macProVideo Blog Series Part Two: Oscillators

Oscillators with Marc Doty 187423_504216109_4746861_n

From its surprising beginning in Edison’s light bulb to its modern realization in the form of computer code, the oscillator has provided the foundation for sound in synthesis.  Marc walks us through the history of this device and demonstrates its functionality and application with examples from vintage synthesizers, digital synthesizers, and software.

Videos included:

1.  Oscillator Introduction

2.  Pulse Width Modulation

3.  Pseudo-Additive

4. Variable Waveshape

5. LFO-Modulated Oscillator on the ARP 2600

To view and purchase the complete 17-video tutorial The Oscillator please visit’s website here.

To preview more of the tutorials check out the macProVideo Blog Series on our website:

To start at the beginning click here.

To find out more about filters click here.

To find out more about control voltage click here.

To find out more about the VCA and other tools click here.

To find out more about designing timbres click here.