Sonic Academy welcomes back P-LASK for a new set of tips that take an in-depth look at what’s happening when we use our synths.
These set of tutorials are not only a must for those starting out into the world of synthesis but also super useful for those already accustomed to sound design.
P-LASK’s straight forward take on this subject accompanied by visual scopes and analysers delve into the fundamentals of what is happening under the hood when we dial in a waveform, add more voices and use modulation to change the volume, pitch and tone of our sounds.
In short, the areas covered in these tech tips will give you the basics of what’s going on when you turn the knobs on your synth giving you a better understanding of how to create the sounds you want.
If you’ve ever questioned ‘why or how does this happen’ when using your synth, then these tips will have the answer.
Check it out, share it with your synth-loving pals and take your skills to the next level!
In general, “Sync” as opposed to “free running” is when you set an effect or plugin to follow your host ( DAW ) tempo and /or grid ( e.g : 1/8 notes events - 1/16 notes events …etc. ).
So you’ll hear about “Tempo Sync” when it’s related to syncing an app ( or other DAW ) to your main DAW Tempo or only “Sync” when it comes to effects → e.g : you can “sync” a LFO or another modulator to your Host grid and it will follow the notes event grid set in your DAW.
It won’t always affect pitch in an audible way if not directly applied to audio or if compensating algorithms are used, but your assumption is correct for audio in general : so more waves cycles will increase pitch and less cycles decrease it, but again, depends how “sync” is implemented ( if Midi Synced, then this happens before audio out ).
Ah yes, that would make sense hence the course title “secret of synthesis”
@aNewMillenium3000 sorry, went very broad and general with my explanation about “sync”, if you could please point us to a specific video number and time frame from the course then we’ll try to be more specific