At Knobcon 2016, Synthtopia talked with Percussa’s Bert Schiettecatte, who gave us an overview of their new Synthor Modular Synthesis System.… Read More Percussa Intros Synthor Modular Synthesis System (Knobcon 2016)
BioTek Sound Designer Edition is a free update that they say lets you really get your supertweak on…… Read More Tracktion BioTek Sound Designer Edition Lets You Really Get Your Supertweak On
Claude Woodward demonstrates his custom MIDI controllers and how he uses them to bring more expression to live synth performance. … Read More How To REALLY Play A Synthesizer
This video captures an introduction to the basics of modular synthesis, by Ian Taylor. Taylor demonstrates the basics of synthesis using a rare Digisound 80 modular synthesizer. Many of the Digisound module designs were published as DIY projects in British electronics magazines in the 1980’s.
This video offers a quick introduction to Karplus-Strong Synthesis – a physical modeling technique that’s great for creating both realistic and creative string and percussive sounds. … Read More An Introduction To Karplus-Strong Physical Modeling Synthesis
Zynthian is a open hardware platform, currently in development, that promises to be a ‘swiss army knife of synthesis’, equipped with multiple engines, filters and effects. Zynthian’s hardware specification is public and the software is open source, so the platform is designed to be fully hackable.
Roland Canada Product Specialist Jacob Watters shared this series of video tutorials that explore the basics of subtractive synthesis. The tutorials are created on the Roland System-1, but they are general enough to apply to most subtractive synths. The first video, above, looks at making string synth sound.
Third Wave Graphics has introduced Waveforms – a series of posters that elegantly document the basic elements of classic synthesis.