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4 Essential FM Synthesis Tutorials for All Levels - Pyramind

FM Synthesis Tutorial Roundup

FM synthesis can be an intimidating type of synthesis–even for experienced sound designers. We’ve rounded up some of our best FM synthesis tutorials for those of you looking for techniques and suggestions as you tackle shaping your sounds with frequency modulation. 

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Learn sidechain modulation in Massive with this music production program.

Sidechain Modulation in Massive | Chris Gear

Have you ever wondered how to use the sidechain feature in Massive? Pyramind sound design instructor Chris Gear shows you how. He recommends those just getting acquainted with the feature to think of it as a “slave control”. He uses the sidechain feature to use a macro knob to control two separate LFOs at once. This is a must-watch for those looking to get more out of Massive.

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Resampling is a technique used in music production and beatmaking that involves manipulating audio samples to create unique sounds. It is often used during the process of mixing and mastering in programs like Serum

Resampling in Serum | Chris Gear

Pyramind sound design instructor Chris gear is back with another Serum tutorial. In this video, he goes over how to create custom wavetables by resampling within Serum. This technique will help improve your workflow within Serum, allowing you to design more unique sounds!

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Utilizing serum as a versatile sampler in music production, offering users a free and accessible online music production program for their mixing and mastering needs.

Using Serum as a Sampler | Chris Gear

Pyramind sound design instructor Chris gear is back with another Serum tutorial. In this video, he goes over the different ways you can use Serum as a sampler. First, he uses Serum’s built-in noise oscillator. Next, he goes over importing longer formed audio, and explains Serum’s audio import options to help you decide what would be best for your workflow.

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Syrum allows music producers to experiment with additive synthesis in their beatmaking and optimize their mixing and mastering processes.

Additive Synthesis in Serum | Chris Gear

Pyramind sound design instructor Chris Gear goes over using additive synthesis in Serum. He begins with a brief definition of additive synthesis, demonstrates how to achieve it within Serum, and ends with a discussion about how to create with intention and put additive synthesis to use in your production workflow.

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Before I started producing, I wish I had a music production program to help me with beatmaking.

I Wish I Knew This Before I Started Producing | Producing Out Loud Ep. 13 ft. John Holt & Diego Perez

Welcome to Producing Out Loud, our series where we discuss a wide range of topics related to music production, business, and technology.
 
In this episode, Pyramind’s Chris Gear sits down with John Holt and Diego Perez to discuss things they wish they knew when they first started producing music. They talk about leaving room for creativity, setting short-term goals, and the importance of making mistakes.

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Creating a vibrant community in the music industry through online music production programs.

Community in the Music Industry | Producing Out Loud Ep. 4 ft. Ableton Brand Manager Javad Butah

Welcome to Producing Out Loud, our series where we discuss a wide range of topics related to music production, business, and technology.

In this episode, Pyramind’s Jeff Straw and Chris Gear are joined by Ableton brand manager Javad Butah as they discuss the importance of community in the music industry. They discuss how music producers, educators, and software developers interact to form the immense, dynamic ecosystem we know as the music industry.

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Producing music out loud with the "less is more" approach featuring Stori.

Less Is More | Producing Out Loud Ep. 8

Welcome to Producing Out Loud, our series where we discuss a wide range of topics related to music production, business, and technology.

In this episode, Pyramind’s Jeff Straw and Chris Gear are joined by our special guest Stoni as they discuss the basic building blocks of music production and the concept of “less is more”.

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