Learning about this special wave form, including using a control voltage processor to shift its pitch, and creating your basic 808 kick "boom"
- Now, we're going to explore the sine wave,…very special wave form, because, in theory,…it has only one harmonic, the fundamental.…That purity makes it particularly well-suited…for things like frequency modulation,…and amplitude modulation.…I will explore both of those in the next chapter.…It also has made the sine wave very popular…for dance drum sounds, that low subsonic kick…most of us know, and also those cheesy, do do do,…tom-toms we had to live through back in the disco era.…Well, in this movie, we're going to explore making…those drum sounds, but, also,…we're going to start diving into control voltage processors,…and other tricks in the modular system to make…a module do things it wasn't necessarily designed to do.…
Sine waves are actually very difficult to produce…with analog circuitry.…Therefore, a lot of analog oscillators don't…feature since waves.…You're actually more likely to find them on…the digital modules, such as our braids,…and our disting.…And, even then, it's not necessarily an easy sound…
This course will be based around the widely available Roland SYSTEM-500 Eurorack-standard synthesizer modules, complemented with modules from several other manufacturers. As most modules, synthesizer keyboards, and plugins are designed around the same principles, this course lets you dig deeper into synthesis and programming your sounds regardless of the equipment you own.
- Putting a system together
- Getting sound in and out
- Patching a typical synthesizer "voice"
- Tuning voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs)
- Working with waveforms
- Using filters
- Exploring frequency modulation, waveshaping, oscillator sync, effects, and more
Skill Level Beginner
Learning Synth Programming: Beyond the Basicswith Scott Hirsch1h 54m Intermediate
Performing with Ableton Live: On Stage with St. Vincentwith Daniel Mintseris2h 4m Appropriate for all
1. Putting a System Together
2. Learning Subtractive Synthesis
3. Exploring Alternate Techniques
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