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FORM Explained®

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    Introduction (11:34)


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    The Sample Page (13:29)


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    Oscillators (8:02)


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    Modulation (9:32)


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    Effects (7:56)


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    The Curve Editor (13:54)


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    Sound Design (18:00)


In these in-depth video tutorials, Scottie Dugan takes you inside Native Instrument’s sample based virtual instrument FORM. Learn all its features and functions as well as basic sound design and patch creation!

Scottie covers the Sample Page, Oscillators, Modulation, Effects and the Curve Editor in detail, as well as how to import samples and create a cool patch from scratch.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re ready to jump into Native Instrument’s FORM, these videos will get you going and then some!


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Arnaud
Submitted 2 months ago

FORM very well explained.

For peoples having experience with synths and sound design, this tutorial is great to learn FORM features. Very well explained.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase

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votefordennis
Submitted 4 months ago

Good stuff!

Very informative

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Mybabyturtle
Submitted 1 year ago

Form tutorials are nice to see.

Need to watch it again and use this tutorial as a learning tool

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar

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Quentin 154
Submitted 1 year ago

WHERE'S THE MUSIC?

This explanation of Form was well done, covered all the important details. Except for one thing; There were no musical examples. It consisted mainly of various ways to manipulation noise! I own Form and have not found a way to apply it in a musical way, so, if attractive musical sounds are what you are looking for, I would not recommend Form.

I am a: Professional, Musician

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YuhQ
Submitted 1 year ago

Good

This opened up forms endless possibilities.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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Kitjolliffe
Submitted 1 year ago

Great !

Form was half intuitive to me but this really helped polish the edges and get into the macros a lot more. Thanks!

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Dreamamine
Submitted 1 year ago

Another excellent creative tool from NI!

I love this instrument, and it is so easy to use! Groove3 does another fantastic job of 'getting under the hood' of this SW, and will save you hours of groping around to cut to the rewarding production work.

I am a: Mastering Facility, Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Beat Maker, Sound for Film/TV

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kawokabiosile
Submitted 2 years ago

FORM is True the Form

I haven't bought the software yet, but the tutorial is giving me plenty of ideas.

I am a: Producer

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Gazelle
Submitted 2 years ago

The best series about FORM

This is a very good series about FORM, the best one I could find. (even other payed ones are not as good as this one) What is so good in this series is that a lot of the details about FORM are explained in this video. These details are very important to understand FORM and follow along. So this makes it easy to follow and after watching the series you can really start working with FORM. It al flows logically and nicely. I highly recommend this!

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist

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Bob 350
Submitted 2 years ago

Good logical introduction, easy to follow.

The content is organized well, much better than other videos I've seen about Form. The sequence flows well starting with importing a sample. Although Form allows very complex manipulations, this series of videos makes it easy to understand.

I am a: Hobbyist

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I grew up taking classical piano lessons, so music has always been a part of my life. It started out as a daily chore and eventually evolved into a passion. Now I am very lucky to call it my profession.

2. What training have you had?

After thirteen years of private piano lessons I decided to pursue a formal degree. Two years in and I realized it wasn't for me. From that point on a began teaching myself and taking various online courses that offered subjects that excited me. I've gotten to learn and sit under individuals who are way better than I am.

3. When did you get into recording?

Ableton Live and the ability to make music with a computer were the two biggest reasons I didn't continue pursue a formal degree. I was in a band, we cut a DIY "garage album" and that started the obsession. The once obscured world of synths, hardware and software was now overwhealming as I transitioned away from a piano only mindset.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I have the great privilege to be working with Ableton as one of their Ableton Certified Trainers. Being a part of that community has been really amazing and life changing. I have yet to work with anyone rich and famous... but I have a feeling one day some of these crazy talented people will be. I get to work with students and artists who are chasing their musical dreams. I like the purity and passion that comes with that.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well, I've always been told that I'm a good teacher but I hated talking to people I didn't know. It took a while to get over those introvert tendencies and fear of public speaking and now I can't get enough. Watching a student get that lightbulb breakthrough or seeing an ignition of passion after the transfer of knowledge creates such a sense of fulfillment for me. I can't not teach.

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FORM Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from FORM very well explained. For peoples having experience with synths and sound design, this tutorial is great to learn FORM features. Very well explained.
Date published: 2018-06-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good stuff! Very informative
Date published: 2018-05-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Form tutorials are nice to see. Need to watch it again and use this tutorial as a learning tool
Date published: 2017-08-26
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from WHERE'S THE MUSIC? This explanation of Form was well done, covered all the important details. Except for one thing; There were no musical examples. It consisted mainly of various ways to manipulation noise! I own Form and have not found a way to apply it in a musical way, so, if attractive musical sounds are what you are looking for, I would not recommend Form.
Date published: 2017-04-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good This opened up forms endless possibilities.
Date published: 2017-04-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great ! Form was half intuitive to me but this really helped polish the edges and get into the macros a lot more. Thanks!
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another excellent creative tool from NI! I love this instrument, and it is so easy to use! Groove3 does another fantastic job of 'getting under the hood' of this SW, and will save you hours of groping around to cut to the rewarding production work.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from FORM is True the Form I haven't bought the software yet, but the tutorial is giving me plenty of ideas.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The best series about FORM This is a very good series about FORM, the best one I could find. (even other payed ones are not as good as this one) What is so good in this series is that a lot of the details about FORM are explained in this video. These details are very important to understand FORM and follow along. So this makes it easy to follow and after watching the series you can really start working with FORM. It al flows logically and nicely. I highly recommend this!
Date published: 2017-02-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good logical introduction, easy to follow. The content is organized well, much better than other videos I've seen about Form. The sequence flows well starting with importing a sample. Although Form allows very complex manipulations, this series of videos makes it easy to understand.
Date published: 2017-02-03
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