The Art Of Synthesis

Rated 4.80 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
(10 customer reviews)

Massively expand your production skills:

  • Make ANY synth do your bidding in seconds!
  • Develop your own sound.
  • Never use another preset again.
  • Get the MOST out of your existing instruments.

$349.00 USD $89.00 USD

Additional information

Video Episodes


Total Length

10 hours

DAW Used

Live 8 & Suite 8


Ableton Live Project Files, Templates, Patches, Samples

Skill Level

Intermediate to Advanced

Make any synth do your bidding in seconds and never buy another preset again!

Imagine if you were able to design every sound you hear in your head within minutes…you could finally start writing music that has it’s own unique sound, and other producers would be frothing at the mouth, asking you how you designed your own character sounds.

Are you concerned there are special tricks other producers know that you don’t? Are you worried that you’ll never be able to develop your own unique sound? Do you get frustrated easily and just end up using presets?

The Art of Synthesis will massively expand your sound design skills and give you total confidence to open any synthesizer and start using it right away. You’ll know how to intuitively manipulate and maneuver key components of any synth, using techniques that professional sound designers usually keep secret.

Preview Video: The Modular Approach

If you’re music is lacking character, then take the next step

The Art of Synthesis is taught by electronic music producer heavyweight, Myagi. To quote another famous Miyagi of a different spelling, “Never trust a spiritual leader who cannot dance.” These words of wisdom could not hold more truth for your teacher.

Myagi was fascinated by synthesizers early on. So much so, in fact, that he used to build them with his bare hands and a soldering iron. As newer digital synths came out, his fascination grew into an obsession.

Driven by this obsession, Myagi mastered all dominant forms of synthesis, putting them to good use in his production. He was known to toil away for hours with his Roland SH-101 because you couldn’t save and recall patches. This unique approach to building fresh sounds every time he turned on the synth was an incredible way to progress.

Luckily for all of us, Myagi also loves to teach. In Art of Synthesis, he will unleash his knowledge, leaving no stone unturned. You will tap into his years of experience and take the shortcut to total synthesis domination!

Be able to open any synthesizer and quickly start making the sounds you want

If you want to be able to open any synthesizer, easily identify it’s components, and quickly start making the sounds you want, then this course is for you.

Myagi will take a cross platform approach to sound design, showcasing sounds that are both cutting edge and classic. You’ll look at techniques and tips that are common to many instruments, and you’ll develop the ability to flex the full power of any synth you already own.

Preview Video: Filter FM

What You Get

In The Art of Synthesis, Myagi will take an in-depth look at synthesis & sound design. When you register for this course you’ll get instant access to:

    • 50+ HD videos (10+ hours) covering the most important topics on synthesis & sound design

Full Ableton Live Templates from each week of the course, including exclusive synth patches you won’t find anywhere else.

  • Samples of every demonstration sound created.
  • Lifetime Access to the course videos and materials!
  • Instant access to educational discounts of 20%-60% off Ableton Live, iZotope, FabFilter, xFer Serum synth and more!



Unlock your own unique sound as an artist

Understanding of all the main types of synthesis is the key to unlocking your own unique sound as an artist. You’ll open the doors to a world of endless sonic possibility, and develop a skill set that will give your music the upper hand on other producers in the industry.

The Art of Synthesis is a comprehensive cross platform approach to sound design. Divided into two styles of video, each synthesis concept is explained in a “theory” video and then shown in action, in a series of “practical” videos where you get to watch a detailed construction of a high quality synth sound.

At one time or another, every producer has struggled to stay productive in the studio. Don’t let your time in the studio drain you of your inspiration. Stop striving for perfection, and passionately commit yourself to your practice.

After completing The Art of Synthesis, we guarantee you’ll finally start making music that you’re proud of. You’ll powerfully understand how a make any synth do your bidding, and be able to easily start creating your own unique sounds from scratch.

Preview Video: Timbre Control

Who is the Art of Synthesis for?

The Art of Synthesis is for anybody who wants to uncover the secrets to developing their own unique sound, level up their sound design skills and start writing music that is definitively your own.

The course is not for first-timers. If you’re a beginner, Synthesis 101 will help give you a concrete understanding of the basics, and it will only take 1 hour.

Our 60 Day Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee

Some online courses are a total crapshoot. You sign up, only to realize that what you though you were purchasing, ended being a complete flop. We believe in this course so much that it’s backed by our 100% money back guarantee.
If you don’t feel like your sound design has been completely game changed within 60 days, we’ll give you all your money back. That’s more than double the length most companies offer.

