Music School: Intro to Synthesis

Image from Andrew Huang's video "FM SYNTHS in under 4 minutes"

A collection of helpful videos for beginners.

First up: Andrew Huang takes a moment between his regular videos about creative music production techniques and gear talk, to offer one of the best, most concise explanations of FM synthesis ever:

That’s the concept – but what does it look like in practice? And how do all those boxes and wires add up to those sounds we hear?

Look Mum No Computer‘s madcap presentation style is eclipsed only by his absolute love of modular synthesis, as evidenced in his guest presentation at Point Blank Music School:

Still a little unclear on what those boxes are doing? Still having trouble following the connections between cables and the noises they produce?

In a style perhaps less animated but no less accessible, Modular Landing builds a patch, step-by-step, and explains each step in clear, simple terms: