Plug-In Collections Tutorial

FabFilter Effects & Synths Explained®

  3.7   (3)  - log in to review
16 Videos | Length: 1hr 41min 33sec
Own it Forever
$35 Download
Site All-Access Pass
$15 /month Get Your Pass
  • image description 8:08

    Saturn - User Interface

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

  • image description 3:17

    Saturn Modulation

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

  • image description 7:22

    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.

  • image description 6:57

    Volcano 2 - Modulation Introduction

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

  • image description 7:47

    Volcano 2 Modulation in Action

    Mark now auditions Volcano 2 after adding modulation sources.

  • image description 7:32

    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.

  • image description 7:09

    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.

  • image description 3:26

    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.

  • image description 3:00

    Micro in Action

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

  • image description 3:30

    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.

  • image description 5:34

    Simplon in Action

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

  • image description 6:44

    Timeless 2 - First Look

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

  • image description 9:10

    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.

  • image description 7:49

    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.

  • image description 9:26

    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.

  • image description 4:42

    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.

Product Overview


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.


Why Users Choose Us

There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.

Quality Content

We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.

Save Time & Money

Our library brings over 1700 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.


Secret
Submitted 2 years ago

Not really helpfull

I think I'll have to read the manuals as this tutorial is not going really deep. But it can be a good first impression of the plugins for people who don't like reading.

I am a: Professional, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
You are correct that this is an entry level tutorial that will show you the basics of the plug-ins and get you going. You can certainly use this to understand what you are working with.
I see you left low ratings for Ease of use of the tutorial and Access to the videos. Part of your issue may be a browser that simply needs to be optimized for better playback. If you would like to email support@groove3.com we can help you optimize your browser and make playback of the videos (and other sites) better.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

rus5
Submitted 2 years 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.

I am a: Student, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Mybabyturtle
Submitted 2 years ago

Nice pace

Nice pace, good examples

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Secret
Submitted 2 years ago

Not really helpfull

I think I'll have to read the manuals as this tutorial is not going really deep. But it can be a good first impression of the plugins for people who don't like reading.

I am a: Professional, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
You are correct that this is an entry level tutorial that will show you the basics of the plug-ins and get you going. You can certainly use this to understand what you are working with.
I see you left low ratings for Ease of use of the tutorial and Access to the videos. Part of your issue may be a browser that simply needs to be optimized for better playback. If you would like to email support@groove3.com we can help you optimize your browser and make playback of the videos (and other sites) better.
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

rus5
Submitted 2 years 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.

I am a: Student, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Mybabyturtle
Submitted 2 years ago

Nice pace

Nice pace, good examples

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

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.

Products by Mark

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Cubase 7 Tips & Tricks - Vol 1

    Cubase 7 is a complete overhaul of Steinberg's powerful DAW. Are you ready to learn some cool tips and tricks? Cubase 7 master Mark Struthers opens up his bag and gives you 20 tips and tricks about version 7 that will help your productivity, creativity and workflow in this amazing DAW.

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Cubase 7 Tips & Tricks - Vol 2

    Cubase 7 Tips & Tricks Volume 2 is unleashed! Mark Struthers is back by popular demand, this time focusing on production, editing and mixing tips and tricks in the almighty Cubase 7. Watch and learn incredibly helpful techniques that will give you a "power up" when working in Cubase 7.

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Cubase 7.5 Update Explained

    The Cubase 7.5 update brings a ton of new features and functions to Steinberg's powerhouse DAW. Let Cubase guru Mark Struthers take you through it all, step by step with this in-depth series of videos.

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Cubase Chord Track Explained

    Cubase has an awesome feature called Chord Track which makes working with chords within your Project Window easy, and allows you to transform and harmonize functions throughout the Cubase application. Steinberg guru Mark Struthers makes understanding and using this powerful feature easy and fast!

  • image description
    tutorial video

    Cubase Editors Explained

    Cubase 7 is one of the most advanced DAWs when it comes to editing Audio and MIDI. Steinberg guru Mark Struthers takes you on an encounter of the editor kind, where you'll learn all about the different editors in Cubase and how to use them efficiently and creatively. If you use Cubase, this series is a must see!

You might be also interested in

In these in-depth video tutorials, studio pro Larry Holcombe shows you how to use FabFilter's amazing plug-ins to mix a track from start to finish. Shot in Logic Pro X, the information is applicable to any DAW and will show you how to use FabFilter plug-ins effectively and creatively.

FabFilter makes the best possible tools for music production and audio processing, and Groove3 makes the best videos for FabFilter plug-ins! Follow along as studio guru Mark Struthers takes you through the FabFilter Mixing and Mastering plug-in suite, step by step, with excellent audio examples so you hear what they all can do.

The All-Access Pass gives you just that, instant online access to every single video tutorial currently on the site and any ones that get added during your membership.

Studio guru Larry Holcombe takes you on a journey to Valhalla! ValhallaDsp is renown for their amazing sounding reverb and effect plug-ins, and Larry explains and explores them all with these in-depth video tutorials, all while showing their strengths and best uses along the way.

Sami Rabia brings you in-depth video tutorials all about the new iZotope VocalSynth 2 vocoder and voice processing plug-in! Learn what all the features and functions do, how to use them, as well as cool sound design ideas.

In this Groove3 video tutorial series, Eli Krantzberg shows you how to make a killer mix using nothing but the Waves Gold Bundle. See and hear the mix come together and to life, step by step. The individual tracks are also included so you can follow along and mix on your own studio system!

Eli Krantzberg is your host on this epic journey of mixing with Slate plug-ins! See how a real-world mix takes shape from beginning to end, using only Slate Digital's awesome suite of plug-ins.

Eli Krantzberg reveals everything you need to know about the awesome new reverb plug-in from FabFilter, the Pro-R! Learn all about its features and functions as well as how to use it on your tracks.

This collection of video tutorials explore Boz Digital Labs’ cutting edge plug-ins. Studio pro Eli Krantzberg is your guide, covering this group of awesome plug-ins inside and out.

Join studio master Eli Krantzberg as he takes you through FabFilter Pro-Q 2 & 3, some of the most highly regarded equalizer plug-ins available. In this in-depth video tutorial series, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to navigate and utilize this creative EQ in sound design, mixing, and even mastering.

Soundtoys 5 is the defacto standard for high quality, time and harmonic based effects. In these video training tutorials, studio guru Scottie Dugan shows you the new plug-ins, workflow, sonics, and tweakability enhancements made in the newest version of these amazing plug-ins.

Curated from the free “Into The Lair” video tutorial series, Grammy winning mix engineer Dave Pensado reveals his “must have” plug-ins as well as his favorite Track and Mix Buss plug-ins and how he uses them to make his mixes impactful and shine!

Have you ever wished superstar engineer Eddie Kramer could record and mix your tracks? Well studio expert Todd Tatnall shows you how to get the next best thing with “Waves Eddie Kramer Signature Series Explained”.

FabFilter Effects & Synths Explained® is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Not really helpfull I think I'll have to read the manuals as this tutorial is not going really deep. But it can be a good first impression of the plugins for people who don't like reading.
Date published: 2018-05-02
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
We use cookies to personalize content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyze our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners. By continuing to use this site you agree to the use of cookies. View Privacy Policy