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Synthesizers and Samplers Explained

Taking the guess work out of sound design
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 40m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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Video Score: 8.3 / 10
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Musicians, Producers, Audio Engineers, Beat Makers, and Artists: Odds are you have used a sampler and a synthesizer already. These instruments do amazing things, but do you truly understand what you are doing when you turn those knobs and push those buttons? Or are you just trying stuff until it sounds cool?
I can help you take the guess work out of that, as well as improve your workflow when making music. Whether you use hardware instruments or plug-ins, these controls and concepts are universal to every synthesizer and sampler. If you are creating using music software such as FL Studio, Logic, Pro Tools, Reason, Nuendo, Cubase, MPC Renaissance, etc., it doesn’t matter. Again, these concepts are universal.
This short course (less than 30 lectures, all less than 20 mins) will dig in to how synthesizers and samplers create and manipulate sound. I will show you how to create a custom synth patch from scratch and how to create your own sampler instruments, as well as some basic MIDI sequencing and editing.

You will learn

✓ Create custom original instruments on samplers and synthesizers
✓ Route and control effects on a synthesizer
✓ Follow the internal signal flow of a synthesizer
✓ Map samples to MIDI controls
✓ Understand the process of sampling
✓ Do basic MIDI sequencing


• Students should have an audio/MIDI software application (DAW) they can use to follow examples (I.e. Garageband, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Reason, etc.)
• A MIDI keyboard is recommended.

This course is for

• Music Producers
• Beat Makers
• Artists
• Musicians
• Songwriters
• Sound Designers
• Audio Engineers

How much does the Synthesizers and Samplers Explained course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $17.99. And currently there is a 49% discount on the original price of the course, which was $34.99. So you save $17 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $12.7 of 12 Synthesizer courses on Udemy.

Does the Synthesizers and Samplers Explained course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Synthesizers and Samplers Explained has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Synthesizers and Samplers Explained course, but there is a $17 discount from the original price ($34.99). So the current price is just $17.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Matt Hayes a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Matt Hayes has created 7 courses that got 1,227 reviews which are generally positive. Matt Hayes has taught 5,809 students and received a 4.4 average review out of 1,227 reviews. Depending on the information available, Matt Hayes is a TRUSTED instructor.
Recording and Mixing Engineer
Audio Instructor at Atlanta Institute of Music and Media

BBA, Florida International University

Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor

Waves Audio Certified

Certified Higher Education Professional from NASASPS

I have been involved in the music industry for 17 years, and engineering (recording and mixing) for 12 years.  Originally, I started out as a musician before becoming involved behind the scenes in recording studios.  I have worked in many different genres of music through the years, and I am a voting member for the Grammy Awards.

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Platform: Udemy
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