Demystifying Synths

Envelope Generators

Learn to control your patches over time with part three of our new synthesis series.

20 Minutes
3 Sections

Do you want a hard-hitting staccato sound, or a longer evolving texture? Envelope generators give you the ability to control your patches and parameters over time.

In this installment, we’ll break down the controls of envelope generators, discuss how to make the most of these modules, and generate the sounds you hear in your head! Bleep bloop wub wub wub.

Martin Fowler

Composer, Producer, Bassist

Martin composes and produces music for commercial, educational, and artistic media, and records and performs internationally with many NYC-based artists. He also produces original electro and house music and remixes as MDFX, plus trap/jungle/bass music and remixes as WNNR, and will release his debut solo record later this year. His favorite cloud type is the lenticular cloud.

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Course Outline

  1. Section 1

    Intro to Envelopes

  2. Section 2

    Using Envelopes

  3. Section 3



Who is this course for? 

People with no prior knowledge of synths. Or people who think they know something about synths but really don't. They just know that tweaking that one button makes a slingshot sound. 

What are the requirements? 

Nothing whatsoever. At some point you're going to want your own synth to play with, but you can also use the built in ones from Garage Band or find one online. 

What will I get out of this course? 

By the end of the series, you should be able to make any synth sound you hear...