Stuff! Good Synth Players Should Know Book & CD
Synthesis Methods: Additive, Frequency Modulation, Granular, Phase Distortion, Physical Modeling, Sample-based, Subtractive, Wavetable.
Musical Uses of Synths: Arpeggiator, Bass Lines, Comping, Lead, Pad, Pitch Bend, Tremolo, Trills, Vibrato.
Musical Styles Using Synths: Drum & Bass, Electronic Music, Hip Hop, House, Progressive Rock, Synth-Pop, Techno, Trance.
Notable Synthesizer Models: Yamaha DX7, Roland Fantom, Roland Jupiter 8, Korg M1, Moog Minimoog, Yamaha Motif, Korg Oasys, Sequential Prophet V.
Digital Audio Workstations: Cubase, Digital Performer (DP), Garageband, Live, Logic Studio, ProTools, Reason, Sonar.
...and many more!
The CD is full of authentic style examples, most featuring a full band so that you can play along!
Click on the sample pages below the front cover, then hover over each page to zoom in:
- Contents (first page)
- page 17: How synth 'attack' works
- page 20: Synth comping in classic funk style
- page 54: Synth comping in House EDM style
- page 65: Lead solo in synth-pop style
See below for audio examples from these sample pages.