Take your music to the next level

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.


  • Develop a deep understanding of the fundamentals of sound
  • Increase your confidence to effortlessly create sounds from scratch
  • Gain an understanding of over 15 different methods of synthesis
  • Learn the various parameters of hardware and software synths
  • Manipulate and customize existing presets to suit your sonic needs
  • Learn about different types of sound waves and their characteristics
  • Understand frequency, harmonics, waveforms, amplitude and more
  • Intuitively know the best synth to reach for in any sonic situation
  • Learn the foundational concepts of various types of synthesis
  • Confidently manipulate oscillators, modulators, envelopes and filters
  • Apply these techniques to any DAW, hardware or software synth
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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.

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Learn techniques to manipulate various types of synthesizers, as well as which synth to use depending on the sonic context.

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Learn the building blocks of synthesis including oscillators, noise generators, filter types and parameters, modulation, envelope generators, LFOs, global controls and more.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Learn how to develop unique sonic textures and further develop your own personal sound and musical style.

Tutorial Overview

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Basics of Synthesis

Learn the basics of synthesis, including fundamentals of sound and the essential building blocks of creating a great synth sound.

Advanced Techniques

Gain the knowledge, techniques and confidence to create and manipulate your own synth sounds from scratch.

Any Genre, Any Software

The theory, concepts and techniques you'll learn will transcend any specific gear and apply to all software, hardware and genres.

4 Free Bonuses Included

In addition to 4+ hours of training, you'll also get presets, a Logic Pro synth template and standalone apps designed in Max/MSP.

About Phil Mantione

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

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

We're confident you'll love this course, but we want you to be absolutely satisfied. If you’re unhappy for any reason, simply email us within 30 days and we’ll give you a full refund.

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