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FabFilter Effects & Synths Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Saturn - User Interface


    Mark introduces how this saturation and distortion plug-in works as well as the various parameters.

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    Tutorial 2

    Saturn Modulation


    Mark explores the modulation section and creates further interesting effects to a bass guitar.

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    Tutorial 3

    Volcano 2 - Parameters


    Here, we tour the User interface to establish where things are and what the various parameters do. Mark also discusses the method of routing the original signal into ‘Volcano 2’ and the direction through the filters and modulation areas.

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    Tutorial 4

    Volcano 2 - Modulation Introduction


    Mark continues by looking at modulation and various routing configurations before showing modulation targets and sources.

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    Tutorial 5

    Volcano 2 Modulation in Action


    Mark now auditions Volcano 2 after adding modulation sources.

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    Tutorial 6

    Volcano 2 - Preset Study


    For the final look at Volcano 2, we’ll audition various presets. Along the way, we’ll look at further modulation functions not seen so far.

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    Tutorial 7

    One - Overview


    FabFilter’s One is the cut down synth precursor to Twin 2. Here, we’ll look through the various parameters and how they lock together to generate the sound.

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    Tutorial 8

    Micro - Overview


    Micro is a simple one filter effect. Here, we’ll look at its UI and how the various parameters are positioned to make the filtering of signal streamlined.

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    Tutorial 9

    Micro in Action


    We now audition Micro as it filters and modulates a guitar track.

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    Tutorial 10

    Simplon - Overview


    A more streamlined, earlier version of FabFilter’s Volcano 2 is Simplon. Here, we look at its UI and take a tour of where the various parameters are positioned.

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    Tutorial 11

    Simplon in Action


    We’ll now listen to Simplon as we adjust its various parameters as it processes a stereo guitar track.

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    Tutorial 12

    Timeless 2 - First Look


    Here, we are introduced to the Timeless 2 UI to understand how it works and operates.

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    Tutorial 13

    Timeless 2 - Delaying Vocals


    Timeless 2 is used to add some echo to a vocal line. Once enhanced this way, we move on to ducking the delay so that it very subtly appears during 'silent' parts of the performance.

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    Tutorial 14

    Twin 2 - User Interface


    Here, Mark sets up Twin 2 with a DAW before taking a tour of the Twin 2 UI and references where its various filters and modulation parameters are situated.

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    Tutorial 15

    Twin 2 in Action Pt. 1


    In this video Mark sets up a ‘patch from scratch’ from a simple sawtooth waveform initially while using the various filters, oscillators and delay effects available.

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    Tutorial 16

    Twin 2 in Action Pt. 2


    We finish our look at Twin 2 by building on the patch set up previously by adding in modulation.

FabFilter's effect and synth plug-ins are some of the best in the biz, and Mark Struthers created this series focusing on their amazing suite of filter, distortion, delay and synth plug-ins and instruments. Learn these powerful audio tools front to back and see what they can do for your tracks and productions!

Mark dives right in and introduces you to the incredible Saturn distortion and saturation plug-in. You'll learn all the controls and see some cool ways to cook up your sounds, adding warmth and character. Next, Mark jumps in the Volcano 2 filtering and modulation plug-in, giving you the full tour as well as applying it to different sources, incorporating all of its features, including advanced modulation.

Moving on, Mark deals out a detailed look at the basic but huge sounding One virtual synth. Micro is up next and Mark breaks it down thoroughly and then shows you it in action. The simple but powerful Simplon filtering plug-in is next on Mark's list, and you'll learn it up and down as well as hear it in action on a stereo guitar track. Timeless 2 is now revealed and Mark breaks down the user interface step by step, and then shows you its real power on vocals, creating way cool delay lines with ducking and more.

Mark wraps up the series with 3 videos on the incredible sounding and ultra-flexible Twin 2 virtual synth. You'll learn its interface, controls and functions inside and out, as well as how to create a 'patch from scratch' and more. If you use any of these amazing plug-ins from FabFilter, you owe it to yourself to squeeze every drop of power and creativeness from them, and Mark shows you how... Watch "FabFilter Effects & Synths Explained" today.

Submitted 2 months ago

Concise and Very Useful

I like this gent. He's very clear and covers a lot of stuff pretty quickly and painlessly. Only thing I can think of to suggest is I would have liked a bit more content: more complete coverage of the features - some were omitted entirely - more overview of the products at the beginning and a bit more demonstration of the s/w doing it's thing. Still, very well done.

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Submitted 6 months ago

Nice pace

Nice pace, good examples

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

Having a father with a recording studio and having played guitar since being a 14 year old kid, I quickly got into recording. But, the purchase of a Tascam 244 Portastudio was a breakthrough in realizing what I wanted to do.

2. What training have you had?

I taught myself to play guitar and keyboards and found it a remarkably calming and mathematical experience learning the rules of intervals within a scale and how they can take you to any chord.

3. When did you get into recording?

The purchase of the cassette based Tascam 244 lasted a fair few years until I moved up to a Roland VS880 which then linked in to building a purpose built commercial multimedia studio around 15 years ago mainly running Steinberg and Adobe software.

4. People you have worked with/for?

Thankfully, nobody famous enough to have an ego. Instead 100's of happy Joe Public clients.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

My degree is in English and Teaching and I was a grammar school teacher for over 10 years before changing direction and working solely from my studio. recording music and filming for clients.

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FabFilter Effects & Synths Explained® is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Concise and Very Useful I like this gent. He's very clear and covers a lot of stuff pretty quickly and painlessly. Only thing I can think of to suggest is I would have liked a bit more content: more complete coverage of the features - some were omitted entirely - more overview of the products at the beginning and a bit more demonstration of the s/w doing it's thing. Still, very well done.
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Nice pace Nice pace, good examples
Date published: 2017-08-15