The Secrets Of Analog & Digital Synthesis

In this vintage 1985 full-length tutorial video, Steve DiFuria explains the secrets of analog and digital synthesis.

There a lot of good information in the video, along with some truly bizarre things. We’re talking incomprehensible voodoo-doll nipple torture bizarre.

Luckily, Difuria spends most of his time demonstrating synthesis concepts on what are now classic synthesizers. 

Here’s the official description:

SECRETS provides a clear, no-nonsense guide to making any sound on any synthesizer. Starting with the fundamentals of sound creation, it progresses through such advanced topics as programming FM synths like the DX-7. Valuable insights are offered into stage and studio performance techniques which are applied to a variety of makes and models so that you will derive benefit from this video no matter what kind of equipment you have. A 130-page manual is included, making this a complete course on electronic keyboards.

Steve DiFuria is the narrator and featured performer on this video. He is a highly respected consultant in synthesizer design and a Keyboard columnist who has programmed for Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, and Lee Ritenour.

via VincentsVideoVisions, matrixsynth

14 thoughts on “The Secrets Of Analog & Digital Synthesis

  1. It says this is “volume 1” (which has two “reels”).

    Does anyone know if there is a volume 2 in existence?

    Seems like a pretty useful resource.

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  2. “A 130 page manual is included.” Where?

    This seems so far of what I watched a good compliment to the Sound on Sound series. Thank you!

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  3. wow this tutorial was really good kind of ridiculous but also very inspiring looking forward to finding the second volume one of these days

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