Studio Visit: Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Kleerup talks using Yamaha reface

Studio Visit: Award-winning producer and multi-instrumentalist Kleerup talks using Yamaha reface
Named as one of the world’s hottest producers by NME, Andreas Kleerup plays intensely on his Yamaha reface DX and notes that this homage to the seminal 80s synth—the Yamaha DX7—has played a central role in making his new album.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Wrapping up – Advanced Tips, Tricks & FM Quirks

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Wrapping up – Advanced Tips, Tricks & FM Quirks

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha reface DX architecture - Lesson 7

For this final article, I'll build on the concepts covered in prior articles and discuss some advanced tips, tricks - and unusual FM quirks - I've learned in my 30+ years of programming Yamaha FM synthesizers. These advanced concepts can help you to twist your sound creations in some unique and personal ways. Four tricks & quirks I'm going to discuss are: Velocity Tricks; Envelope Level Tricks; Detuning Quirks; and, Fixed Frequency Sub-Audio Carriers. So, off we go!
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Lead Sounds

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Lead Sounds

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha reface DX architecture - Lesson 6

Hopefully with the articles so far, you've been able to gain a reasonable understanding and 'ear experience' with how FM synthesis behaves. This article is going to put together many of the concepts discussed prior in this series and take a little deeper dive into FM than in the previous articles. We are going to do this as we go into another area where FM synthesis is very effective and powerful – lead sounds.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Ensemble Brass Voices

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Ensemble Brass Voices

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX Architecture - Lesson 3.

In the last lesson, you learned how to program Solo Brass Voices (if you missed it, check it out here). Now experience how to enrich your repertoire - and sound - by creating Ensemble Brass Voices.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Solo Brass Voices

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Solo Brass Voices

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial series focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX Architecture - Lesson 2.

In this session we will embark on our first example in programming specific Voices from scratch: solo brass voices. Brass voices permeate and inform the many sounds of our life - from pop, jazz, R&B to movie soundtracks. Let's get started.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Intro to FM Synthesis

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Intro to FM Synthesis
An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - the first in a new series.
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Holly Herndon interviews Yamaha legend, Dr. John Chowning

Holly Herndon interviews Yamaha legend, Dr. John Chowning
The "father of FM synthesis" Dr. John Chowning - a legend here at Yamaha - was recently interviewed. Learn more about this trailblazer and hear the interview here.
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Music Production Guide and Easysounds.eu Provide a Wealth of Resources

Music Production Guide and Easysounds.eu Provide a Wealth of Resources
The Music Production Guide is a monthly publication featuring tons of great Yamaha synthesizer information from our friends at Yamaha Music Europe and Easysounds.eu. Behind the scenes stories and resources for you.
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Yamaha FM Converter (BETA) Now Available

Yamaha FM Converter (BETA) Now Available
Have content from your DX7, DX7II, TX802 and TX816 Yamaha Synthesizers you want to use on your new Montage? Convert it.
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Reface Capture 2.0 and Reface OS Update 1.3!

Reface Capture 2.0 and Reface OS Update 1.3!
Announcing Reface Capture Version 2.0 for iOS and Reface OS 1.3!
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