Learn how synthesis actually works, how to sculpt sound with filters and envelopes, and how to craft your own synth patches, including leads, pads, drums, and bass.
- [Voiceover] Hi I'm Scott Hirsch, and welcome to Synth Programming Basics. Early modular synthesizers that once took up entire rooms are now available at our fingertips in every digital audio work station. Software synths operate largely of the same controls and principles as these original synths, and for good reason. They sound incredible. But for the beginning synth fan, all the knobs and sliders can be a bit daunting at first. In this course we'll explore basic principles of synthesis, and crack the code of how to program software synths to craft your own sounds.
(synthesizer noises) I'll start by showing you the fundamental building blocks of all synthesis, and how additive synthesis is used to make complex sounds. Then I'll show you how to use filters and envelopes to sculpt your sound in time and frequency. Once we work through these basic concepts, we'll use these skills to create synth lead, pad, and bass patches, and also synth drums. (drum noises) We'll be covering all these concepts as well as specific techniques for using synths in Pro Tools, (synthesizer noises) Reason, (synthesizer noises) and Logic Pro.
(synthesizer noises) After completing this course you'll be empowered to create you own magical synth sounds. Now let's get started with Synth Programming Basics.