Your synth is precious to your heart and it is imperative you do all you need in order to succeed the most. Thankfully there are many things you are able to do in order to utilize your instrument to its fullest potential and make it the best synthesizer or one of the best. If you have a great synthesizer but you don’t take great care of it, it’s likely you’re not doing all you can to squeeze out as much power as you maybe should. Check out some of the pro tips of 2018 to make your synthesizer experience a great one.
1. Take care of your synthesizer
This is probably the most critical and important tip if you want to elongate the life of your synthesizer. Nothing else matters if you’re completely careless with your instruments and lead them to ruin, so make sure that you take great care of your synthesizer keyboard. There are many ways to do this, but it all starts with you not putting your instrument in positions in which it might come out harmed. For example, don’t leave your open water bottle on the table with your synthesizer while you are out of the house the whole day as you don’t want to know how it can turn out. If you don’t put your synth in risky positions, you minimize its chances of being damaged. Taking care of your workstation also includes things like making sure your synth is always fine tuned and updated, along with cleaning it every now and then to avoid dust accumulation.
2. Use your keyboard
Too many people use their synthesizer keyboards too rarely and this can become a problem, though ti isn’t always so. The saying “use it or lose it” is certainly true in many scenarios, but it gets a slight pass with synths as some keyboards can remain untouched for years and function just the same. However, on few occasions its possible for synths to lose a bit of their power and sound over prolonged periods of it being unused.
3. Update your synth
A lot of the newer synthesizer keyboards have highly sophisticated software systems on the internal side, and manufacturers often come out with updates online in the same way your smartphone provider often comes out with software updates as well. It’s clearly not always necessary to update but it sure helps; some updates are released with the sole purpose of fixing bugs and issues so if you’re experiencing any issues, a software update might be what you need.
4. Pair your synthesizer with the best accessories
A great synth on its own is fantastic but when you add key external elements to it, the instrument becomes that much better. Ensure that you’re pairing your keyboard with the best accessories to get the best experience and get the most out of your keyboard. Doing so will enable you to reach new heights.
5. Make the right choice from the very beginning
Reading one of my blog posts on how to choose a synthesizer, you may be able to tell that actually making the best choice and selecting the right keyboard is imperative in your future experience with synthesizers. You can avoid many problems by having the right synth for your needs so make sure that whatever synthesizer you do get is the right one for you.