Hear what other students are saying about the Art of Synthesis

“This course is amazing. It touches on all key points to understand every kind of synthesis and synthesizers, the importance of noises, saturations, reverbs, delays, etc…. The modular approach is awesome. But the most important thing for me in this course content when I started my own sounds, I started to understand the full spectrum range 20 hz to 20.0 khz. This is just to mention a few, this course has much more than I expected. Thanks Myagi!” – Eduardo (verified owner) – November 24, 2016

“A perfect modern update to the classic NY school of synthesis course. Teaches how to build a sound from the bottom up in a simple, accessible fashion using common tools, but in a way portable across many synth platforms. Phenomenal course worth every penny!” – Christopher Massa (verified owner) – November 26, 2016

“More info than I could have imagined. I thought I knew a thing or 2 but Myagi knows it all! Fun to watch and good quality instruction, suitable for any synth you own.” – Jan Pieter (verified owner) – November 23, 2016

What makes the Art of Synthesis different?

A veteran sound designer and synthesis guru, Myagi, produces presets and sounds for industry leaders FXpansion, Cableguys, and several more that are too top secret to mention.

From top charting releases in the days of vinyl to multiple releases that have cracked the overall top 100 on Beatport, Myagi’s his production work has garnered multiple world tours and thousands upon thousands of sales.

Remixing music for the likes of The Crystal Method, Orbital, Si Begg, Ursula 1000, and innumerable others, Myagi’s music goes beyond the dance floor and has been featured in Hollywood movies, network tv, video games, commercials and virtually any other medium imaginable.

What if I don’t like the Art of Synthesis?

Don’t get lost in the endless sea of YouTube. Commit to making music seriously and break free of your frustration.

The Art of Synthesis is a monster course that is guaranteed to game change your music. Over the course of 10 hours, you’ll be given a ultimate foundation for designing your own sounds.

To ensure that you get the most out of our education, we give you lifetime access to the course videos, and you can watch from virtually any device with a high speed internet connection.

Invest in your education by studying The Art of Synthesis. This course gives you instant access to 50+ HD videos, totalling 10 hours of education.

This course usually comes with a price tag of $349, but we’re offering registration for only $89. You can try it for up to 60 days at absolutely no risk to you. You’ll learn countless techniques that will take your production to a whole new level.

To top it off, after you’ve registered, you’ll immediately unlock access to student discounts of 20-60% off on third-party software & plugins from our partners, including Ableton Live, xFer Serum synth, iZoptope, FabFilter and many more!

We offer a 60 day money back guarantee. Go ahead and try the course for 60 days, what do you have to lose? If you really aren’t satisfied, we’ll happily refund every dollar and cent that you paid!

Module 1

  • Course Overview: A quick rundown of what we’re doing and why, along with a breakdown of what we’ll be covering when.

Modular programming and subtractive

  • The Modular Approach: A quick touch on the conceptual difference between modular and contained methods of working, along with notes on how to approach work in Ableton Live.
  • Series and Parallel: One of the most important things to grasp, we’ll go through how routing options make your sounds come alive, and how you can get the most of of what you have.
  • Distortion and Feedback: Drive stages are an important way of shaping sound. We’re going to look at what the differences are between certain placements, and what happens when you create feedback loops.
  • Analog Style Oscillators and Noise: Even though they might seem “vanilla” there’s often more to these classic waveforms than meets the eye, and we’re going to touch on a few useful things to know.
  • Stompy Bass: Our first practical video, the Stompy Bass is a big funky analog style bass tone that uses all that we’ve talked about up until now, including some cool routings and macro controls.
  • Layering and Tuning: We’re going to go beyond simple detuning here and look at chord creation, along with some modulations and important aspects of creating big sounds.
  • The Hoover: A total classic sound, the Hoover is a great combination of cool tuning modulations and some effects to make it pop. This is a great starting point sound for unlimited options.
  • The Prog Chord: In this vid we’re going to check out how to make a phat “prog chord,” the kind of sound that builds to a crescendo as the filter opens and is full of emotive tone and complexity.
  • Oscillator Sync: Oscillator sync is a common function on subtractive synths, and a great source of complex harmonic tones. We’ll look at how it works and why.
  • Monster Sync Lead: Using oscillator sync, we’re going to make a huge sounding bass/ lead reminiscent of daft punk, electro-rock and funk.

