Course info
October 18, 2016
1h 22m

Many digital audio workstation users who may be proficient on the software often don't understand how to really use a synth beyond just selecting a preset. In this course, Alchemy Synth Fundamentals in Logic Pro, you'll learn the different types of synthesis that Alchemy performs in Logic Pro X. First, you'll learn what a synthesizer is and what it does. Next, you'll learn how to manipulate and synthesize sounds using effects and processing. Finally, you'll learn how to create and use unique custom sounds that will set your music apart from everyone else's. Although this course is taught in Logic Pro X with Alchemy, the audio concepts are applicable to all synths, and by the end this course, you'll know how to use synth instruments to their full advantage in Alchemy. Software required: Logic Pro X-10.2.4 or later.

About the author
About the author

Dan Anderegg is a composer, professor of music technology, and an audio engineer. He’s worked on major television shows and short films and has a passion for sharing the tips and tricks he learns with others.

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Hi everyone, my name is Dan Anderegg and welcome to my course the Beginner’s Guide to Logic Pro’s Alchemy Synth. I am a composer and audio engineer with experience in film and television, and I’m also an Editor at Pluralsight.

Have you ever opened a synth instrument in Logic or another DAW and immediately were overwhelmed by the sheer mass of knobs and dials? I'll teach you how to use them in Logic's Alchemy synth, and you'll be working like the pros in no time.This course is a practical guide to using the whole Alchemy synth.

Some of the major topics that we will cover include:

  • You’ll learn what a synthesizer is and what it does
  • You’ll also learn how to customize a stock preset or patch, and how to create your very own custom sounds and patches from scratch
  • We’ll record each of our created sounds and presets into a final project at the end of the course
By the end this course, you’ll know how to do exactly whatever you might be able to imagine in Alchemy.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with Logic Pro X and how to navigate the software.

From here, you should feel comfortable diving into any synth by any manufacturer.

I hope you’ll join me on this course to learn Alchemy by watching the Beginner’s Guide to Logic Pro’s Alchemy Synth, at Pluralsight.