi-processor modular effects units on modern workstations or simple chorus or delays, effects processors of some kind or another are probably on board most of your synths. You’ve probably also got a good selection of external (including plugin) effects too. And some of […]

Make your synths bigger!

by Kim Lajoie on January 10, 2011

Everyone wants bigger synths, don’t they? What’s the secret? Is there some miraculous plugin or hardware device that the Big Names know about (and keep secret from all the anonymous internet jerks)? Or maybe it’s a special combination of side-chained multiband mid/side compression alongside fully parametric dynamic EQ and three different limiters is series (in […]

Mixing Synths

by Kim Lajoie on July 19, 2007

Without getting too deep into ergonomics and workflow, often synth parts from the same synth (and sometimes different synths from the same company/designer) will make it easy to design sounds that blend well together. This is not only because they might share the same oscillators or filters, but also because the user interface encourages a […]