Module 2

Exotic modules, modulations and filter FM

  • Ring Modulation: An overview of ring modulation as an effect both onboard synthesizers and in Ableton, along with historical notes.
  • Destructo Bass: A heavy gritty bass tone in Massive that makes use of LFO mappings to Sample and hold and Ring mod.
  • Modulating a Modulator: The modular approach allows us to engage in meta-programming… we can use mod sources to control mod sources to control mod sources, and the results can be amazing.
  • Wobble Monster: A super modulated complex bass tone that shows off what you get with multiple routings on routings.
  • Advanced Envelope Functions: Looping and envelope curves are two ways of making a simple function do a lot more for you. We’ll look at some uses of each.
  • Wonky Bass: A morphing bass that uses envelope looping instead of an LFO to give us a complex wobble effect.
  • Step and Mod Sequencers: Step sequencers are still useful within a DAW, as they change your work flow. Within a synth, these sequencers can often be one of the most valuable sources of modulation at your disposal.
  • Moroder Bass: Using a step sequencer and a mod sequencer, we’ll create a poly rhythmic series of modulations on a rolling bass.
  • Self Oscillating Filter: If you have a self oscillating filter, you always have a sine wave. We’ll look at the filter as a source of sub bass, effects sounds, rising tones and electronic blips.
  • 808 Bass Drum: An oldie but goodie, we’ll use a self oscillating filter to create a booming 808 style bass drum.
  • Spaced Out Riser: Using a few mod sources and a self oscillating filter, we’re going to create a big rising effect, then morph it into a dropper.
  • Introduction to Audio Rate: Why does a low frequency oscillator behave the way it does and what happens when you apply it at a high frequency? Before we look at filter FM and FM synthesis, we’re going to define some terms and look at how audio rate modulation can be implemented.
  • Filter FM: One of my absolute favorite effects, the application of the audio rate modulation of an oscillator to a filters cutoff imparts the character of that oscillator to the sound in a unique and ear-grabbing way. We’ll look at why.
  • Talking Bass: FXpansions synth squad allows for some great analog style madness, and the filter FM is one of the prime sources of funk.

Module 3

FM intensive, resampling

  • Exotic Sound Sources – Beyond V/A: Besides virtual analog oscillators, there are many options in the sound creation department – heres an overview of the ones we’ll examine.
  • Introduction to FM: An overview of FM synthesis, as distinct from Filter FM and audio rate modulation for effect, and a demystification of the approach. Historical overview and implications for sound design as well as limitations and areas of ideal use will be explored.
  • Modulators, Carriers, Ratio: A focused look at the interplay between oscillators in FM synthesis. There will be little to no modulation and we’ll be looking at harmonic relationships.
  • Metallic Bass: A big nasty FM tone, this metallic bass / lead will show off some of the interplay between oscillators in an FM synth.
  • Timbre Control: FM uses a different approach to sound design, controlling the timbre with envelopes and feedback.
  • The Bass Growl: By employing volume envelopes, we can shape the timbre of a bass sound, and we can push it even further with some feedback.
  • The Donk: Analog and digital are a great combo – in this case we’re going to use Operator for a gritty top tone and analog for girth.
  • Impractical FM: An examination of atonal results of inharmonic FM adjustments and their uses in percussion sound design.
  • FM Percussion Sequence: Playing with a mod sequencer and some envelopes, we’ll create a great complex percussion sequence using Cypher.
  • Notes on Resampling (Back to The Ring Mod): We’re going to look at re-enlisting one of the earlier sound design techniques (ring modulation) to demonstrate resampling as a means of taming inharmonic oscillator relationships.
  • Kalimbic Bass: In this case we’re going to dial things back in our aggression, making an organic sounding bass that still slams.

Module 4

Wavetable, Granular and Additive

  • Notes on Wavetable: Wavetable synthesis is a beast, and we’re going to have a quick look at what a wavetable is, what its limits are, and why certain sounds can be created in wavetable synthesis that can’t be created in other means.
  • The Scanner Bass: Morphing through our wavetable with an envelope, we’re going to create an industrial bass tone that moves with the track.
  • Notes on Granular: Granular synthesis is an old approach that’s gaining lots of attention in recent years. Here we’ll look at why, what it can do for you, what its best at and how to easily integrate it.
  • Granular Bass: A gritty, industrial bass tone with lots of modulation.
  • Granular style effects in Sampler: Sampler has some looping options under the hood that can give us easy to use, granular style results.
  • Found Sound Bass: A look at creating a bass tone using looped tones in sampler, in particular looking at looping and tuning.
  • Space Pad: A combination of granular synthesis and virtual analog to make a beautiful complex pad.
  • Mangler Bass: Creating industrial overtones using home made samples and then layering them with a huge distorted bass.
  • Notes on Additive: As with FM, Additive invokes some fear in novice synthesists (and many experienced ones). We’ll break it down with a look at the first additives, and why you don’t need a degree to use it.
  • Brainworm: A heavily modulated additive bass / lead with lots of punch and grit, this sound will benefit from lots of macro control.
  • Recap of the Exotics: Summarizing our exotic oscillator/synthesis types, we can look at the strengths and weaknesses of each and brainstorm some uses.
  • Recap: A quick look back at our course, with a recap of the modular approach and why its important.

