Sound Synthesis feature articles
5 Top Soft Synths You Might Have Missed - These synths may be lesser known, but they sound awesome
To help you avoid making music that sounds like everyone else’s, I want to tell you about some premium-quality soft synths you may not know about. Although none of these instruments are terribly obscure, each deserves more attention than it normally gets. Some are relatively new but haven’t gotten much ink, while others are all but forgotten by ...
- 09/15/15Getting started
Demystifying Synth Programming – Part 2 - How oscillators, LFOs and filters affect your sound
In our last episode, we talked about the differences between parameters and parameter values and between acoustic and electronic parameters. We also discussed envelope generators and the relationship between harmonics and timbre. Now let’s look at the most essential parameters for oscillators, filters, and LFOs.
- 08/27/15Getting started
Demystifying Synth Programming - Part 1 - Understanding synth parameters is key for creating your own sounds
Imagine if you could break free from the limitations of synthesizer presets and create your own custom sounds to fit your music. The first step toward that goal is to understand the standard synth parameters that you see on most instruments. Once you do, a whole new world of sonic control and creativity will open up for you.
- 07/29/15Getting started
All You Need to Know About Sound Synthesis - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 30
Dear friends, the time has come to say goodbye, at least regarding this article series. This last article is a sort of summary of what we've seen throughout the series, which I hope has been useful.
- 07/21/15Getting started
The Trautonium and the Theremin - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 29
In the previous article we discovered two amazing instruments, the Ondes Martenot and the Ondioline. In this, the second-to-last installment of this series, I invite you to discover two even more amazing specimens!
- 07/12/15Getting started
The Ondes Martenot and the Ondioline - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 28
As I mentioned in the previous article, I want to end this series by reviewing some rather extraordinary instruments.
- 06/30/15Getting started
Stochastic and Graphic Synthesis - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 27
Graphic and stochastic synthesis are not very widely used and, yet, they are quite interesting. Let's see why...
- 06/10/15Getting started
Formant and Linear Arithmetic Synthesis - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 26
This time around, I invite you to discover two unusual forms of sound synthesis: Formant and linear arithmetic synthesis.
- 05/19/15Getting started
Pulsar and Phase Distortion Synthesis - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 25
We are slowly coming to the end of this series!
- 05/05/15Getting started
Applications of Physical Modeling Synthesis - Sound synthesis, sound design and audio processing - Part 24
Today we'll finish reviewing the different types of physical modeling synthesis and move on to how it has been implemented.