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    How to get that one synth sound

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    So, I got me a midi controller, I got me some synth vi's. Now I need to figure out WTF all those knobs and buttons and saws and oscillators do and how to acheive "that sound." Does anyone have a good source for synth training or tutorials?

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    Michael Rideout - Yamaha YPT-400/PSR-E433/PSR-E443/PSR-EW400/MX49BK; M-Audio Axiom 61-II
    Acoustica Mixcraft; PreSonus Studio One; Steinberg Cubase; etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeaGtGruff View Post
    ...sounds promising.

    THanks!

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    YouTube has some good tutorials including one from Moog. You might also find tutorials for your specific VSTIs there, too.

    https://www.youtube.com/results?sear...g+synthesizers
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    If you prefer a book, there's Refining Sound by Brian K. Shepard, which has a companion web site and uses a free soft synth for lessons, although you can apply the lessons to your favorite hard synths or soft synths.
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    There's also the free e-book How to Make a Noise. And the pay-for book, Becoming a Synthesizer Wizard (Amazon UK link).
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    Thanks for mentioning those, Garry-- I have both of them, but didn't think to mention them. How to Make a Noise is also available in print in various editions, each focusing on a particular type of synthesis, but I've got the free e-book.
    Michael Rideout - Yamaha YPT-400/PSR-E433/PSR-E443/PSR-EW400/MX49BK; M-Audio Axiom 61-II
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