Looking for good Synth Basics Tutorials

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Mistro17
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Post 07 Mar 2020

Hi. I been looking at synths for a long time, played with some but never had a full understanding of what all the options was about. So far I understand that wave forms shape the sounds like the difference between a sine and a sawtooth. I get lost after that so I always end up playing with a preset but I would love to know how to create my own sounds from the very basics. I can see the potential but still trying to understand the flow with all those knobs. I been looking for some tutorial videos but there are so many. I have yet to find that one that makes me say, "Oh, Ok, I understand now". I'm wondering if anyone here know any great synth tutorials that get right to the point with clear explanations for absolute beginners. In the mean time , I'm still searching the net. Thanks in advance.

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Loque
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Post 07 Mar 2020

I liked this pretty much:
https://www.soundonsound.com/series/synth-secrets

Might be a lot to read, sometimes a bit complicated, but worth to give it a try.
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Mistro17
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Post 07 Mar 2020

Loque wrote:
07 Mar 2020
I liked this pretty much:
https://www.soundonsound.com/series/synth-secrets

Might be a lot to read, sometimes a bit complicated, but worth to give it a try.
Thanks! That looks like a great resource. Gonna dive in there.

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MannequinRaces
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Post 07 Mar 2020

Check out the free Syntorial lessons: https://www.syntorial.com/

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Creativemind
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Post 07 Mar 2020

Watch all this series.

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Propellerhead Reason 10.4 / Cockus Reaper 6.05 / Cakewalk By Bandlab / Pro Tools First / Steinberg Cubase LE 5
http://soundcloud.com/creativemind75/iv ... soul-mix-3

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Post 07 Mar 2020

Plenty of Reason synth tutorials on youtube:

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Creativemind
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Post 07 Mar 2020

BRIGGS wrote:
07 Mar 2020
Plenty of Reason synth tutorials on youtube:

Good tutorial. Who designed the Subtractor?
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Propellerhead Reason 10.4 / Cockus Reaper 6.05 / Cakewalk By Bandlab / Pro Tools First / Steinberg Cubase LE 5
http://soundcloud.com/creativemind75/iv ... soul-mix-3

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Post 07 Mar 2020

Creativemind wrote:
07 Mar 2020
Good tutorial. Who designed the Subtractor?
did you miss this thread?

viewtopic.php?t=7503308
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Post 07 Mar 2020

BRIGGS wrote:
07 Mar 2020
Creativemind wrote:
07 Mar 2020
Good tutorial. Who designed the Subtractor?
did you miss this thread?

viewtopic.php?t=7503308
Yes I did. Peter Jubel. Interesting. He designed the first Nord Lead. Great work.
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Propellerhead Reason 10.4 / Cockus Reaper 6.05 / Cakewalk By Bandlab / Pro Tools First / Steinberg Cubase LE 5
http://soundcloud.com/creativemind75/iv ... soul-mix-3

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Post 07 Mar 2020

About as basic as it gets but pretty cool
https://learningsynths.ableton.com/
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Creativemind
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Post 07 Mar 2020

MrFigg wrote:
07 Mar 2020
About as basic as it gets but pretty cool
https://learningsynths.ableton.com/
Are the sounds used in that tutorial from an in-built Ableton synth?
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Propellerhead Reason 10.4 / Cockus Reaper 6.05 / Cakewalk By Bandlab / Pro Tools First / Steinberg Cubase LE 5
http://soundcloud.com/creativemind75/iv ... soul-mix-3

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Mistro17
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Post 07 Mar 2020

Great sources everyone. Thanks!! Going into nerd mode.

@MannequinRaces- I downloaded that earlier. Gonna give it try.

@Creativemind- That's a great series. Thanks. I love to get down to the universal basics. He does a good job. Watching that series now while experimenting. He made me laugh when he said if a building falls creating a vibration at 440 HZ it would make a huge A sound :D I love that kind of knowledge.

@Briggs- Thanks! I been taking that Subtractor for granted. But now that I'm learning, I'm sure I'll be making use of it more.

@MrFigg- That's an awesome site!

Now I'm wondering if electric companies are actually using synthesizers to deal with harmonics.

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Post 07 Mar 2020

Creativemind wrote:
07 Mar 2020
MrFigg wrote:
07 Mar 2020
About as basic as it gets but pretty cool
https://learningsynths.ableton.com/
Are the sounds used in that tutorial from an in-built Ableton synth?
I have no idea actually. How come?
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Post 07 Mar 2020

MrFigg wrote:
07 Mar 2020
Creativemind wrote:
07 Mar 2020


Are the sounds used in that tutorial from an in-built Ableton synth?
I have no idea actually. How come?
Curious as they're good.
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Propellerhead Reason 10.4 / Cockus Reaper 6.05 / Cakewalk By Bandlab / Pro Tools First / Steinberg Cubase LE 5
http://soundcloud.com/creativemind75/iv ... soul-mix-3

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