In an Aladdin’s cave full of classic analogue synths, a modular system, the pinnacle of digital hardware synthesisers as well as modern analogue synths – We will explore and understand the basics of synthesis, and take a journey through time to discover the technological advancements of the past 40 years – focusing on today’s sound.

Working our way up from the basic building blocks of an analogue modular system, through classic monophonic synths to digital DSP hardware synths/samplers and virtual instruments.

Using synthesis in modern productions – the differences between the analogue and digital sound, possibilities and pros and cons of each method.

As part of his work for Waves, Yoad has developed several synth plugins, each representing a different synthesis method – We will look in-depth into the processes of creating synthesiser products and preset design.



About Yoad

In the urban heart of London, sonic craftsman and producer Yoad Nevo is a master at work, producing and mixing music at his state-of-the-art Nevo Sound Studio.

His artistry lies in his ability to give everything he works on a slick finish – be it pop, electronica, rock or anything he feels has ‘that special thing’. Yet he’s always sensitive to the artist’s vision, always offering unique insight on what is right for a song. The essence of Yoad’s sound is a crystalline precision and tightness with prominent synths and a big beat that characterises his sonic wizardry, which has secured his place as one of the most in-demand Producers/Mixers in the industry.

Yoad has been inventing and developing plug-ins for Grammy Award winners Waves, and his registered patents, his book ׳Hit Record – An Inside Track To Music Production׳ and his popular webinars have paved the way for other producers and engineers. With over thirty #1 singles, more than fifty Top 10 albums and over sixty Top 10 singles worldwide, Yoad Nevo has gained the trust and respect of the musicians he is working with.

The Studio

Nevo Sound is a large-scale, cutting edge music production facility where analogue meets digital, creating the perfect hybrid arena for professional music production. Specialising in high-end production, mixing and mastering, owner Yoad Nevo’s studio has a large client base of high profile international artists.

The studio is acoustically designed for precision and is centred around a custom Neve 5116 console; ATC monitoring; fully loaded digital editing suite; a unique and rare analogue and digital synths collection; electric and acoustic guitars; exotic and rare stringed instruments; and plenty of percussion instruments and sound-making toys.

Dubbed ‘a musician’s playground’, the studio was custom built and designed for Producer/Mixer Yoad Nevo to provide an inspiring environment for musicians and sound engineers.


10:00 – 12:00      Analogue Subtractive Synthesis

Oscillators, Filters, Voltage Controlled Amplifier, Envelopes, L.F.O (Low-Frequency Oscillator), CV&Gate, Modular Systems Vs. Integrated Systems

12:00 – 13:00      Wavetable Synthesis

Tables and Index points, Modulation Matrix

13:00 – 13:45      Lunch Break

13:45 – 14:30      FM Synthesis

Frequency Modulation Vs. Phase Modulation, FM Algorithms

14:30 – 15:10      Additive Synthesis

Building A Sonic landscape from Bins, Using Multiple Envelopes 

15:10 – 16:10      Midi 

Midi MPE, SysEx, Controllers, Advanced Midi Commands and Routing

16:10 – 16:50      Sampling 

Understanding PCM Audio, Time Stretch Methods, Disk Streaming

16:50 – 18:00      Virtual Instruments

Designing Virtual Instruments & Creating Sample Libraries