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Synth Britannia - 1:30h video

Depeche Mode, OMD, Pet Shop Boys - Synth Pop generation documentary Watch

15 interesting synths

Virtual synths that somehow went under the radar Read article

NI Kontakt instruments

Free and affordable NI Kontakt libraries Read more

Sylenth EDM Soundset

165 modern presets, created by me, for Lennar Digital Sylenth synth. Visit

400 Modern presets for V-Station

Tons of presets that will bring a new life to the Novation V-Station synth Visit

Cakewalk Z3ta+ 2 presets

155 Synth / lead and bass presets inspired by many modern electronica genres. Visit

Free Organ synths / samples

Best, free organ synths / multisamples Read more

Soft Synths released in 2011

Interesting soft synths released in 2011 Read more

Free String Machine vsts

Freeware String Machine plugins Read more

Audio Compression for beginners

Very nice video tutorial, created by Samplecraze, explaing the basic features of a compressor unit and how to use them. Hmm actually it’s one of the best tutorials about audio compression 🙂

SampleCraze also offers payware tutorials, ebooks, sample libraries – the prices seem very fair and their products receive nice reviews from audio magazines.

More info: Samplecraze – Audio production sounds & tutorials

Synthesizer Boot Camp – LFO Video

It’s been a while since part III of Synthesizer Boot Camp videos was published but it’s finally here – fourth part, created by Simon Cann. Synthesizer Boot Camp is a series of videos which looks at specific synthesizer techniques that can be applied in creating sounds. This time, it’s about Low Frequency Oscillators.
What can I say ? Very informative, professional video.

More info: www.noisesculpture.com (videos, books)

Guide to Mastering for Beginners v1.04

Another guide to Mastering ? Yeah. This time it’s “Guide to Mastering for Beginners v1.4” by Tarekith.

The first thing you need to look at is your listening environment. Having good speakers is only one small part of knowing you are hearing everything in your music, especially with any sort of accuracy. Far more important is the way that the sound from your speakers interacts with the room you’re in. The best speakers in the world can sound like dog poo if your room is negatively influencing what you hear. […]

The best way to get around this limitation then, is to make sure that you listen to your song on as many speakers and playback locations as possible. For the longest time my car was my second test location, as I by far listen to more music there than anywhere else. But don’t stop there, try your song on your iPod, your home stereo, your kitchen radio, your friends’ stereos (they hate this by the 5th or 6th month BTW), etc. Learn how to translate what you hear in your home studio, into what it sounds like elsewhere. Pay attention to things like the bass. If it sounds good in your studio, but you keep noticing it’s too bassy elsewhere, then you know you need to compensate for that at home. So you mix and master with the bass sounding weak at home, so that when you test it elsewhere, it sounds good.

Do you like it ? Well, read the whole guide 🙂

Tutorial: www.tarekith.com

Synthesizer Boot Camp – Modulation Video

Synthesizer Boot Camp is a series of videos, created by Simon Cann from noisesculpture.com, which looks at specific synthesizer techniques that can be applied in creating sounds. The series is focused more on how to use your tools and less on how to create specific sounds. Each video looks at specific areas of synthesizer functionality – the first one called: “Modulation – Putting the Pieces Together” is all about … modulation 🙂

Really great, professional work.