Loom Tutorial

Loom Explained®

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18 Videos | Length: 2hr 36min 47sec
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  • Introduction 9:15


    What is Loom and how does it make additive synthesis easier to use? Russ gives a show and tell of the interface and gets users up to speed with where everything is in Loom.

  • The Edit Window 8:11

    The Edit Window

    The soul of the synth is Loom's Edit Window and Russ shows you how each of the modules can be used to create limitless sounds.

  • The Morph Window 12:35

    The Morph Window

    Find out how to unleash the power with just a single bank of controllers in the Morph Window, then learn how to mash up and mangle those controls and automate them with the Morph controller.

  • Loom FX Section 4:44

    Loom FX Section

    Looms FX section gives you all you need to ice the cake with distortion, modulation, delay and reverb. Take the tour and make sure you know where to find everything you need to make you sounds scream or shine… or both!

  • Modulation Sources 13:42

    Modulation Sources

    In this video Russ explains how the 4 envelopes and 3 LFOs can be routed to modules and pitch to gives sounds shape and texture.

  • Spectral Distortion & Modulation 9:21

    Spectral Distortion & Modulation

    Take you sounds to another dimension using spectral distortion and modulation… if it sounds like something from a sci-fi movie then don't worry, Russ makes sure you have all you need to harness this other world power.

  • Basics Modules 12:05

    Basics Modules

    Get to the source of the sounds with the basics modules, find out how this initial building block supplies the key audio elements to any great sound in Loom, be that pure sine waves to complex waveforms.

  • Filtering Modules 16:06

    Filtering Modules

    Russ shows how the filtering module helps to ensure you choose exactly the right filter to produce killer low end or sizzling highs, plus how to bring them to life using modulation sources.

  • Effects Modules 12:13

    Effects Modules

    These are effects but not as we know them, Loom offers effects at the partial level giving the user the ability to sculpt sounds in ways not possible with conventional analogue controls, find out how they all work in this session.

  • Rhythmical Modules 5:43

    Rhythmical Modules

    In this session Russ shows how this module can help to add organic shapes to your sounds and also shows how adding them in a subtle way to existing sounds can transform them and bring them to life.

  • Time Module 6:26

    Time Module

    Imagine a reverb or a delay in that occurs at partial level, enabling you to do time based effects in new ways. Russ shows how both the tail and the repeater can add yet another level of complexity to the sound of Loom.

  • Tools Module 13:37

    Tools Module

    In this session Russ shows how partial based clipping, dynamics and more can add elements to a sound not possible in any conventional synth… it involves a lot of maths, but thankfully you won't need your calculator to figure these out.

  • The Wave Module 6:31

    The Wave Module

    Loom's wave module enables the user to load in sounds and loops and use them as the basis of new sounds, it gives you everything from organic loops to cool vocoder effects. Find out how it all works in this session.

  • Create a String Pad 8:35

    Create a String Pad

    For those wanting to make sounds from scratch, then Russ puts it all together in a practical demonstration by creating a moving organic string pad in a matter of minutes.

  • Create Bass Sounds 5:32

    Create Bass Sounds

    Russ shows how to create a series of cool bass sounds with just a handful of modules and gives everyone the power to become their own sound designer

  • Create a Lead Sound 4:44

    Create a Lead Sound

    In this sessions Russ shows how adding some modulation sources to a patch can take a simple square wave and turn it into a cool retro lead sound.

  • Using Loom as a Vocoder 4:13

    Using Loom as a Vocoder

    If you want to use Loom as a cool, time locked vocoder within your favorite DAW then Russ shows you how.

  • Creating, Saving & Loading MIDI CC 3:14

    Creating, Saving & Loading MIDI CC

    A short session showing users how to map, save and load the MIDI knobs, faders and buttons from their favorite MIDI controller.

Product Overview

Untangle the creative possibilities of additive synthesis and produce something amazing with Loom. Synth master Russ Hughes takes you on a journey and helps unlock the synth secrets of this cool new take on additive synthesis. This series includes a full, in-depth explanation of Loom's features, as well as some practical sessions on designing sounds from scratch.

Designed for beginner to intermediate users of Loom, the series guides you through step-by-step, showing you all of Loom's features and functions, as well as many creative possibilities that this awesome synth has to offer. Russ gives you an introduction to Loom, detailed looks at its interface and menus, as well as all of the windows and fx modules available.

Whether you are a new Loom user, or someone who just wishes to expand their Loom knowledge and skills, this series is going to give you the tools you need to unleash the power and add up your sound of this amazing synth... Get "Loom Explained" today.

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