Learn how to create your own synth patches from scratch. Get a solid foundation on the basic building blocks of sound design using simple monophonic synthesizers.
Using 2 legendary synths Fab teaches you how to:
Recognize the tone and feel of different oscillator shapes
Get past the confusing terminology that changes from instrument to instrument
Use filters to quickly mold and shape the harmonics of the raw waveforms
Hear the differences between different models of synths, cementing the classic "but they all sound different honey" excuse
Korg - MS-20
Moog - Prodigy
PSW •Saturday, November 25, 2017
My question is the same as @gc. How did the sine wave become part of the conversation when the MS20 does not have the option? Definitely interested in finding out.
gc •Friday, January 6, 2017
Great breakdown of core synth concepts using tasty equipment! The side-by-side comparison at the end was golden. I'd watch a whole video of just that.
Confused about one thing: at around 6:50, you explain why filtering sine waves is uninteresting (b/c they have no harmonics) which is a good point--but the MS-10 doesn't have a sine oscillator, right? And (to my untrained ear) that sounds like the triangle wave (which has odd harmonics--albeit softer ones than a square wave, so it's much closer to a sine wave). Then you say "triangle" at 7:30, but that sounds like it might be the sawtooth?
viccieleaks •Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Fascinating how synths have evolved from this
firstname.lastname@example.org •Saturday, December 3, 2016
Can you apply this to virtual synth vst?
Some Guy •Saturday, August 27, 2016
Awesome lesson. I learned. My only suggestion would be that maybe some oscilloscope-ish graphics could have further enhanced the already-excellent explanations for people who like to "see" things that way.
Dazaaaaa •Thursday, May 26, 2016
I've tried to watch this video multiple times over the past few weeks and it keeps stopping and freezing. I can't get past the first 5 seconds. I've tried on different computers, wifi networks, different devices and the problem persists. Thought you should know.
mvbauer •Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Great vid, it wouldn't stop glitching on me though. No pun intended.
sixtyanman •Thursday, May 19, 2016
I would love to watch it but it is the only one I can't get to play. It will start then stop in less then two minutes ?
mhagen1 •Thursday, May 12, 2016
Wiseguy's comment: The first two oscillator waves are triangle (not sine), sawtooth (not triangle) :-)
Fabulous Fab •Wednesday, May 11, 2016
More is coming. Lots more.
zorbathebuddha •Wednesday, May 11, 2016
fab video fab. very simply explained . would love to see more in this synthesis series
owenlt •Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Looking at the controls, and having double-checked a few sources online, surely the waveforms on this synth are 'triangle' (not 'sine' as the first one is described), 'saw' (not 'triangle' as the second one is described) and 'pulse/square'?