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  • Setoxau
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    Joined: Jul 8th, 2010, 08:53
    Synths
    hey... i was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction...i'm getting extreamly interested in synths and building sounds up! I'd love to get some fundamentals on building Pads, Leads and Basses from the ground up! Any suggestions on courses or your tutorials would be much appreciated...i'm using logic pro 9 i really enjoyed Steve H's tut on the ES2....but i'm craving some more!!! thanks:)
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  • GaryHiebner
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    Joined: May 6th, 2007, 12:54
    Re: Re: Synths
    If you want to learn more about Logic's synths check out the following tutorials: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/sculpture[/url] [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/logic209-evd6-efm1-david-earl[/url] [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/logic208-exploring-the-evp88-evb3[/url] If you wish to know more about synthesis Richard Lainhart's tutorial is excellent and extremely detailed. [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/avfundamentals201[/url] Are you using any 3rd party synth plugins? Such as any from Native Instruments? As we also have excellent tutorials on Absynth, Massive, Kontakt, and Reaktor as well.
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  • Setoxau
    Posts: 11
    Joined: Jul 8th, 2010, 08:53
    Re: Re: Synths
    hey Gary thanks again for your reply... i've got the sculpture and the es2 by steve h tut also awesome with regards to sound design...as cool as these tuts are and their ability to help me understand what everything does, i'm looking for something more along the lines of fundamentals for bass sounds or pad sounds... haha i do have MASSIVE and reason and ableton and Absynth, to be honest i'm a soft synth junkie and i jam on them all the time...tinkering and messing around... ...I've been going through presets to look for similarities regarding basses, pads, leads ect keeping in mind the characteristics between the envelopes and the occillating waveforms...as creative (and different) as they all are i'm looking for something like - guys today we gonna design some kick drums/lead sounds/pads from the ground up, this is were we start and from there enjoy tinkering... I can find and choose presets and make slight changes and do some layering and filtering ect... however my knowledge on these synths is based around the fact that i've already loaded a preset and from the tuts i know my way around the synths, i'd definitely like to be able to open the es2 with no settings and have a bass sound in mind or a lead sound and be able to put some things together from scratch... i just went through the fundamentals201 outline, thanks thats next in my list!!!
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  • GaryHiebner
    Posts: 1434
    Joined: May 6th, 2007, 12:54
    Re: Synths
    The Absynth tutorial is very good. I have been working through it. [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/native-instruments-absynth[/url] Scott Freiman explains alot of the features with Absynth by building it up from scratch as opposed to starting from a preset. Mo Volans's Massive tutorial (http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/native-instruments-206-massive-essentials-mo-volans) is also very good and he shows you how to build up a synth sound form the oscillators, envelopes and LFO's. I think if you go through most of these tutorials you will start picking up how synths work and how the oscillators, envelopes, and LFO's etc... all work together. It does take time, but is well worth it in the end. Even once you knows these things it helps when you go into a preset and wish to alter it a bit, as you will have a better understanding of synthesis. For Bass and Pads Absynth or Massive is definitely the way to go. You can create complex pads, and deep rolling Bass sounds with both synths.
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  • Setoxau
    Posts: 11
    Joined: Jul 8th, 2010, 08:53
    Re: Synths
    thanks a lot Gary!!! i'll get stuck into those...ASAP Kindest regards
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