Sound synthesis basics

Session outcomes

  • Understanding of fundamental concepts of sound synthesis
  • Understanding of fundamental sound synthesis terms.
  • Understanding of wave shapes, fundamental frequencies and harmonics, and subtractive synthesis signal flow (envelopes, filter (resonance and cut-off), amplification and controllers.
  • Awareness of other types of sound synthesis and how to follow up knowledge development on additive synthesis, wavetable synthesis and FM synthesis.
  • Knowledge of other free sound synthesis platforms.

Resources

Including:
Basic, fundamental concepts of sound and what sound is
Defining terms like frequency etc.
Example oscillator waveforms with interactive examples
Explaining and interactively showing different types of filtering

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