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Modular synthesis for beginners: learn the basics of oscillators, filters and envelopes

Thomann modular explained
(Image credit: Thomann)

There’s a whole world of modular synthesis out there just waiting to be explored, but if you’re a beginner, navigating it can be difficult.

Fortunately, we’ve got your passport to planet modular right here: three videos from our friends at Thomann that explain the basics of oscillators, filters and envelopes. 

So, if you’ve always wanted to embark on a modular journey but have never known where to start, take a look.

Modular explained: oscillators

Modular explained: filters

Modular explained: envelopes

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Group Content Manager for MusicRadar, specialising in all things tech. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 20 of which I’ve also spent writing about music technology. 

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