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Re: Synthesis and sound design book?

Postby dannyrichardson » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:52 am

I am a huge fan of Bob Welsh's Synthesizer Cookbook. It has a great breakdown of synthesis and goes deep into filters and oscillators.
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Re: Synthesis and sound design book?

Postby vartika579 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:41 am

You can buy this book:- Creating Sounds from Scratch: A Practical Guide to Music Synthesis for Producers and Composers.
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Re: Synthesis and sound design book?

Postby N i g e l » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:04 pm

Zukan wrote: then the VAST engine becomes a dream to use.

FM is another ballgame entirely and requires the use of heavy drugs and a social problem..

I still need to map out my strategy on the back of an envelope before starting on VAST campagain but there are plenty of really good VAST video tutorials online...

For FM,
play with 1 oscillator/operator and get to know the sound
play with a 2 operator stack and get to know the sound

that goes along way down the road to familliarisation and it is so much easier to play around with the sound these days using knob box controllers.

It starts to get more experimental with taller operator stacks but a lot of sonic complexity comes from having parallel stacks rather than maxing out the number of operators in one stack.

Theres a good pdf describing modern harmonic based FM synthesis using a scope & frequency analyser [ now more accessable as they are available as DAW tools]

http://www.javelinart.com/FM_Synthesis_ ... uments.pdf
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Re: Synthesis and sound design book?

Postby N i g e l » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:12 pm

oops....best give credit where its due :oops: .....

FM Synthesis of Real Instruments (and any other type) by Thor Zollinger (2016)

http://www.javelinart.com/FM_Synthesis_ ... uments.pdf
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