About two or three years ago, I bought Logic Pro X. Since then, I've been learning how to use most of the synthesisers that come with it. My favourite is definitely Alchemy, which I use for almost every synth sound I want to make. I know how to use almost all of it, and can make some basic sounds:
•Synth "plucks" using an additive source, an ADSR modulated filter and a very short envelope on the overall pitch to add some punch
•Supersaws using multiple slightly different saw oscillators each with a fair amount of unison
•Basic pads (filtered unison oscillators with slow envelopes)
•Basic leads (very basic)
But then I listen to music online and find that nearly all of the synth sounds are beyond anything I've been able to make. (Genres like dubstep especially)
I doubt that Alchemy isn't powerful enough and have no idea how highly complex sounds can be made with even the most (seemingly) simple synthesisers.
How do I get from knowing how to use a synth to knowing how to make good patches?
I'm interested in making better pads and keys, as they seem to have the most complicated sounds.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.