How to arrange a song from scratch in 15 minutes with Synfire Sparks. This tutorial is also helpful for beginners with Synfire Express and Pro. Includes examples of different styles and instructions how to use the Pause parameter to automate a mix.
Tutorials / Workflow
Learn how to arrange a song for songwriting and production using a song template. Explains the use of containers and aliases in Synfire Express and Pro.
Learn how to create an orchestral arrangement based on motifs, phrases and fragments from a library you built. A long video with lots of tips and tricks along the way.
Learn how to assign sounds to an instrument by dragging audio plug-ins, presets, MIDI ports and other items from the sidebar.
Recording is an intuitive way to create new phrases right there where you need them. Learn how to fix bad takes, harmonize a first take, record parameters and more.
Learn how to import Standard MIDI Files into Synfire and create new phrases from their contents.
Build chord progressions from pressing keys on your keyboard. Synfire estimates the most likely chord in a sequence of chords.
Learn how to find chords matching a given melody. This way you can make an entire Synfire arrangement follow a vocal recording or other pre-composed melody.
Learn how to edit drum patterns with Synfire. There is no specific "Grid" or utility for this, you simply use the pencil and line drawing tools with Static Pitch Symbols exclusively (brown).