Production Basics #11 – Subtractive Synthesis III

Subtractive Synthesis Part 3

The signal flow of a subtractive synthesizer as we’ve seen so far is oscillator > mixer > filterWe will continue to follow the signal path with one last part: the amplifier. Amplifier The amplifier, also known as Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA), is used to control the volume of a subtractive synthesizer. If you would listen […]

Production Basics #9 – Subtractive Synthesis I

Subtractive Synthesis Part 1

In part 8 of this production basics series, we’ve introduced some synthesis techniques. Before we dive into advanced synthesis techniques we will start with the basics. Subtractive synthesis is used in 90% of the synth’s you’re likely going to use and isn’t that difficult to understand. We will look at all the parts that go […]

Production Basics #8 – Basics of Synthesis

Basics of Synthesis

Synthesizers play a huge role in electronic music production. Synthesizers basically defined electronic dance music. In the next couple of articles about music production basics for beginners, we are going to dive into synthesis. With hundreds of synthesizer plugins and more being developed every day, we’ve got a ton to learn. Fortunately, we don’t have […]