Learning Synth Ableton

Learning Synths is a new, interactive website that puts a powerful but easy-to-learn synthesizer right in your web browser. It’s free, sounds great, and works on any internet-connected device. Best of all, it comes with its own step-by-step lessons so you can explore and learn the fundamentals of synthesis at your own pace.

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  • Jun 25, 2019 Learning Synths is a new, interactive website that puts a powerful but easy-to-learn synthesizer right in your web browser. It’s free, sounds great, and works on any internet-connected device. Best of all, it comes with its own step-by-step lessons so you can explore and learn the fundamentals of synthesis at your own pace. The lessons in Learning Synths start with the very basics, so they’re perfect even if you’ve never used a synthesizer before.
  • Learn professional techniques for producing and mixing electronic music in Ableton Live. Producer Nate Mars starts with the basics of the Ableton interface and different approaches to making electronic music—some of which incorporate Ableton Push 2, the exciting new pad-based MIDI controller.
  • The Ableton synths are all pretty capable, and they tend to have better integration and lower CPU overhead than external VSTs. Learning how those synths work will also give you a heads up when dealing with new synths, as you will already understand some of the basic concepts.
  • From Learning Synths: Synthesizers make sound using electricity, usually with controls that let you change their sound. Some controls change just one specific aspect of the sound, while others, like the box above, change many aspects of the sound at once.

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Learning Music

Learn the fundamentals of music making – beats, melodies, harmonies, basslines, and song structure – and make music right in your browser.

Learning Synths

Learn the fundamentals of synthesis at your own pace with a powerful but easy-to-learn synthesizer that runs in your web browser.

Long renowned in the Max community for creating top-notch plug-ins, Katsuhiro Chiba has a passion for creating his own instruments. As an Ableton Live user, he's happy that Max for Live has now allowed him to combine Max/MSP with his favorite audio production environment. Using Max for Live, Katsuhiro Chiba has developed three synthesizers that are inspired by classic synth sounds of the 1980s.

Opfour is a nearly perfect clone of the TX81Z, Yamaha's classic FM synth.

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The TX81Z is a four-oscillator synth that was part of Yamaha's second generation of popular FM synthesizers. Since the oscillators were capable of producing eight different waveforms (rather than just sine waves), the TX81Z was capable of a wide variety of timbres, from 'classic' FM bells and electric pianos to rich basses and leads. The TX81Z became particularly famous for the 'LatelyBass' preset - a staple sound on numerous early house and Detroit techno records.

August was inspired by the fat sounds of classic analog synthesizers.

This two-oscillator subtractive synthesizer is simple to program, but provides great results. The first oscillator produces a pulse wave with an adjustable pulse width control, which allows for various types of sawtooth and square wave timbres. The second oscillator can be switched between a sawtooth wave and a noise generator, and a Mix knob adjusts the balance between the two oscillators.

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August's resonant lowpass filter can be switched between 12 and 24 dB per octave and modulated by a dedicated LFO and/or envelope.

August even includes its own dedicated chorus effect for even more warmth and fatness.

Sep2 uses two identical but independent sine wave oscillators to create simple, flexible sounds with a minimum of parameters.

Sep2 is particularly great for lo-fi percussion sounds, and the pitch envelope can create impressive analog-style kick drums, complete with a pitch drop.

To hear even more of Katsuhiro's sonic ideas, check out his debut album Silent Reverb, which was released in March, 2011, and was made using Max for Live and Ableton Live.