These Videos Will Teach You How To Make Music With Roland's TR-808, TR-909 and TB-303

These Videos Will Teach You How To Make Music With Roland’s TR-808, TR-909 and TB-303

The series also covers a wide variety of other classic synthesizers.

Are you an electronic and synth music obsessive but can’t tell an oscillator from an envelope? Maybe you’ve just scored a new synth and need a quick crash course in how to get your head and hands around its logic.

Either way, Red Bull Music Academy’s new “First Patch” web series is sure to help you out whether you’re an analog synth novice or expert, or just plain curious about these awesome machines.

The series is hosted by former Korg head engineer Tatsuya Takahashi, so let’s face it: you could hardly be learning the tricks of synthesis from a better person.

Across 20 videos, Takahashi breaks down the logic and functionality of some of the world’s greatest synths and drum machines, including the TR-808, TB-303, the Korg Mono/Poly and the Minimoog. His clear explanations will prove to you that getting started with synthesis is not as daunting as you might think.

Watch all 20 videos via the playlist embedded above. And for more great videos about studios and gear, check out the Tech Talk series on our YouTube channel.

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