Getting your first synth is always a big and quite hard step. To help you know what you’re really getting, we’ve compiled our top 5 best synths for beginners.

Sure free synth VSTs open infinite possibilities but the DAW screen and keyboard is a big limitation that sometimes kills creativity.

Hardware synths are so inspiring—hearing an analog sound change as you play with real knobs is fun and also helpful for learning how electronic sound works.

Plus, hardware synths are much easier to use in collaborative contexts, especially if they’re portable.

But finding the perfect synth, to begin with, isn’t always easy.

Hardware synths can get expensive quickly—plus there are all kinds of confusing synth terms to wrap your head around.

Now, let’s explore the top 5 synths for you.

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Editing vocals is the crucial step that comes just before mixing in your vocal production workflow.

Great editing is important to a polished vocal sound. It’s the process that cleans up all the problems in a raw track so they’re ready to be mixed loud and upfront in a song.

But vocal editing can be frustrating. It takes time and there are lots of small details to get right.

Even so, it doesn’t have to be intimidating. Editing vocals is easy as long as you understand the basic concepts behind them.

In this article, I’ll go through everything you need to know to get a perfect vocal edit.

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It’s easy to find inspiration and energy when you’re exploring and writing music for the first time. But the longer you make music in the same predictable ways, the more difficult it is to feel engaged and challenged. This is where exploring new music genres comes in. When the usual ways of producing music aren’t exciting and rewarding anymore, it’s the right time for a major shakeup. Exploring a new music genre as an exercise is always a great way to do it, here are three reasons why.

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The sounds you use in your every track have their own distinct character. Whether they come from VSTs, sample packs, or your audio interface, the quality that makes them unique is known as timbre. Timbre is a basic idea in music that impacts everything from sound design to arrangement and mixing. With such a basic topic it can be tough to know where to begin. So, what is timbre in music production and the way it’s relevant to your workflow? We will explore in this article.

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In sheet music, music symbols describe the way we play a particular piece of music.

That’s why sheet music is still so necessary for communicating how to play a piece of music.

However, written music uses a lot of different symbols to describe what to play exactly and it can be confusing to know what each symbol means.

That’s the reason why we’ve put together a master list of music symbols you need to know to read sheet music.

Let’s learn the 50 most important music symbols!

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It’s hard to manage a big session or a busy mix. You have to keep a lot of different factors in mind to make it a success. Even just tracking a single vocal can result in a confusing mess of incomplete takes if you don’t pay close attention. Trying to stay creative while balancing these practical issues is a recipe for error. Here’s a hard truth for you: you’re going to make mistakes in music production, no matter how hard you try.

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In this article we’ll go over everything about LUFS.

LUFS are the latest way to measure loudness in your audio.

This new measurement scale is an important development for many issues in music production.

However, understanding LUFS can be pretty difficult at first. They’re different from the ways you’re probably used to measuring your signals.

Even so, these new units are being used all over the audio world. It’s important to know how they work to understand the role of loudness in audio production.

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In this article, we’ll explain what a verse is and show you how to write an effective verse.

As we all know, every song has a story.

Poetic images and gripping lyrics grab listeners’ heartstrings—it’s why music is so powerful.

Think of a song you loved. It probably has attractive lyrics that tell a story.

While you may remember a song because of its chorus, most song narratives develop in the verse.

It’s why a verse that entices the listener to get to the chorus and hook them in is so important.

The chorus might be memorable, but your song will lose its impact if you don’t have a good verse to support it.

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