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Best resources for learning synthesis?

Best resources for learning synthesis?
« on: March 23, 2020, 07:05:33 AM »
Where to start with learning synthesis? I watch many videos on gear, but the jargon is still Chinese at this stage.

What are the best resources for learning the concepts, either in books or videos?

I have a Minilogue, thanks to suggestions in this subreddit, and am looking at the 0 Coast, Mother 32 and various modules.

I want to understand connectivity, and what CC, clock and gate are all about - for starters.

All help greatly appreciated.


Re: Best resources for learning synthesis?
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2020, 11:50:20 AM »
I would suggest this book - good as either an introduction or a refresher to the fundamentals of analog sound design:

https://www.amazon.com/Analog-Synthesizers-Understanding-Performing-synthesis/dp/0240520726/ref=sr_1_55?keywords=Synthesizer&qid=1584989370&s=books&sr=1-55&swrs=E4F8D8BACC87156C12D725311AD5A5EF

P.S. You might want to wait out the standard Amazon price-gouging.
« Last Edit: March 23, 2020, 11:54:00 AM by Sacred Synthesis »
The Musical Synthesizer YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChLGwGiRVs7rlZXnOG9_mUw

The Musical Synthesizer Blog: https://themusicalsynthesizer.wordpress.co

Re: Best resources for learning synthesis?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2020, 12:32:23 PM »
Another classic is Gordon Reid's 63 part series Synth Secrets. You'll find it archived on Sound on Sound's website: https://www.soundonsound.com/series/synth-secrets

Re: Best resources for learning synthesis?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2020, 07:47:08 PM »
https://learningsynths.ableton.com/

Moog’s Model D iOS app is also free at the moment and well worth getting.