Tutorial: How To Create Classic Synth Sounds

Learning how to reproduce synth sounds from iconic tunes you love is a greatly helpful and effective exercise. This is why we’ve decided to share this inspiring tutorial, created by Point Blank Course Developer and expert instructor Dan Herbert.

In the video below Dan demonstrates how to create some classic synth sounds in Massive and Reaktor. Sounds on the shortlist included the reece bassline from Ray Keith’s ‘Renegade Terrorist’, the pads from 808 State’s ‘Pacific State’, the arp sound from Frankie Knuckles ‘Your Love and the bassline from Mr Fingers’ seminal ‘Can you Feel It’.

Here’s the full tutorial, enjoy!

If you’d like to learn mixing and mastering techniques, Point Blank offer courses for those at any level. Their BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree in London is one of the most comprehensive courses out there, with modules covering mixing, sound design, production and much more. They also offer an online alternative, in the form of their new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree.

Point Blank are currently offering a cool 25% off online courses and a free copy of Logic Pro X/Ableton Suite until September 30th.