Workshop! Subtractive Synthesis : Moving Past The Presets

Posted on - 28 November, 2011 by -

Edmonton Music - Synth Workshop

Music producer, DJ, and classical violinist, Jayeson Andel better known in the electronic dance music scene as Cobalt Infusion, spends most of his time working with sound. A graduate from The Art Institute of Vancouver’s Electronic Music program and over 15 years of violin training, he brings insight from school as well industry experience by working with record labels, playing live gigs, and collaborating with amazing talent over the years.

… In this program you will learn how to intelligently create sounds from the ground up using the most basic form of synthesis. Successfully understanding subtractive synthesis will allow you to get the sound you want without having to scroll through presets until you arrive on a sound that’s “close enough”. This is what will set you apart from being a consumer to a producer of sounds.

Dec 4th, 2011

12 Gareth Place, St. Albert

2pm-5pm, 6pm-9pm

$200/person

(Members of the Edmonton Electronic Music Producers group recieve a $30 discount)

Class size: 4 – 6 people

Deadline for entry: Nov 30th, 2011

(Message Jim at: james.catterall@gmail.com or on FB)

Materials to Bring:

* Laptop

* Digital Audio Workstation able to load VST’s (Ableton, FL Studio, Logic, etc)

* Headphones

Class Material

Terminology/Fundamentals

* What is sound?

* Pitch vs Frequency

* Volume vs Gain

* Timbre

Sound Source/Modifiers/Controllers

Sound Source (Audio output only)

* Oscillators (Waveforms, Pulsewidth, Sync)

* Samples

* Input

Modifiers (Audio input and output)

* Filters (Low Pass, High Pass, Bandpass, Notch etc.)

* distortions, degraders, bit crushers

* delay based effects (delays, chorus, phasers, flangers)

* reverb

* (wet vs dry signal)

Controllers (No audio, controller data)

* Envelope Generators (ADSR)

* Low Frequency Oscillators

* Key Scaling

* Velocity Scaling

Layout Of A Common Subtractive Synth

Creating Sounds

* Waveforms (Analogue, Digital/Modern Waveforms, Wavetables)

* Harmonic Content and Spectral Analysis

* Stacking & Layering

* Detuning

* Octaving

* Intervals & Chords

* Monophoic vs Polyphonic

Designing Sounds With a Purpose

How to create:

* Leads -Basses

* Pads

* Plucks

* Percussion

* FX/Ambience/Abstract How to save presets.

In addition to the information of the class you will receive a take-home CD of some of the VST’s we cover in the course as well as a few extras, a newsletter via email with tips on music production, and support via email regarding the material covered to make sure your questions are answered.

 

To Register, contact synthworkshop@phoneticsound.com Today!

Registration Deadline is November 30

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