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Syntorial – Learn How to Synth

This week we want to share our review of the educational software Syntorial. As the name implies it is a tutorial in Synthesis. In this article, we’ll tell you about Syntorial, its features, and give you a rundown of the workflow. What is Syntorial? Syntorial was created by the company Audible Genius, lead by Joe Hanley. Joe create the program after struggling to learn synthesis himself. Joe pulled up his bootstraps and got started on Syntorial by Learning how to code Making a prototype video game style training program to teach synthesis to the world Raising some cashola via Kickstarter Using said cashola to finish said program Releasing Syntorial into the wild Features Below is a list of the features so if you don’t feel like reading through the article you know what the program includes. 129 challenges 147 videos 706 patches 64 parameters 33 random tasks 39 quizzes Watch …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week January 18th, 2018

Hey hey everybody, we’re back! This week we have an announcement to make, we’ll be adjusting our format to bi-weekly posts. This means that every other week we will publish a list of our favorite Fresh Tracks of the Week. Until then, enjoy this week’s Fresh Tracks! Listen below. Mathes – Backbone (feat. Caroline Kole) Backbone is a future house anthem with attitude. Caroline Kole’s vocals perfectly compliment the production by Mathes. The song arrangement flows seamlessly from section to section, and the production enhances it. This is a great blending of current underground and mainstream electronic production techniques. It’s catchy and made it into our next DJ gig. Listen below. Bruce Chillest – Jigglypuff Los Angeles native hit us with this funky song – Jigglypuff. The production is crunchy and clean and perfectly blissful. It invokes a lo-fi hip-hop vibe but is more upbeat and lacks the melancholy found …

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Drum Buss Key Follower – Play the Boom Section (Free Download)

Drum Buss Key Follower The new Drumbuss Audio Effect in Live 10 is an efficient powerhouse of processing. It has a built-in compressor, clipper, saturation, distortion and Transient shaping. Ableton added to that their secret sauce in a low resonator that can take create some enormous 808-ish bass out of any audio with some low-end content. The best part about it is that you can tune the resonating bass note using the Freq knob. Now thanks to Max for Live we are able to play the Drumbuss’s Boom section!!! Scroll down for the free Download the tutorial video for a more in-depth look. This device was Developed by Dez. Modded by Yeuda Ben-Atar for Beat Lab. Setup The DrumBuss Follower is a Max MIDI Effect and thus needs to be loaded on a MIDI track. Create a new MIDI track and load the DrumBuss Follower. Click on the Map2Drumbuss button. …

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Free MIDI Files – Where to Find Them

Free MIDI Files – Where to Find Them MIDI files are the sheet music of the 21st century – they tell you the chords and melodies artists wrote for songs and the often even the drum arrangements. MIDI files can contain the inner workings of a complete song. In this article, we’ll share an awesome amount of places to find MIDI files for free. Visit These Sites We’ve assembled a huge list of resources for you to use on your search. Below is a list of websites with the best MIDI files to offer, all for the price of free. BitMidi BitMidi is an awesome resource for free MIDI files old and new. They have a wide range of songs in the classical genre and many in the contemporary Pop and Electronic world. Don’t sleep on this website! Midiworld Midiworld.com is the top resource for classical and jazz MIDI files. They …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week January 11th, 2018

Happy new Year and welcome back to Beat Lab Reviews Fresh Tracks of the Week! We’ve got fantastic tunes for you to sooth your fresh 2019 ears with. French Horn Rebellion & Glassio – Love Me Back We’ll start off with a dope collaboration that brings us Love Me Back. It’s a bit like Passion Pit and Mura & Masa had a child. Falsetto singing dances around the melodies with poptastic instrumentation. It’s lovely. We really dig this balance, the sound-field gets wild. Enjoy it. Listen below. Bay Ledges – I Wonder This song may have the coolest artwork of all the fresh tracks today. It definitely stands out as an indie pop song. Some lovely subdued vocals rock along with the backbeat. It’s like we’re sitting on a…ledge. Couldn’t pass up that opportunity! Listen below. Illogical Time Concerns – Humana Humana features a heavily distorted vocal line. Oddly enough …

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The Best Free and Paid Serum Presets

The Best Free and Paid Serum Presets Xfer Serum is the wavetable synthesizer that has taken the music production world by storm over the past few years. We want to share its glory with you today. Any producer you talk to has either used it or heard of it. Steve Duda created the powerhouse plugin because there was a space for it. “The dream synthesizer did not seem to exist: a wavetable synthesizer with a truly high-quality sound, visual and creative workflow-oriented interface to make creating and altering sounds fun instead of tedious, and the ability to “go deep” when desired – to create / import / edit / morph wavetables, and manipulate these on playback in real-time.” In this article, we want to celebrate the plugin and the holidays by giving you a list of the Best Preset packs for Serum. We polled from the leading suppliers of presets …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week December 21st, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week December 21st, 2018 Hello again! We’ve got one more round of Fresh Tracks before the holidays next week. We’ve got some fresh hip hop, some bangers, some flangers! Enjoy these awesome talents and as always, Listen Below. LT – Cream of the Crop (prod. Miros) Cream of the Crop rolls out the smooth welcoming vibes of classic hip-hop intertwined with future music. It’s an incredibly sweet mix of the old and the new. The production is tight, the vocals are on points, and the feels are real. Wobbly bass trades places with electric bass often and we love the interplay. The song is just long enough to leave you wanting more of it. Listen below.     Aftrprty – Moon Rock A lonely astronaut floats in space, singing, and longing for people. That’s the type of come-down loneliness that this song leaves you feeling. It’s that weird …

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Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week December 14th, 2018

Beat Lab Reviews – Fresh Tracks of the Week December 14th, 2018 As we get closer to the big December 25th we want to bring you some gifts: more fresh tracks! We’ve got a whole lot of club bangers that you’ll probably end up bumping to all week. Put your party hat on, listen below.     Chris Leamy – Shoot to Thrill (Misty Mtn Remix) Crystalline vocals and 24-carat production grace this song with incredible power. The presence in the track is clear throughout. Despite a laid-back approach the verses and chorus are engaging and energizing. Vocals chops, distant 808s, and other electronic instruments create a vibe reminiscent of Kanye and Bon Iver collaborations. Even with the hook, “bang bang and she don’t say nothing,” the band certainly makes a worthy musical statement. Listen below!     Daizy – Taylor Swift, COMBO! – Love Story (Daizy Bootleg) Daizy’s Love Story …

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