Sub37 Tutorial

Moog Sub37 Explained®

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18 Videos | Length: 2hr 33min 44sec
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    Sound Designer Sami Rabia gives a brief introduction to the course.

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    Preset Management

    Learn how to quickly navigate, save and initialize presets from the hardware interface.

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    Global Menu

    In this video Sami explains the options available in the Global Menu, not the most exciting aspect of the SUb37 but very useful.

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    Sami gives a detailed overview of the rich Oscillator section in the Sub37, including Sync, Keyboard reset and Duo-mode.

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    A detailed look at the Envelopes in the Sub37, including the extra Delay and Hold stages and the “knob shift” parameters.

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    Filter & Mixer

    Get a good understanding of filtering, multi-drive and differences between the filter slopes on offer and gain-staging and saturation in the mixer.

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    Mod Bus Pt. 1

    In this part Sami explores using the Mod Bus as an LFO section, using it to modulate other parameters in the synth.

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    Mod Bus Pt. 2

    In this video we explore using the Mod Bus as a Matrix, allowing us to connect hidden sources & destinations.

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    We take a look at the different glide modes available, how they sound and when they might be useful.

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    Sami goes into detail on the Arpeggiator section, including all the different modes of operation.

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    Sequencer (Editor)

    Taking a look at the software editor, Sami breaks down the Sequencer, introducing all the important features.

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    Sequencer Basics (Hardware)

    Learn how to easily and quickly record and play a sequence from the hardware interface.

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    Sequencer Duo Mode

    In this video Sami explains the particulars of operating the sequencer in Duo Mode.

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    Sequencer Step Edit

    The Step editor is one of the most powerful features in the Sub37, in this video Sami explains the functions available to you in this mode.

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    Designing Bass

    Sami explains his approach to programming a bass sound in the Sub37.

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    Designing Leads

    Learn the basic process of building lead sounds.

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    Designing FX

    In this video Sami builds an aggressive FX sound, making full use of the saturation capabilities of the Sub37.

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    Designing Plucks

    Taking advantage of Duo Mode means we can create distinctive pluck sounds. Sami explains how he programs them on the Sub37.

Product Overview

The Sub37 Tribute Synthesizer is one of Moog’s modern classics, and synth and sound Design guru Sami Rabia dives deep into this analog vessel, exploring every aspect of it and showing you how to create your own patches from scratch. This is the most comprehensive video series available about the Moog Sub37!

After a general introduction, Sami demonstrates how to navigate, load, and save presets directly from the hardware interface, and then shows you around the global menu, and all of its options.

Sami then delves into every aspect of the oscillator section, including Sync, keyboard reset, and Duo mode, and then delivers a detailed look at the envelopes, including the extra delay and hold stages, as well as knob shift parameters.

The filter and mixer sections are next up, and Sami makes sure you understand the Sub37s filtering, gain staging, and saturation options. The Mod Bus is then revealed, showing you how to use it as an LFO and a modulation matrix, and more. The sequencer feature is then explained both on the hardware unit and with the included software editor for tons of sequencing joy.

Now for the fun part, sound design! Sami explains and explores the Sub37 editor inside out and demonstrates how to build from scratch, a bass sound, lead sound, and an aggressive effect sound, making full use of the Sub37’s saturation capabilities. Finally, Sami takes advantage of Duo mode to create a unique and distinctive pluck sound and more.

Whether you’re new to the Moog Sub37 synthesizer or a established user looking for more info, watch the most comprehensive video series available, “Moog Sub37 Explained”!

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Moog Sub37 Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 26 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Phenomenal comprehensive course Phenomenal course, i've had this synth for a while and really wanted to learn everything about it, this course helped me do it. Really easy to understand and really well spoken by the person narrating it. If you want to learn about this synth i strongly vouch for this course :)
Date published: 2021-04-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fresh eyes for my trusty synth Been using the Sub37 for years, and still found a ton of information in these videos which gave me new ideas for sound design and expands the range of possibilities of what I will be able to leverage from this amazing synth. Great stuff!
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent video! Best explanation of the synth I have seen. Learn more every time I watch it!
Date published: 2021-01-23
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Nice Good so far - some information I don't recall seeing in the manual - maybe it was there but seeing it was much more immediate.
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from VERY GOOD TUTORIAL! Thanks fo this one. Very helpful.
Date published: 2020-08-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Exactly what I needed! I was already familiar with synthesis but this course is a great way to learn where to find what on the Sub37, and about some of the surprising yet hidden features of this modern classic.
Date published: 2020-08-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial This tutorial has helped me immensely with understanding such an intricate and in-depth synth. As a person coming from a very beginner background I was so pleased to watch such an informative and comprehendible tutorial. Thank you!
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Amazing walkthrough The course explains the basics very well. Obviously, this machine is a big deal, and you can´t cover it all in one (or ten) course, but gives you the easy entry to the moog and how to access its main parts. The oscillator graphics over the video are so helpful!! It was one of my favourite things of the course. It gives you visual knowledge about what is going on with the controllers.
Date published: 2020-04-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful and most in-dept tutorial of Moog Sub37 will watch few times to get everything on going. thank you for this tutorial
Date published: 2020-02-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Best lessons out there Master The Moog was my first and I liked it but This ONE RIGHT HERE is the winner.
Date published: 2019-08-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear, concise and demonstrations were well conceived My review title says it.
Date published: 2019-07-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from fantastic de construction of the sub 37 by sami ! very clear and comprehensive tut by sami !
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Very efficient tutorial - organized and intelligent
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Moog Sub 37 Vid Tutorial Awesome, The best I've seen yet!!! Well explained, excellent instructor
Date published: 2018-12-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome! This really helped!
Date published: 2018-03-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from The best! Great way to teach!I have learned a lot in a short amount of time. Very precise and engaging!
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from helpful nice to know... even if it only deals with the basics!
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! Very good in depth tutorial! Clear and detailed explanation about each Moog Sib37 control and button. Very professional, helpful and fun! Thank you.
Date published: 2017-07-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from great tutorial A must for SUB 37 owners
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great stuff! I can recommend the course to all new owners of the Sub37!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I LOVE MY GROOVE3 SUBSCRIPTION!!! Everything you would ask a friend who is an expert on your new Synth
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent! This is by far the best tutorial on the Moog 37 I;ve come across, Week done!
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Informative Video This video provided an excellent avenue to expand my knowledge of the capabilities of the Sub37. There are many behind the scenes capabilities that I've discovered through this video series.
Date published: 2016-10-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Thanks! Great video! It really makes using the Sub 37 easy.
Date published: 2016-08-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Not too shabby Very informative. I feel I can get around this beast now. Looking forward to more.
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Glad this exists Haven not finished watching but the videos so far are informative and detailed. Like going through the manual in video form.
Date published: 2016-08-13
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