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Sylenth Tutorial: Master Lennar Digital's Sylenth1

Dylan Bowes, Producer/Sound Designer/Instructor

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51 Videos (7h 50m)
    • Purchasing & Installing

      3:20
    • Fundamentals of Subtractive Synthesis

      9:08
    • Sylenth Architecture Part 1

      13:24
    • Sylenth Architecture Part 2

      11:03
    • Menus

      6:24
    • Knobs and Faders

      6:16
    • Oscillators Part 1

      9:16
    • Oscillators Part 2

      13:54
    • INTERMISSION: Digital Bells

      5:53
    • Amplitude Envelopes

      12:24
    • Filter Types and Filter Parameters Part 1

      11:54
    • Filter Types and Filter Parameters Part 2

      9:50
    • Filter Control

      8:46
    • INTERMISSION: Gated Patch

      8:11
    • Modulation Overview and Definitions

      7:00
    • Modulation Envelopes

      13:11
    • LFO Overview

      6:50
    • LFO Examples & Application

      14:19
    • Miscellaneous Modulation Tabs

      19:48
    • INTERMISSION: Kick Drum

      5:24
    • Vibrato Aftertouch

      5:35
    • The Keyboard Section

      10:37
    • Master Effects Overview

      4:20
    • INTERMISSION: White Noise Sweep FX

      5:33
    • Arpeggiator Mode

      8:57
    • Arpeggiator Velocity

      8:02
    • Arpeggiator Everything Else

      11:20
    • Arpeggiator Example

      9:24
    • INTERMISSION: Moog Bass

      6:32
    • Distortion

      9:39
    • Phaser Part 1

      10:41
    • Phaser Part 2

      10:46
    • Chorus

      18:18
    • INTERMISSION: Strings Pad

      8:00
    • EQ

      12:05
    • Delay

      12:23
    • Reverb

      8:28
    • INTERMISSION: Trance Lead

      4:44
    • Compressor Part 1

      11:11
    • Compressor Part 2

      10:06
    • Distorted Wobble Bass

      5:46
    • Chiptune

      3:41
    • Rhodes Piano

      6:07
    • Siren Lead

      6:18
    • Amp Feedback

      7:46
    • High Hat Pattern

      9:35
    • Bubble Lead

      7:47
    • Spacey Evolving Pad

      11:17
    • 80s Keys

      5:41
    • Marimba Arpeggiator Pattern

      13:52
    • Phasey Polyrhythmic Bass Line

      9:39

About This Class

Don't be a "preset-picker" anymore!

You get frustrated with your productions because you are constantly scrolling through factory presets of your synthesizers. You look at the user interface of Sylenth and think to yourself, "I'll never know how to use this thing. It's too complicated. It's for professionals." You try to mess with some of the controls, but give up because it takes too long. Then you return to scrolling through presets again and sticking to stock sounds for your mixes.

I'm here to change all that.

You can master the principles of subtractive synthesis--even if you don't know what that means. You can design your own sounds from scratch. You can learn how to imagine a sound and then build it from the ground up using Sylenth.

After taking this course, you will be able to dream up a sound, determine the right building blocks for that sound, and design it inside Sylenth--and quickly. I will teach you the fundamental principles of subtractive synthesis, walk you through every single nook and cranny of the software, and show you exactly how to create your very own sounds from scratch.

I created this course to be comprehensive--if you are new to sound design or synthesis, you will not be left behind. If you are somewhat familiar with using synthesizers, I promise you will learn new valuable techniques for your productions.

Using 55 high definition screencasts, I'll teach you everything you need to know about Lennar Digital's Sylenth software. We leave no knob unturned or LFO un-cycled. We will walk through every aspect of the software methodically, and then use a cookbook approach to building our own sounds. I'll also include my own presets used in the course for you to download for your own reference.

You will leave this course a master of Sylenth.

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Lennar Digital's "Sylenth" is a powerful, versatile, and all-around awesome sounding soft synth.

Highly regarded among producers and DJs as the only virtual synthesizer which truly emulates the warmth and clarity of analog hardware synths, Sylenth is the primary tool for many electronic and pop music producers. In this course, you will learn every aspect of this very powerful virtual synthesizer.

Using 100% high definition video tutorials, you will learn how to navigate the software, how the audio signal path works, and how to design sounds from scratch--from screaming leads to fat basses, weird fx patches, lush pads, and even drum loops!

All you need is the Sylenth VST and a host DAW (digital audio workstation) of some kind. I'll show you the rest. We will walk through the entire architecture of the software, from oscillators to filters to modulation routing to effects processing. Everything you need to create unique, stunning sounds is contained within this course.

Even if you have no prior knowledge of sound design, analog synthesis, or music theory, by the end of this course you will be creating your own sound patches with confidence and creativity. In the process, you will develop skills in analog synthesis which you can translate to many other synths such as Native Instruments' Massive, Rob Papen's Predator, and just about any other virtual analog synthesizers.

You will also learn how to design specific sounds for specific genres. Are you tired of sifting through presets, unhappy with your choices? Learn how to translate the sounds in your head into powerful, rich, and warm patches which you can save in your own soundbank.

Don't be a preset picker! Learning how to design your own sounds will take your productions to the next level. It will help you be more musical and will make your mixes unique.

Join us and become a master of Sylenth.

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Dylan Bowes

Producer/Sound Designer/Instructor

Dylan is a producer & sound designer in Los Angeles. He has taught music production and mixing techniques for more than six years.

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