The use of certain chord types such as triads and extended chords have become the staple of chord progressions. One way to expand this palette is to layer different chord types together and invent new chord types. This gives you greater control of the voicing and harmonic sound of your chord.
Mastering seems to have come back into fashion. With the days of extreme loudness behind us and more of a movement towards dynamics how does mastering fit in to modern day productions? Do you need to master? Can you do it yourself? Davide Carbone discusses his approach to mastering in 2020.
The “which is better” comparison between Digital Audio Workstations (DAW) is discussed at length and is often inconclusive. Here our Ableton Certified Trainers and Apple Certified Pros in Logic discuss what they think are the strengths and weaknesses of each platform
Given the importance of plugins and the fact that we are overwhelmed by the abundance of them we thought it would be useful to discuss our favourite and essential VST plugins we use in our day to day work.
School of Synthesis Modern Music Theory tutor Shaun Keyt explains Key Modulation in a way we can all understand it!
The Mussenden EP was written by Carbon Electra (otherwise knows as our very own Davide Carbone) and Olly Davis whom Davide met whilst Olly was studying the Production Masterclass at School of Synthesis.
Rachel Rothfield a student of School of Synthesis shared her tracks with her tutors. Davide Carbone decided to produce the album which has now been released as 'Fading' by Wensday.
How much music does a typical full time producer write in a year? School of Synthesis tutor Davide Carbone takes us through his productivity in 2016.
SOS Tutor Shaun Keyt explains how you can create different feelings and emotions by creating and manipulating musical expectation.
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