Phil Mantione takes the mystery out of creating great sounding synths, teaching you the what, why and how of various methods of synthesis so you can effortlessly get the sound out of your head and into your song. From the foundational basics to advanced creative techniques, you'll not only learn the technical theory, but creative practical applications you can immediately apply to your own music.
Phil uses custom software he designed to help illustrate and teach you the fundamentals of sound including amplitude, frequency, filters, phase, waveforms, harmonics and more.
Learn techniques to manipulate various types of synthesizers, as well as which synth to use depending on the sonic context.
Learn the building blocks of synthesis including oscillators, noise generators, filter types and parameters, modulation, envelope generators, LFOs, global controls and more.
Learn the ins and outs of various types of synthesis including monophonic, polyphonic, subtractive, additive, FM, AM, vector, analog emulation, component, modeling, spectral, granular, sample-based, modular synthesis and more.
The course teaches synthesis using a variety of stock synths from Logic Pro, Ableton Live and Pro Tools, but the concepts and techniques will apply to any software, hardware or DAW.
Learn how hardware and software synths — from the most to basic to most complex — share similar parameters and how you can use that knowledge to sculpt the sound you’re after.
Learn how to develop unique sonic textures and further develop your own personal sound and musical style.
Learn the basics of synthesis, including fundamentals of sound and the essential building blocks of creating a great synth sound.
Gain the knowledge, techniques and confidence to create and manipulate your own synth sounds from scratch.
The theory, concepts and techniques you'll learn will transcend any specific gear and apply to all software, hardware and genres.
In addition to 4+ hours of training, you'll also get presets, a Logic Pro synth template and standalone apps designed in Max/MSP.
Philip Mantione is a Los Angeles-based sound artist, composer, sound designer, guitarist, computer musician, educator and multimedia artist whose career spans over two decades. His work includes music for orchestra, various chamber ensembles, computer, fixed media, interactive performance, multimedia and sound installation, and experimental video.
He also writes custom software to meld field recordings, samples and computer generated sounds into unique sonic textures. Mantione is the recipient of two Meet the Composer grants and a recent commission from New Music USA.
His current project is TriAngular Bent, an electroacoustic trio featuring Don Preston (founding member of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention) and circuit bending virtuoso, Jeff Boynton. Details at philipmantione.com