The Bob Moog Foundation ignites the innovator in us all through exposure to interactive educational experiences that draw from Dr. Bob Moog’s legacy of groundbreaking work at the intersection of music, science, and imagination.
The Bob Moog Foundation
The Bob Moog Foundation provides hands-on opportunities for children and adults to explore the science of sound through Dr. Bob’s SoundSchool and the preservation of Bob Moog’s archives and musical inventions, which will converge in a future interactive museum, or The Moogseum, online and in Asheville, NC.
A large portion of the proceeds of these tutorials go to support their work!
Marc Doty the foundation’s Archive and Educational Specialist employs his knowledge of the history of electronic music, his understanding of synthesis and the physics of sound, and his love for the work and history of Bob Moog in order to further the legacy of that great innovator and musical instrument designer.
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See how Control Voltages changed the world of electronic music and synthesis...
The Foundation Of Synthesis 105
The VCA & Other Tools
Learn all about VCAs, Ring Modulation and lots of other advanced synthesis tools in this fifth course from The Foundation Of Synthesis series created exclusively for us by The Bob Moog Foundation...
The Foundation Of Synthesis 106
Learn all about designing lead, bass and some just plain nasty sounds on very exotic hardware in this synthesis course by Marc Doty of The Bob Moog Foundation...
The Foundation Of Synthesis 101
The Synthesis Of Synthesis
Learn The Foundation of Synthesis from synth master Marc Doty and support the educational activities of the Bob Moog Foundation all at the same time...
The Foundation Of Synthesis 103
Learn all about Filters from synthesist Marc Doty and support the educational activities of the Bob Moog Foundation all at the same time...
The Foundation Of Synthesis 102
Learn all about Oscillators and sound generation from synthesist Marc Doty and support the educational activities of the Bob Moog Foundation all at the same time...
Brian Stokes wrote on July 15, 2022
An excellent overview of the evolution of synthesis, from its atomic components to its inventors and philosophers.
LT wrote on July 10, 2020
This is a great intro to synthesis course. It's clear and concise and easy to understand.
Rich wrote on April 12, 2020
I'll be watching this again, great job!
Rich D wrote on April 8, 2020
Very helpful and easy to follow.
Mr. Greg wrote on March 29, 2020
Not much more to display about filters other than applying ones own creativity! Thorough.
Mr. Greg wrote on March 20, 2020
Iâ€™m pretty comfortable with oscillators now I tell you that.
Chris Sederqvist wrote on February 1, 2019
Interesting historic look at how the world of electronic music began!
T Thompson wrote on January 6, 2019
I recommend this course to anyone who wants to go beyond using vanilla sounds with out-of-the-box instruments and truly learn the craft of synthesis and sound design. Software synths appear less daunting when studying their hardware counterparts and I appreciate taking this one component and learning it in isolation. I'm looking forward to the next course.
Lyford Rome wrote on November 27, 2018
Engaging and concise, Marc Doty provides an abbreviated overview of the many concepts involved in musical synthesis.
Lamentably (and perhaps due to copyright constraints?), we hear interesting stories about the earliest instruments, but never actually hear the historical instruments themselves! The learner is left to search for examples on their own....
I appreciated his shout out to Daphne Oram and the BBC radiophonic workshop in the timeline at the end, as well as the explanation of the different composers using electronic synthesis before its popularity in rock music.
I learned something new, and am off to search for recordings of the Novachord.
Simon Jones wrote on November 11, 2018
I've tried to learn this subject a lot of times with limited success.
By watching this I now understand it.
If you want to learn about sound and synthesis then this is the course.