HYBRID KEYS Explained®

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  • HYBRID KEYS Flyover 6:11

    HYBRID KEYS Flyover

    Take a quick tour around the interface and learn about the central features that make this instrument creatively stimulating.

  • Assigning Controllers & Automating Macros 4:45

    Assigning Controllers & Automating Macros

    Discover how simple it is to assign hardware controllers and automate the macro knobs, and learn about the different types of sounds available in the Browsers, all as we easily and intuitively modify an actual keyboard part.

  • Lo Fi Layer Effects 6:56

    Lo Fi Layer Effects

    Explore the Lo Fi sample and Lo Fi wavetable effects available in the Layer section of the Sound View.

  • Exploring the Filters 8:36

    Exploring the Filters

    Hear how the filters are used to attenuate or boost various areas of a sound's frequency spectrum and how to animate the movement using a modulation envelope.

  • Amp Envelope 6:41

    Amp Envelope

    Watch how this envelope is used to shape the sound of a note over its duration as we develop a bass sound. Also learn how it's used as a modulation source routed to multiple target parameters.

  • Modulation & LFOs 9:35

    Modulation & LFOs

    Explore more about modulation and how LFOs work on various parameters.

  • Modwheel, Aftertouch, & Velocity 7:07

    Modwheel, Aftertouch, & Velocity

    See some examples of these performance-based controllers in use modulating various parameters in real time as parts are performed.

  • Secondary Modulation 4:24

    Secondary Modulation

    Discover the rhythmic potential achieved by modulating the LFO rate - either with the other LFO or with the modulation envelope.

  • FX Overview 5:23

    FX Overview

    Learn how to manage and work with FX units and FX chains in the HYBRID KEYS FX View.

  • The Sequencer: Pitch & Velocity 10:09

    The Sequencer: Pitch & Velocity

    Explore the analog-style step sequencer and hear how it's used to create arpeggiated-style note patterns that conform to a specific key and scale.

  • Programming Macros 7:46

    Programming Macros

    Learn how to build up macro assignments from scratch, set min/max value ranges, adjust the shaper curve, and more.

  • Macro Sequencing 6:45

    Macro Sequencing

    Discover how the sequencer is used to modulate the macro values based on the individual step amounts, macro smoothing, direction, and other sequencer playback parameters.

  • Settings View 7:14

    Settings View

    Set how HYBRID KEYS responds to your keyboard or MIDI, including the velocity response curve, note priority, key range, pitch bend range, and glide.

Product Overview

Studio expert Eli Krantzberg presents comprehensive Native Instrument HYBRID KEYS video tutorials! If you want to learn how to quickly take advantage of all this expansive virtual keyboard instrument has to offer, this is the course to watch. Eli covers all the functions and features thoroughly - with plenty of instructive demonstrations along the way - so you'll be entirely comfortable with the plugin and tweaking it's keyboard instrument sounds like a pro in no-time! These videos are for new HYBRID KEYS users.

Eli welcomes you and begins with tour of the interface and some introductory information on the structure of the plugin. Then you'll learn how to easily assign your MIDI controllers to various parameters and automate the powerful macro knobs, as well as how to navigate the Browsers. After that, Eli covers the Lo Fi sample and Lo Fi wavetable effects from the Layer section and hear how they can add plenty of character and vibe to the sound.

Next, explore the filters, hearing their effect on the sound and learning how to create movement by using a modulation envelope. Also discover the amp envelope and how it's used to shape a note's duration while creating a bass sound.

Throughout the rest of the course, you'll learn about the remaining features and controls, including modulation and LFOs, using the modwheel, aftertouch, and velocity, how to apply secondary modulation and various effects, how to use the sequencer for pitch, velocity, and macros, and more!

To see exactly what these in-depth HYBRID KEYS tutorials contain, and how they'll help you master the wealth of sonic possibilities within this instrument, check out the individual HYBRID KEYS video tutorial descriptions below. Learn how to quickly find that unique sound that's been missing from your productions ... watch “HYBRID KEYS Explained®” now!

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