Frequently asked questions

What skill level is this course?

Intermediate to advanced. This course is for producers who have had some experience working with synthesizers and doing their own sound design, but want to take their skills to the next level. We cover a range of techniques that will seriously amp up your skills. There are certainly plenty of pro tips for the advanced producers as well. If you are a total beginner with Live, start with Ableton Live 9 Jumpstart and the Producer Bundle, and then take Synthesis 101 and Audio Weapons on

What software and plugins do I need?

In this course we teach cross platform technique and approaches, with the result that you will be able to approach any synthesizer and work with it. The following synthesizers are used to demo the sounds and techniques, but are not necessary to gain knowledge from the course – Native Instruments Massive and Razor, FXpansion DCAM Synth Squad, Camel Audio Alchemy, Ableton Operator and Analog. If you want to purchase some of the software used in the course, we work with developers to provide discounts for many of the products we demo.

Is this course applicable to my genre?

In a word – yes. This course is designed to rigorously demonstrate a very wide variety of techniques that are applicable to any and all genres. Rather than showing off how to create a particular single style of music, this shotgun approach will let you identify how sounds in all types of music are created.

What if I don’t like the course?

We want you to be as excited about your course as we are. If for any reason you’re not 100% happy with it, we offer a no-hassle, no-BS, super easy 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Any time within the first 30 days after purchase we will refund your money.

What version of Live do I need to use the course?

The majority of videos come with accompanying sets, and all you need to open the sets Live 8.4.1, although to gain full functionality, Live Suite or at least Ableton’s synths Analog and Operator are ideal. A demo of Live suite available at, though be sure and wait until the course begins if you go this route as it will expire after 30 days.

What if I don’t have Live?

This is course is designed to teach concepts, and because of this, Ableton itself is not 100% necessary so long as you have a comparable DAW to work with. The concepts taught are designed to transcend synthesizers and pieces of software, and so regardless of your setup, you will learn approaches to improve your sound. You won’t be able to open the sets, but as mentioned, Ableton does have a timed demo that will give you the ability to open the files for 30 days.

How do I access the material?

Course content such as set templates and synth patches will be available after sign up on the Course page. To access the downloads, simply log in select My Account > My Courses, then click this course. We recommend downloading the supplementary content prior to starting the course so that you can follow along with each video.

Important: To get the best experience, we highly recommend you use the most updated version of Google’s free Chrome browser. This functions best with our streaming video players

How long can I access this course and the videos?

You have lifetime access to this course.

Can I download the videos?

No we don’t offer downloading of the videos. The videos are available as on-demand streaming HD players that you can access from a computer or virtually any mobile device.

Are there any system requirements?

Yes, a broadband internet connection and computer are required. Minimum requirements are obviously the ability to run Ableton Live 8 so any computer with Mac OS 10.5 & Windows XP or newer should do just fine.

10 reviews for The Art Of Synthesis

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    mr.ian.p.anderson (verified owner)

    Really good class! I wish the videos were a little longer or would autoplay. Little annoying always loading the new video. Would 10/10 rec the class though!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Baptiste (verified owner)

    The class is awesome! I have learnt so much already, I haven’t finished it yet, but I can’t wait! The way Myagi explains things make them so much easier to understand! I definitely recommend this class!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    vsireci (verified owner)

    I always wanted to learn more about synthesis and this class lays the perfect foundation. The modules contain tons of useful information that I was able to apply from the get go. Awesome class!

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jan Pieter (verified owner)

    More info than I could have imagined. I thought I knew a thing or 2 but Myagi knows it all! Fun to watch and good quality instruction, suitable for any synth you own.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eduardo (verified owner)

    This course is amazing, touches in all key points to understand the all kind of synthesis and synthesizers, the importance of noises, saturations, reverbs, delays, etc….. when starting the sound design process. Layering different synths to make one big sound. The modular approach is awesome. But the most important thing for me in this course content when I started my own sounds, I started to understand the full spectrum range 20 hz to 20.0 khz, this is just to mention a few, this course has must more. Thanks Myagi!

