Synth School, Part 1: Analogue Oscillators, Filters & LFOs After all the political talk in recent years about a return to traditional values, PAUL WIFFEN kicks off a major new series on synth programming by arguing the Analogue Fundamentalist Party case — that an understanding of the basic elements of traditional analogue synths is essential to fully exploit the various types of synthesis available today. This is the first article in a 12-part series. Read Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11 and Part 12. Back when I wrote my first series on the basics of synthesis (longer ago than I care to remember), there was really no need to mention the word analogue, as it was the only type of synthesis commercially available (except for the odd bit of harmonic addition on prohibitively expensive computer systems like the Fairlight). As a result, anyone who knew anything at all about synthesis would be familiar with the basic building blocks of waveforms, filters and envelopes.
The 10 best lectures on electronic music ever; watch them now Thanks to the wonders of the internet, one’s quest for knowledge really has no limitations. Between the plethora of digitized articles, documentaries, and—on the technical side of things—instructional videos and guides around, there is no shortage of information accessible to those who seek to learn more about the ever-expanding world of electronic music. The lecture, however, makes for a unique form of information sharing as it not only provides the necessary facts and details, but also allows for attendees (and, eventually, viewers) to get a sense of the person behind these facets of knowledge.
Roland Synth Chronicle: 1973 - 2013 OV Valle [Roland US] Products history, keyboards, Synth, Synthesizer 39 Comments Download a PDF version of the Roland Synthesizer Chronicle, 1973 through 2010. View in Pinterest 2014: FA-06 & FA-08 The series completely reimagines the music workstation, streamlining it for effortless real-time power, ultra-fast workflow, and maximum versatility. Ready to support any type of music you play, the FA-06 is packed with a massive sound collection inherited from the flagship INTEGRA-7, a ton of studio-quality effects, expressive real-time controls, and Axial ready. *The FA-08 features 88-note Ivory Feel-G Keyboard. Music Treasures Consortium (Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress) - Vimperator "Um mitternacht" by Franz Schubert. [manuscript score]. Music Division, Library of Congress. view manuscript
Synthesis Basics Table of Contents Introduction This article is a (relatively) brief introduction to the principles of music synthesis. Each of the basic components of synthesizers are explained, along with descriptions and examples of how these components are chained together to make interesting sounds. The principles discussed are not unique to any specific synthesis platform, but are applicable to music synthesis in general. I hope this article will help interested musicians and composers access the academic tools and literature associated with electronic music. DIY @ Detachment 3 Laboratories - ph33r t3h m4g1k sm0k3 The Master Synthesizer Book List r1.1 This is intended as a one-stop reference for analog and digital synthesizer design, covering both the specifics of design and the general fields that encompass them. Wherever possible, I have used books from Dover Publications because of their technical depth, illustrious authors, and budget-minded pricing.
The 40 greatest synth sounds When our friends at Future Music magazine compiled a list of the 40 greatest synth sounds of all time in 2008, it was nothing if not controversial. Inevitably, some iconic tones failed to make the cut, but few would deny that the majority of the sounds that were included have attained classic status. Now, for the first time, we can present the full list complete with analysis, audio and advice on how to go about replicating many of these sounds yourself. Read on, be inspired and then go and create a great patch of your own.First up: Goldfrapp's Mellotron classic, Utopia... Our first sound is a much-loved preset.
Al Bregman's Website - Vimperator Audio demonstrations of auditory scene analysis Note: The following material originally accompanied an audio compact disk of demonstrations,Bregman, A.S., & Ahad, P. (1996) Demonstrations of Auditory Scene Analysis: The Perceptual Organization of Sound. That is why the word "disk" appears occasionally in the explanations. In the present context, this word should be understood as "demonstration" or "set of demonstrations". Table of Contents Sequential integration