POWER SYNTH SESSIONS
Master the universe’s three most powerful virtual instruments,
To call the ever-expanding universe of virtual instruments a little overwhelming would be quite the understatement. Every year, more and more software synthesisers are unleashed upon the music-making community, each claiming to be more powerful than the last. With newfangled synthesis methods, ear-bending oscillator types, countless filters, abundant modulation routing options and futuristic step-sequencing possibilities thrust upon us, how the hell do we get past the usual preset-scanning to sculpt our own sounds and – heaven forbid – actually make some tracks?
Yet as an electronic musician, there’s nothing quite as liberating (or fun!) as being able to call up a synthesiser and dial in the exact sound that’s in your head – or even come up with something completely fresh out of nowhere. Take our word for it: invest time in learning one or two versatile synths like the back of your hand, and you’ll be well on your way to music production mastery! And with the world of software synths growing exponentially, there’s never been a better time to dig deep and actually learn your favourite synth’s features and functions like a pro.
To this end, then, we’ve put together the ultimate three-part tutorial series that will help you understand the inner workings of three softsynth giants, all of which scored 10/10 in their respective reviews: Xfer Records’ wavetable beast and ever-popular all-rounder, Serum; u-he’s analogue-modelling rouge monster, Diva; and VPS Avenger, Vengeance-Sound’s futuristic behemoth.
What’s more, every single tutorial and technique across the three features comes with step-by-step audio examples, a preset file for you to load up, and an expert video guide so you can follow along every step of the way. It all adds up to the definitive learning package for today’s computer musician!
So without further ado, it’s time to strap in, flip over the page, fire up your DAW of choice, and get to grips with three of today’s most powerful synthesisers once and for all…