Show & Tell6:38
Discover the basics of subtractive synthesis, how Vacuum Pro's signal flow is structured, and how the interface is laid out.
Customizing the Presets7:41
Explore some wildly inspiring yet simple ways to create fun, interesting, and creative variations of the factory presets using controls found exclusively in the Master Section of the interface; without having to twist a single knob.
Working with the Oscillators6:43
Starting with a raw waveform, learn how to mold and shape the basic building blocks of your patch with the various oscillator controls, including the quad detuning, delay, repitch, and oscillator sync functions.
Low Pass Filtering7:56
Explore how the low pass filter settings affect the tone of the oscillators, and how to use Envelope 2 and velocity to influence the shape of the filter settings over the duration of a note. Learn how velocity is used as well as a performance gesture, influencing the value of the cutoff frequency.
High Pass & Band Pass Filtering9:32
Watch as the high pass filter is applied to a pad sound playing both sustained and staccato chords, how the envelope is used to delay the onset of the cutoff value, and how velocity is used to affect the depth of the envelope, as well as the the frequency cutoff value.n Then see how the band ass mode is used to allow only a narrow band of frequencies to pass through the filtering stage.
Discover how the serial, parallel, and complex modes of filter routing influence the way the two filters affect the sound begin generated from the oscillators.
The Amp Envelope6:02
See how this envelope is used to shape the volume throughout the various stages of a note's duration.
Using Envelope 45:21
Explore the subtle, or not so subtle, effect the envelope 4 parameters create as they are used to modulate the pitch of a lead synth sound.
Glide & Envelope Retriggering Controls4:03
See how the glide controls affects the pitch transition between notes, and how the envelope retrigger switch affects the behavior of the envelopes when new notes are triggered.
LFO1 & the Mod Wheel10:01
Learn how the various LFO shapes are used to modulate pitch, filter, and amplitude via the modulation wheel.
LFO2 & the Modulation Matrix4:16
See how the modulation matrix is used to route LFO2, and other sources, to modulate a variety of parameters in either negative or positive directions.
The Smart Controls Page6:19
See how these macro controls are used to quickly and easily shape the values of multiple underlying parameters at once. The Apply button prints the values and centers the controls, making them available for further modification.
Arpeggiator & Effects7:41
Watch as the arpeggiator is used to add movement to static chords. Slow LFO modulation, chorus/phaser, and delay affects are then added to create additional motion and variation to an essentially regular repeating part.
Automation & Settings4:49
Learn how to use host based automation as well as assignable MIDI continuous controllers, and how to manage multiple assignment sets in the Settings window.
Putting Vacuum Pro to Work10:54
Watch as multiple instances of Vacuum Pro presets are modified and used to create an 8 bar loop.
Resident Virtual instrument guru Eli Krantzberg is back and this time he's sinking his teeth into AIR Music Technology's newest polyphonic analog tube synthesizer Vacuum Pro. This series takes an in-depth look at all of Vacuum Pro's features and options and gives you the knowledge you need to push this synth to its limits and warm up your synth tracks nice and hot.
Eli begins with a quick introduction to subtractive synthesis before exploring the interface and factory presets, and then moves on to all of Vaccum Pro's functions such as the oscillators, filters, filter routing, envelopes & controls and much, much more!
Vacuum Pro is an unbelievably gritty, powerful analog subtractive synth. Join Eli as he shows you how to make this synth get the dirty job done right... Watch "Vacuum Pro Explained" today.
Submitted 2 weeks ago
Now I know Vacuum...
For what it can do, Vacuum is a rather "simple" and easy to use synth so it is one I could have just learned to use by myself but it would have taken me a lot longer and I would have probably missed some things, so thanks.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Game Designer
Submitted 3 weeks ago
Thank you Eli for a job well done. I'm new to the art and science of sound design and I had a few "AHA!" moments throughout the course of this series. My time viewing this course was time well spent.
I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Beat Maker
Submitted 3 months ago
Great synth, great course
Everything you need to know about vacuum pro. And a bit of theory about subtractive synthesis.
I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist
Submitted 4 months ago
I got the AIR Pack on sale and new that it was a powerful set of tools. G3 tuts are helping me get the most out of these awesome instruments!
I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Hobbyist, Beat Maker
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