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When starting in synthesis is can be difficult to ready understand the meaning of each part found in your synth. It doesn’t matter if the synth is real analogue, digital or a VST soft synth, the synthesis concepts all start from the same basics. In this series of videos I go through the basic parts of synthesis using different models: ZEEON (iPad) Roland JP-8000 (Virtual analogue), Waldorf Rocket (VA oscillator + analogue Filter), Novation BassStationII (analogue) and the Roland A-01 (8 bit Virtual analogue). Don’t hesitate to write comments if it’s not clear.

What is an oscillator?

In this video I talk about oscillators and demo the Wave shapes of different synths. The wave form of a synth is the first direct link with it’s audio signature. It’s the raw sound from which your you sculpt the sound you want.

What is a Filter?

Every subtractive synth has a filter but they don’t sound the same and they can’t all do the same things.
What is a LPF, a BPF a HPF, -6db, -12db, -24db…-18db?
In this video I try to explain these concept as simply as I can.

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