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Are there any synth tutorials like this?
Old 22nd December 2011
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Are there any synth tutorials like this?

There are a lot of guides about basic synthesis, and they teach how to synthesize common instruments through examples. I think these would be far more helpful if someone were to (through their examples) make step-by-step guides on emulating well-known synth sounds from popular songs throughout history (think Krafterwerk, New Order, Donna Summer, Daft Punk, etc). These could be done using the many free synth plugins available on the internet so everyone has access to the instrument. For each song, an Itunes link (to avoid copyright issues) could be provided so the reader can have a reference as to what the sound is supposed to be like.

Just as any piano teacher would make their students learn to play well-known songs, the same method could be applied to teaching audio synthesis. The more sounds you emulate, the more you notice different patterns in what functions are causing the various sounds and effects. The key here is that popular songs provide easy reference to the sound attempting to be created. It would be a great learning tool on top of the technical scientific aspect that tutorials provide.
Old 22nd December 2011
  #2
hmm why not ask your question in the electronic music and production forum below?

also check out this sticky

to answer your question directly; no I don't think so, but there are threads regularly about recreating specific sounds. take a look and do a search. your contribution will be appreciated, I'm sure.
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