I’ve been adding a few videos to freshen up my synthesis and MIDI microlecture series, tuning it up for the coming academic year.
Check it out here for a complete(?) introduction to sound synthesis, from defining sound to modulation synthesis.
These lectures are an adaptation of lectures from a course I’ve been teaching for 13 years. I first taught it as a graduate student at the University of Oregon, then as faculty at the University of Montana, and I currently teach at the University of New Haven.
Of course these lectures have been continuously revised and refined over the years, but the fundamentals of synthesizing sound remain the same.