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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

Avicii Bromance Style Sweep / Uplifter Sound Tutorial

You can achieve similar effect to Avicii – Bromance sweep / uplifter sound in many ways. The above example is just … an example. It uses certain (Vengeance) sample, it uses Ableton Impulse device, but to be honest it may be any sample, and no Impulse is required. But still, it learns the effect 🙂 I remember that I used any synth with a simple square waveform selected, then some basic Ableton Live’s effects such as Saturation (or overdrive), Delay, Reverb and it blended pretty well with standard noise uplifter sound.

Sounds of Revolution Free Samples

In my personal chart, Sounds of Revolution is one of the best sample packs developer. If you visit testimonials, you can see tons of producers (mostly related with Electronic Dance Music scene) praising their stuff, ie: Tiesto, Blank & Jones, Timo Maas, BT, Thrillseekers.
So if you need quality samples, then feel free to visit Sounds of Revolution Free Samples section which offers small snippets from their commercial libraries. Good stuff.

Download: Sounds of Revolution Free Samples

In The Studio with Thomas Gold

One of the best video from “In The Studio” series. Those who like the track above: Delerium – Silence (Thomas Gold Remix) should be satisfied with these videos because Thomas shows the plugins he used to make chords, to make bass etc.

Ableton Live – Fat & Punchy Kick Drum | Hard & Snappy Snare (Dubstep)

Few days ago I received an email from Alex (Ascian) about his two tutorials dedicated to kick and snare. Overall, these are well explained tutorials which show the techniques you can use to create your own kicks, snares. For example “kick tutorial” introduces layering, EQing, Saturation, Filtering, Compression, Spectrum Analyzing.

This reminds me that at some point, definitely I’ll try to create my own kick drums and release them freely or for 1000 $ each 😉

Ahh, the topic states dubstep but I would say that these techniques are universal, at least when it comes to Electronic Dance Music.