Circle Tutorials

Mo Volans, a regular contributor to EQ, Remix and Music Tech Magazine, presents a series of step by step tutorials for designing sounds with Circle.
Tutorials 1 to 10 are available now, with more being added soon.

Creating a Classic Brass Sound

For the first tutorial we walk through the creation of one of the easiest sounds to synthesizer, a classic analog brass sound.Read more...

Creating an Electro Synth Bass

Building recreations of classic synth patches is a great way to familiarise yourself with Circle's interface. We have already looked at a classic synth brass sound and a bass patch, so now lets build something with a slightly different character and a few more modulations.Read more...

Creating a Classic Synth Lead

As we have already discovered, creating your own patches with Circle is really straight forward.
Let's take a look at another basic sound to help you get more familiar with Circle's environment. Synth bass sounds are possibly the most popular patch on any synth.Read more...

Creating a Noise Based Sweep Effect

So far we have looked at how to go about creating some basic instrument patches using Circle, now lets focus on building some classic synth sound fx.Read more...

Creating a High Passed Riser Effect

Lets take a look at another effect, this time incorporating a high pass filter and multiple LFOs. Read more...

Creating a Rising Sci Fi Effect

The sound we are going to look at is a rising effects patch that could be used as a build between transitions.Read more...

Creating Sample And Hold Synth Effects

If you have heard the classic track 'Rez' by Underworld then you will certainly be familiar with what these fx sound like. Read more...

How To Create An Evolving Ambient Pad Sound

This patch uses all of Circle's six available oscillator slots. Of course not every sound calls for this many sound sources to be activated at once.Read more...

How To Make An Analogue Underwater Pad

This patch is a pad sound featuring an LFO modulation that gives it an 'underwater' feel. It's a pretty useable sound that would work with a wide range of musical styles..Read more...

Making A Synced Arpeggiated Lead Sound

In this tutorial we will be creating a lead sound with synced oscillators that utilises the glide function, the mouth filter and the arpeggiator...Read more...