Latest NewsTutorials

Sound Design Tutorial: How to Process External Audio in Absynth

We’re back with a brand new tutorial series to help you get the most out of your productions. In this series, Point Blank course developer and instructor Chris Carter explores a number of sound design tips and techniques to give you a flavour of what to expect on our courses, including as our comprehensive BA (Hons) Music Production and Sound Engineering degree, which is also available as an online degree. For those who want to master their craft in sound design, music production, mixing and more, we are currently offering a huge 35% discount plus a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X on a range of our online courses until July 17th, so make sure you enrol soon! In the latest edition of our Sound Design tutorial series, Chris Carter shifts his focus to Native Instrument’s Absynth, giving us some tips on how to manipulate external audio in the plugin. Absynth is unique in that it is a semi-modular soft-synth but can also be used as a powerful effects tool, something which we explore in this tutorial. Chris takes a multitrack vocal and, using the ‘audio in’ feature in Absynth, processes the tracks simultaneously. Chris demos several different effects, such as the frequency shifter, aetherizer and the ring modulator to name a few, trying different combinations before showing us how to automate these effects. Don’t forget, we are constantly curating video content for our viewer’s benefit. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to make the most of artist masterclasses, breakdowns, tutorials and more.

These tips are just a small excerpt from the sound design module on our BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree, on which you can also learn everything you need to know about music production including mixing & mastering, composition and music business. We also offer an online alternative, in the form of our new online BA (Hons) Music Production & Sound Engineering Degree. We are currently offering a huge 35% discount plus a free copy of Ableton Suite or Logic Pro X with select online courses until July 17th, so make sure you enrol soon! For more information, contact our course advisors on +44 20 7729 4884. If you are a resident of the USA, you can reach us on 323 282 7660.

Register to Access Free Courses, Plugins, Projects, Samples & More

If you register with Point Blank, you can access an array of free sounds, plugins, online course samples and much more! Simply register and visit our Free Stuff page to get your hands on a range of exclusive music-making tools and tutorials provided by the team. Fill your boots!


** Editors note: Things have moved on significantly since this article was published 🙂 Please head to our blog homepage for the very latest tips & tricks from Point Blank.

Share this post

About the author