Black Friday In July Ends Soon!

DX7 V Tutorial

Arturia DX7 V Explained®

  4.7   (10)  - log in to review
15 Videos | Length: 2hr 19min 35sec
Sample this tutorial...
Own it Forever
$10 $25 Download
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass

Chapter 1 : Basics

  • image description 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.

  • image description 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.

  • image description 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

  • image description 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.

  • image description 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.

  • image description 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.

  • image description 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!

  • image description 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.

  • image description 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

  • image description 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.

  • image description 14:53

    Bass Sound Design

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

  • image description 10:47

    Lead Sound Design

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

  • image description 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.

  • image description 5:36

    Pad Sound Design Pt. 2

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

  • image description 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!

Why Users Choose Us

There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.

Quality Content

We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.

Save Time & Money

Our library brings over 1700 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.

Arturia DX7 V Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Tyler is excellent A very complex synth is methodically explained well by Tyler. I will have much more fun with the DX7 V now.
Date published: 2021-03-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The DX7 is now my most used synth! I love how easy this synth is to just make HUGE sounds. This tutorial broke it down nicely and made it easy to understand
Date published: 2020-11-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Very good tutorial, covered all I wanted to know about this synth, really insightful.
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent explainer video. Excellent tutorial, left nothing to be desired...
Date published: 2020-05-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really appreciate it Thanks Tyler - plenty of inspiration + jumping off points in this series
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial Opened up DX7 in systematic way - overview then more depth. Liked the examples given and the attention given to the range of features in this instrument.
Date published: 2020-01-09
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from A great start A comprehensive overview of all functions and features, explained in an easy to understand way at a nice pace.
Date published: 2019-11-20
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Covered everything Good thorough explanations of all components, easy to follow and instructive.
Date published: 2019-11-19
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very helpful if you don't understand FM This really helped jump in and program my own sounds
Date published: 2018-12-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful !!!!! I am so Happy About this Course, to understand the FM-Synthsis.
Date published: 2018-11-27
We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. View Privacy Policy