I fell in love with the sound and possibilities of electronic music at a young age. I took synthesis lessons as a teen in the 1970s, learning on a modular Steiner-Parker Synthasystem. A kit-based PAiA modular was my dorm room companion in college. Soon after I graduated, I got a job at Sequential Circuits, where I contributed to several instruments and created Vector Synthesis. I went on to work for Digidesign, Marion Systems (Tom Oberheim), and was the chief engineer at Roland R&D US.
I’ve always enjoyed sharing what I’ve learned. I taught synthesis at UCLA Extension, was the technical editor for Music Technology and Recording magazines, and wrote a column for Keyboard magazine. I continue today, co-writing Patch & Tweak – the new book on modular synthesis – with Kim Bjørn, and writing module reviews for Synth & Software. I also regularly play modular music live under the name Alias Zone, plus jam with others.
I also have a lot of experience creating online training. Before I started Learning Modular, I recorded nearly 50 online courses on creating graphics for television and film for lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning). I've brought this experience of how to teach a difficult, technical subject in a patient, step-by-step manner to my modular synthesis courses.
Simple and effective
I had some familiarity with the concepts, but they were simply and elegantly presented here and I gained a new and different perspective. Great intro.
J.S. Learningmodular Ahn
Solid, straight to the point
The concepts are not only very nicely explained, but examples are also provided so that students can audibly visualize the concepts.
great beginning notes...
ordered the book .. thank you
All concepts clearly explained.
A great way to start
A very good introduction to the topic, not too complex. Even if you are already educated about synthesis there is something to get out of this course. Will give a very solid foundation for future learning.
Scato van Opstall
Although still a tad too farfetched for this technical nitwit ;) will order the book!
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