The Joy of Pads: Learn the history of the synth pad and how to build them effectively for your tracks

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For many, the term ‘synth pad’ conjures up thoughts of loud 80s bands with big hair, utilising equally large polysynths from the same era and using them to ramp up the cheese, but the actual concept of the pad was initiated long before then, it’s just that the pad’s increased association with synths placed it […]

The Joy of Pads: Learn the history of the synth pad and how to build them effectively for your tracks

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For many, the term ‘synth pad’ conjures up thoughts of loud 80s bands with big hair, utilising equally large polysynths from the same era and using them to ramp up the cheese, but the actual concept of the pad was initiated long before then, it’s just that the pad’s increased association with synths placed it […]

Six highlights of the Arturia MicroFreak

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The MicroFreak, Arturia’s latest synth, represents a brave new design that combines familiar and existing technology into a diminutive package. Read our full, in-depth review of the hardware synthesizer, or scroll on to check out the top six highlights of the device. 1. Oscillator Section Offering a hugely rich palette, the oscillator is the real […]

Four highlights of the Elektron Model:Samples sequencer

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Despite its modest price tag, Elektron’s Model:Samples is a fantastic, versatile unit that combines a sample player, a sequencer, and an audio interface. Read our full review here, or scroll on to check out the top highlights of the player. The UI The Model:Samples is your tactile new friend, devoted to the immediacy and vibe […]

Six highlights of the Universal Audio Apollo x6 interface

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One of Universal Audio’s newest interfaces, the Apollo x6, scores high marks for its professional features, low latency, versatility and suite of plug-ins. Read our full, in-depth review, or scroll on to check out the six top highlights of the device. Front panel The Apollo x6 is a good-looking 1U audio interface, with useful front-panel […]