Create a polyphonic synthesizer plug-in with RNBO

Taught by: Phelan Kane

What to expect in this workshop?
Build your own polyphonic synthesis device in RNBO via Max.
Export it for use as a virtual instrument plug-in (VST/AU).

What synthesis technique will be used?
You will combine two oscillators to build a subtractive synthesiser. Made more interesting with an envelope generator and a lowpass filer.

How does it all work?
You will learn how to export a Max/RNBO patch to a VST/AudioUnit target. You will then be able to use your own plug-in inside any DAW.
No need to learn programming languages. You only need to be familiar with the Max environment.


Starts on: 16/12/2022 16:00 London time

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What you'll learn

  • Build synthesis blocks and utilize MIDI input in RNBO
  • Define parameters and construct abstractions in RNBO
  • Setup polyphony in RNBO
  • Export and test a RNBO poly synth as a VST/AU plug-in

Course content

  • Create a polyphonic synthesizer plug-in with RNBO / Zoom link
Membership plan: Just Curious | Topic: Sound Design ...
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  • A computer and internet connection
  • A webcam and mic
  • A Zoom account
  • Access to a copy of Max 8 (i.e. trial or full license)
  • Access to a copy of RNBO (i.e. trial or full license)

Who is this course for

  • Sound designers looking to get started with building VST/AU instruments via RNBO
  • Music producers interested in exporting synthesis techniques created in RNBO to VST/AU plug-ins

About the workshop leader

Phelan Kane is a Berlin & London based music producer, engineer, artist, developer and educator. He is currently running the electronic music record label Meta Junction Recordings and the audio software development company Meta Function. He has released the Max for Live device synth Wave Junction in partnership with Sonicstate.