Demystifying Synths

LFOs & Modulation

Wobbly bass sounds and new dynamic textures abound in the fourth installment in this series.

30 Minutes
4 Sections

Now things are getting interesting! LFOs and modulation will take your drone-like synth sounds and turn them into a lush world of wobbly, trembling laser noises. Want to get your music bumping and jumping? Learn to manipulate your sound with LFOs. 

By the end of this course, you will know how to make your patches more interesting and dynamic by applying various forms of modulation to your sound. What are you waiting for?

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 Modulation

  2. Section 2


  3. Section 3

    Envelopes Revisited

  4. Section 4



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, but we do recommend starting with the precursor courses, Oscillators and Filters. At some point you're going to want your own synth to play with, but you can also use the built in ones from GarageBand 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...