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Synthesis 101: Logic Retro Synth

This course is targeted at beginners and intermediate level students. It covers the fundamentals of audio synthesis. The software being used is Logic Pro X’s...
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 1h 57m
Language: English
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Description

This course is targeted at beginners and intermediate level students.

It covers the fundamentals of audio synthesis.
The software being used is Logic Pro X’s Retro Synth, but the underlying concepts are transferable to the majority of other software and hardware synthesizers on the market.

The course is structured progressively, covering all the building blocks and different methods of synthesis commonly used.
Throughout the course there are animations demonstrating the concepts visually, so you can see as well hear the sound.

There are also example patches available to download that cover common types of sounds such as:

  • basses
  • leads
  • pads

This course is designed to be an in depth, comprehensive look at synthesis and on completion you will have all the basic knowledge required to kick start your own sound design journey.

You will learn

Project 1: Create a Bass Patch 

Based on what you have learned in Subtractive Synthesis videos create a bass patch.

Your bass patch should contain the following parameters:

  • A low octave tuning of the oscillators
  • Some use of low pass filtering
  • Some modulation of the filter’s cut off frequency

 

Project 2: Create a Lead Patch  

Based on what you have learned in Subtractive Synthesis videos create a lead patch.

Your lead patch should contain the following parameters:

  • A fast attack and release for the amplitude envelope
  • A high sustain for the amplitude envelope
  • Some harmonic modulation (e.g. an envelope modulating the oscillator’s sync amount).

 

Project 3: Create a Pad Patch  

Based on what you have learned in Wavetable Synthesis videos create a pad patch.

Your pad patch should contain the following parameters:

  • A slow attack and release for the amplitude envelope
  • Some modulation of the harmonic content (e.g. an LFO modulating the oscillator’s wave shape).

 

Project 4: Create a Lead Patch  

Based on what you have learned in FM Synthesis videos create a lead patch.

Your lead patch should contain the following parameters:

  • A fast attack and release for the amplitude envelope
  • A high sustain for the amplitude envelope
  • Some harmonic modulation (e.g. an envelope modulating the FM amount).

Requirements

There is no prerequisite, anyone can begin this course.. This course is also great for beginners without any Audio Synthesis knowledge.

This course is for

This course is suitable for beginners.
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Platform: Skillshare
Video: 1h 57m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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