Synthesis Basics poster

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Adam Filter
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2 posts since 11 Mar, 2019

Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:22 am

Hello fellow synth enthusiasts,

I just re-registered (lost my login and e-mail years ago), but been lurking here for 10 years :-)

I don't know, if I'm able to share links with my first post, but thought this would be a good way to get started and help others on their synthesis path. I made this poster you can print in HiRes (up to A0 format), showing all the basic concepts. You can see my Insta account in the poster, if you would like to follow be for synth insights and of course #gearporn :D

bit ly / 2tY8QUx

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146 posts since 25 Jan, 2019 from Brazil

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:17 pm

Sounds interesting, would fit better the 'Sound Design' section.
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Adam Filter
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2 posts since 11 Mar, 2019

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:10 am

I'll ask the admin to move, if it's more appropriate there. Thanks!

AnX
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3931 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:29 am

link?

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nachenko
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162 posts since 13 Mar, 2018

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:52 am

Hey, Adam. I'll be teaching a sound design subject next year in a Videogame Design master. Your poster could be very handy to start one of the classes.

Do you mind if I use it in the classroom? Thanks!

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DrGonzo
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2153 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:17 am

That's a really nice job. Good layout!
Now I sincerely hope that your next project will be the same but for a 6 operator FM synth :hihi:

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fmr
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8509 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:49 am

I can't use that link. Any alternative?
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AnX
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3931 posts since 17 Nov, 2015

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:04 am

cant even see a working link

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DrGonzo
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2153 posts since 24 Oct, 2000 from A Swede Living in Budapest

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Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:48 am

I think he's too young here to be able to post links.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3zipzxeluvg0y ... r.pdf?dl=0

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DISTORTED EVOLUTION 2 HORROR for OMNISPHERE 2
HARDWARE SAMPLER FANATIC - Akai S1100/S950/Z8 - Casio FZ20m - Emu Emax I - Roland S750/DJ70 - Ensoniq ASR10/EPSm

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fmr
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8509 posts since 16 Mar, 2003 from Porto - Portugal

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:39 am

DrGonzo wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:48 am
I think he's too young here to be able to post links.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3zipzxeluvg0y ... r.pdf?dl=0

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Thanks :tu:
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Kwurqx
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208 posts since 15 Jun, 2017

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:35 pm

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Kwurqx
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208 posts since 15 Jun, 2017

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:37 pm

Nice work. Very useful to point at when trying to explain some basic synthesis concepts.

The FM bit is hard to catch in one picture. But this one ignores the "reflection" of "negative" frequencies back into the spectrum as phase inverted sines which can partially or fully phase cancel amplitudes of normal phased partials/sidebands in the spectrum. And off course the amount of modulation, causing more sidebands.

OK...this is hard to grasp in words. I'll see if I can find a better example picture then those in this relatively easy to comprehend ADSR FM8 tutorial.
https://www.adsrsounds.com/fm8-tutorial ... synthesis/

Kwurqx
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208 posts since 15 Jun, 2017

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:52 pm

Mmmm....hard to find a simple picture that says a lot....

But I mean something like this
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Or this
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The reflected phase inverted sidebands are depicted as having a negative amplitude. Hanging instead of standing. The resulting amplitudes of partials/sidebands is the absolute sum of the positive and negative partials.

Hope this makes sense...

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V0RT3X
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7540 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Re: Synthesis Basics poster

Post Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:09 pm

I've attached the poster as a KVR attachment you can download here if anyone wants.
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