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1O TIPS to make extreme synth sounds

1 Get to know one sonic weapon

Getting to know the tools of your trade is key to any aspect of working life, but particularly sound design. You’ll need to pick one synth – preferably one that has a wide range of sounds – and get to know it section by section. Explore the very fundamentals of its sound – the oscillators and waveforms – and find out exactly what impact they have. Then it’s the filter types, the modulation and so on. Get to know your synth like it’s your sonic sister.

2 Don’t be scared to (ab)use presets

Ah, presets. To use, or not

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