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    bryanmurphy85 (verified owner)

    This is such an amazing course, i highly recommend anyone wanting to step up their sound design game to check this out

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    christopher.massa (verified owner)

    A perfect modern update to the classic NY school of synthesis course. Teaches how to build a sound from the bottom up in a simple, assessible fashion using common tools, but in a way portable across many synth platforms. Phenomenal course worth every penny!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    unknownseed (verified owner)

    I have been longing for a good video course in Synthesis for years, luckily I got it in Warp Academy’s The Art of Synthesis. It’s helped to facilitate my understanding of sound design more, which has helped me in making music in various genres.

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    rvk.1987 (verified owner)

    This was a very deep course that you can definitely watch more than once thru. What I really picked up through all of the videos was that Ableton should be used as a monster synth that could be routed in what seems like infinite ways (regardless of the Synthesis type). We used operator, sampler, massive and DCAM synth squad in the course and made different patches in different synthesis styles (FM, VA, granular, sample based). I followed along each step and feel like I learned a ton and it’s really a great feeling, although I know that I still need plenty of self practice. I wasn’t able to follow the DCAM videos step by step because that synth was discontinued and I wasn’t sure if it’s successor had the same workflow (so I didn’t buy it). It would be nice to have had a few updates on topics like that but the price is great for this course and you still learn the synthesis design workflow ( oscillator, filters, effects, etc.) With videos that focus on software that you might not have. I took notes in outline form and still plan to watch the videos again to pick up what I missed, there’s really a lot of material in here that builds a great lift off point for any patch designer. Thanks Myagi and Warp academy for sharing the knowledge! I’ve been trying to pick this up for many, many years! Once I’ve fully digested the material and developed my own tracks that allow me to apply everything I feel that I will be designing at a very high level.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Highly recommend this course! Amazing teacher. Easy to learn from. You get so much info. After taking this course you sit in front of a synth with a smile on your face. It would love to see more from this series.

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This course was worth every penny. I learned more from this course, then I did from the online course I am taking offered by an accredited university, that also costs 2.5 times as much. What you and Myagi are doing is awesome and I have nothing but respect for sharing your knowledge with the world. It would take years to learn what I have gained through this course through other media.Ryan Morris

The Synthesis & Sound Design Masterclass is a masterpiece. I was really in a creative dry season and this class has inspired me. Only wish the videos were available for download so I can put on my iPad to watch anywhere but it’s not a big deal and the class was worth every penny.
Thank you for your time and I hope you all keep helping us to make the art we love.
Octavian Soto

The masterclass was incredible. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to join. The webinars were great too. The information was a bit overwhelming for me… I take a long time to learn. I have to watch videos over and over until it clicks. Will these videos be online indefinitely for my account? Thanks again!Ari

I’ve enrolled in the Sound Design Masterclass, and have just gone through the first round of tutorials; all I can say is “Wow”! The tutorials are excellent…the best I’ve ever seen. I’ve already learned so much, and I consider myself a pretty competent sound designer. For me, the focus on the concepts and philosophy behind the techniques is so valuable, and really makes it stick. It’s also great to be reminded of the power of Ableton Live. If anyone is on the fence about this course, just do it. You’ll be glad you did. Thank you Myagi and Vespers!Preston Hart

The Sound Design Masterclass with Myagi went above and beyond all of my expectations. Not only are the fundamentals of each type of synthesis reviewed, but they are each clearly communicated and explained, in depth, and then shown in a practical application tutorial.

As you learn what each knob, parameter, and effect does, you’re also learning how to use this knowledge to go after specific types of sounds, regardless of what synth, sampler, or DAW you’re using. Knowing the strengths, weaknesses, and uniqueness of different types of synthesis allows you to shed yourself of the presets and take charge of building your own soundbanks.

Even FM synthesis is explained, and demonstrated, in the most demystifying way I’ve come across, so far. Other areas of sound design, such as resampling, layering, and multi-band splitting effects, are thoroughly covered, as well.

Add in all of the Ableton projects, templates, VIP downloads, and several hours of face time with hands-down ace professionals in the business (as with all of the Vespers courses), and you have all of the tools necessary to effectively make big, professional sounds.

Team this course with the Audio Weapons course, and you’ll be light years ahead of anyone just starting out making electronic music. Not to mention, you’ll also be saving yourself the years of frustration some of us have endured before finding these types of resources.James Turlington

I learned more in one session with you than a year of magazines and tutorial videosMike Young

$349.00 USD $89.00 USD

Additional information

Video Episodes


Total Length

10 hours

DAW Used

Live 8 & Suite 8


Ableton Live Project Files, Templates, Patches, Samples

Skill Level

Intermediate to Advanced