Modular Synthesis with iOS

Learn how to get your own sound with Moog Model 15, RippleMaker and other iOS apps
Modular synthesis with iOS apps
Learn to understand Modular synthesis.
Create your own signature presets.
Get the most out of your apps.
Find your own sound.
21 lessons
Learn modular synthesis with Moog Model 15 and Ripplemaker
4+ hours
Get into the modular world without spending thousands on Eurorack setup
100% modular
With this course we dive deep into modular synthesis. You'll learn the concepts that are easily applied not just to iOS apps but also Eurorack, Buchla and other modular/semi-modular systems.
About the course
Learn modular synthesis with Moog Model 15 and Ripplemaker iOS apps
Moog Model 15
Moog Model 15 is not only the best modular synth for iOS but also one of the best sounding and best looking software emulations of modular systems. Moog Model 15 has classic architecture for East-coast synthesis.
Ripplemaker
Ripplemaker for iOS takes different approach to modular synthesis - it is a great app to explain some of the key concepts of West-coast sound design (low-pass gate, waveshapers, frequency modulation, AD function generator etc) that was invented and popularized by Don Buchla.
By the end of this course you'll be able to create your own patches in any modular system - from classical tones to experimental modern sounds, understand the difference and possibilities of East-coast and West-coast synthesis, use Modular synth apps in context of your compositions.
Lesson Plan
Modular Synthesis Fundamentals
Audio and CV, Modular Mindset. Traditional synthesis vs Modular
Basic Modules
Oscillator, Filter, Gate, Envelope. Get classic sound from your modular apps
Attenuators and Amplifiers
Take control of your signals. Attenuators, Amplifiers, Reverse Attenuators. CV and Audio Attenuation and Amplification.
Modulating, Modulators and Modulations
LFO, Envelope, MIDI to CV. Using Oscillators as Modulators and Modulators as Oscillators. Frequency Modulation.
Using Audio Effects
Built-in effects (Moog Model 15), best third-party effects to process modular signals
West-coast modules
Buchla - inspired synthesis. Low Pass Gate, Waveshaper, AD, Cycling AD, AD in Audio range, FM
Experimentation
Using Modular synthesis for experimentatal sounds and music
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Meet the Instructor
Learn from one of the best Sound Designers and Music Teachers
Jor van der Poel
Sound Designer (Loopmasters, Camel Audio, ADSR sounds, SoundFreqs), Music Production Instructor (Pyramind), Grade C certified music teacher
My name is Jor van der Poel, I was born in the Netherlands and lived in Vancouver, BC for years. Currently I am living in Berlin, which proves to be a great playground for the experimental minded (i.e. Mad Scientists).

I am a music producer, arranger, teacher and sound designer. I am certified in both music theory and sound design education.

When I was younger I wanted to be a famous drummer, when I already knew how to play so I started teaching drums to others and I got myself into music education. This introduced me to a whole new world of music, and I realised that if I knew how to record and arrange I could be my own band. So I started practicing piano and guitar, both classical and jazz and learned how to record this to use in my music.

Besides acoustic music, I also love the extreme flexibility of synthetic sounds which made me want to learn about sound design, mixing and mastering. I spend a few years practicing this 8 hours a day, I got pretty good at it and 3 years ago I started making weekly sound design videos for the online community ADSR. This introduced me to a lot of people in the music industry, and taught me more about educating others. It also got me on the Sound-Design team of various Software Developers and a position as featured mentor for Pyramind, CA.

I am a co-founder of Sound-Freqs, a sound-design label that focuses on community instead of sales. I also own Subject Sound, a business focused on music production and sound design education.
What Jor's students say
Paul Fawkes
Mixing Engineer
It was just a gradual development over the years. Last year was "All You Need Is Love." This year it's "Give Peace a Chance." Remember love. If you want to get peace, you can get it as soon as you like if we all pull together.
Erik Simons
Music Producer
Jor is extremely knowledgeable about music theory and sound design. more importantly, he knows how to explain the principles of theory and sound design in practical, and immediately useful ways. Studying with Jor even for just a short time has really opened my eyes -- I've gained a new understanding of my areas of strengths and weaknesses in composing music, and i've found myself quickly improving using his recommendations
Mike Hooks
Music Producer, ipadmusic.com
I've never met anyone who is better in explaining complex sound design concepts than Jor. Every time I watch his videos or talk to him I find something new that I can instantly apply to my production.
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