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Sound Design With Make Noise 0-Coast Patchable Synthesizer

Make Noise Founder Tony Rolando Makes SFX with 0-Coast!


We will be discussing the creation of custom sounds that are ready to be collected into your sampler or digital audio editor for further processing or composition.

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2 Patch 1 - Impact SFX 12:32
4 Patch 3 - Transform SFX 12:15
8 Patch 5 - Drone SFX 07:20

Course Overview

Tony Rolando

Tony Rolando

The tactile interface and direct human influence possible with an analog synthesizer such as the 0-COAST encourages experimentation and has the potential to lead to results that are unique from what you might get using computer software alone.

"The 0-COAST is a single voice patchable synthesizer. It’s name reflects the fact that it utilizes techniques from both the Moog and Buchla paradigms (aka 'East Coast,' and 'West Coast,' due to their locations), but is loyal to neither and thus implements 'no coast synthesis.'

"While the 0-COAST utilizes classic modular synthesis techniques, we designed it to operate with or without the use of patch cables. The necessary connections have been made from circuit to circuit so it operates as an expressive, musical MonoSynth."

Chapter Overviews

1 - Introduction
2 - Impact sound patch - pitch, sustain, balance controls, audio rate modulation
3 - Natural sound patch - abstract sound design concepts - slope circuit, contour module, random voltage
4 - Transform sound patch - noise modulation & creating movement
5 - Questions
6 - Interface sound patch
7 - Questions
8 - Drone patch
9 - Questions
10 - Questions - Finishing Up