The first step to electronic music production

Become proficient at

Subtractive synthesis is the backbone of modern electronic music production. In this course, we will cover all the important aspects of substractive synthesis by using free synthesizer Vital and make every type of fundamental sounds together. On top of that, after the completion of the course, you will receive bonus presets for Vital that you can reverse engineer yourself or use in your future projects.

Bonus course materials

In addition, you will get all these extra course materials once you purchase the course

  • Sample & preset packs

    We have prepared special sample and preset packs for you to go along with the course. These include more than 130 professional presets and 57 analog wavetables. So that you can use or reverse engineer the pristine quality resources when you go back and start producing your own tracks. This also means that presets & samples themselves would cost as much as the price of the course on Mercurial Tones Store if you bought it seperately.

  • Posters and cheat sheets

    Everything is easier when you have right visualizations and quick look-up examples. You will receive professionally designed posters and cheat-sheets to help you keep inspired ven after the completion of the course.

What students think about the course

Theocharopoulos Ioannis

5 star rating

“Having a mathematical - physical - DSP - background I really appreciate the level of understanding of the principles of subtractive synthesis on the part of the tutor. The course goes well beyond the behavioristic presentation of the subject wh...”

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“Having a mathematical - physical - DSP - background I really appreciate the level of understanding of the principles of subtractive synthesis on the part of the tutor. The course goes well beyond the behavioristic presentation of the subject which is very popular in similar courses. One will meet the -quasi- mathematical principles that govern synthesis which eventually with practice will lead to deep understanding and mastering of the subject.”

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Aasko Official

5 star rating

“This course allowed me to learn in an intuitive way all the concepts related to subtractive synthesis. I am now able to create sounds from scratch Thank you very much”

“This course allowed me to learn in an intuitive way all the concepts related to subtractive synthesis. I am now able to create sounds from scratch Thank you very much”

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Xavier V

5 star rating

“Exactly what you need to get into sound design! This is course is perfect to get started with sound design and synthesis. I loved that is focused on sounds you hear in melodic house and techno.”

“Exactly what you need to get into sound design! This is course is perfect to get started with sound design and synthesis. I loved that is focused on sounds you hear in melodic house and techno.”

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Francisco Becker

5 star rating

“Nice, Well done”

“Nice, Well done”

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Course curriculum

  1. 01
    • What is inside the coourse?

  2. 02
    • What is Sound and Sound Synthesis?

    • The Signal Chain in a Basic Substractive Synth

  3. 03
    • Oscillators

    • Filters

    • Amplifiers

    • FX

    • Envelopes

    • LFOs

    • Other Modulators

    • Macros

  4. 04
    • Sub-Bass Synthesis

    • Bass Synthesis

    • Pad Synthesis

    • Key and Pluck Synthesis

    • Lead Synthesis

    • Drum Synthesis

    • FX Synthesis

  5. 05
    • How to Recreate Any Sound

    • Afterlife Brass

    • Bodzin LFO Lead Bass

    • Melodic House Plucks

    • Techno Horns

    • Mau5y Keys

    • David's Sooth Pads

    • That LFO Lead

    • Comment Here on Which Recreation You Want to See

    • BONUS: Extra Vital-Serum-Diva Presets to Explore

  6. 06
    • The list of best free and paid synth VSTs and what they are good at

Professionally designed posters and sheets

Carefully designed for a perfect learning experience

FAQ

  • What do I need to follow the course?

    You only need free to download synthesizer, VITAL to follow along the course.

  • Why do you use VITAL?

    Vital is by far the best free VST synthesizer and accesible for anybody in the world. Moreover, you can easily translate everything you learn by using VITAL to other synthesizers as it is extremely visual and easy to understand.

  • Do I need to own Ableton Live to follow the course?

    No. Most important part in this class is VITAL synthesizer. As the techniques shown in the course are universal and can be applied in any DAW. But course instructor will be using Ableton Live as DAW.

  • Who is my course instructor?

    Your course instructor will be Yalcin Efe. Many people know Yalcin from Youtube channel youtube/c/YalcinEfe. Yalcin has been releasing music for many years under alias "biskuwi", and placed continiously Top 3 in Melodic Techno charts in Beatport. In addition, Yalcin's track has gotten editorial support from Spotify playlists such as ELectronic Rising, Techno Bunker, LowKey Tech, Truly deeply House and so on.

  • Are samples/presets royalty free? Can I use them in my projects?

    Apart from professional examples that are shown in the course (example melodies but not the presets), everything is royalty free and you are free to use any material that you get during the course in your future production. In fact, we encourage you to use them as much as possible, as we can guaranty the pristine sonic quality.

  • Will I get future updates if I purchase the course now?

    Yes, of course! We will be continiously adding new chapters in course as music production always evolves. If there are new low end types, or if there is a question that many students wonder; it will be added as a new chapter. Therefore, this course will be ever living content. Purchasing now is probably best option as the price may go up in the future due to additional of new materials and chapters.