I fell in love with the sound and possibilities of electronic music at a young age. I took synthesis lessons as a teen in the 1970s, learning on a modular Steiner-Parker Synthasystem. A kit-based PAiA modular was my dorm room companion in college. Soon after I graduated, I got a job at Sequential Circuits, where I contributed to several instruments and created Vector Synthesis. I went on to work for Digidesign, Marion Systems (Tom Oberheim), and was the chief engineer at Roland R&D US.
I’ve always enjoyed sharing what I’ve learned. I taught synthesis at UCLA Extension, was the technical editor for Music Technology and Recording magazines, and wrote a column for Keyboard magazine. I continue today, co-writing Patch & Tweak – the new book on modular synthesis – with Kim Bjørn, and writing module reviews for Synth & Software. I also regularly play modular music live under the name Alias Zone, plus jam with others.
I also have a lot of experience creating online training. Before I started Learning Modular, I recorded nearly 50 online courses on creating graphics for television and film for lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning). I've brought this experience of how to teach a difficult, technical subject in a patient, step-by-step manner to my modular synthesis courses.
Awesome course - 10:stars.
I have just started with the Moog Studio 3 and this course was the perfect intro. The best training videos I have watched - clear, enjoyable, and extremely informative. Chris Meyer is a Legend.
Excellent class, I learned so much.
I finished your excellent class tonight. I'm so glad you included the performance section. I'm sure I'll return to the various sections as I build my own Modular System. Thanks so much for this series. I'm sure I'll take more classes.
Excellent Courses for Anyone Interested in Modular Synthesis
I would recommend these courses to anyone getting into modular. I felt totally overwhelmed with with all these concepts and Chris’s courses really helped me wrap my head around things. He does a great job explaining things and doesn’t throw too much at you at one time. I also highly recommend his and Kim’s book Patch & Tweak to go along with the courses, or on its own. I can’t thank this guy enough. I think I would of gave up if wasn’t for his courses and book. Amazing work Chris!
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