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A Basic Guide To Acoustic Sound Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Sound Fundamentals, Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Jun 1988

Rudi Cazeaux explores the nature of sound and presents some basic guidelines for synthesizing the various standard groups of acoustic instruments.

A Beginner's Guide to Korg's AI Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Apr 1990

Phil South examines the ins and outs of programming various aspects of AI synthesis, as used in Korg's 'M' and 'T' ranges of synthesizers.

A Deeper Wave

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Music Technology, Aug 1987
Wavetable Synthesis

Many of today's popular digital synthesisers use variations on "wavetable synthesis". Chris Meyer explains what this mystical but powerful method is all about.

A Programmer's Guide to the Roland D110 - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Jul 1989

PART 1: Ace programmer Greg Truckell begins a power user’s guide to this popular LA synth expander.

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1981
So it's a good programme?

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1983
Oscillator Modulation

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1983
Envelope Generators - Part 2

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Sequencing, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Nov 1983
Sequencers

Sequencer Anatomy

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1981

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1983
Sample and Hold

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Aug 1983
Voltage Controlled Filters Part 1

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1983
Gate, Trigger and Clock Pulses

Trigger, gate and clock pulses

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Sep 1983
Voltage Controlled Filters Part 2

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1981

Advanced Music Synthesis

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1982
Inside the Yamaha GS1 & GS2

This month's Advanced Music Synthesis explains why these digital synthesisers are 'very expensive and very good'

All About Additive - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Music Technology, Apr 1988

In the first of a two-part series, Chris Meyer looks into the workings of additive synthesis and how it can be used to accurately mimic naturally-occurring sounds.

All About Additive - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Music Technology, May 1988

In the final part of a look into the world of additive synthesis, Chris Meyer explains the different approaches to additive synthesis adopted by various manufacturers and which synths have employed them.

All For One And One For All

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design, Vintage Instruments | Music Technology, Jun 1993

Looking for the hardest, heaviest, thickest and fattest analogue synth line? Strictly monophonic? Step this way, because Peter Forrest is about to unveil his unique guide to the analogue synthesiser’s unique feature: Unison Mode, in which all the oscillators gang together and hit you over the head

Back to Basics - Part 4

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Apr 1985

Steve Howell continues our beginner's guide to synthesisers by describing how sounds are shaped by amplifiers and envelope generators.

Back to Basics - Part 2

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Feb 1985

Continuing our series for the complete newcomer to electronics in music, Steve Howell takes a look at the VCO, the synthesiser's heartbeat.

Bio Music

Feature | Topic: Performing, Sound Fundamentals, Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Dec 1981

An intriguing evaluation of the way the human body reacts to music.

Computer Music at Stanford

Feature | Topic: Design, Development & Manufacture, Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Sep 1987

Simon Millward visits the world-renowned Centre for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics at Stanford University, California and talks to its famous director, Professor John Chowning, inventor of FM synthesis.

Customise - Part 1

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronic Soundmaker, Jul 1985

New sounds for the Poly 800

Customising Synth Patches

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Sound On Sound, Feb 1988

Craig Anderton offers some valuable hints and tips to help liven up your synthesizer's factory presets.

Dave Bristow on the Yamaha DX7

Feature | Topic: Synthesis & Sound Design | Electronics & Music Maker, Jul 1983
Yamaha DX Keyboards

Dave Bristow, Yamaha’s keyboard consultant, explains how to play and programme these new FM synthesisers

 

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