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Leslie Sanford releases Introduction to Subtractive Synthesis tutorial video
Leslie Sanford has released Introduction to Subtractive Synthesis, a 30 minute tutorial that teaches you what subtractive synthesis is and how synthesizers that use subtractive synthesis work.
Introduction to Subtractive Synthesis is a great video if you are new to synthesizers. You’ll learn the basics that will give you a strong foundation to build upon. For those at a more advanced level, you may still find some nuggets here and there that will make the video worthwhile.
Introduction to Subtractive Synthesis coveres
- Transposing and detuning
- The “beating” effect
- The cutoff frequency
- Lowpass, highpass, and bandpass filters
- ADSR Envelope
- The segments that make up the ADSR envelope
- Key tracking
- Note velocity applied to envelopes
- Basic Modulation Routings
Introduction to Subtractive Synthesis is available in MOV and WMV format for $15 USD. Some excerpts are available on the product page.
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