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Customizing Synth1 VST skin/theme (TO ANY COLOR!!!) *EASY*

Customizing Synth1 VST skin/theme (TO ANY COLOR!!!) *EASY*

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all doing well. I deeply appreciate all the ongoing positive feedback and support for my Synth1 VST Over 25,000+ Sound Presets!!! video. So I decided to share another treat with everyone in reference to the Synth1 VST.

I’ve been using the Synth1 VST for as long as I can remember but it never even crossed my mind that you can actually CUSTOMIZE the Synth1 VST to whatever color/skin/theme of your liking. You can easily accomplish this without having to search the net and download any third-party skins.  How cool is that! I’ll show you an example of this below:

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Synth1 (DEFAULT) Theme

 

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Synth1 (CUSTOMIZED) Theme

So as you can see in the photos above, you can actually customize the look of your VST but easily adjusting a few settings within the VST itself. And I’m going to show you how to do just that!

First, what you want to do is load up your Synth1 VST in your DAW of choice. If you aren’t sure how to how to do this, please refer to my video: Synth1 VST Over 25,000+ Sound Presets!!! and skip to 6:00 minutes.

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So here you can see I have my Synth1 VST open within my DAW of choice (I have chosen Fl Studio for tutorial’s sake). The next steps will be very simple:

Click the OPT button (as indicated by the ‘red circle’)>

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On the popup screen, you will see the settings for the Synth1 VST. We will ONLY pay attention to the ‘red circled’ area in order to successfully customize our VST. Messing with any other settings can cause the VST to malfunction within your DAW.

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  • “Color Customize” is the section we’ll be working with. Right next to it you will see
    (#RRGGBB)” which basically stands for “Red, Green, Blue”. According to a color palate, this refers to those three colors being the main ‘primary’ colors used to create various new colors when mixed together. But in order to customize our VST, we must first use what is referred to as a “color palate”. Click this link to bring up the color picker. www.colorpicker.com
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Many of you will recognize this from software programs like Adobe Photoshop. What this does, is it automatically generates an RGB Color Code for us to input into our Synth1 settings as we move the small circle around to get the color of our liking.

 

 

  • Referring back to the SETTINGS window on the Synth1 VST, The “Panel” checkbox is what controls the background color of the Synth1 VST. When it is checked, the background color you have customized for the VST will be shown, and when the box is unchecked, it defaults back to the default color for the Synth1 VST.  The Box right next to it is where we insert the RGB code to change the background color.
  • Below it is the “TEXT” box, which is obvious. It changes the color of the FONT or TEXT on the Synth1 VST.

 

Now referring back to the color picker, as an example I would like to set my Synth1 VST BACKGROUND color to BLACK. I can do this by dragging the small circle to the black region of the color palate, and simply copying the RGB code that it generates right above it (as shown below):

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Now I must go back to the Synth1 Settings within my DAW, and PASTE that code (080807) AFTER the hashtag into the box. This means deleting everything AFTER the hashtag but NOT the hashtag itself. And make sure the “PANEL” box is checked so our changes are shown! (SHOWN below):

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Click ‘OK’ and bada bing –> bada boom.

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As you can see above, immediately the background color of the Synth1 VST has changed as I have instructed it to. Now let’s change the text! Let’s go back to our color picker and repeat the same process for our desired color for the text. Let’s say in this case, I want mines to be RED (shown below).

 

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Once again, I’m going to COPY that code (EB220C), and PASTE it back into that box AFTER the hashtag in my settings. (Remember to click the OPT button to bring up settings).

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Click ‘OK’ and bada bing –> bada boom.

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So as you can see above, I have changed my Synth1 VST BACKGROUND to Black, and my Synth1 FONT/TEXT to RED. If you ever want to change these colors, simply repeat this process by copying and pasting the correct RGB code that it generates. If you ever get your colors mixed up incorrectly, simply UNCHECK both the “PANEL” box and the “TEXT” box and click OK. Then start the process over again.

HOPE THIS HELPED! ENJOY AND KEEP ON PRODUCING! 🙂

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Installing Synth1 VST FOR MAC (Or ANY VST) 2017

Installing Synth1 VST FOR MAC (Or ANY VST) 2017

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I want to give a warm thanks for all the positive feedback I’ve gotten from my previous video titled “Synth1 VST Over 25,000+ Sound Presets!!! *2016*”.

