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Fabfilter Saturn 2 Explained®

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    The Saturn 2 Interface

    In this video, we'll cover the interface of Saturn 2 and also how you can use the parameter controls, which allows you to be able to locate the different areas of the plug-in, preparing you for the upcoming videos.

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    The Interactive Multi-Band Display & Band Controls Pt. 1

    In this video, discover the frequency spectrum display, which adds bands and changing crossovers. We'll also explore working with multiple bands simultaneously, as well as changing crossover slopes. Next we'll cover the band controls which allows you to vary processing across the frequency spectrum.

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    The Interactive Multi-Band Display & Band Controls Pt. 2

    Learn about the different saturation/distortion styes available and hear them in action on our example track. You'll also see how to use tone controls to focus your processing into different areas.

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    Output Controls & Mid/Side

    Watch and learn about Linear Phase Mode, High Quality Mode and the input and output sections. Then discover the mid/side options within Saturn 2 including an example on fixing a problematic piano part.

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    The Top Section

    In this video, learn about the A/B comparison feature, the presets and undo/redo options.

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    Drag & Drop Modulation

    Discover the implementation of modulation using drag and drop, which includes routing multiple parameters from modulation sources and source presets.

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    The Slider & XLFO Pt. 1

    Now see different ways to use the Slider as well as the LFO parameters which can create rhythmic, filter wobbles, and even pseudo pitched FX with this powerful modulation source.

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    The XLFO Pt. 2

    In this video, we continue looking at the LFO features, covering the glide parameter and phase offset.

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    The XLFO Pt. 3

    Now see how to create a Trancegate stepped effect using the LFO, leading to an interesting glitchy style sound. Also, see how to utilize multiple LFOs to further mangle the loop.

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    Envelope Follower & Envelope Generator

    In this video, see how to add some extra punch to a drum loop by saturating the transients using the envelope follower in Transient and Envelope Mode. Plus, watch how to bring out the bass loop slightly with the envelope generator.

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    The XY Pad

    Experiment with morphing between different guitar tones using the XY controller, which allows you to control multiple parameters on an X-Y axis.

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    Using MIDI with Saturn 2

    In this video, watch how to use Saturn 2 alongside MIDI to tie your modulation to note on MIDI messages, which allows the envelope generator in Saturn 2 to be triggered over MIDI, as it would be in a synth. This is also achieved using an LFO, to again have MIDI note on message triggering LFO modulation. Lastly, see how to setup the mod wheel to have hands on control over parameters.

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    Mastering a Track Using Saturation

    Discover how to use Linear Phase Mode to fix some problems with a pre-master, by applying some compression and saturation to the low mids. We'll then also add in some side processing to add a stereo sheen to the tops. Finally, watch how to add some richness to the low end.

Product Overview


Studio pro Larry Holcombe delivers detailed Fabfilter Saturn 2 tutorials! Checkout this in-depth video manual for Fabfilter's awesome distortion / saturation plug-in, and learn all of its features and functions, including how to use them to add subtle to heavy distortion and saturation effects to your instruments and tracks. These videos are designed for new Saturn 2 users.

Larry welcomes you and starts at the beginning with a detailed look at Saturn 2's user interface, including how you can use the parameter controls to locate the different areas of the plug-in, which will prepare you for the upcoming videos.

The Interactive Multi-Band Display and Band Controls are then explained and explored including how to work with multiple bands simultaneously, making for a wide variety of tonal shaping of your sounds. Larry then covers the output controls and Mid/Side processing options, the A/B comparison feature, and drag and drop modulation routing which allows you to route multiple parameters from modulation sources and source presets for endless sonic alchemy.

In the rest of the videos. Larry shows you tips on using the Slider and XFLO, how to add some extra punch to a drum loop by saturating the transients using the envelope follower in Transient and Envelope Mode, experiment with morphing between different guitar tones using the XY controller and much, much more.

To see what these comprehensive Saturn 2 video tutorials show you and how they'll help you to add saturation and distortion from the subtle to the wildest multiband guitar amp effects and everything in between, see the individual Saturn 2 tutorial descriptions on this page. Warm up your sounds and give them more punch and vibe now... Watch "Fabfilter Saturn 2 Explained®" today.

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Submitted 5 months ago

Excellent, in depth course!

A very thorough course with in depth explanations of each function and applied examples. I am already getting some great use out of this amazing plugin!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Ableton Live, Logic Pro


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mk2019
Submitted 5 months ago

very interesting

good insights how to use that tool


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Pav
Submitted 5 months ago

Excellent, in depth course!

A very thorough course with in depth explanations of each function and applied examples. I am already getting some great use out of this amazing plugin!

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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very interesting

good insights how to use that tool

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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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Fabfilter Saturn 2 Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent, in depth course! A very thorough course with in depth explanations of each function and applied examples. I am already getting some great use out of this amazing plugin!
Date published: 2020-07-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very interesting good insights how to use that tool
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