Synthesizers and Samplers Explained
What you'll learn
- Create custom original instruments on samplers and synthesizers
- Route and control effects on a synthesizer
- Follow the internal signal flow of a synthesizer
- Map samples to MIDI controls
- Understand the process of sampling
- Do basic MIDI sequencing
- Students should have an audio/MIDI software application (DAW) they can use to follow examples (I.e. Garageband, Pro Tools, FL Studio, Reason, etc.)
- A MIDI keyboard is recommended.
Musicians, Producers, Audio Engineers, Beat Makers, and Artists: Odds are you have used a sampler and a synthesizer already. These instruments do amazing things, but do you truly understand what you are doing when you turn those knobs and push those buttons? Or are you just trying stuff until it sounds cool?
I can help you take the guess work out of that, as well as improve your workflow when making music. Whether you use hardware instruments or plug-ins, these controls and concepts are universal to every synthesizer and sampler. If you are creating using music software such as FL Studio, Logic, Pro Tools, Reason, Nuendo, Cubase, MPC Renaissance, etc., it doesn't matter. Again, these concepts are universal.
This short course (less than 30 lectures, all less than 20 mins) will dig in to how synthesizers and samplers create and manipulate sound. I will show you how to create a custom synth patch from scratch and how to create your own sampler instruments, as well as some basic MIDI sequencing and editing.
Who this course is for:
- Music Producers
- Beat Makers
- Sound Designers
- Audio Engineers
Audio Instructor at Atlanta Institute of Music and Media
BBA, Florida International University
Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor
Waves Audio Certified
Certified Higher Education Professional from NASASPS
I have been involved in the music industry for 17 years, and engineering (recording and mixing) for 12 years. Originally, I started out as a musician before becoming involved behind the scenes in recording studios. I have worked in many different genres of music through the years, and I am a voting member for the Grammy Awards.