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Generate Explained®

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    What is Generate?

    Learn about the underlying architecture and structure of Generate, and see how the main areas of the interface are laid out.

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    Patching Modulation

    Explore the modular style patching and see how routings between modulation outputs and sound generating parameters are connected, adjusted, bypassed, and removed.

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    The Chaotic Generator

    Hear how the various chaotic generator controls interact with each other, and explore the various generator types and their different characteristics.

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    The Wavefolder

    Explore the rich harmonics that are added to the signal using the three wavefolder types. The Drive signal boosts the input into the folds, and the symmetry and shape values control the movement of the harmonics.

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    Low Pass Gate

    See how these controls morph between a VCA style low pass gate and a resonant low pass filter; and hear how the ADSR amp envelope controls effect the level of notes over time.

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    Global Voice Controls

    Discover how the Global voice parameters are used for performance based control and modulation.

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    Examining Envelopes

    Hear how the three different envelope outputs relate to the four stages in the Generate envelopes.

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    Using the LFOs

    See how rhythmic modulation of the sound generating parameters is generated via these low frequency repeating cyclical patterns.

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    Sample & Hold

    Hear how this module provides a source of randomness, noise, and glitching to the modulation section.

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    Step Sequencer

    The SEQ module provides an 8-step step sequencer allowing you to sequence any of the Modulation Destinations. Hear the various playback directions and output controls in action.

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    Effects Overview

    See how the simple yet intuitive effects round out the palette of sound shaping parameters within Generate.

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    Drums Sound Design

    Follow along as kick, snare, and hi hat type sounds are created with Generate from scratch.

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    Synth Bass Sound Design

    Watch as a synth bass sound, built from initialized settings, is deconstructed.

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    Keys Sound Design

    Learn how to make a smooth keyboard sound, built up from scratch, and see how an LFO, sample & hold, and delay are used to add motion to the timbre of the sound.

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    Rhythmic Pad Sound Design

    The step sequencer and sample & hold modulation outputs are put to work creating a pad sound with rhythmic motion; built on the Turbine chaos generator with oscillator sync.

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    Lead Sound Design

    In this final video, a lead sound with real-time mod wheel control is set up, and a short solo is recorded.

Product Overview


Eli Krantzberg presents in-depth Generate video tutorials! Learn all about the exciting new polysynth from Eventide and Newfangled Audio, which combines several revolutionary chaotic oscillators. See how to create complex pads, warm moving keys, jittery sequenced basses, out-of-control leads, and mind-bending textures. These videos are designed for new Generate users.

Eli welcomes you and jumps right in, showing you the underlying architecture and structure of Generate, as well as how the main areas of the interface are laid out. Then you'll explore the modular style patching and see how routings between modulation outputs and sound generating parameters are connected, adjusted, bypassed, and removed.

Next, discover how the various chaotic generator controls interact with each other, the various generator types and their different characteristics, including how rich harmonics are added to the signal using the three wavefolder types. Throughout the rest of the Generate video tutorials you'll learn how to utilize Generate's low pass gate, global voice controls, envelopes, LFOs, sample & hold feature, step sequencer, effects and much more.

Making your Generate journey complete, Eli gives you 5 dedicated sound design video tutorials that show you how to make amazing drums, synth bass, keys, pads and lead sounds all from scratch using Generate.

To see what these detailed Generate tutorials show you, and how they'll get you up and running fast with Generate and craft sounds from scratch, see the individual Generate video tutorial descriptions on this page. Explore a new dimension of generating sound with chaos... Watch “Generate Explained®” today.


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BubbaSatori
Submitted 1 month ago

Deep dive into an interesting sound design program.

Very thorough, yet easily understood exploration of a clever and novel synth and sound design app. Eli is a top notch instructor who uses very good examples of the softwares functions. Explanations of key concepts like modulation, envelopes, filters and signal routing are especially helpful to newcomers to synths and sound design. Highly recommended.


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BubbaSatori
Submitted 1 month ago

Deep dive into an interesting sound design program.

Very thorough, yet easily understood exploration of a clever and novel synth and sound design app. Eli is a top notch instructor who uses very good examples of the softwares functions. Explanations of key concepts like modulation, envelopes, filters and signal routing are especially helpful to newcomers to synths and sound design. Highly recommended.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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    AAS Strum GS-2 Explained

    In this FREE series commissioned by Applied Acoustic Systems, Eli Krantzberg covers the expansive performance library of electric and acoustic guitar strumming inside and out, and shows you how to make Strum GS-2 your new favorite session guitarist!

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Generate Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Deep dive into an interesting sound design program. Very thorough, yet easily understood exploration of a clever and novel synth and sound design app. Eli is a top notch instructor who uses very good examples of the softwares functions. Explanations of key concepts like modulation, envelopes, filters and signal routing are especially helpful to newcomers to synths and sound design. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2020-09-28
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