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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    11:34

    Lets take a look at FORM and its user interface and how its basically a sampler, but much more.

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    Tutorial 2

    The Sample Page

    13:29

    Take a look at how to manipulate your samples as FORM plays back. Also learn about playback speed, motion, and direction, and how they affect your sound.

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    Tutorial 3

    Oscillators

    8:02

    See how FORMs oscillator can add sonic character to the sample youre using and manipulating.

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    Tutorial 4

    Modulation

    9:32

    Discover how to create movement, with FORMs great modulation section that has a ton of sources and destinations.

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    Tutorial 5

    Effects

    7:56

    FORM wouldnt be complete without effects. Explore them all on the Effect Page and see how theyre great ways to add depth and interest to your patches.

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    Tutorial 6

    The Curve Editor

    13:54

    See how to edit and create your own motion curves which tell FORM how the sample will be played back.

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    Tutorial 7

    Sound Design

    18:00

    In this last video youll start with a basic sample and create a patch from scratch. It doesnt take much to completely transform the original sample into something completely different and inspiring!

In these in-depth video tutorials, Scottie Dugan takes you inside Native Instruments sample based virtual instrument FORM. Learn all its features and functions as well as basic sound design and patch creation!

Scottie covers the Sample Page, Oscillators, Modulation, Effects and the Curve Editor in detail, as well as how to import samples and create a cool patch from scratch.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If youre ready to jump into Native Instruments FORM, these videos will get you going and then some!

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I grew up taking classical piano lessons, so music has always been a part of my life. It started out as a daily chore and eventually evolved into a passion. Now I am very lucky to call it my profession.

2. What training have you had?

After thirteen years of private piano lessons I decided to pursue a formal degree. Two years in and I realized it wasn't for me. From that point on a began teaching myself and taking various online courses that offered subjects that excited me. I've gotten to learn and sit under individuals who are way better than I am.

3. When did you get into recording?

Ableton Live and the ability to make music with a computer were the two biggest reasons I didn't continue pursue a formal degree. I was in a band, we cut a DIY "garage album" and that started the obsession. The once obscured world of synths, hardware and software was now overwhealming as I transitioned away from a piano only mindset.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I have the great privilege to be working with Ableton as one of their Ableton Certified Trainers. Being a part of that community has been really amazing and life changing. I have yet to work with anyone rich and famous... but I have a feeling one day some of these crazy talented people will be. I get to work with students and artists who are chasing their musical dreams. I like the purity and passion that comes with that.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well, I've always been told that I'm a good teacher but I hated talking to people I didn't know. It took a while to get over those introvert tendencies and fear of public speaking and now I can't get enough. Watching a student get that lightbulb breakthrough or seeing an ignition of passion after the transfer of knowledge creates such a sense of fulfillment for me. I can't not teach.

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FORM Explained is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from FORM is True the Form I haven't bought the software yet, but the tutorial is giving me plenty of ideas.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best series about FORM This is a very good series about FORM, the best one I could find. (even other payed ones are not as good as this one) What is so good in this series is that a lot of the details about FORM are explained in this video. These details are very important to understand FORM and follow along. So this makes it easy to follow and after watching the series you can really start working with FORM. It al flows logically and nicely. I highly recommend this!
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good logical introduction, easy to follow. The content is organized well, much better than other videos I've seen about Form. The sequence flows well starting with importing a sample. Although Form allows very complex manipulations, this series of videos makes it easy to understand.
Date published: 2017-02-03
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