An introduction

This year has had a massive impact on what we do and how we do it and given plenty of us time to reflect on what we want to do with our lives. Prior to lockdown I had already planned to leave my 9 to 5 job, get married and go travelling…. so 4 cancelled trips and a cancelled wedding later I had plenty of time on my hands and decided to get more serious with music production.

I invested in a course at the School of Electronic Music in my hometown of Manchester and that really solidified my decision to invest more time and energy in electronic sound production. I can’t rate their course highly enough.

At the same time I discovered the Vital Wavetable Synth; a cool, amazing low cost wavetable synth. So I thought what better than to give my sound production and design focus by creating a blog to publish and share my sound creations, hints tips and the like.

I hope it will be a journey from simple sound design to more complex challenges as I develop my understanding. I also hope to cover other subjects such as workflow best practice and the like as I develop my own best practice.

Finally to be clear I know there is a great users official forum hosted by Vital Audio and I am not trying to compete with this and I would like to thank Matt Tytel for making such an amazing product and making it available free. So THANKS Matt!

If there are any subjects or sounds you would like me to address, please let me know! In the meantime I will start with some FM and subtractive synthesis while I get to learn more about the wavetables themselves!

Thanks for taking the time to read this and please come back soon to hear my first wobbly reese bass and my first organ which I will document as soon as I can!

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