I made this video in response to all the MAC users out there having trouble installing the Synth1 VST on their system. this tutorial video should help you properly install the Synth1 Vst or ANY VST for that matter as the process is the same for all other vst installations.

ALSO, special thanks to Youtube User: “LukeVonDukeSP” for an easy alternative method for installation as quoted!:

“Also. Another way to install the Presets, Click OPT on the bottom and CLick Browse… ExtBank folder(Zip) and select the folder where u downloaded the Preset Packs. I found it to be easier especially since I did not install it into VST Plugins Folder. Thank u again for the presets!”

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The top 5 CHEAPEST, HQ,underrated DAWS! *Hidden Gems* 2016

The top 5 CHEAPEST, HQ,underrated DAWS! *Hidden Gems* 2016

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Hello to all my fellow producers!!!

Hope everyone is doing well. So glad to be able to share this post with everyone, as I feel it is VERY important for those suffering from the indecisiveness trap of, “WHICH DAW IS FOR ME?

I think just about every music producer out there has had a time when they were trying to figure out which DAW is right for them. What a freaking dilemma! In fact, if you look across the net; you’ll find a large # of forums analyzing this exact same topic. Many of these forums will conclude that you have to choose the DAW that is most intuitive to you. The one that gives you that sense of excitement every-time you dive in to start a new project.  And brings you the most pleasure as you sit down and let your imagination soar during studio sessions. But more importantly, some DAW’s that are recommended to us can be WAY too expensive which leads to….yup you guessed it….PIRACY.

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Team Air – Cracking software like eggs since the 90’s….  😀

 

I mean…who the hell hasn’t downloaded a DAW from a torrent site in the past because they couldn’t afford a clean version?  I’m guilty and I’ll be the first to admit. When I was 14 years old I taught myself how to produce music after downloading a pirated version of Fl Studio. Now, although it was the incorrect action to take, after giving the software a good test run with many projects, I persuaded my parents to invest in the full version of the software for my 15th birthday. Which ultimately, made me appreciate the software even more.  Since then I’ve enjoyed the ups and downs of Fl Studio through the many updates over the years.

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Fl Studio – My Humble Beginnings…

Now let’s take a quick glimpse at the cost of the more ‘expensive’ DAW’s. It’s no wonder why such things like Piracy exist! Sadly… (not that that excuses it)

 

Now of course, you should demo the software you are interested in buying and it is strictly recommended that you purchase the full version of the software afterwards. Even it it means saving up some extra cash, or selling items you don’t need. This ensures ongoing support for the companies with future development, maintenance, server costs, etc. And plus, once you start pushing out your successful productions to the public  you’ll also feel more appreciative of your investment. So please, try and then buy… 

 

Now we’re about to get to the juicy part of this post.

“The top 5 CHEAPEST, HQ,underrated DAWS! *Hidden Gems*

Many of you are probably wondering why I’m even mentioning this. Well it’s mainly because I feel like many producers have a tendency to draw themselves towards DAW’s that they see their favorite producers using. And then you run into factors such as, the DAW being too EXPENSIVE, or it being too COMPLICATED/COMPLEX, or it being too CPU HUNGRY, etc…etc…. But what if I told you that there exists some great, durable DAW’s out their, with  high quality sound engines, extremely intuitive ease of use, for a FRACTION of the cost compared to their “arm & a leg” predecessors? Here is a list of the most underrated DAW’s that no one tells you about.

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MuTools (MuLab)  v7.0.47
Release Date- 2006
Price- $50/50€
Key Features- TOP-quality uncompromised sound engine, Rewire Master, includes MuSynth, MuDrum, and MuVerb self integrated vst plugins. Extremely user-friendly interface and workflow***
OS Compatibility- Windows and MAC OSX
Extras- MUX Modular-  a high-quality and flexible modular synth and effect plug-in.

