Felix of The Tuesday Night Machines let us know that he’s started a new video series, ‘A Patch From Scratch’, that explores synthesis with a Eurorack modular synth.
“I improvise modular synth patches and provide live commentary on what I’m doing,” he explains. “It’s aimed at new modular synth user, but is probably interesting for advanced users too.” Continue reading
In the Casio Music Gear video Synthesis 101, Casio’s Mike Martin explores the basics of Oscillators, Filters, Envelopes, LFOs and more, using the PX-5S and XW-P1.
This video, via KOMA Elektronik, is a studio visit with producer/remixer RAC (André Allen Anjos).
In the video, Anjos discusses how he got started with his system, how he is using it in the studio and some tips for people who would like to start putting together their own system. Continue reading
This video, via The Tuesday Night Machines, offers an Intro to Synthesis 2014 – The Building Blocks the Sound. Continue reading
Dutch synthesist Rene Splinter shared this video that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his 2010 album, Transit Realities.
In the video, Splinter talks about the music on the album and takes a look at some of the (now vintage) gear that was used in making it.
Here’s what he has to say about it: Continue reading
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. Continue reading
This video captures a panel discussion on The State Of 21st-Century Synthesis, held at the 2014 NAMM Show.
Led by author Mark Vail (Vintage Synthesizers, Beauty In The B, The Synthesizer), the panel features industry leaders offering their take on the state of synthesis.
The panelists, from left to right, are:
- Composer/synthesist Drew Neumann (Aeon Flux, The Wild Thornberries)
- Composer/producer & Continuum expert Edmund Eagen
- Synth designer and MIDI creator Dave Smith
- Synth designer & sound designer Eric Persing (Roland, Spectrasonics)
- Gerry Bassermann (E-Mu, Opcode, Be, Propellerhead)
The video is close to 90 minutes long and offers some great perspectives from true gurus of synthesis. Continue reading
Joe Hanley, the creator of Syntorial, walks you step-by-step through the programming of the the synth lead from Daft Punk’s Derezzed. Continue reading