I’ve put together some videos on using microcontrollers (like Arduino) for music and sound applications.
In these first few videos I go over how to do some simple synthesis with an Arduino, controlling pitch and timbre with potentiometers and light-dependent resistors (LDRs)–essentially putting together some Arduino chiptunes!
I originally made these instructional videos for my class, but I’m hoping to continue to build on this playlist if there’s interest.
I’ve put together a series of beginner tutorials for getting started designing your own synths in Reaktor 6 Primary.
Over the course of this series, we put together a synth with selectable oscillators, filters, and multiple options for modulation. This can serve as a good hands-on introduction to synthesis in Reaktor or any other synthesis environment.
EDIT (1/4/22): If you’re ready for more, here are some intermediate tutorials too:
Since COVID-19 has pushed a great deal of teaching and learning online, I’ve been converting a lot of my synthesis lessons into “micro-lectures”, 5- to 10-minute videos, that can be integrated into online learning.
These videos are all software-agnostic, focusing on principles and fundamental ideas of sound synthesis over any particular synthesis environment.
More instructional playlists are available on my “Teaching” page.