Finding Your Keys: Synth Tips to Put in any Guitar Player’s Pocket

The synthesizer quandary—every guitar player-turned-producer comes face to face with it sooner or later. On the one hand, that song you’re working on could really use a synth part. On the other hand, you’re a guitar player, not a pianist; those lessons your parents made you suffer through so long ago have been thoroughly wiped from the annals of your memory.

No keyboard skills? No problem. We at B&H can still give you practical advice on how to become a digital synth-smith, even if your wheelhouse is built of strings. Read on for tools, tips, and tricks!

NAMM 2016 in Review: The Products You Need to Know

The 2016 Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) has come and gone and there’s a ton of new products from pro audio, consumer audio, and instrument manufacturers slated for release. We’ve covered most of the “talk of the town” leading up to and during the event. In this roundup, we’ve culled some great products that may not have shown up on your radar.

Holiday 2012: Tools for Creating Dubstep

Dubstep is a fairly new style of electronic music that’s dominated by sparse, reverberated beats and overpowering synthesized bass lines. In most forms of music, bass is pushed toward the back of the mix, but in Dubstep, it’s the unchallenged star of the show.

Melodyne editor 2.0: Grammy-Winning Shine for Any Recording

When people complain about modern music, they often cite obnoxious, unnatural pitch correction as one of the main culprits for their dislike. Whether you agree with this assertion or not, it's important to understand that some of the tools that are used for pitch correction can also sound as natural and emotive as a stark and unprocessed Joni Mitchell recording from 1971. 

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