Analog Synthesis Digital World

Analog Synthesis Digital World

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Learn how Analog synths fit into your modern music production workflow in this amazing tutorial for ALL audio producers.

In a world before computers and virtual instruments and long before MIDI, electronic music was made with analog modular synthesizers, with real 3-dimensional knobs, faders, and switches. Sounds were constructed by routing electricity from module to module with patch cords and turning potentiometers to sculpt sound and music real time. This was an awesomely creative period in the history of music. Composers/performers, like Morton Subotnick and The Electronic Art Ensemble, stood before their vast arrays of analog synths and towering sound systems performing otherworldly atmospheres of sound that to this this day are unmatched in their expression and primal audio pyrotechnics. These amazing synths were not controlled with your typical B&W keyboards that permeate today’s bleak controller landscape. Rather, they were triggered by “Touch Activated Voltage Sources” and “Multiple Arbitrary Function Generators”. It was an exciting time. But all things must pass...

The next wave in electronic music history was the era of presets and MIDI and suddenly everyone stopped turning knobs! Instead of making connections we started making selections and the fundamentals of synthesis and signal flow became a lost art.

Now analog synths are back and these new instruments are excellent tools to teach the art and science of synthesis. We at MPV are proud to bring back synthesizer wizard and performer , Richard Lainhart, to show us just how these modular synths work. In his tutorial, Analog Synthesis in a Digital World, Richard demonstrates his Buchla Series 200e and takes us on a educational excursion to through the world of basic synthesis explaining the fundamentals of waveforms, signal flow, additive and subtractive techniques and how they apply to today’s software synthesizers. So get out your virtual patch chords and plug in to “Analog Synthesis in a Digital World.

Table of contents:

01. Introduction
02. Introducing Buchla & Lainhart
03. Types of Modules and Synthesis
04. Generators, Modifiers, and Controllers
05. Waveforms and Oscillators
06. Sine Waves and Square Waves
07. Waveshaping
08. All About Noise
09. About Voltage Control and Frequencies
10. Voltage Control from a Battery
11. Sine Wave Modulation
12. Changing the Wave Shape
13. Voltage Control with an Advanced Keyboard Controlle...
14. Introducing Moog Modular V
15. Setting up a Basic Patch
16. Sine Wave vs. Triangular Wave
17. Harmonics and Overtones
18. Square and Sawblade Waves
19. Waveform Review
20. Introducing Envelopes
21. The Waveform Display
22. Acoustic Envelopes: Attack and Decay
23. Acoustic Envelope of a Snare
24. Acoustic Envelope of Horns and Strings
25. Comparing the Acoustic Envelopes
26. Attack with String Instruments
27. ADSR - Attack, Decay, Sustain and Release
28. Attack
29. Decay and Sustain
30. Triggers and Gates
31. Releases and More
32. All Together Now
33. Filter Types
34. Using the Low-Pass Filter
35. Assigning Controllers with MIDI Learn
36. Low-Pass Filter Resonance
37. Sawtooths and Extreme Low-Pass Resonance
38. Self-Oscillation
39. Oscillator Modulation
40. Oscillator Modulation with Other Waveshapes
41. The Classic Minimoog Bass - Part 1
42. The Classic Minimoog Bass - Part 2
43. Envelopes for Filter Control
44. Using a Second Envelop for Filtering
45. Summery of Envelop Usage
46. Velocity Filters
47. Filtering Noise
48. Envelope Following
49. Simulating Wind
50. Introduction to the ES2
51. Fundamentals of FM in ES2
52. Vibrato’s and Sidebands
53. Overview of the ES2
54. Definition of a Sideband
55. Harmonic and Inharmonic Overtones
56. Modulation Index and Deviation
57. Multiple Sidebands
58. Simulating Acoustics with Oscillators
59. Using Multiple Envelope Generators

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