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Saturday, December 02, 2023

Ricky Tinez Tried to Make a Song with the EP-133, almost lost his mind.

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"In this Compact Creation, let's put the EP-133 to the test! I'll make a track from start to finish. This is how I'll be using the Teenage Engineering KO ii in my studio. Sampling sounds, arranging a track, and getting ideas down quickly. As you'll see there are some weird quirks along the way. But in reality, it's just a workflow I'm not fully used to yet."

Follow-up to this post.

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Ricky Tinez on the Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II : I WANTED to Play Live with this Thing, but nvm..

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"It can't even do things the PO-33 can do! I let myself down by getting wrapped in the hype, haha. Its an awesome device, and yes you can make full songs on it.. But it might be a challenge at times! Which can be a good thing. TL:DR, I wanted to get this to play live and perform on, but it's going to be a little trickier than I excpected."

00:00 It's Dope! but...
00:33 The Filters...
03:16 The PO-33 Can Do This.. But EP-133 Can't
04:03 The Pattern Changes, and Project Swaps.
05:45 Easier Pattern Change "Hack"
07:02 This is super weird.. Can't Jump To Blank Scenes?
08:48 The Fader Send FX Thing Could Be Changed.. Maybe?
10:07 I'm About To Rage Quit
10:40 The Last 2 Things, about sampling and about the fx..

Teenage Engineering EP-133 K.O. II

Update: also see Ricky Tinez Tried to Make a Song with the EP-133, almost lost his mind.

Saturday, September 16, 2023

The Portamento Puzzle: Beyond Basic Synth Slides

video upload by Ricky Tinez

With the Sequential PRO 3.

"I was able to finally recreate the bass line of one of my favorite Deep House tracks! I failed a bunch of times until I finally found a new setting that I've never understood before which is called Portamento legato as well as fixed rate instead of fixed time. So trying to get a deeper understanding of these, I dove in, and now I want to share what I found with you! The track that inspired me is Sonic Vision by DaRand Land. Go check it out down below!

DaRand Land:
Soundcloud -
Spotify -
Website -
The Song That Inspired This Bass Line -

00:00 My Journey
00:32 The Sound We're Recreating
01:01 The Legend Who Made The Track
01:44 Step 1 I Was Correct, but that's about it.
02:20 YOU MUST Turn This On, Or It Won't Work
03:17 This Is More Important Than I First Thought
06:02 Something To Consider: Slower Is Better And Faster Is Incorrect..?
07:26 Making The Synth Patch For The Sounds
09:39 Why This Technique Adds More Of YOURSELF Into Your Music

Saturday, August 12, 2023

The BlackBox is Buggy, But He Made a Track Anyway! (Feat. Minifreak)

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Get ready for a wild ride.. In this Dawless jam, aka a Compact Creation, the BlackBox by 1010music became a wild beast with some potential bugs? Who knows, most likely user error, haha! Don't worry, we're rolling with it and pushing forward to keep the track going! Outside of the drums, all the magic comes from the Minifreak sounds that I loop into the Blackbox. It's a bit of chaos, a dash of unexpected, but a whole lot of fun.

My Free Minifreak Patches -"

Thursday, August 03, 2023

Playable Power: Exploring the UNO Synth Pro X Pros and Cons

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Today, we're diving into the UNO Synth Pro X by IK Multimedia ( and I'm stoked to show you how fun and intuitive this little beast can be! It's a 3 Oscillator, analog, bassline powerhouse that combines the best elements from various synths into one incredible package. We'll jam on it, do sound design, and I'll give you my quick pros and cons since I've been using it for a while. While I am overall impressed with this synth's features and warm analog sound, it can be improved in some areas. So let's take it for a ride and see where it takes us! Yes, this video is sponsored by IK Multimedia, but if I ain't into the synth, I won't do it. Peace!"

