Pro Tools Certification

Synthesizer Techniques Course

Length

30 hrs (3 hours per day)

Overview

Synthesizers work by manipulating electrical signals that appear as sound when they are used to drive audio amplifiers. These tones are generated by 

electrical circuits that work by manipulating a signal through a series of oscillators and filters in an analog circuit, or through algorithmic manipulation of signals using a microprocessor and DSP, or by a combination of both techniques.

This can sound difficult and boring to the creative mind, but the reality is that knowing about synthesis can unlock creative barriers and snap you out of a mental block in an instance. Imagine the possibility to create complex sounds out of nothing, and the power that could bring to your individual and unique sound. Imagine as well the inspirational power behind new sounds, and the intellectual reward you can bestow upon yourself from knowing how to achieve the exact sound you are looking for. Give yourself this gift and put yourself ahead of the game.

 

Syllabus:

Sources
• Oscillators
     - Waveshapes
     - Sync

     - Roll-Off
     - Resonance
     - LPF
     - HPF
     - BPF

     - NF

• Musical Control

     - Pitch
     - Timbre
     - Dynamics

• Tools
     - Master Controllers
     - Envelope Generators
     - LFO
     - Sample & Hold
     - Ring Modulation
     - Matrix Modulation

Noise Generators
• Source Mixing
     - Wave Mixing
     - Chorus Effect

Modifiers
• Amplifiers
• Filters
     - Cut-Off Frequency 

• Types of Synthesis
     - AM Synthesis
     - FM Synthesis
     - Additive Synthesis
     - Subtractive Synthesis
     - Wavetable Synthesis
     - Granular Synthesis

• Types of Synthesizers
     - Hardware Synthesizers
     - Analog
     - Digital

• Software Synthesizers
     - Hardware Synthesizers
     - Plug-ins

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