Demystifying Synths


Time to put your new synth skills to the test.

30 Minutes
8 Sections

Are you up for a challenge? For our final installment of the series, we're challenging you to take everything you've learned and recreate a few famous patches, including New Order's "Blue Monday," Baauer's "Harlem Shake," Snoop Dogg's "Gin and Juice," and more. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to better listen to and reconstruct a handful of classic synth sounds and hopefully translate that skill into any synth sound from here on out! Dive in and start synthing now.

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

    Finding Your Way

  2. Section 2

    The Demystification Challenge

  3. Section 3

    "Blue Monday"

  4. Section 4

    "Harlem Shake"

  5. Section 5

    "Gin and Juice"

  6. Section 6

    "Hand That Feeds"

  7. Section 7

    "Everything in Its Right Place"

  8. Section 8



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, OscillatorsFilters, Envelope Generators, and LFOs & Modulation. 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...