00:00 What's Good?
00:43 CONS
01:52 PROS
03:45 Trippy Pattern I Was Working On
04:04 Jamming Through the Synth's Features
07:04 Some Reverb, Why Not?
08:57 Making Better Patterns With Gate and Accent
11:29 Making a Banger in Minutes
16:16 How Have I Not Tried 10 Steps Before?!

Click here for additional posts on the UNO Synth Pro X.

Saturday, July 01, 2023

Key Tracking: The Secret Weapon for Sound Design..

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Lets learn how to take Key Tracking and go beyond just Filter modulation.. This is easily one of my favorite types of modulation when it comes to sound design. It's so powerful in subtle ways, or in extreme ways depending on where you send it. Key Tracking takes the notes on your keyboard and uses them as modulation! This means you can get creative and make each note sound different from the rest. And depending on the mod matrix,, you can push this to the extreme with wild modulation destinations."

Saturday, June 10, 2023

A Compact Creation! But Now What? // The "Dead End" of The Groovebox Workflow - Compact Creation

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"I'm curious to know your favorite way of finishing a track that you start on a "groovebox". Do you just leave it there, try to song mode it or pattern chain it into a masterpiece, or stem it out one by one. Which, of course, takes longer but gets the job done. Today I mess around and start a track idea using the OG Novation Circuit and the Arturia Minifreak but quickly come to the roadblock that I usually come across when using Groove boxes and other forms of dawless music making."

Saturday, May 06, 2023

This just Blew His Mind.. A Surprising Sampler Experiment: Slicing & Reshaping Acid Bass Lines!

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"I use my Octatrack, Digitakt, and Avalon bassline to create some sampled house music from scratch. Midway through the video, I end up blowing my mind with the the resample feature on Octatrack, and setting it to "random locks". The sample I use is from @tracklib and I have a link to it down below! If you're into making house music in a dawless setup with drum machines and synthesizers, you'll dig this! Follow along with me as I share my creative process and techniques for crafting unique and groovy house beats. Let's make some music together!

The sample I used -
15 free track credits and 30 day trail to Tracklib Promo! -"

Saturday, April 29, 2023

When Versatility Becomes a Burden.. // Roland SH-4D Workflow and Thoughts

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Let's take a closer look at the Roland SH-4D synthesizer and explore its many features and capabilities. With "60-note polyphony" and a 4-part multi-timbral design (plus an additional drum machine part), the SH-4D is an incredibly versatile synth that can produce a wide range of sounds and effects. It also includes selectable synth engines from the vintage Roland family, such as the Juno 106 and the SH-101, as well as a 64-step sequencer and tons of built-in effects. -- However, as you'll see in this video, the SH-4D’s workflow can be a bit cumbersome at times, requiring you to be in many places at once and leading to some potentially time-consuming mistakes. We’ll also explore some of the other issues you might encounter when using this synth and discuss whether it’s really the best choice for your needs. -- Overall, the Roland SH-4D is a great synth for beginners or anyone looking to experiment with different sounds and styles. But if you’re looking for something more focused or specialized for a particular task, you may want to consider other options."

Saturday, April 01, 2023

Trying To Create A Killer Bassline For New Track From Scratch!

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"I'm on a mission to create an awesome new bass line using the Abstrakt Instruments Avalon Bass Line synthesizer. In this video, you'll see me start from scratch with nothing but an idea in mind and go through the ups and downs of the creative process, trying out different ideas, recording loops, adding effects, and even vocalizing my ideas out loud to see what works.
Along the way, I hit some roadblocks and even reach a point where I feel like it's just not going to work out, but I don't give up!"

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Exploring the Magic of the 3rd Wave // The BEST Hardware Synth 4 Sound Design

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"The 3rd wave synthesizer by Groove Synthesis is a powerful digital synthesizer with some amazing analog circuitry. It's quickly become my favorite synthesizer in my studio. It allows users to create a wide range of sounds, from realistic instrument tones to complex waveforms. The synthesizer has tons of knob per function and includes really high quality built-in effects. I mean, look at this list of features JUST on the sound engine.. 32 classic, PPG-legacy wavetables.. 64 waves per table..

