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Synthbits: A Great Cover of the Pet Shop Boys song "Opportunities"

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Tom Carpenter's cover of the 1985 Pet Shop Boys song "Opportunities" and how he made it
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Synthbits: How to Build a Dance Bass with reface DX

Synthbits: How to Build a Dance Bass with reface DX
FM Synthesis is capable of generating some great synth bass sounds. Let Doctor Mix show you how to build one on reface DX!
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Synthbits: Listen to great reface DX sounds from tritonrecordings

Synthbits: Listen to great reface DX sounds from tritonrecordings
YouTuber tritonrecordings created a great video series called "Synth Stuff". Check out episode 31 with a taste of the reface DX!
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Synthbits: Yamaha DX7 - The Synthesizer that Defined the 80s

Synthbits: Yamaha DX7 - The Synthesizer that Defined the 80s
The DX7 was the sound of the 80s. Enjoy this way back Wednesday flavor of Synthbits!
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Synthbits: 80s Action Movie Soundtracks!

Synthbits: 80s Action Movie Soundtracks!
What do the names Crockett, Tubbs, Maverick and Axel have in common? They strutted their stuff to some of our favorite television and movie soundtracks! Check out this latest taste of Synth...
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Synthbits: The reface DX Legacy Project

Synthbits: The reface DX Legacy Project
If you are a reface DX owner, you need to know about reface DX Legacy Project. Check out this special Sythbits . . . 
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Mastering MONTAGE: Dom Sigalas Creates a Deep House Bass with FM-X!

Mastering MONTAGE: Dom Sigalas Creates a Deep House Bass with FM-X!
Want to create a great synth bass sound with MONTAGE? Dom Sigalas shows you how to do it using the FM-X Engine!
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Manny's FM-Xplorations Article 4

Manny's FM-Xplorations Article 4
Welcome to the fourth article in the Manny Fernandez FM-Xplorations series! A longtime FM programmer who contributed sounds to the DX7II, SY77, SY99, FS1R, DX200 and reface DX, Manny has lots of tips and tricks to share in this highly informative series. So let's join Manny now . . . 
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Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 3

Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 3
Welcome to the third article in the Manny Fernandez FM-Xplorations series! A longtime FM programmer who contributed sounds to the DX7II, SY77, SY99, FS1R and DX200, Manny has lots of tips and tricks to share in this highly informative series. Let's join Manny now . . . 

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Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 2

Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 2
Welcome to the second article in the Manny Fernandez FM-Xplorations series! A longtime FM programmer - contributing sounds to the DX7II, SY77, SY99, FS1R and DX200 - Manny has lots of tips and tricks to share in this highly informative series!
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Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 1

Manny's FM-Xplorations: Article 1
Welcome to the first article in the Dr. Manny Fernandez FM-Xploration Series! A longtime FM programmer who contributed sounds for the DX7II, SY77, SY99 FS1R and DX200  - Manny Fernandez shares lots of tips and tricks in this highly informantive series.
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Synthbits - Soundmit 2017: Hans-Peter Henkel on FM Synthesis

Synthbits - Soundmit 2017: Hans-Peter Henkel on FM Synthesis
We are kicking off a special week of tasty bits of Synth - from Soundmit 2017 in Torino Italy!
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Synthbits: DX7 FM Tutorial Sound Design Vibe

Synthbits: DX7 FM Tutorial Sound Design Vibe
Check out this cool taste of synth - an FM synthesis tutorial on the classic DX7!
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Synthbits: An Audio Demonstration of the CX5M Music Computer

Synthbits: An Audio Demonstration of the CX5M Music Computer
Back in 1984 Yamaha released the CX5M music computer. Enjoy this tasty bit of vintage synth!

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Synthbits: A Demonstration of the Legendary Yamaha DX5

Synthbits: A Demonstration of the Legendary Yamaha DX5
It's amazing how fresh the Yamaha DX5 sounds in this sweet bit of synth video from YouTube user CLASSIC VINTAGE!
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Synthbits: Power DX7 and the Classic Sounds of the 80s!

Synthbits: Power DX7 and the Classic Sounds of the 80s!
YouTube User "Power DX7" nails the sweet synth sounds of classic 80s hits with his masterful DX7 programming.
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Synthbits: From DX to MONTAGE - The Artist's Perspective

Synthbits: From DX to MONTAGE - The Artist's Perspective
The MONTAGE Music Synthesizer evolved from a long line of remarkable musical instruments like the legendary DX-7.
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Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 2

Mastering MONTAGE: An FM-X Exploration Part 2
In Part 2 of this series we will study a Performance made with the same basic setup as in Part 1, but featuring different settings for our 8 Assignable Knob parameters. In Part 1 we turned some knobs and made some observations and speculations about what was being controlled - was it the Modulator or the Carrier that was being altered by a specific Knob parameter? Now we will follow through and see where those Control Assignments were made and how they are applied by the settings. Included at the bottom of this article download the MONTAGE Connect (P3.X7B) file for the tutorial, PERFORMANCE: P3
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Bass Sounds

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Bass Sounds

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 5

For this installment, I'm going to discuss another area where FM synthesis is very versatile across the wide spectrum of musical styles – Bass sounds. From the Bass 1 and Fretless presets in the original DX7 to the LatelyBass and SolidBass patches in the TX81Z & DX100, the legacy of FM for Bass sounds is well known. So, starting from the "bottom up" as it were, let's build some Bass sounds.
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Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Synth Pads

Manny's Modulation Manifesto: Synth Pads

An FM Synthesis Programming Tutorial focusing on the Yamaha Reface DX architecture - Lesson 4.

For this article, I'm going to delve into an area where FM synthesizers like the Reface DX are especially versatile -- the creation of pad sounds. Because of the amount of harmonic (overtone) content that can be created by even just a single modulator, FM synthesis is capable of creating a vast array of evolving and shifting pad sounds and timbres. The first place to start in constructing your pad sound is the Algorithm – which one to choose?
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