Free online masterclass “Basics of FM Synthesis”


Curious about the courses and workshops we offer at Center-MCS (Center for Music, Coding and Sound Design)?
Then this is your chance to find out more during this free masterclass on basic principles of sound synthesis.

Thing’s we’ll do in this free masterclass:

  • Basic principles of FM synthesis
  • Differences between FM and analogue synthesis
  • Overview and function of different components of an FM Synth
  • Practical introduction how to use these different components
  • Design first sounds using a freely available FM software synth

Planning and duration of the masterclass:
This masterclass runs on 21/03/2021 from 19u till 20u30

Enroll and get your free tickets :

You can enroll and get your free tickets via the following eventbrite link:

Following this free online masterclass will also entitle you for a discount of 15% for the upcoming new edition of the workshop Digital Sound Synthesis I (focus on FM Synthesis) which will is held from 23/04 till 25/04. More info on this workshop click here.


Laptop and an internet connection. This masterclass does can be followed entirely with free Dexed plugin ( The masterclass does not require any knowledge or previous experience with synthesis and/or synths in general.

All techniques and principles will be explained right from the start.

Practical info:

Once enrolled you’ll receive a link the day before the start of the masterclass to a virtual class room where the masterclass is held. This class room is accessible in a standard browser such as e.g. Google Chrome. On the day of the start of the masterclass you’ll get access to the classroom as of 18u45.

Maximum number of participants: a maximum off 30 participants can join this free masterclass.

About the teacher of this workshop:

Teacher of the workshop is Valery Vermeulen. He’s a Belgian electronic musician, mathematician, music producer , visiting professor at the Music Production department of the KASK-Conservatorium School of Art in Gent, guest lecturer the Master ArtScience KABK Den Hague and researcher at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Antwerp University (BE). He holds a Phd in pure mathematics from Ghent University (BE) as well as a masters degree in Music Composition at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent (BE).
In his work Valery mainly focuses on he interaction between electronic music production, data science and theoretical physics. His installations and performances have been widely shown in Belgium as well as abroad.


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