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Programming tutorials?

Post by Hugo76 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:24 pm

I'm after some easy, straight to the point programming tutorials, got any? I prefer turotials without too much explaining what this and that parameter actually does. But all tips are welcomed :)

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Re: Programming tutorials?

Post by calyx93 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:00 pm

You know, if you actually type in the words "how to program analog synthesizers" (assuming that's the type of synth you want programming info about) and do a Google search - you'd be surprised at what you'd find. Really - just try it. I did and found several pages that would suit your needs.
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Re: Programming tutorials?

Post by Sir Nose » Tue Jul 13, 2010 5:54 pm

the sound on sound articles on synthesis are fantastic
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Re: Programming tutorials?

Post by calyx93 » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:33 pm

Sir Nose wrote:the sound on sound articles on synthesis are fantastic
I totally agree - the synth secrets articles really will help.
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Post by stikygum » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:20 am

Not so sure on Sos articles as a good place to start. I haven't read most, but I remember reading some of them and thinking they are a bunch of mathimatical explanations. Might have been the particular article, but they seemed a little more advanced on the topics.

Here's a good read on synthesis in general:

http://noisesculpture.com/how-to-make-a-noise
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Re: Programming tutorials?

Post by Stab Frenzy » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:14 am

Hugo76 wrote:I prefer turotials without too much explaining what this and that parameter actually does.
You want tutorials that don't explain anything? :? Why?

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Re: Programming tutorials?

Post by Hugo76 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:17 pm

Stab Frenzy wrote: You want tutorials that don't explain anything? :? Why?
Because I think I'll understand more or less from hearing the results. Knowing the exact details of what's happening can be nice, but I really don't have the time at the moment. So straight to point tutorials are what I'm after.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far, btw! :)

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Re: Programming tutorials?

Post by felis » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:57 pm

Emu makes good manuals. The general programming section at the back of any of the sound module manuals from here should give you a good start.

http://www.emu.com/support/legacy.asp

Access music had a good programming manual at their site too. Specific examples are for the Virus, but the general principles apply to any synth.

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Re: Programming tutorials?

Post by RD9 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:18 pm

Do you mean like these?






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