by Bryan Spence
Subtractive Synthesis 101
Sonic Academy kick starts it's Synthesis 101 range of courses beginning with Subtractive Synthesis.
We break a subtractive synthesiser (Sylenth1) down to it's bare bones showing what makes the machine tick, how exactly all the sounds are created, and what makes subtractive synthesis unique.
Covering everything from oscillator types, filters and envelopes to modulating your sounds using LFO's and modulation envelopes there's nothing you wont know about subtractive synthesis after this!
Finally just to finish up we take 4 key elements of a track, the bass, the strings, the lead and the pads.. and we show you how to go about constructing each sound.