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Synth jargon

Postby ThomR1986 » 08 Apr 2016, 13:15

Hi all,

Wondering if anyone knows of:

a) a good resource for lists of synthesiser acronyms? (DCO, VCF, LFO etc etc etc)
b) a "synths for dummies" type tutorial

I've spent too long twiddling knobs until something sounds cool without really knowing what I'm doing so have resolved to learn!

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Synth jargon

Postby koloman » 08 Apr 2016, 13:25


I found this a nice source of synth tutorials. It starts on the bottom of the page very basic with part 1 "What is a sound"...
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Re: Synth jargon

Postby NoDirection » 08 Apr 2016, 13:53

I recommend this Book: - How to Make a Noise: Analog Synthesis Simon Cann - Buy the Kindle edition for nothing (3$) at Amazon.


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Re: Synth jargon

Postby Marlowes » 08 Apr 2016, 15:11




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Re: Synth jargon

Postby pablomastodon » 08 Apr 2016, 22:17

all good choices!
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Re: Synth jargon

Postby alex78 » 27 Jul 2020, 16:31

https://www.youtube.com/user/marclou25 my keys to music, a lot of videos about nord keyboards. There is one explaining the synth engine of the stage3 as well.
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