Interview and Tutorial with Brian Clevinger the Creator of Absynth
This is a special treat, because this two part video from the PluginGuru features the original creator of Absynth who shares with us what this powerhouse synth is capable of.
Brian Clevinger is a soft synth hero, giving all of us the chance to work with such a unique and original approach to sound synthesis!
What an amazing opportunity for us to see the man behind one of the most flexible and powerful synths that we have available to us! It’s not too often that you get such a close and personal look at a tool like this, so make sure you share this one with your fellow sound design enthusiasts! One of the things that makes this such a unique synth is the fact that you can use every single kind of sound synthesis to create your instruments, whether you need additive, subtractive, granular, frequency modulation, wavetable, morphing or sampling.
It’s hard to really zero in on one specific feature for very long in an overview of a soft synth like Absynth because it seems to have almost no limits and so many of the features are accessible from just about everywhere throughout the program. This allows you to shape, manipulate and tweak a sound to become just about anything you can imagine a sound can be. And as you quickly see in this video, although it is generally marketed as a soundscape or pad monster, it is quite capable of being used to design any synth, horn, string, bell, drum, bass, riser, sweep, etc, etc, etc.
With the option to use as many envelopes as you like, and automate or modulate any point within these limitless envelopes, you can begin to make some incredibly complex sounds and sequences. And with the unique features like the aetherizer and the sound mutator you can surprise yourself what is hidden inside the sounds you have created. It literally let’s you unleash sounds.
With so many possibilities available to you each time you open up Absynth, we would love to know how you use it. Do you normally use it for sound design, effects processing, manipulating samples or something completely different? Share with us by leaving a comment below, posting on our Facebook page or sending us a message.