DX7 V Tutorial

Arturia DX7 V Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Basics

  • Introduction & Overview 3:06

    Introduction & Overview

    Tyler welcomes you and gives a brief look at the broad aspects and nature of the Arturia DX7 V, as well as a bit of history before digging further into the rich depths of this classic instrument.

  • The Fundamentals of FM Synthesis 9:15

    The Fundamentals of FM Synthesis

    Before going into the specifics of the DX7 V, Tyler first gives you a firm understanding of its mode of operation: Frequency Modulation Synthesis. Although it sounds daunting, the foundation of understanding FM is actually pretty fun to learn and get the hang of using. Follow along with Tyler and go through the basics of how it works and what it does and sounds like, in different scenarios.

  • The User Interface & Basic Operation 12:01

    The User Interface & Basic Operation

    In this video, take a look at the main interface found in the Basic View, as well as the general setup of the DX7 V. Explore the basics of the instrument and a few features that you can control with greater detail once you dive deeper.

Chapter 2 : Advanced Modes

  • Overview Tab Pt. 1 13:11

    Overview Tab Pt. 1

    To begin in the Advanced mode, take a look at the Overview Tab. Here, you have many parameters from the original DX7 that can be edited in detail for each Operator.

  • Overview Tab Pt. 2 8:37

    Overview Tab Pt. 2

    Here we continue seeing all of the ways you can edit sounds in the Overview Tab in Advanced Mode, such as in the Filter, Output, and Global windows.

  • Envelopes Tab 12:52

    Envelopes Tab

    Now get into the knitty-gritty of Envelope editing in the Envelopes Tab, where you can create and modify the shapes and times of movement for your Operators, as well as different Envelopes.

  • Modulations Tab Pt. 1 8:28

    Modulations Tab Pt. 1

    In the Modulations Tab, discover the DX7 V's powerful Modulation Matrix, which enables you to link all kinds of different Control Sources, such as LFOs and Mod envelopes, to some of the many parameter destinations, for a huge amount of possibilities in modular-style linking!

  • Modulations Tab Pt. 2 7:00

    Modulations Tab Pt. 2

    Continuing through the Modulations Tab, explore the DX7 V's LFO and Sequencer settings, both of which can be sources in the Mod Matrix.

  • Effects Tab 12:17

    Effects Tab

    Now it?s time to introduce the Effects tab, where you can add finishing touches and flavor to your sounds with various effects and routing patterns.

Chapter 3 : Presets & Sound Design

  • Preset Management & the Browser 7:44

    Preset Management & the Browser

    Tyler now gives you a closer look at the Browser and its collection of awesome pre-made sounds. Then, learn how to add your own presets and get them organized for future use.

  • Bass Sound Design 14:53

    Bass Sound Design

    In this video, work through an example of sound design by making a wonderfully digital bass sound!

  • Lead Sound Design 10:47

    Lead Sound Design

    See step by step how to make a classic lead patch that will shine and shimmer in your tracks!

  • Pad Sound Design Pt. 1 9:55

    Pad Sound Design Pt. 1

    Tyler now shows you how to create a massive pad sound that moves and evolves, perfect for thickening up a mix.

  • Pad Sound Design Pt. 2 5:36

    Pad Sound Design Pt. 2

    See how Tyler finishes and polishes up the pad sound he started in the previous tutorial.

  • Conclusion 3:53


    Now that you?ve seen the awesome capabilities of the DX7 V, we?ll close things out with a quick recap and a few comments to set you off on making some amazing sounds with this amazing instrument!

Product Overview

The most popular synthesizer of the 80’s is back! Synth guru Tyler Coffin presents an in-depth video tutorial series on Arturia’s DX7 V, the awesome virtual recreation of Yamaha’s revolutionary digital synth, the DX7! Learn this powerhouse virtual instrument inside and out, including sound design tutorials for making Bass, Lead and Pad patches from scratch.

Tyler starts off by welcoming you and then gives a brief look at the broad aspects and nature of the Arturia DX7 V, as well as a bit of history before digging further into the rich depths of this classic instrument. Tyler then covers the user interface & basic operation in detail, followed by all its Advanced Modes, where you get down and dirty when programming this beast of a synth.

Preset management and the browser are then showcased and you’ll see how to load and save your presets when making your custom patches, followed by detailed sound design tutorials on making cool Bass, Lead and Pad sounds from scratch.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you are curious about the legendary Yamaha DX7 synth and want to know if it’s right for you, or are ready to learn everything you can about it, this series is a must see… Watch “Arturia DX7 V Explained®” today!

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