Skill Level Beginner
- Hello, my name is Scott Hirsch, and welcome to Foundations of Synthesis: ADSR Envelopes. If you're interested in audio synthesis, you'll quickly encounter some settings on your synths that use the initials A-D-S and R. These four controls, which stand for attack, decay, sustain and release are some of the most important and powerful parameters you can use to shape your sound, and manipulate how that sound unfurls over time. (calm guitar music) In this course, we'll go through each step of the ASDR envelope and I'll show you how you can use it to shape and control sound in your favorite synthesizer. So, strap in and let's get started with the foundations of synthesis: ADSR Envelopes.