Know how to coarse and fine tune the oscillators (to a reference, and each other), including synchronizing oscillators to each other
- In this movie, we're going to talk about tuning your…modular synthesizer to other instruments…and also to itself, because quite often you might want…to use multiple oscillators in one voice…just to create musical intervals…and therefore a fatter sound.…Now this isn't as straightforward as you might suspect.…That's why we're dedicating a whole movie to it,…because these can be temperamental beasts.…First you should let your system warm up.…Say a half hour just to make sure that the voltages…and temperatures have stabilized before you get…serious about using it.…I'm going to start off with braids, which is a…digital oscillator.…
In general, digital oscillators tend to be…more accurate and better tempered…than analogue oscillators, but that's not always the case.…Since we'll eventually be combining multiple oscillators…together, we need a way of mixing them together…into our outputs.…I do have a a dedicated mixed module inside this synthesizer…but also the Roland VCAs have built in mixers…on their inputs.…So I'm going to take advantage in that.…
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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