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Top 5 VST Samplers For 2023

The art of sampling and modern sound manipulation is still in its waking hours relative to the universal day that encompasses the history of music. But that dawn is passing, and the sample capabilities of the Top Virtual Studio Technology (VST) Samplers are currently...

How the Blade Runner Soundtrack Altered Our Relationship With Synths

“All the acoustic instruments – I think they are perfect. But if you want to go beyond that, then you use a synthesizer” – Vangelis. There are two kinds of people in this world – those who’s soul quivers, eyes bubble, and who have a surge of endorphins so surreally...

A Brief History of Space and Moog

First things first: Vogue. Rogue. Moog. All pronounced the same. I know you thought some guy was just being snooty when he corrected you, and the urge for bovine homonyms is strong, but you must resist. And yet, despite the widespread misspeaking, there is ironically...

What Kind of Synths Did Daft Punk Use?

For music made by a couple of “robots”, the process behind the creation of Daft Punk’s music is surprising human. Fortunately, when Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter removed their helmets, they weren’t shy about revealing the process behind their...

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