Ableton Learning Synths is an interactive learning environment
Ableton Learning Synths has just launched and it’s a new interactive website aimed at teaching you everything about synthesis.
The new website is a great way for music production and sound design beginners to get comfortable with a lot of the parameters and terms you would find in your average DAW or VST synth plugin.
The website is broken up into thoughtful and easy-to-digest sections, making it easier to take a break and come back tomorrow. Often long written tutorials and videos can be hard to trace back to where you left off.
The first section deals with making changes to existing patches by helping understand some basic parameters such as amplitude and pitch, and then after each section you get a patch to play with using all the parameters which were explained in that section.
The next section on Ableton Learning Synths deals with the basics of synth sounds, from creating sound effects to percussive sounds. Then the following sections dive a bit deeper into the various sections within synthesis such as envelopes, LFOs, Oscillators and Filters.
Some recipes to get you cooking quickly…
The Ableton Learning Synths website offers up a series of recipes that can be applied to a variety of different VST plugins, from Ableton’s built-in stuff to something more advanced like Serum.
There are 16 recipes to choose from, for everything from simple “Plucked Bass” patches to more experiment and percussive stuff.
To top it all off, Ableton’s Learning Synths has a “Playground” section, allowing you to put all your newfound knowledge to the test on the browser based synthesizer. It’s got various presets to choose from and you can use your computer keyboard to trigger notes.
It also works well on mobile devices making it a great way of sparking inspiration for those who are often on-the-go.
For more information on Ableton Learning Synths go here.