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Keyboardist and programmer Peter Dyer has played with everyone from Van Hunt to Mariah Carey. He’s currently touring with Aloe Blacc, the op...


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This month, I'm digging into my private bag of tricks and giving away one of my favorite techniques for creating unique and airy pad sounds out of, well, anything. I stumbled across this technique years ago, when the first truly long reverbs started appearing on affordable gear and software. As I was wrestling with some difficult wave loops, it occurred to me that by running a sample through a one-minute reverb fully wet--then resampling just the reverb tail--you could get some seriously breathy results.

Just getting started? Revisiting the fundamentals? We've collected the lessons and content you need to brush up on the basics.

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The Key Buy is Keyboard magazine's award for outstanding musical instruments and music technology products. In this blog entry are the most ...

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New gear pics and random musings from our editor-in-chief Stephen Fortner.

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Our resident cartoonist Dave "the Packrat" Lovelace offers an irreverent yet affectionate take on attending his first-ever NAMM show.

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