Aulart Originals Masterclass
Learn how to use a synth, and discover the different types of synthesis to give character to your sound
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Introduction to the Basic Synthesis Masterclass.
In this chapter, we’ll review the fundamental aspects of sound that are essential to understand synthesis. We’ll define pitch and timbre in terms of harmonic content, examine basic waveforms and introduce the concepts of envelopes and ADSR.
In this chapter, we’ll take a look at the main modules you’ll typically find in a synthesizer: oscillators, amplifiers, modulators and filters.
In this chapter, we’ll discuss various types of synthesis and demonstrate them by means of Ableton Live’s virtual instruments. We’ll examine additive, subtractive, frequency modulation, wavetable, physical modeling, granular and sample-based synthesis in devices such as Ableton Live’s Operator, Analog, Wavetable, Sampler, Granulator II and Electric.
Wrap up of the Basic Synthesis Masterclass.
Xavier Paradis has over 10 years of experience in the music and entertainment industries as a recording and performing artist, producer, composer and sound designer. He’s worked in a variety of media including video games, advertising and film, and has collaborated with a diverse array of artists.
Paradis has released music in a wide variety of styles including Ambient, Synth Pop, Nu Disco and Techno, is the co-founder of music groups Boreals and Tversky, and has performed in major international music festivals like Primavera Sound, Eurosonic, SXSW, and Fiesta des Suds.
Along with producing and composing, Paradis has also been teaching for over a decade – from teaching amateur musicians, producers and DJs, to teaching piano and music theory in Ableton Live and hosting Aulart Masterclasses and Bootcamps, he has the experience, passion and technical know-how to help his students reach their full potential.