Regardless of the style of music you make, this guy’s enthusiasm is totally infectious.
Here we have collections of various softsynth patches created by Tom Shear of the band Assemblage 23. While I can’t personally speak to the nature of these products at the time of this posting, I can say from listening to Tom’s music for years that he is an excellent synth programmer. If you own one of these softsynths and you’re in the market for some non preset sounds, look no further.
This documentary is a must see for us synth nerds.
Music video or hilarious short film? You decide.
Too cool not to post.
What do you get when you mix performance art and a music video with the budget of a car commercial? This.
This video isn’t about audio production per se, but it’s ideas relate directly to many of the things we as music producers do in the studio. Finding the perfect synth patch or gear setting, song writing, signal chain selection – really the creative process in general is what this is all about. In a nutshell it’s about keeping in mind the notion that we’re all constantly evolving in ability, and to throw ourselves headlong into our endeavors is the best way to benefit from them.
Also be sure to check out Automatic Gainsay’s other Youtube viddies. He’s got a load of fantastic overviews of analog/vintage synths.
Here you can find a small taste of 20 exclusive free sounds:
If you like these sounds, also see the sample library -
This is a good demonstration of the funky instruments called Boomwhackers in action. They are tuned plastic percussion tubes. Because one person can only play as many as two different notes at a time (one per hand) it usually requires a group of people to perform a full composition.