Tired of using other people’s played-out presets? Time to learn how to design your own sounds! This series will help you to get familiar with synthesis. It will equip you with the skills to create tons of new sounds and build your own unique arsenal of signature patches. The sky is not the limit, it’s your playground! Tired of using other people’s played-out presets? Time to learn how to design your own sounds! This series will help you to get familiar with synthesis. It will equip you with the skills to create tons of new sounds and build your own unique arsenal of signature patches. The sky is not the limit, it’s your playground! Synthesis is one of the core skills of a professional music producer. Imagine being able to hear a sound in your head, and recreate it in no time using your favorite synth? We all know that developing your own unique sound is a key ingredient to creating music people recognize and remember. Your new abilities with synthesis will empower you to start cultivating your own distinct sound.
Synthesis 101 is a one-week intensive online course that includes
21 videos that cover that cover all the fundamentals of synthesis.
Additional overviews of FM, additive, granular, wavetable, and Karplus Strong physical modeling synthesis
A three-hour live interactive question and answer session.
If you have ever opened up a synth and felt lost, overwhelmed, or intimidated…this course is for you! Pretty much any synth, regardless of it’s make or interface, has the same “guts”; the same fundamental components: Oscillators, envelopes, filters, LFOs etc. After completing this series, you will be able to open the vast majority of synthesizers, easily identify these components, and quickly start making the sounds you want.
Knowing what each parameter does, and knowing how to USE them are two different things. In this series, we cover both. You’ll be introduced to the main parameters in synthesis, and then shown practical examples of how to use them. This combination of theory with real-world application will make sure you’re making leaps and bounds forward in your skills in the shortest period of time. We’re all about impact.
Synthesis can seem very complex to a new producer. Rest assured that we break things down into easily understood, bite-sized chunks. During the series, you’ll get comfortable with all the technical lingo and we’ll demystify the process of generating sound. You’ll emerge feeling capable and confident in your knowledge, vocabulary and abilities. Let’s do this!
The Curriculum The curriculum is broken down into 19 parts….
Protecting your speakers and hearing
Overview of a synthesizer
Frequency and pitch
Monophonic and polyphonic
Glide and portomento
Introduction to filters
Basic filter types
Intro to modulators
Low frequency modulators (LFOs)
Introduction to frequency modulation (FM) synthesis