Ultra Analog VA Tutorial

AAS Ultra Analog VA-2 Explained®

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    Introduction (4:47)


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    Managing Programs (10:58)


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    Play View (11:59)


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    The Arpeggiator (5:26)


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    The Oscillators (8:13)


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    The Filters (7:45)


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    The LFO (10:28)


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    Envelope Generators (12:51)


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    Advanced Modulation (8:29)


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    MIDI Assign (2:41)


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    FX View (5:02)


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    Sound Design - Bass (13:43)


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    Sound Design - Pad (10:17)


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    Sound Design - Lead (10:01)


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    Sound Design - Kick (5:37)


In a world filled with reproductions and ever increasing complexity, Applied Acoustics Systems Ultra Analog VA-2 imposes itself as a unique and powerful synth that is fast, easy, and remarkably versatile. Synth guru Scottie Dugan takes you on a tour of this awesome virtual synth, showing you all that it can do, as well as sound design examples that will kick start your programming frenzy.

Scottie begins with an intro showing you the synth and how to install, register and get it up and running. Next, you'll learn how to save, load, import and restore Programs, followed by a look at the Play View where you can control basic performance parameters as well as the powerful Arp arpeggiator module. The Oscillators are then examined in-detail and you'll see how this is where it all starts when making juicy, fat analog tones. The Filters and LFO sections are then revealed, and you'll learn how to make even more complex tones.

Scottie now goes into deeper territory with videos on Envelope Generators and Advanced Modulation techniques. You'll also see how to assign MIDI values to control Ultra Analog VA-2's knobs, so you can use a control surface or MIDI keyboard instead of your mouse. This synth has some great effects built-in, (EQ, Compression, Reverb, Delay, Distortion, Phaser, Chorus, Flanger, Wah and Notch) and Scottie shows you them all and how to use them to give depth and character to your sounds.

Wrapping up the series, Scottie shows you how to do Sound Design and make Bass, Pad, Lead and Kick sounds with this powerful beast. If you use AAS Ultra Analog VA-2 in your tracks and productions, see what it can really do. You'll work faster and more creatively, producing thick, fat analog tones and effects... Watch "AAS Ultra Analog VA-2 Explained" today.


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ddcreations
Submitted 10 months ago

Clear, and informative

Very straight forward and informative intermediate tutorial. Easy to follow, recommended to intermediate users

I am a: Professional, Cakewalk Sonar

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Bruno
Submitted 1 year ago

good work

good work and good explanation of the instrument

I am a: Hobbyist


JMM2006
Submitted 1 year ago

Essential for all users of Ultra Analog VA 2

All the basics!

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro

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meeeeeeeeeeeeee
Submitted 2 years ago

its good

It Helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am a: Professional

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es
Submitted 2 years ago

Ultra Analog VA-2 Review

Ultra Analog VA-2 is a great synth. It's basic but that's the beauty. However, it is very possible to design amazing complex, rich, and lush layered sounds with it. It's only weakness is the FX section. Although flexible with what it can do and what it has to offer it does leave one wanting more. The tutorial videos for this synth are excellent. I've learned how to program every single parameter about this synth because of these videos. Kudos Scottie Dugan and Groove3.

I am a: Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Hobbyist, Producer, Musician

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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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AAS Ultra Analog VA-2 Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear, and informative Very straight forward and informative intermediate tutorial. Easy to follow, recommended to intermediate users
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from good work good work and good explanation of the instrument
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Essential for all users of Ultra Analog VA 2 All the basics!
Date published: 2017-07-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from its good It Helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2016-07-26
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Ultra Analog VA-2 Review Ultra Analog VA-2 is a great synth. It's basic but that's the beauty. However, it is very possible to design amazing complex, rich, and lush layered sounds with it. It's only weakness is the FX section. Although flexible with what it can do and what it has to offer it does leave one wanting more. The tutorial videos for this synth are excellent. I've learned how to program every single parameter about this synth because of these videos. Kudos Scottie Dugan and Groove3.
Date published: 2016-03-17
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