Leslie Sanford Introduction to Subtractive Synthesis

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

  • Oscillators
    • Waveforms
    • Transposing and detuning
    • The “beating” effect
  • Filters
    • The cutoff frequency
    • Lowpass, highpass, and bandpass filters
    • Resonance
  • ADSR Envelope
    • The segments that make up the ADSR envelope
    • Key tracking
    • Note velocity applied to envelopes
  • LFOs
    • Vibrato
  • 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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