Synth Secrets

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Modulating Risers with Additive Synthesis and Pitch Delay in Arturia Pigments 3

In this installment of Synth Secrets, we use the third and latest version of Arturia’s Pigments synth to build a pre-drop riser full of movement, automation, textures and effects.

‘80s Post-Disco Funk Synth

We go back to the ‘80s and synthesize some polysynth licks inspired by post-disco heat from Larry Levan and the New York underground.

Subby Bass with U-He Ace

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of…

Detuned Pad

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of…

Dub Techno Synth Chords

This Synth Secrets sees us synthesizing some dub techno chords. Tape echo at the ready.

Subby Garage Bass

In this Synth Secrets, we dig deep into analogue synthesis to make some dirty, subby garage bass in the style of Interplanetary Criminal.

Pitched Percussion

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

303-Style Arpeggiator In Sylenth

This month we’re creating an arpeggiated 303-style acid synth using Sylenth.…

808-Style Booms

In this Synth Secrets, we explore how to synthesize your own booms for techno, jungle and other kinds of bass music.

Modulating Vocal Textures With Wavetable Synthesis

In this installment of Synth Secrets, we’ll be layering a pad with slow and melodic vocal textures in Ableton’s powerful Wavetable synth.

Supermassive Pads With Valhalla

In this Synth Secrets, we create an ambient pad full of modulation and character using Valhalla’s free Supermassive reverb and delay plug-in.

8-Bit Video Game Samples

In this Synth Secrets we’ll be creating a variety of 8-bit video game loops and textures using the Kingston Chip Synthesizer in the Korg Gadget 2 app.

Mall Grab-Style Layered Pluck Lead

In this Synth Secrets, we create a Mall Grab-inspired layered pluck lead that emulates his fast-paced, rave-ready style.

Bonobo-Style Haunting Ambience with PaulStretch

We use Xenakios’ PaulXStretch sampler to employ an audio stretching technique commonly used by Bonobo to achieve haunting textures and ambiences.

Don Diablo Style Detuned Lead Synth

In this Synth Secrets, we create a Don Diablo-inspired detuned lead synth that emulates his uplifting and dance-inducing style.

Techno Reese Bass with Massive X

The ‘Reese Bass’ is an evergreen sound. In this Synth Secrets, we’re going to make a modulating ‘Reese Bass…

Making a Wavetable Bassline in the Style of ANNA “Forever Ravers”

In this Synth Secrets, we’re going to make a bassline in the style of ANNA’s ‘Forever Ravers’, a…

Sulta Synths: Layered Melodic Leads

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

Techno Synth Stabs

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

Nu Disco Bass

Synth Secrets is a series of programming tutorials in which we show how to make a range of classic and…

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