Learn by Example: Fundamentals of Synthesis

For those of us who’ve grown up with DAWs, software instruments and plug-ins, synthesis has always kind of “just been there” – under the hood of the tools we use every day. But this most basic component of electronic music has a long history and its earliest and simplest forms are worth investigating in detail.

In this workshop, Brian Smith will focus on the relatively simple techniques of subtractive synthesis in order to introduce some of the fundamental concepts of synthesis. Through this, he will impart a better understanding of how these basic ideas are used in more complex synthesis techniques.


Workshops are for small groups and require pre-registration. Workshops are only accessible if you have a ticket which includes access to the Workshops and Studio Sessions program – for information, check the FAQ. Registration is now open.