Tech & Innovation

Hugh Padgham on how he created the gated-reverb effect and evolving technology

Alongside his hit records, the much-aped ‘gated reverb’ effect is arguably what Hugh Padgham is most known and loved for. Hugh tells us how he first attained this unique and recognisable effect…

Understanding the origins of FM synthesis

Despite its venerable age, subtractive synthesis remains hugely popular to this day. Yet it was almost killed off in the 1980s when a new kid on the synthesis block – FM synthesis – ushered in the age of the digital synthesizer…
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