Guest: Rutger Vlek Host: Markus Voelter Shownoter: Jochen Spalding
Late 2016, during a trip to the Netherlands, I visted Rutger Vlek of River Creative Technology in his home studio to record an episode about synthesizers. We talked about the basics of sound generation, various enveloping and filtering techniques, sound design, the different fundamental approaches of sound synthesis, as well as a couple of classic synths. Rutger illustrated lots of approaches with samples from some of his many synthesizers.
Introduction of the Guest
Not gonna solve Tinnitus today, let’s talk about synthesizers!
Low-pass filter | Frequency | Decibel | Pitch (music) | Fundamental frequency | Timbre | Sine wave | Equal-loudness contour | Sound Envelopes | Pitch contour | Spectral density | Shepard tone | Shepard tone example | Dream Theater | Electronic oscillator | Nord Modular G2 | Triangle wave | Sawtooth wave | Square wave | Low-frequency oscillation | Robert Moog | Voltage controller | Envelope generator | Voltage-controlled amplifier | Voltage-controlled oscillator | Crystal radio | Voice stealing | Beat Frequency | Amstrad CPC | Dubstep | Voltage-controlled filter | Don Buchla | Band-pass filter (Video: Psychedelic jam session – KORG ms-20, TR-8, analog four, line6, volca – (BURG – The saucer people)) | Zener diode | Vacuum tube
Sounddesign & Input devices
Yamaha DX7 (Video: Modular Synths – Benge explains creating a sequence on a modular syntheziser) | Roland | Hammond organ | Music sequencer | Convolution | Vocoder | Pitch wheel | Haken Continuum | Linnstument(Aftertouch – Keyboard expression) | Theremin
(Daft Punk – Around The World | Britney Spears – Toxic | Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe 5 | Bodyrox – Yeah Yeah) | VC Slew Limiter | Neal Morse discography | MiniMoog | Switched-On Bach | Nucleus demo | River Creative Technology Nucleus | River Creative Technology Crux | River Creative Technology Ocean | Dieter Döpfer | Phillips Synthesizer | Doppler effect | Mellotron | Polyphonics | Roland Jupiter-8 | Oberheim Electronics | Yamaha CS-80 (Van Halen – Jump | Harold Faltermeyer – Opening Theme (Top Gun)) | Tonewheel | Leslie speaker
Analog vs digital