Oberheim SEM V
Oberheim SEM V Tutorial

Arturia Oberheim SEM V Explained®

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  • GUI Layout, Preset Management & MIDI Learn 4:55

    GUI Layout, Preset Management & MIDI Learn

    Sami takes you through the GUI, preset management and MIDI learn functionality.

  • Oscillators 9:05


    The oscillator section is explored detail, covering the waveforms, sync, and detuning.

  • LFOs 4:08


    Sami dives into LFO1 and LFO2, including waveform shapes and the extra controls on LFO2.

  • Filters 5:07


    There are three filter types available in the SEM V: LowPass, BandPass, Notch & HighPass.

  • Envelopes 8:28


    Learn the functions of the Envelopes on the SEM V.

  • Output 6:08


    Sami demonstrates the tonal shaping possible by driving the output into the soft clipper.

  • Effects 16:22


    An in depth look at the effects section, with programming examples.

  • Arp & Portamento 4:57

    Arp & Portamento

    Learn what the Arpeggiator section and the Portamento control does on the SEM.

  • Top Panel Keyboard Follow 5:46

    Top Panel Keyboard Follow

    Explore this powerful element of the SEM V’s hidden panel.

  • Top Panel Voice Programmer 7:28

    Top Panel Voice Programmer

    Sami demonstrates how the voice programmer can be used to create a synth with its own distinctive character.

  • Top Panel Matrix 7:22

    Top Panel Matrix

    The modulation matrix is explored with all modulation sources and destinations explained.

  • Build Bass Sounds 5:04

    Build Bass Sounds

    In this video Sami show you how to create a deep and punchy bass sound.

  • Build Lead Sounds 6:43

    Build Lead Sounds

    Learn how to create a vintage lead sound.

  • Build Pads Sounds 7:22

    Build Pads Sounds

    Sami demonstrates how to program a rich and immersive pad sound using stereo modulation.

  • Build FX Chains 8:54

    Build FX Chains

    Learn how to contour your sound sources before doing further processing, in order to create a more complex synth patches.

Product Overview

Arturia has brought the venerable Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module) to life in virtual form, and synthesizer wiz Sami Rabia teaches you all about this phat sounding virtual synth and how to use it to build sounds from scratch in your DAW!

Sami begins by exploring the Oberheim SEM V GUI layout, Preset Management System, and how to use MIDI Learn to control it’s parameters from your controller. Then he dives right into the Oscillators, demonstrating how to use all the Waveform Variations, Sync, and Detuning.

Next, Sami shows you how to use the included LFOs, including the waveform shapes and extra controls only found on LFO2. That leads into videos exploring the Filters and Envelopes, and how you can further shape the tone by driving the output using the Soft Clipping function.

Sami then provides in-depths explanations of the built-in effects, arpeggiator, and portamento sections. After that, it’s time to explore the hidden top panel, with videos on the Keyboard Follow, Voice Programmer, and Matrix windows. You’ll learn how these windows combine to let you “re-program” the SEM V in unique and distinctive ways!

Finally, Sami shows you how to build your own sounds from scratch using the Arturia Oberheim SEM V. He shows you how to build deep and punchy bass sounds, vintage lead sounds, rich and immersive pad sounds, and how to contour your synth patches using the built-in effects section.

Whether you’re new to Arturia Oberheim SEM V, or an experienced user looking to get the most out of this unique instrument, don’t miss “Arturia Oberheim SEM V Explained”!

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