synthesis and synth programming - workshop 

Tapelab, Moog Voyager, Analog Synthesizer, Keyboard, Filter, Oscillator, Synthesis Workshop, Synth Progamming Workshop

Want to start developing your own sound and start programming synthesizers? Tired of browsing through preset menus for hours and hours? You’ve got a sound in your head but you’ve got no idea how to make it?

Tapelab offers you a complete and unique program in Synthesis and Synth Programming. This hands-on course / workshop will allow you to create your own smooth pad sweeps, earth-shaking bass sounds and more in no time.

From preset-tweaking and developing your own sound; it’s a non-stop work in progress. Hardware, software, analogue, digital, …everything goes. You get lessons from highly experienced (electronic) music producers in a professional studio environment.


For whom? Anyone interested in synthesis and programming synthesizers.

More info? or subscribe to our mailing list and never miss an update about our music producer education, workshops and courses


4 weeks, every saturday (10AM - 1PM), starting from 5 May 2018

Location: Tapelab Sound Academy, Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 2-4, 2018 Antwerpen

Your investment for the full program is 255.00 euro incl. VAT.  The course starts from 6 participants.


1. Basics

  • What is Subtractive Synthesis?

  • Signal Flow of a Subtractive Synth

2. Oscillators

  • Waveforms

  • Oscillator Options

  • Mixer

3. Filter

  • Lowpass, Highpass and Bandpass

  • Cutoff and Resonance

4. Modulators

  • Envelopes

  • LFO

5. Performance Controls

  • Modulation Wheel

  • Pitch Bend

  • Aftertouch

  • Velocity

6. Practical Examples

  • How to make drum sounds?

  • How to make bass sounds?

  • How to make lead sounds?

  • How to make FX sounds?

* Program subject to changes


We work according to the principle BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). This allows us to offer you a competitive price for the entire course.

Please provide the following material:

  • Laptop (Windows or Mac), charger and computer mouse

  • Any DAW will work because we will be using freeware to learn about Subtractive Synthesis

  • Headphones


Tapelab Sound Academy

Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 2-4

2018 Antwerp

Free Parking (10 min walking distance)

Parking Pidpa, Desguinlei

2018 Antwerpen

Public Transport

From Antwerp Central Station:

- Tram 2 and 6, get off at tram stop 'Antwerpen Provinciehuis'

- Bus 17 , get off at bus stop 'Antwerpen Provinciehuis'