Learn how to create an orchestral arrangement based on motifs, phrases and fragments from a library you built. A long video with lots of tips and tricks along the way.
I just finished a new song, it was my first project after switching from Cubase to FL Studio as DAW. As a long-term Cubase user this was quite tough, but I feel (...)
Learn which symbols to use for melodies and chords and how to control their behavior.
Vienna Ensemble Pro files for using the VSL Prime Edition library with Synfire.
About importing and refining a library of building blocks that can be used as a construction kit orchestral and hybrid soundtrack music. This ongoing project will be updated incrementally until the library is finished.
How To Write Songs - YouTube The channel is of course not specific to Synfire, but there's a ton of information which will be of interest to many Synfire users. They don't (...)
The other day a song with the two Synthesizer-V voices Solaria and Kevin came to my attention, which made me realize how well these voices fit together in a duet. Must do (...)
Learn how to arrange a song for songwriting and production using a song template. Explains the use of containers and aliases in Synfire Express and Pro.
How to arrange a song from scratch in 15 minutes with Synfire Sparks. This tutorial is also helpful for beginners with Synfire Express and Pro. Includes examples of different styles and instructions how to use the Pause parameter to automate a mix.
Inspired by current A.I. art, I wanted to illustrate this orchestral track with pictures and need some input from you. What comes to my mind is a departure (as the title suggests) (...)
Users that are new to Synfire often expect it to work like a DAW. To their credit, the difference is indeed difficult to tell at first glance, at least until it's unique (...)
While preparing for a new generation of Synfire and HN, Cognitone is looking to update all tutorials and music examples to make them more instructive and fun. Let us know your musical preferences now, so we can make stuff that best suits your needs.
Hi. I imported in Synfire the first bar (omitting the grace note) of Robert Schumann's Arabeske op.18 via midifile and built on that seven-notes excerpt a 16-measures piano phrase. I (...)
Get inspired by how figures can be transformed, copied, duplicated, transposed, stretched, reversed, scrolled with Synfire and more.
This new video focusses on how Synfire relates to and deals with counterpoint techniques, that are mainly used for orchestral music (although almost every musical genre makes use of it, actually). (...)
Synfire is a very complicated program and it can sometimes be difficult to understand someone elses work or even your own when coming back to it after a period of time. This (...)
Original files created with Noatikl Midi Cooker after import various rhythms applied to the figures.
With the command 'Paste Rhythm' the rhythm of a parameter (i. e. the time pattern of the objects of the parameter) can be applied to another parameter. This video shows some applications (...)
Random links to songwriting and composition resources on the net. Feel free to add your own links that you come across.
Thanks to batch import and Reaper SWS actions! Enjoy.
Learn how to find chords matching a given melody. This way you can make an entire Synfire arrangement follow a vocal recording or other pre-composed melody.
Learn how to build up a cinematic piano theme step by step from easy to play phrase overdubs. Even if you are not good at playing the keyboard, using Synfire, this is simple and fun.
Here are some finger picking guitar patterns
Here is funk library consisting of many drums parsts, some guitars, and some basses.