As a preparation for all other tutorials, Kim introduces the basic working principle of Synfire.
Get an idea of the overall window layout and how to move between pages and parts, how to zoom in and out of details and where to find what.
Learn how to assign sounds to an instrument by dragging audio plug-ins, presets, MIDI ports and other items from the sidebar.
Learn the fundamentals of Figure symbols while you are watching a very (very) simple example arrangement evolve.
Learn about the different types of Figure segments and how they work.
Learn how to draw and edit the Figure parameter of a phrase.
Creative tools for harmony are a major strength of Synfire. Learn how to build and edit chord progressions and collect them in libraries.
Learn how to use the Palette to navigate keys, build chord progressions and explore the space of harmony with your own palette layouts.
Get to know the different coloring schemes you can use with a palette.
How to use containers to structure an arrangement.
How to export finished Synfire arrangements, containers and phrases to your DAW or notation program for production.
Arrange a song in 15 minutes with Synfire Sparks. Also helpful for beginners with Synfire Express and Pro.
Explains the use of song templates, containers and aliases in Synfire Express and Pro.
Create an orchestral arrangement based on phrases and parameters taken from a library. A long video with lots of tips and tricks along the way.
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.
Libraries are essential for collecting and organizing phrases, harmonies and other parameters. Learn how to use and create them.
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).
Learn which symbols to use for melodies and chords and how to control their behavior.
Learn how tell a good figure recognition result from a bad one and how to make a Figure portable, such that it works in any harmonic context.
Get inspired by how figures can be transformed, copied, duplicated, transposed, stretched, reversed, scrolled with Synfire and more.
How the timing of phrases and progressions interact with each other.