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Padshop Tutorial

Padshop & Padshop Pro Explained®

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    Introduction

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Modulation

    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.

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    Effects

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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scott99
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear, Concise, & Inspirational

One of the best set of tutorial videos I have ever viewed. The instructor presents the features of Padshop in a clear, concise manner, while including inspirational sound design demonstrations. Well done!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer, Cubase


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DjZeus
Submitted 2 years ago

good title

a good solid description ......does exactly what the title states. Couldn't want more!


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D Rocks 777
Submitted 2 years ago

best ive seen

never watched a video tutorial on synthesis so well explained


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Joakim
Submitted 2 years ago

If you have Padshop you need to watch this.

This has helped me how to improve my sounds to be more exciting and better.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cubase


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Schaltwert
Submitted 2 years ago

Very helpful! :-)

It contains a very good description how granular synthesis works!


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Gourav
Submitted 2 years ago

This is how courses should be taught on granular synthesis!!

Well, I always had Padshop pro but i never had the level of clarity i have now. I think i would be programming some really good sounds with the knowledge I have. Groove 3 as always awesome.. I always keep coming back after small breaks.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer


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Kitjolliffe
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent

Really nicely presented and at a good pace. Thanks, has got wanting to dig into Padshop!


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Przemek
Submitted 2 years ago

HELPFUL!

Great

I am a: Semi-Pro


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scott99
Submitted 2 years ago

Clear, Concise, & Inspirational

One of the best set of tutorial videos I have ever viewed. The instructor presents the features of Padshop in a clear, concise manner, while including inspirational sound design demonstrations. Well done!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer, Cubase

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DjZeus
Submitted 2 years ago

good title

a good solid description ......does exactly what the title states. Couldn't want more!

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D Rocks 777
Submitted 2 years ago

best ive seen

never watched a video tutorial on synthesis so well explained

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Joakim
Submitted 2 years ago

If you have Padshop you need to watch this.

This has helped me how to improve my sounds to be more exciting and better.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cubase

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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Schaltwert
Submitted 2 years ago

Very helpful! :-)

It contains a very good description how granular synthesis works!

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Gourav
Submitted 2 years ago

This is how courses should be taught on granular synthesis!!

Well, I always had Padshop pro but i never had the level of clarity i have now. I think i would be programming some really good sounds with the knowledge I have. Groove 3 as always awesome.. I always keep coming back after small breaks.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Kitjolliffe
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent

Really nicely presented and at a good pace. Thanks, has got wanting to dig into Padshop!

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Przemek
Submitted 2 years ago

HELPFUL!

Great

I am a: Semi-Pro

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Padshop & Padshop Pro Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear, Concise, & Inspirational One of the best set of tutorial videos I have ever viewed. The instructor presents the features of Padshop in a clear, concise manner, while including inspirational sound design demonstrations. Well done!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from good title a good solid description ......does exactly what the title states. Couldn't want more!
Date published: 2017-08-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from best ive seen never watched a video tutorial on synthesis so well explained
Date published: 2017-08-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from If you have Padshop you need to watch this. This has helped me how to improve my sounds to be more exciting and better.
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! :-) It contains a very good description how granular synthesis works!
Date published: 2017-07-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This is how courses should be taught on granular synthesis!! Well, I always had Padshop pro but i never had the level of clarity i have now. I think i would be programming some really good sounds with the knowledge I have. Groove 3 as always awesome.. I always keep coming back after small breaks.
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Really nicely presented and at a good pace. Thanks, has got wanting to dig into Padshop!
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from HELPFUL! Great
Date published: 2017-07-07
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