Music: Musc 216
These Online Tutorials were created by the Instructor as an easy introduction to the application JSYD, an instrument editor and software synthesizer by Jim Bumgardner. JSYD will be used in the first part of this couse to teach synthesis theory and techniques. Full documentation for JSYD can be found in the JSYD User Manual.
Tutorial #1: Creating a Simple JSYD Patch
Tutorial #1b: Viewing a Graph Representation of the Patch
Tutorial #1c: Saving your JSYD Patch
Tutorial #2: Setting the Length of the Sound
Tutorial #3: Setting the Sample Rate
Tutorial #4: Output to Memory, AIFF or WAVE
Tutorial #5: Adjusting the Amplitude
Tutorial #6: Adjusting the Frequency
Tutorial #7: Applying the Envelope Generator
Tutorial #8: LFO Modulation of Amplitude
Tutorial #9: LFO Modulation of Frequency
Tutorial #10: JSYD Helicopter Tutorial (creating a helicopter sound)
Tutorial #11: Desconstructing Natural Sounds (synthesizing natural sounds)
Other JSYD Tutorials
Creating a Simple Bell Patch (Additive Synthesis)
an FM Bell Patch (Frequency Modulation Synthesis)
JSYD User Manual (This is a version I have edited with a Table of Contents and Links to the Chapters.)
JSYD (formerly "SoftSynth" and SYD) is an instrument editor and software synthesizer by Jim Bumgardner. It has a graphical "patch cord" interface, and is relatively easy to use, compared to other music languages. It is particularly suitable for teaching computer music. Both Macintosh and Windows versions are available.
Check out SYD Cental.