48 high-resolution custom wavetables with 64 waves per table.. a total of 64 high-resolution user wavetables.. 7 high-resolution modeled analog waveforms (including continuously variable color noise).. Linear FM.. a 6-stage wave envelope per oscillator with variable time and position that can be looped.. and Optional wave flow for smooth or stepped wave transitions.. That's just the beginning of the synth. Don't forget the analog filter which came from Dave Rossum, 4 envelopes, 4 LFOs, effects.. this synth is a sound designers DREAM. Easily one the best synths for Sound Design right now.

The 3rd Wave -"

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Sound Design on the Deckard's Dream Is Too Easy // Patch From Scratch with Free samples

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Today we explore sound design on one of my all time favorite synthesizers, the Deckard's Dream by Black Corporation. One patch I made prior to hitting record but we'll design two synth patches from scratch together. We'll explore some beginner synth techniques like applying filter envelopes, adding different attack times to layers to have the patch move and sound different over time, as well as running going a little deeper and playing with different tunings and layering the synth with itself in the way it was built. I'll also run the synthesizer through the R1 Reverb Pedal by Walrus Audio to push it over the top and create that cinematic movie score feel. I can't help it..

Download these free Deckard's Dream Samples here -"

Saturday, January 21, 2023

MiniFreak Ain't Bad! 5 Minute Review // 7 Patches I Made While Learning The Minifreak

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"The Arturia MiniFreak ain't half bad! Its actually really good. It might be the synth for you if you're looking for a one stop shop that can cover a lot of ground. It has a relatively low price, and a smaller footprint but with keys! While learning and just having fun with the synthesizer I made 7 patches which you can download for free here -"


00:00 Some Context
00:45 The short Cons list
02:02 Minifreak Pros
05:43 My Free Minifreak Patches
07:31 Patch 2
09:06 Patch 3
12:42 Patch 4
14:26 Patch 5
15:50 Patch 6
18:15 Patch 7
19:07 The Sequencer
20:49 Peace and Love

How To Load Presets into MiniFreak // Free MiniFreak Patches

"Ever wonder how to load presets onto the Arturia MiniFreak? Well, here's a quick and simple video on how to do just that. We'll be learning how to use Minifreak V Librarian. I've also created 7 free patches for fun that you can download here! -"

Saturday, November 05, 2022

Holy Crap, Time Flies! [Eurorack Patch/Jam]

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"Track Recording Date: 11/05/2022
Tempo: 120bpm
Key: F#minor

Sorry this one is so quiet!!
I couldn't get it any louder without it sounding squashed and awful...
If you're listening on proper speakers, give that volume knob a little boost on this one! ;)

Some glitchy samples made with the 'Beads' Eurorack Module were given out for people to get inspiration from this week for the challenge, and I picked my favorite glitches to load into a Eurorack sample playback module (Squarp Rample) and am playing them back in random order throughout. The entire piece was created around those glitchy samples you hear layered in the deep background.

I sampled the, 'Holy Crap, Time Flies' vocal from Ricky Tinez. (*who has a really great voice for sampling!). ;)

Great challenge, and it gave me the inspiration to MAKE SOMETHING!! Woot!

ALL AUDIO is being fed into my mixer and then recorded with stereo outs to an MPC Live! The track was then maximized in Izotope Ozone 9 on PC.

I then sync up the audio/video manually in my video editor: Luma Fusion on iPad.

Whatever kind of music you are making - KEEP IT UP, Friends!
Don't stop making *YOUR MUSIC*!!"