 

MuTools MuLab is an amazing, underrated DAW you guys. It really is. It’s a hidden gem if I do say so myself. I was recommended to this DAW by a friend of mine who also produces electronic music like I do. I gave it a go, and discovered that this DAW is extremely superior in audio quality when it comes to mastering or working with audio bits. It’s a little weak on the Midi side of things, but recent updates has kept my loyalty. This DAW has proven itself to be one of the most promising DAWS out there. And it just get’s better and better.
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Cuckos REAPER v5.23

Release Date- 2005
Price- $60/60€ (REAPER is distributed under two licenses as well as a 60-day evaluation trial option)
Key Features-Notation editor, VST3 support, built in script debugger with macro support, video editing, FX automation. 
OS Compatibility- Windows and MAC OSX
Extras- Supports 3rd party skins. Something that makes this DAW entirely unique apart from most of the rest. 

Man do I LOVE Cuckos REAPER v5.23. I like to refer to this DAW as the little brother of Pro Tools because to many, it favors it. However, this DAW costs a fraction of the price of Pro Tools and is a POWERHOUSE DAW that includes everything your heart desires for your production needs. I personally like to use Reaper for final mastering and tweaking once I’ve exported the .WAV of my finalized track. One of the most unique and special things about Reaper, is it’s support for 3rd party skins. Believe me, there are DATABASES online with skins that you can download and load into this DAW, you just have to find them. How cool is it to produce music in a DAW with a completely different theme than the default theme it came pre-installed with right???

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Renoise 3.1

Release Date- 2002
Price- $70/68€ 
Key Features-Tracker interface and pattern matrix, keyboard mapping, spectrum analyzer, cross platform, plugin support and rewire support
OS Compatibility- Windows, MAC OSX and Linux
Extras- Redux the sample-based instrument and phase sequencer. 

Many of you have already heard of Tracker DAW’s, many have not. For those who haven’t, a Tracker DAW basically represents music tracks as an arrangement from a vertical perspective. They were VERY popular in the 90’s and early 2000’s, and have lost popularity since the last decade. Buzz was one of the earliest, most successful Tracker DAW’s to ever hit the masses and is still being widely used today. In addition, Tracker DAW’s also provide a much more faster work-flow compared to a traditional horizontal arrangement DAW. You can very quickly key in notes, which triggers your bit of audio based on where on the grid you enter your command. This is why Renoise is probably the most interesting DAW out there to date. First off, the interface looks very complex and will have you looking like a rocket scientist during music sessions. I remember downloading the demo for Renoise many years back and I just did a blank stare at my monitor LOL. Most times you can download a new DAW and quickly figure things out because of your knowledge with other DAW’s. But with Reaper, you’ll be scratching your head. The challenge with this DAW makes it much more exciting and rewarding than the others.  Check it out!!
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Zynewave Podium

Release Date- 2004
Price- $50/ (Or Podium Free Version with a few limiting features)
Key Features-Extremely clean and CPU friendly interface, object based project structure, customizable user interface, hierarchic engine, recording and editing, surround sound
OS Compatibility- Windows
Extras- Nucleum Freeware VSTi 

The good ole’ Zynewave Podium. The most interesting thing about this particular DAW is the fact that it was developed and is still continuously managed by a ONE-man army, Frits Nielsen. The thing I like most about Zynewave Podium is that is is EXTREMELY easy on the CPU. In fact, this could be the most smooth and fluid running DAW to ever exist. I remember downloading the Podium Free version and I was amazed out how clean and smooth the interface performed. From the time tracker line, to the moving of audio/midi clips, everything is just so damn smooth in this software; it’s crazy. Working with this software is like a “breath of fresh air” from all the bugs and annoyances we’ve all dealt with with various other DAW’s. The Midi in this DAW is also TOP-NOTCH. Not to mention it has a very polished finish on the design. This is probably my personal favorite of the list.

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N-Track Studio 8

Release Date- 2004
Price- $49/€49.00
Key Features- unlimited number of audio and MIDI tracks, cross-platform, built-in effects include Reverb, Compression, Parametric & Graphic EQ, Echo, Auto-volume, Pitch Shift, Chorus, Multiband Compression, Spectrum analyzer, supports surround sound mixing***
OS Compatibility- Windows, MAC OSX, iOS, Android*** 
Extras- Real Live Drums– Extreme high quality drum sounds to expand your sonic possibilities.

