In this synthesis masterclass, professional keyboardist Ben Stivers shows you the building blocks of tone generation. Ben will help you understand the elements of synth programming from the ground up so that you'll finally be free from the preset menu. If you want to start making your own unique sounds, this video is for you!
Topics Covered: Synthesis signal path, oscillators, filters, envelopes, amplitude, velocity, LFO, tone generators, wave shapes, cutoff filters, low pass filters, attack, sustain, decay, resonance, advanced signal routing, bandpass filters, modulation routing, Logic EXS24 sampler, Reason Subtractor, etc.
Ben Stivers grew up in Las Vegas where both parents worked as musicians. He earned a degree in Jazz Performance from the University of Miami, and started his career in South Florida. Through his work in the Miami studio scene, and on the recommendation of his friend and classmate, John merchant, Ben had the good fortune of Meeting Barry and his brothers in the early 90ties, working on a re-mix of ‘You Should Be Dancing’. Through the following years, he worked extensively in their studio, making demos of the songs they were writing. He has had the honor of recording with The Bee Gees on ‘One Night Only’ and “This Is Where I Came In”, as well as numerous concerts, TV appearances, and awards presentations, including VH1 Storytellers and their induction to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Now living in New York Ben has worked with a wide range of artists, including Ricky Martin, Matchbox Twenty, Laura Branigan, as well as his own projects.