Provide a simplified “high level” overview of the basic building blocks of a modular synthesizer, using our demo system as an illustration.
- Now let's spend a few movies talking about what type…of modules you might want to include in your system.…In my case, I've put together a six U, or two row,…Eurorack system that's 84 HP wide.…So, it fits nicely inside a normal 19 inch studio rack.…I've included modules from a variety of manufacturers.…First, let's talk about the core sound modules…you might want to consider having in your system.…First are the Tone Generators.…The most common ones are Oscillators because they…cause vibrations in electricity and,…eventually, in the air.…
They come in both analog and digital formats.…And this rack, the Roland five 12,…is an analog Oscillator.…And the Braids is a digital one.…Some digital modules such as the Braids…also support alternate synthesis techniques,…including physical modelling.…Another common Tone Generator is a noise source.…It can either be a dedicated module or part of a…multi-function module such as the disting in this rack.…Next comes, Tone Modifiers.…One example would be filters.…They're available in different modes or…
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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