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Links to Essential SOS Sound Design Tutorials

Postby Pringe » Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:38 pm

I have been working with synths in varying degrees for a few years now as a keyboard player but would like to read up more thoroughly on the technical aspects behind synthesizers and the different types (FM especially) and possibly effects. I have had a quick look on amazon and seen a huge amount of publications - can anyone recommend any that stand out from the rest?

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Re: Synth books?

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:33 pm

Try working your way through Gordon Reid's superb Synth Secrets articles which are all available on the website here.

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Re: Synth books?

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:49 pm

Here’s the collected list of links to the SOS 'Synth Secrets' series, written over five years by someone who REALLY knows his synths 8-)

www.soundonsound.com/SOS/allsynthsecrets.htm

Enjoy!


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Re: Synth books?

Postby gryfyx » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:40 am

Hugh I asked a similar question, but a bit clandestine. I'm still waiting for the answer. :)
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Re: Synth books?

Postby gryfyx » Thu Oct 21, 2010 2:42 am

This thread might have the treasure. Sorry I didnt dig in to find the specific FM synth that you're looking for.
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Re: Synth books?

Postby Pringe » Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:16 am

Hugh / Martin - wow, looks amazing. Should keep me busy for a while! Thanks.
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Re: Synth books?

Postby alexis » Fri Nov 26, 2010 2:57 am

Martin Walker wrote:Here’s the collected list of links to the SOS 'Synth Secrets' series, written over five years by someone who REALLY knows his synths 8-)

www.soundonsound.com/SOS/allsynthsecrets.htm

Enjoy!


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I remember plowing through (most of) these a few years ago. Recommend making this a stickie -
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Re: Synth books?

Postby Martin Walker » Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:57 pm

Sticky it now is 8-)


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Re: Link to Gordon Reid's superb SOS Synth Secrets series

Postby vinyl_junkie » Fri Nov 26, 2010 5:23 pm

If you would like to know more about FM I suggest googeleing John Chowning or reading some of his books http://mixonline.com/mag/audio_talk_john_chowning_2/
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Re: Link to Gordon Reid's superb SOS Synth Secrets series

Postby Shreddie » Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:10 am

I think Steve Howell's Lost art of Sampling is an essential read for anyone wanting to get into, or know more about sampling.

As a sticky, maybe this thread should be titled "essential synthesis tutorials" or some such instead?
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Re: Links to Essential SOS Sound Design Tutorials

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:21 pm

Now we’ve amended this thread to provide various links to SOS sound design tutorials, here are a few of mine to add to the list:

Convolution Processing with Impulse Responses

Warmer Sounds From Digital Synths

Stereo Image Trickery With PC Plug-ins

Exploring PC Spectral Multi-band Plug-ins

Hope you find them useful! :D


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SOS Sequencer Effects Masterclasses

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Nov 29, 2010 3:33 pm

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Re: Links to Essential SOS Sound Design Tutorials

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:37 pm

Here’s another good one from SOS December 2005 by Simon Price:

Granular Synthesis: How It Works & Ways To Use It

And from the same author in SOS June 2004 comes this masterclass:

Beat-slicing Masterclass: What software you need and how best to do it!

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Re: Links to Essential SOS Sound Design Tutorials

Postby busamania » Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:12 am

also I need some good tips and technics about sound designing and synthesis modelling.until now I have downloaded many e-documents and articles but they all are telling about mathematical or schematical structures for bowed strings and wind instruments.I throughly understood the theory but I need something more likely hardware based practical applications about modelling synthesis...I have KORG M3 with RADIAS board...
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Re: Synth books?

Postby Futureline » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:40 pm

Hi, I'm kind of new to the forum, so I hope this could be the place to leave a suggestion, as it is regarding the topic:

As suggested, the synth secrets are a great way to dig into sound synthesis, but I would like to know if one can suggest to get that made as a document to buy on the app that S.O.S have?
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