Padshop Tutorial

Padshop & Padshop Pro Explained®

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  • Introduction 2:40


    Sami welcomes you and covers the differences between Padshop and Padshop Pro, and then explains the layout of the GUI in-detail.

  • Granular Synthesis Concept 5:40

    Granular Synthesis Concept

    Starting with the basics, Sami uses a bit of visual aid to explain the basic concept of the granular synthesis used by Padshop.

  • Granular Parameters Pt. 1 14:03

    Granular Parameters Pt. 1

    In this video you'll get familiar with the core section of Padshop, the Grain Oscillator, and learn about key functions such as duration, speed, and randomization.

  • Granular Parameters Pt. 2 8:53

    Granular Parameters Pt. 2

    Now take a look at the position and offset controls, as well as the new parameters that become available when using more grains.

  • Voice & Pitch Sections 14:33

    Voice & Pitch Sections

    Many aspects of Padshop follow traditional keyboard conventions. Sami goes through the various parameters relating to voice and pitch and how to use them.

  • Modulation 14:44


    Padshop features a powerful mod-matrix and step LFO, each with a number of parameters and possibilities. Sami goes through all of these step-by-step so you fully understand them and use them.

  • Effects 3:57


    Though minimal, the effects on Padshop are very effective. Sami takes us on a tour through the available effects and parameters.

  • Sound Design - Vocal Pads 9:19

    Sound Design - Vocal Pads

    Vocal Pads - Taking what you've learned, Sami goes into detail on sound design, designing pad sounds from a vocal sample.

  • Sound Design - Vocal Slowdown 2:25

    Sound Design - Vocal Slowdown

    Vocal Slowdown - In this video Sami creates a transform effect, slowing down a vocal sample to create a lush ambient sound.

  • Sound Design - Layered Pads 6:47

    Sound Design - Layered Pads

    Layered Pads - See how having a second layer in Padshop blows open the sound design possibilities. Sami crafts a template layered pad, where the oscillator samples can easily be swapped out to make new, original material.

  • Sound Design - Rhythm 4:51

    Sound Design - Rhythm

    Creating rhythm out of independently looping samples can be tricky. In this final video, Sami gives some tips on getting things to work in your project's tempo, and creates some haunting bell soundscapes in the process.

Product Overview

Synth expert Sami Rabia reveals Steinberg’s awesome Padshop & Padshop Pro virtual instrument, showing you all of its features and functions and how it can create amazing sounds for your next song or production!

Sami starts out by covering the differences between Padshop and Padshop Pro, and how the videos to follow are compatible with each version.

He then covers the concept of Granular Synthesis so you know what you’re working with, followed by Padshop’s parameters voice and pitch sections, Modulation, and Effects, enabling you to fully understand just what tools you have at your disposal.

Lastly Sami provides 4 in-depth sound design tutorials covering Vocal Pads, Vocal Slowdown Effects, Layered Pads, and Rhythm Effects, so you can see how to actually use and program Padshop and make your own custom sounds and patches.

If you use Padshop or Padshop Pro, this series is a must have. Get to know this virtual instrument powerhouse inside and out… Watch “Padshop & Padshop Pro Explained” today!

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