N- Track Studio is a high quality DAW that reminds me alot of Prenous Studio One. It’s packed with many great features and you can tell that N-Track has made it a mission to set itself apart from the rest. The fact that it’s cross-platform and can be used on any PC or mobile device, gives it the cake over many other DAW’s. This is actually something that I hope to see other DAW’s moving forward. N-Track studio is a very ‘pretty’ and ‘polished’ DAW and I love the HQ integrated plugins that it comes with. I can definitely see a very bright future with N-Track ahead. Even to the point of mainstream notoriety.

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And there you have it! The 5 hidden gems of the DAW world. I hope you enjoyed this post and found it informative and if you have any questions, as always there are many ways to reach me. Via this blog, Youtube, email, fan page, etc. which I will link below. Thankyou so much for your time and be on the lookout for my next post!  

 

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Free Vst Plugins & Sample Packs For Fl Studio *Throwback*

Free Vst Plugins & Sample Packs For Fl Studio *Throwback*

 

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Humbled by the 50,000+ views..

This is a throwback post sharing my my popular video on my Youtube channel uploaded a few years ago that has amassed over 50,000 views!!!

In the video, I show numerous websites where you can get FREE VSTI/VST/SAMPLES & VOCALS (as in acapellas) for absolutely FREE! (No scam, no bullshit, no surveys).
And they are all royalty free so their isn’t any copyright restrictions or permission needed for the use of all content.

 

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A Treat to all Music Producers: 25,000+ sound presets for Synth1 VST

A Treat to all Music Producers: 25,000+ sound presets for Synth1 VST

25,000+ sound presets for Synth1 VST

INSTALLING SYNTH 1 VST: 

 

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Hello fellow producers!!

Here is the Synth1 VST! But before I share the download, I want to first give thanks to everyone who viewed my most successful video on my Youtube channel titled,  “FREE VST/VSTI/SAMPLE COLLECTION + FL STUDIO TRICK!!”

It has been almost 4 years since uploading that video and it has amassed over 50,000 views. I couldn’t thankyou guys enough as I had no idea it would reach that many viewers, maybe a few thousand at MOST.

As a token of my gratitude I wanted to give back to my subscribers/viewers by providing you all with a treat. Here is a pack of 25,000+ sound presets for the Synth1 VST. No really, the pack literally includes over 25,000+ sounds…

Many of you have probably found this post from my Youtube channel, others from search engines. Either way, I hope you enjoy this wonderful virtual instrument as Synth1 has proven to be one of the top Vsti’s of all time, as seen highly rated across the net amongst the VSTworld.

HOW TO INSTALL THE PACKS: 

Synth 1 is a japanese vst created by a Japanese sound engineer named “Ichoro Tada”.  You can download the free vst here.

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I’m assuming that you are already a music producer who has installed vsts in the past and you know how to drag VST’s to your computers plugin directory. If not, view my tutorial video here. After downloading, make sure you have dragged the .dll file to your vstplugins database.

The 25,000 presets file can be downloaded @ the link below:
EDIT: I apologize for those who have tried to download the file recently and was met with an error. This file has been receiving a tremendous amount of downloads and apparently, Google Drive can only handle so much traffic on one link for so long. So I have updated a new one! Link should be good for another year. 

 

http://www.mediafire.com/file/5b2bz1xae4inbsk/25%2C000+Synth1+Presets.rar

nbsk/25%2C000+Synth1+Presets.rarOnce downloaded, go back to my tutorial video if you prefer a visual “how to” for installing the soundpacks. Otherwise, view my instruction photo below.

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Once finished, you should be able to successfully load Synth1 in any DAW of your choice with all 25,000+ sound presets pre-installed. Make sure to click the 
“initial sound” button and then click the “+” sign next to “external (.zip)” to open up your soundbanks. 

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Welcome to the ProducersDen Blog

Welcome to the ProducersDen Blog

Hello everyone and welcome,

Most of you have landed on this site from my Youtube Channel Page or through random searches on search engines such as Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc.

I started this blog with the intent to share what I know about producing music since the age of 15 (Now 23). I also run an indie record label called “VycVyper Recordings” that I started with a friend of mine from Sweden in which I publicize my independent releases. Many of you know that I am a die-hard fan of Electronic Music and this is what I mainly produce, however, this site is aimed towards producers of all genres. You will also find many free “goodies” on this site that will help aid you in your music production journey. From truck loads of samples to houseloads of Presets, and all kinds of other stuff. You might even find articles where I express my concerns on various topics related to the industry of Electronic Music.

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