Do you use REAKTOR 5's ensemble MONARK in your productions? Groove 3 resident trainer Al Swettenham is here to show you the ins & outs of this monophonic subtractive synthesizer, as well as how to use it creatively.
Al begins with an overview of MONARK's two main views and an introduction to Snapshots. Next, Al discusses MONARK's 3 oscillators and the powerful mixer section. Continuing on, Al gives a look at the Filter and Amp sections, and then digs into the Control section and demonstrates using oscillator 3 as a modulation source
Next, Al takes an in-depth look at the B View, discussing each parameter and how it effects your sound. Finally, Al uses a track he put together that's full of sounds created in MONARK, to demonstrate the amazing versatility of this synth. He goes through all seven parts, recreating each sound from scratch so you see how they were made..
If you're looking to get up and running with MONARK fast, Al shows you how... Watch "MONARK Explained" today.
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Submitted 2 months ago
Very well explained.
I've already seen previous videos from this instructor and this one is as helpful and well explained as the others. He takes time. Great.
I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase
Submitted 5 months ago
A pretty thorough introduction to Monark, covering subtractive synth in general and some of the specific Minimoog emulations. I particularly liked how, unlike some other videos on this site, it went beyond describing the UI and also covered how to create various sounds with Monark. I feel that I've got a good handle on it now.
I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Ableton Live
Submitted 1 year ago
A Lovin' Spoonfull
The sections of this course are very well structured, delivered with clarity and superbly demonstrated. Recommended!
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar, Reason
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