Effects Masterclass

The keyboardists definitive guide to Reverb, Chorus, Delay, Compression, and EQ


22 videos. 6.5 hours. Learn all about reverb, delay, chorus, compression, eq and more. Learn how to use these effects to create amazing patches.

Do you struggle to know what to do with different effects? Every synth, keyboard, and software has what seems like 1 million effects built in. However, it's not always obvious the best way in which to use them.

This class is all about understand the main basic effects, and knowing how to go about using them - and why you would want to. Students get immediate context, as they hear and see exactly what I do to create awesome patches with various effects.


+ What to look for in a great Reverb

+ How to use Chorus as it was originally intended to be used

+ Ping pong delay in any software

+ Shimmer Reverbs

+ Compressing Pianos, CP80 and Rhodes

+ Cleaning up sounds and mixes with EQ

+ Sweeping for problem frequencies

+ Sidechain compression - including an uncanny use you probably haven't seen before.

What our students are saying

"You aren’t getting ambiguous theory with Ian. You are getting practical, usable information that is extremely beneficial if you are willing to put it into practice.

Shannon Weeks

Synth University Student

"Through Ian’s educational material I have learned more in the last year than the past 6 combined. His attention to detail and in depth training is second to none!"

Devin Adkins

Synth University Student

"Ian has a knack for distilling complex subjects into small topics and teaching those to others in a clear and fun way. I will continue to subscribe to anything that Ian produces in the future."

Nick De La Sorte

Synth University Student

Hi, I'm Ian McIntosh

Producer and keyboardist at Jesus Culture, and founder of Synth University where I help keys and synth players master synthesis, sound design, and audio software.

I do this through my In Context Training method I employ here at Synth University so you can produce better albums, design better sounds, and create more amazing sequences and arrangements.

The Effects Masterclass (just one of many workshops available inside Synth University) is responsible for helping thousands of keys/synth players, producers, and sound designers just like you create better sounds through better effects usage.

Without it, you waste your time troubleshooting, trialing complex solutions, and just "hoping" your sounds end up the way you envision them sounding.

With it, you unlock the path to effortless sound design and beautiful sounds, tracks, and patches.

Now, go forth and start creating!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is this mobile friendly?

Absolutely. The videos are mobile friendly with nothing to install.

Can I cancel the membership if I change my mind?

Of course. Inside your account you'll be able to cancel whenever you want. Or you can email us. Either way, just let us know and we'll get your account cancelled promptly.

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