Welcome to The Synthesizer Academy

Welcome to The Synthesizer Academy

The Synthesizer Academy is a site dedicated to help you learn about synthesis and the creation of electronic music.  If you’re looking for a synthesizer tutorial, this is the site for you!  You can either start at the very beginning and work your way through each lesson one-by-one, or use the red bar at the […]

What is a Synthesizer?

What is a Synthesizer?

Normally sounds are created by an object creating vibrations in the air around it.  These vibrations reach our ears and we perceive them as sounds.  Drums, guitars and flutes are all examples of acoustic instruments that make sounds. In a guitar, for example, the player plucks the string and it vibrates at its resonant frequency.  […]

Types of Synthesizers

Types of Synthesizers

Synths come in many different forms, shapes and sizes. I’m going to cover a few of them here, but many synths are combinations of several types.   Modular vs. All-In-One There are many different components that make up a synth.  Some of them create sounds, some of them modify sounds, and some of them control […]