He’s quickly become one of the most popular course tutors at FaderPro with his previous Masterclass and From Loops To A Finished Track courses. His musical accolades and incredible career in dance music really don’t need another introduction here, but it’s fair to say he’s one of the most experience and knowledgeable producers in the industry.
In this in-depth look at synthesis and sound design, D.Ramirez takes you through the art of synthesis and explains how to turn those sounds in your head into unique and signature sounds. Go from the fundamentals of synthesis and basics to sound design, before learning how to recreate some signature sounds and methods for finding your own sounds. Using a variety of native and third party software and hardware, D.Ramirez will teach you how to approach any synth, software or hardware and understand how to craft fantastic sounds.
CHAPTERS & SECTIONS
SECTION ONE - WHAT IS A SYNTHESIZER?
Understanding how a synthesizer works will enable you to create your own sounds on any software or hardware. The fundamentals of synthesis is the first lesson to becoming an expert in sound design.
- Performance Control
- FM Synthesis
SECTION TWO - NATIVE SYNTHS IN LOGIC PRO
Explore the built in synths in Logic Pro as D.Ramirez recreates sounds and parts from tracks, explaining how to hear a sound and rebuild it. Learn how to approach a synth and use it’s features to design the sounds you need.
10. Retro synth overview
12. Lead synth
13. Pad sound
SECTION THREE - NATIVE SYNTHS IN LIVE
Explore the synths inside Ableton Live and learn how to use them to effectively to create a variety of signature sounds.
16. Lead sound
SECTION FOUR - THIRD PARTY SYNTHS
D.Ramirez introduces his favorite third party synths explaining what they can do and his choice features when designing sounds.
19. Bass with RePro
20. Stab with Sylenth
21. Pad with Sylenth
22. FX sounds with Sylenth
SECTION FIVE - HARDWARE SYNTHS
Moving on to some of D.Ramirez’s hardware synth collection he explains how these same fundamentals of synthesis can be ported to hardware. Understand the different types of synthesis these hardware machines offer, their history and what sounds they are most suited to.
23. Setting up synths
24. Sequential Prophet 6
25. Korg MS20
26. Moog Sub37
27. Roland SH-01
28. Nord Lead 3