Skill Level Beginner
- [Scott] Hi, I'm Scott Hirsch and Welcome to Demystifying Audio Synthesis. Early modular synthesizers that once took up entire rooms are now available at our fingertips in every digital audio workstation. Software synths operate largely on the same controls and principles as these original synths. And for good reason, they sound amazing. But for the beginning synth fan, all these knobs and sliders can be a bit daunting. In this course we'll explore basic principles of synthesis and crack the code of how to program software synths to make your own sounds. I'll start by showing you the fundamental building blocks of all synthesis and how additive synthesis is used to make complex sounds. Then I'll show you how to use filters and envelopes to sculpt your sound in time and frequency. (bright synth music) Once we work through the basic concepts, we'll use these skills to create synth lead, pad, and bass patches, and also synth drums. (upbeat synth music) We'll be covering all these concepts as well as the specific techniques for using synths in Logic Pro and Ableton Live.