Saturday, October 29, 2022

Finally Bought the SP-404mkII For One Reason // But It has Latency..

video upload by Ricky Tinez

00:~00 Why I bought the sp-404mk2
00:40 How to Setup Bus 3 and 4 on the SP404mkii
01:32 Building FX within Bus 3
05:19 Why this is so important to me
06:50 Squarespace Sponsor
08:36 SP-404mkii Latency Issues
11:40 Some final thoughts

Saturday, October 22, 2022

5 Patches I Made On The ISE-NIN Synth // The Cheapest Analog Jupiter 8 You Can Buy

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"The イセーニン by Black Corporation is as close to a Roland Jupiter 8 clone as you'll ever get. Its all analog, but at apparently almost a 1/10th of the price.. holy cow..
Check out the イセーニン here -
Check out the super limited edition of the Isenin here -

🧢 Hats & Shirts & More -

00:00 Some Notes About Ise-nin
00:58 Ise-nin Patches I Made
05:43 Designing a Duel Patch
06:26 Fun Arp Settings
07:36 The Most Beautiful Patch I've Ever Made
11:11 How The Modulation Is Setup
13:58 Doing The Weird Osc 2 Detune Thing
17:39 Making Weird Analog FM Drum Sounds
19:16 Another Gorgeous Sound
21:27 What The Hell Is Keytracking Envelope
23:01 Where We Ended Up"

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Coolest Patch and How to Make It w/ the Oberheim OB-X8, Novation Peak & Other Synths

Coolest Patch I've Made and How to Make It // OB-X8 Taught Me How To Do This video upload by Ricky Tinez

"You need to have that Aha moment and then it'll be a breeze. Essentially, you're setting your oscillator up a fifth (7 semi-tones) and that's where your oscillator will always return to. From there, you can utilize your Mod Envelope to push it up exactly 1 octave! That way when you let go of the keyboard it falls from the musical octave, down to another musical note the fifth. Hope that makes sense! I love exploring synthesis and especially exploring OB-X8 Sounds now that i've had it. Sound design on the OB-X8 is straightforward but always in a sweet spot."

Saturday, June 18, 2022

3 Movement Tips for Synthesizers // Adding Character and Uniqueness to your Sound Design

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Head to to save 10% off your first purchase of a website or domain using promo code: RICKYTINEZ | Just some thoughts on how i like to spice up my synth patches when i'm sound designing. Simple sound design tips really, nothing too crazy or hard to do but can go along when in a session.

00:00 What we talking about?
00:52 Tip 1 Wavetable Modulation
05:40 Tip 2 Env to Mix for 2 patch at once sound
11:50 Squarespace Promo Code
13:46 Tip 3 Max your Mod Envelope usage
21:15 Lost in The Sauce"

Saturday, April 23, 2022

You Can Get a Ton out of This Setup // A Cheap Compact Creation

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"I want to share the full creative process of taking a simple idea made on relatively cheap gear, to making it a finished track! This is Part 1 of 3 so stay tuned for the rest. Similar to my last video with the expensive version.. ( ) You can get away with so much when you have a Sample, a Synth, and a Drum Machine. In this case, it's Circuit Rhythm, Model:Cycles, and the Modal Sculpt. Some of my all time favorite cheap pieces."

Thursday, April 21, 2022

myVolts TAPS: Beatsplitter + Pots and Pans, passive audio controllers for mickXer, Pocket Operators + more..

video upload by myVolts

"Available here for only €9:
You now have a way to control your minijack audio inputs and outputs! The Beatsplitter is a dual output, with switchable control, allowing you to output Stereo, Mono, of duplicate one side on both channels.
Pots and Pans will allow you to control volume on a channel, or, in pan mode, move the panoramic centre of the audio. It also allows you to mute that channel with a simple mute button.
Launched live on Kickstarter 15/4/22. Make audio mismatches a thing of the past, you now have all the control you need on your audio connector."

I Swear this Dawless Setup is Easier than it looks.. // MyVolts TAPS Pots and Pans usage

video upload by Ricky Tinez

"Duplicate your outputs. Control your audio channels, mute, volume change, or pan across, all from these simple pair of accessories."


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