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Arturia SQ80 V Explained®

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  • Introduction & Overview 3:07

    Introduction & Overview

    First, get a brief look at the broad aspects and nature of the Arturia SQ80 V as well as a bit of history before digging further into this recreation of a Ensoniq's classic digital/analog hybrid synthesizer.

  • User Interface & Basic Operation 8:38

    User Interface & Basic Operation

    In this video, you'll get acquainted with the main interface and general layout of the SQ80 V so you'll be on a solid footing for the remainder of the course.

  • Hardware Panel 6:52

    Hardware Panel

    The Hardware Panel closely resembles the layout of the original SQ80 and thus allows for functions that resemble a classic workflow. Here, explore the features of this section of the synthesizer.

  • Synthesis Panel: Oscillator Section 6:01

    Synthesis Panel: Oscillator Section

    Expanding upon the capabilities of the past with a more modern workflow that retains the classic character, the Synthesis Panel is a powerful addition to this instrument. In this video, dive into the Oscillators to further understand their parameters.

  • Synthesis Panel: Filter, DCA, & Output 6:14

    Synthesis Panel: Filter, DCA, & Output

    Continue examining the Synthesis Panel to study the analog modeled filter, the digitally controlled amplifier or DCA, the Voice, and Tune sections.

  • Synthesis Panel: Envelopes, LFOs, & Mixer 12:20

    Synthesis Panel: Envelopes, LFOs, & Mixer

    Discover the Envelope, LFO, and Mixer sections, all of which can be used for modulation of parameters. Each gives a unique type of movement, and the Mixer allows combinations of said movements.

  • Modulation Parameters 5:42

    Modulation Parameters

    To make a sound feel alive, modulations are critical. Here, explore the intuitive way that Arturia effectively implemented a more modern approach to modulation into a classic layout.

  • Effects Panel 10:31

    Effects Panel

    Effects can be a powerful final step in shaping any sound, and the SQ80 V offers plenty of options for using up to four slots of effects in two routing layouts.

  • Preset Management & Browser 7:09

    Preset Management & Browser

    Arturia's Browser has always been an efficient organization tool for Presets in their virtual instruments. In this video, learn how to sort through it in the SQ80 V.

  • Sound Design Example: Bass 7:56

    Sound Design Example: Bass

    In this video, Tyler creates a reasonably simple bass sound to get a taste of sound design in the SQ80 V.

  • Sound Design Example: Lead 8:07

    Sound Design Example: Lead

    Taking the sound design idea a few steps further with the unique features of the SQ80 V, Tyler creates a rich digital lead sound.

  • Sound Design Example: Pad 8:53

    Sound Design Example: Pad

    Learn to take things to another level by implementing a plethora of the SQ80 V's features and strengths to create a lush and evolving pad sound reminiscent of the original instrument's era.

  • Review & Conclusion 4:21

    Review & Conclusion

    To close things out, Tyler provides a brief review of everything covered plus a few closing remarks and tips, so you'll be fully prepared to dig in and create your own great sounds in this renewed classic instrument!

Product Overview


Studio wiz Tyler Coffin presents a set of comprehensive Arturia SQ80 V video tutorials! Arturia’s recreation of this legendary synth is a thing of beauty, and this course will have you designing your own sounds quickly and effectively in no time. Tyler takes you through the fundamentals before diving into the more advanced features, and before you’ll done, you’ll watch him create three different classic tones from scratch! These videos are for new Arturia SQ80 V users.

Tyler welcomes you begins with a bit of history on the original version of this synth before covering what’s to come in the course. Next up is an overview of the plugin’s layout and interface to make sure you know what’s where and what it does! You’ll then examine the Hardware Panel, which closely resembles the original’s, allowing for a similar workflow.

Next, explore the Synthesis Panel, where you’ll find the synths’ key components, such as the oscillators, filters, envelopes, LFO, and more. Learn how to adjust the modulation parameters to create dynamic sounds with movement and life, and then explore the on-board effects of the plugin for adding the finishing touches to your sounds.

Throughout the rest of the course, you’ll learn about preset management in Arturia’s browser, which makes it quick and easy to store and recall your favorite patches. Finish up the course by following Tyler as he creates three sounds from scratch – Bass, Lead, and Pad – applying all the concepts learned in an actual musical example.

To see exactly what’s contained in these Arturia SQ80 V video tutorials, and how they'll help you master an awesome emulation of a synth classic in no time, check out the individual Arturia SQ80 V video tutorial descriptions on this page. Learn to harness the sonic magic of the SQ80 V... Watch “Arturia SQ80 V Explained®” now!


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