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ANA 2 Explained®

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    Introduction & Settings

    To start things out, I give you a bit of background and information regarding this awesome software synthesizer, ANA 2. Then we cover a few settings to get things ready to roll.

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    Overview & Interface

    In this video, we take a broad view over the main areas of ANA 2 so that you get familiar with the general layout, and get a firm grip on the interface so that you can operate smoothly within the synth.

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    Oscillators 1 to 3: Wavetable

    Oscillators 1, 2, and 3 are each capable of very flexible operation from working like an analog synthesizer to a more modern wavetable synth, and in this video, I show you how to use them.

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    Oscillators 4 to 6: Sampler

    Oscillators 4, 5, and 6 offer a different form of sound generation, this time as a sampler, which opens up a lot of possibilities on its own or combined elsewhere. See how it all works!

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    The Filters

    Filters are a huge part of synthesis, and ANA 2 has some excellent ones. Here, we get a look through all of the parameters involved and how to use them.

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    The Envelopes

    Now take a look at ANA 2's envelopes, from simple ADSR to the added graphical envelopes in the G-Env Section.

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    The LFOs

    In this video, we look at ANA 2's LFOs, which can add movement and wobbling to all kinds of parameters of our sounds through modulation.

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    The Mod Matrix & Macros

    In this video, we go through the Modulation Matrix, where we can link our parameters to all of the different available controls throughout ANA 2. This can provide a huge set of possible ways to dynamically manipulate a sound.

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    The Arp

    Here I explain and explore ANA 2's Arp, which can add rhythmic arpeggiation to your sound automatically, for a programmed sequence built from the notes pressed.

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    The CMD: Chord Memory Device

    The Chord Memory Device gives you a very simple way to program and use full chords at the press of a key to quickly generate ideas or perform easily. Together we'll go through its potential and operation.

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    The Effects & EQ Pt. 1

    Learn all about ANA 2's EQ and the excellent set of effects available to add the final touches to a sound, or shape it even further.

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    The Effects & EQ Pt. 2

    Here we continue going through the effects available in ANA 2's effects section.

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    Preset Management & Browsing

    There are a great deal of presets in ANA 2, plus we'll be making our own. Keeping it all organized and easily accessible is hugely helpful, and the browser is very capable of doing so. See how!

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    Sound Design Example: Bass

    Here, we'll use what you've learned in ANA 2 to create a bass sound. Then we'll take it a little further to flex some of our bassy synth chops.

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    Sound Design Example: Lead

    Like we did with the bass, we now explore and create a lead sound and play with it in a few different cool ways.

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    Sound Design Example: Pad

    Pads can be a great place to really do some cool synth programming, and with ANA 2, we have no shortage of options and parameters to play with. See how to make a massive pad sound and let it evolve and modulate.

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    Conclusion & Review

    Now we wrap things up by having a quick review of some important aspects of ANA 2, as well as go through a few closing remarks before we cut loose to do some awesome sound design with this awesome synthesizer!

Product Overview

Synth wiz Tyler Coffin presents a series of in-depth ANA 2 video tutorials! Learn all about the powerful features and functions that make this virtual synth a powerhouse, as well as how to design patches from scratch. This series is designed for new and intermediate ANA 2 synth users.

Tyler welcomes you and gives you some helpful background info on this awesome software synthesizer, then covers the user interface in-detail so you can navigate and understand each of its many sections. The Oscillators are then revealed, and ANA 2 has them in spades. Learn the differences between them as well as how to get the most from the feature-rich Filters section.

Envelopes and LFOs are then revealed and you'll learn how to add movement and wobbling to all kinds of sounds by assigning parameters to modulation. ANA 2's Arp function is then explained and explored, and you'll see how to add rhythmic arpeggiation to your sound automatically, by utilizing a programmed sequence built from the notes you press.

Throughout the rest of these premium ANA 2 video tutorials you'll learn all about the Mod Matrix & Macros, the The CMD, or Chord Memory Device, using the built-in effects and EQ, and preset managing and browsing. Wrapping it up, Tyler shows you how to create awesome sounds from scratch including Bass, Lead and Pad presets, so you'll know how to design your own unique sounds!

To see what these ANA video tutorials will teach you, and how they will help you get up and running fast with ANA 2, see the individual ANA 2 Synth tutorial descriptions on this page. If you're ready to start using and programing ANA 2, this ANA Synth video series will take you there... Watch “ANA 2 Explained®" today!

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I started playing around with music at a young age with garage sale keyboards or whatever else I could get my hands on. My older brothers were very much into bands and guitars, and so I was always around some of the culture. I played alto sax throughout school in the concert, marching, and jazz bands. Browsing through our home computer in middle school, I started playing with music trackers and sequencers that my brothers had installed. From there I found FL Studio, which the demo version we had at that time was still called FruityLoops. It proved to be an excellent passtime for a kid like myself where I could mess around and make some silly little tunes. Through high school and college, I became very well versed in the world of computer audio and all the things that can be done with synthesizers and digital recording. With the growing understanding came a growing excitement for the endless possibilities that I could achieve in music, sound design, and recording. So I kept learning and searching further, where I kept finding that there was always more to learn! 
I was, and continue to be, captivated by every step of music production, be it creative or technical in nature. I’ve been fortunate to work under many kinds of production circumstances, whether in a professional studio space such as Mudcat Studios in Utah or getting a professional sound out of various home studios that I’ve used for recording instruments and live bands. I’ve also been able to work on my fair share of electronic music, either solo or with other producers in person or online for collaborations. And now with Groove3, I take great pride in sharing the knowledge and experience that I’ve been so thrilled to accumulate through my diverse journey through music and production. As that journey continues and I continue to grow myself, I am truly thankful that I am lucky enough to help those around me to improve and follow their own passions for music!

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