3 Videos To Help You Sharpen Up Your Synthesis Skills

Whether you're after an introduction to synthesis or advanced tips to help you master your instrument of choice, you'll find courses to suit you in our ever-expanding library.  

Synths! They are a cornerstone of all kinds of music production. They come in all shapes and sizes and even formats from software to hardware, modular to one-box, proprietary to open systems. But getting the most out of your synths, whichever ones they may be, can take time and patience. In the AskAudio Academy we have hundreds of hours of targetted video courses ranging from beginner to advanced level, and covering a wide range of synths as well as the very principles of synthesis itself. You can check out the full list using the link above, but here are a couple of examples. 

Logic Pro X 303: 21 Synth Secrets

In this 21-video course, Mo Volans explores cool modulation tools and techniques to get massive control over Logic’s synths' parameters. This “confidential” course is designed to give you that extra bit of Logic Pro synth knowledge that’ll take your sound design to another level. Check out the full course here

Live 9 402: Killer Sound Design

In this course, which you can watch in full by following this link, Timo Preece takes you through his well thought-out Ableton Live audio design curriculum exposing sonic secrets and expanding your techniques to help you understand the complexities of sonic sculpting.

Watch as Timo builds deceptively complex layering techniques. Learn advanced compression, signal flow and audio routing tricks. Then come along for the ride as Timo plunges deep into the depths of cool modulation and rhythmic gating FX.

Reason 8 303: Synthesis Explored

In this comprehensive course, J Allen guides you through generating complex sounds with Reason's oscillators and then shaping them to your will, using filters, amplifiers envelopes, LFOs and output processing. He then takes you through the process of creating complex dance music sounds using Reason’s arsenal of powerful synths and tools.

Along the way you'll go further down the rabbit hole, exploring classic and mind-bending sound design techniques such as granular synthesis, modulation, instrument layering, delay, compression and reverb. He’s deep into Maelstrom, combinators and more!

Find even more courses covering all aspects of synthesis in the AskAudio Academy here.

Hollin Jones was classically trained as a piano player but found the lure of blues and jazz too much to resist. Graduating from bands to composition then production, he relishes the chance to play anything with keys. A sometime lecturer in videographics, music production and photography post production, Hollin has been a freelance w... Read More


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