Understanding Synthesizers Properly

Many explanations online of synths fail to teach key concepts properly

Erik Engheim
11 min readApr 8, 2024

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Abstract art of synthesizer sound waves (Credit: Erik Engheim)
Abstract art of synthesizer sound waves (Credit: Erik Engheim)

I decided to write this article because I have been confused as a beginner of how synthesizers work. Now that I look back, I realize that experts at the music stores I went to as well as on YouTube taught me some of the core concepts wrong. That made it hard for me to fully grasp how a…

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Erik Engheim

Geek dad, living in Oslo, Norway with passion for UX, Julia programming, science, teaching, reading and writing.