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Synthesis with Max: Subtractive

Learn to program subtractive synthesis devices in Max

Course Instructor: Ned Rush

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What you'll learn

  • Deploy MSP oscillator objects
  • Build various filter responses via MSP filter objects
  • Construct modulation sources for subtractive synthesis devices
  • Define the sonic timbre and strengths and weakness of subtractive synthesis


  • A computer and Internet connection
  • A good working knowledge of computer systems
  • A basic awareness of audio processing
  • Good familiarity with MSP
  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license)

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  • ---- Synthesis with Max: Subtractive - LIVE Session

Who is this course for

  • This course is for people with a programming background who are interested in creating synthesis devices.

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