Groove3 Modular Synthesis Beginner’s Guide TUTORIAL
Synth expert Sami Rabia presents a comprehensive modular synth video tutorial guide designed for beginners! If you want to learn the important basics of modular synthesis these video tutorials cover all of the core components needed for a modular synth setup. In the videos Sami uses the free VCV Rack software that emulates a modular synth setup, but all of the info applies 100% to their hardware equivalents. These videos are for those who are brand new to modular synthesis.
Sami welcomes you and goes over what the course will cover and what you should expect to learn throughout the videos. He then starts with a lesson on how to set up VCV Rack as well as configure your controller inputs and audio outputs so you can play your modular synth. Then you’ll see how to efficiently navigate the VCV Rack software, plus get helpful keyboard shortcuts to make navigation even easier.
For a newcomer, learning how to get sound out of modular synth is step one, so Sami explains how to first utilize Gates, and then with VCA’s to produce a controlled signal. Control Voltage, a fundamental part of all modular and semi-modular gear is then explained and explored, including the different types of CV control typically used in synthesis.
Throughout the rest of the videos you’ll learn all about Oscillator Shapes, Phase, and Sync for making a diverse range of sounds, and the basics of Oscillator Frequency Modulation so you can create sounds ranging from wild noise to pleasingly musically harmonic. Sami then reveals how to utilize Cross Modulation to generate an even larger variety of tones, plus the amazing power you can get from using a filter to further shape a sound. Rounding out the course you’ll watch how to set up a sequencer, use quantizers, polyphonic sequences and more!
For a complete list of what these in-depth modular synthesizer video tutorials show you and how they’ll give you the needed basics to start using them, see the individual modular synth tutorial descriptions on this page. Start your journey into the endless exploration of sound today… Watch “Modular Synthesis: Beginner’s Guide” now.