Join Scott Hirsch for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Synth Programming: Beyond the Basics.
- If you're a premium member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used through out this course. They're available by downloading the .zip file from this course's page on the website. Double-click the .zip file to uncompress it. You'll see a folder called exercise files. Inside this folder will be a folder for each video named with a chapter and video number. Inside are the project and session files associated with that chapter. The exercise files that are included were created using two different digital audio workstations, Logic Pro X and Abelton Live 9.
We also use Native Instruments Massive. If you don't have access to all these applications, you should be easily able to recreate my examples using any software synth. As long as you don't move the exercise files from this location, all files should link up properly. However, if you do run into file linking problems and see a warning when you open any session or project file, simply click the search button or locate button and navigate to that project's audio files, then you can manually re-link them. If you're a monthly member, or annual member of lynda.com, you don't have access to the exercise files.
You can still follow along using your own software or hardware synths.
Note: Scott uses a combination of Ableton Live, Native Instruments software, and Logic Pro in these movies, but you can easily re-create the techniques in the DAW of your choice. The specific synths used include Native Instruments Massive; Logic's ES2, EFM1, and Sculpture plugins, and the EVOC 20 PS vocoder synth; and Ableton Live's Collision and Operator.