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D16 Nepheton Explained®

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    Introduction to Nepheton

    Larry welcomes you and gives you an introduction to the series as well as how to set up Nepheton in multi-output mode so you can route the individual sounds to separate tracks in your DAW.

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    Play Modes

    In this video, discover the different ways you can use Nepheton to make drum beats and arrangements. You'll see how to use an external and internal sequencer and learn the basic differences between Native and Host modes.

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    The Synthesis Module

    Explore the Synthesis Module and its parameters that relate to each of the 17 drum sounds. Larry also demonstrates automating drum parameters to create rhythmic complexity.

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    Native Mode in Detail

    Watch how to go through triggering patterns using the built-in sequencer, as well as understand the concept of patterns and fills, and triggering using Manual and Automatic Modes. You'll also see how to vary pattens between parts A1, A2, B1 and B2.

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    Host Mode

    In this video, Larry shows you how to perform arrangements using a MIDI keyboard and further defines the differences between Host and Native Modes.

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    Pattern Editing

    Now see how to edit your patterns in Pattern Write Mode, add Accented Steps, create parts using the Length button, shift parts for rhythmic variation using the Shift button, and copying and pasting parts using Copy/Paste. The Follow Pattern button is also explained and demonstrated.

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    Adding Groove & Accenting Beats

    In this video, Larry goes through using the Shuffle Mode to add that trademark shuffled groove feel to your patterns. Then see how to add accented beats to the pattern which again allows you add groove, but this time by varying velocity.

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    Randomizing Beats

    Discover how the Randomize Function enables you to introduce some happy accidents into your programming! Larry explains how to use the instrument section LEDs and level controls to fine tune your randomization.

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    Pattern Saving & Preset Management

    In this video, Larry explains how to Save and Load individual and banks of Patterns. After that he covers Preset Management through the GUI directly and the preset Browser Window.

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    Configuring Nepheton

    Larry goes through the Options Menu and explains the features and functions such as Outputs, Sequencer, Presets, Patterns, Drum Map and MIDI Control tabs. This allows you to configure Nepheton to work from Default Mode as you want to use it.

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    Making a Beat & Arranging it in Your DAW

    In this final video, Larry shows you how to program 3 beat patterns and then make a basic arrangement with these patterns using Host Mode.

Product Overview


Studio guru Larry Holcombe brings you a video tutorial series all about the amazing D16 Nepheton, the virtual instrument recreation of the famous Roland TR-808 drum machine! Learn all about its features and functions, as well as how to program and use its sounds in your songs and productions.

Larry starts with an introduction to the series, as well as how to set up Nepheton in multi-output mode so you can route the individual sounds to separate tracks in your DAW. He then covers the different ways you can use Nepheton to make drum beats and arrangements via the internal sequencer and your host DAW sequencer, and the basic differences between Native and Host modes.

Next you’ll get into Pattern Editing, adding Accented Steps, adding Groove, Swing and Shuffle, Randomizing Beats, Pattern Saving & Preset Management and much more. Wrapping it all up you’ll see Nepheton in-action, with Larry using what you’ve learned throughout the series to make a beat from scratch and arrange it into a song.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to D16 Nepheton or just want to find out if it’s the right drum machine for you, this is the collection of videos to check out… Watch “D16 Nepheton Explained®” today!


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5pinDIN
Submitted 7 months ago

Well done.

Covers everything I need to know to use both Nepheton & Drumazon, the latter is D16's 909 emulation. Thank you!


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5pinDIN
Submitted 7 months ago

Well done.

Covers everything I need to know to use both Nepheton & Drumazon, the latter is D16's 909 emulation. Thank you!

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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D16 Nepheton Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well done. Covers everything I need to know to use both Nepheton & Drumazon, the latter is D16's 909 emulation. Thank you!
Date published: 2018-11-29
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