Ready to try your hand at modular synthesis but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve got you covered! In this REAKTOR sound design video course, Groove3 instructor and synth wiz Stephen O’Connell will teach you the basics of modular synthesis with REAKTOR BLOCKS from Native Instruments, a fun, intuitive way to click together different modules and learn how synthesis and signal flow work in a modular setup, plus the basics of generating a sound, controlling that sound with note-shaping and filtering, modulating that sound in many cool ways to add complexity and intrigue, and sequencing the sound for amazing runs, riffs, ostinatos, and more. These REAKTOR BLOCKS video tutorials are designed for new REAKTOR BLOCKS users.
Stephen begins by welcoming you to the course and showing you how to download and install the REAKTOR player and Basic BLOCKS (if you haven’t already) to get started right away. Then you’ll learn how to get a sound going by adding the oscillator and VCA blocks. Shaping the note comes next, which is achieved with the ADSR (attack, decay, sustain, release) Envelope block, and you’ll also learn the difference between carrier and modulation blocks.
There’s much more to come, including adding movement (LFO block), attenuating modulation (VCA block used as a modulator), controlling the performance (velocity, pitch wheel, and mod wheel), randomizing modulation (Sample and Hold block), and much more!
While this course looks directly at modular synthesis in a software environment, it will also help you get a firm understanding of synthesis as a whole, allow you to take advantage of the software or hardware synths already in your collection, and apply what you learned to a hardware modular setup if you want. With detailed REAKTOR tutorials, specific sound examples, and demonstrations of common techniques, this REAKTOR course will set you on a path to integrate synthesis and sound design into your music. See the individual REAKTOR BLOCKS video tutorial descriptions for more information and other ideas for how you can incorporate REAKTOR BLOCKS (or modular synthesis in general) into your productions. Get ready for a whole new sonic experience… watch “Modular Synthesis with REAKTOR BLOCKS Explained®” now!
What You Will Learn:
-The basics of modular synthesis and how the REAKTOR BLOCKS system works
-How to add various “blocks” to build up your synth one module at a time to accomplish various tasks: adding sound, shaping the sound, adding modulation, etc.
-How to control the performance with various tools like velocity, the pitch wheel, the mod wheel, etc.
-Using FM synthesis to generate some wild, intense sounds and then learning ways to tame them and make them more usable
-And much more!