Synthesizers and Samplers Explained: Part 1 - How Sound Works Premium class

Matt Hayes, Recording and Mixing Engineer

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3 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction Video

    • Soundwaves 1

    • Sound Waves 2


About This Class

Musicians, Producers, Audio Engineers, Beat Makers, and Artists: Odds are you have used a sampler and a synthesizer already. These instruments do amazing things, but do you truly understand what you are doing when you turn those knobs and push those buttons? Or are you just trying stuff until it sounds cool?

I can help you take the guess work out of that, as well as improve your workflow when making music. Whether you use hardware instruments or plug-ins, these controls and concepts are universal to every synthesizer and sampler. If you are creating using music software such as FL Studio, Logic, Pro Tools, Reason, Nuendo, Cubase, MPC Renaissance, etc., it doesn't matter. Again, these concepts are universal.

In this first section I explain the basics of how sound works.  It is the foundation needed to explain how synthesizers and samplers function.






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Matt Hayes

Recording and Mixing Engineer

I have been involved in the music industry for over 15 years, and have been engineering (recording and mixing) for over 10 of those years. Originally, I started out as a musician before becoming involved behind the scenes in recording studios. I have worked in many different genres of music through the years, and I am a voting member for the Grammy Awards.  Some of the music I have worked on is RIAA certified as well as grammy nominated.