Analog synthesizers for beginners
What you'll learn
- How analog synthesizers work
- How to create a wide variety of popular and original sounds
- What synth jargon really means, in simple terms. EG. LFO, Filter, Resonance, Peak, Cutoff, Envelope, Oscillator...
- How to edit a synth preset to make it suit your music
- How different sections of a synth can be linked and used together
- How popular synth sounds are made
- How to process audio with the filter of a synth
- How to make audio and synchronization connections
- It will help if you have a hardware analog or virtual analog synth, or a virtual analog synth plug-in on your computer
Analog synths are so much fun to play, but the technical jargon can be intimidating. Acclaimed musician and author Tony Horgan will show you how an analog synth works using clear, simple language, audio demos and visuals. This course is designed to get you making your own incredible sounds in minutes. Learn how to create popular sounds from your favourite music, and also design your own sounds to give your music a voice of its own. All of the techniques covered in this course can also be applied to virtual analog synths and plug-in instruments, such as VSTs and Audio Units. This course is about analog synths in general, and is relevant to all brands of synthesizer, such as Korg, Moog, Roland, Arturia, Novation, Behringer and more.
By the end of the course you will have a deeper understanding of how an analog synth works, giving you the platform you need to take your music in the direction you want.
Who this course is for:
- Beginners wanting to understand how an analog synth works
- Intermediate analog synth users
- Long-time users who want to go deeper than just the presets
- Users of analog synths, virtual analog synths and VST/Audio Unit synth plug-ins
Hi, I'm Tony Horgan. I'm an author, writer, musician and sound designer. I've written a series of ebooks (the Korg Volca Expert Guides), released my own music commercially, created soundtracks for various brands such as Xbox, created launch-day demos for new synthesizers and designed presets for new synthesizers.
I love making music with electronic instruments, and I've been teaching people how to do this for many years. I began my writing career as a teenager in 1987, working on computer magazines in London, England. The music-making potential of those 8-bit and 16-bit computers blew me away, so I started writing magazine features to inspire readers to use their computers to make ground-breaking new music styles.
Now, we find ourselves in a golden age of affordable analog synths, and the self-publishing opportunities offered by new media have allowed me to create the kind of specialist, focussed music tutorials that you demand.
Thank you for taking the time to check out my courses. I hope you find them fun and inspiring.