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Predator 2 Explained®

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24 Videos | Length: 3hr 6min 29sec
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    Sami welcomes you and takes you through the basic layout of Predator 2 and highlights its main features and functions.

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    GUI Overview

    Get an in-depth look at all the functions of Toolbar Area and the hidden "Back Panel".

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    Preset Management

    In this video Sami covers the extensive features of Predator 2 that help you load and manage your presets.

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    External MIDI Control

    Learn how to get your MIDI hardware to control Predator 2's parameters.

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    Oscillator Basics Pt. 1

    Sami begins a detailed overview of the oscillators by first looking at their most obvious features.

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    Oscillator Basics Pt. 2

    A continuation of the Oscillator Basics, now focusing on the extensive Modulation Functions and Routing.

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    Morph Modes

    In this video Sami explores the different Morph Functions, explaining how they work and demonstrating their effect.

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    User Waves

    Sami explains the fundamentals of creating your own User Waveforms with Predator 2's built-in Generators.

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    Shaping Waveforms

    Predator 2 has an extensive toolset to allow you to shape and modify the waveforms you create. Sami shows you how to use these tools and gives pointers on how to get the most out of them.

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    Creating Wavetables

    Building on the previous videos, you'll learn how to arrange waveforms into Custom Wavetables.

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    Sample Extract

    In this video Sami demonstrates how to Extract New Waveforms from your sample collection, and what tools are provided to get the results you want.

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    Filter Types

    Sami explores the many different Filter Types available and demonstrates their different characteristics.

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    Filter Modulation

    Predator 2 has many of its Modulation capabilities hardwired, so Sami explains all the Modulation Parameter's features found in the Filter Section.

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    The Amp Section

    This section features the all important AMP ADSR, as well as an EQ and Distortion section. Sami explains how to use them all!

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    Play Modes

    Learn about the different play-modes available and their distinct functions.

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    Advanced Envelopes

    This tab in Predator 2 may not look exciting, but the features here allow for dramatic changes to a patch and its sonic behavior.

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    The XY Pad

    Much more than another controller, the XY pad can be configured to perform a number of functions. Sami explains and demonstrates how to work them all.

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    The Arpeggiator

    A dense and powerful section of Predator 2, the Arpeggiator / Sequencer is broken down and explained.

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    The Modulation Tab

    Tucked away in the Modulation Tab are extra LFO?s and Envelopes with their own special features. In this video, Sami gives you the full breakdown.

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    The Mod Matrix

    In this video, Sami explores Predator 2's mod matrix.

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    The Effects

    Predator 2 features a massive array of effects. Sami goes over some of the tricker parts and explains the nomenclature so you can wrap your mind around it all.

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    Pad Sound Design

    Sami gives you some great ideas for creating pads, both vintage and modern.

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    Bass Sound Design

    Learn how to create some of the fundamental types of bass sounds with Predator 2.

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    Plucks Sound Design

    The Pluck Sound is a staple of dance music, an area Predator 2 excels in. Explore the many directions you can take a pluck sound in, with just some minor tweaks!

Product Overview

Synth expert Sami Rabia gives you the most comprehensive collection of tutorials available dedicated to Rob Papen’s amazing Predator 2 virtual synthesizer! Learn all about this awesome synth, from its in-depth features and functions, to cool tips and tricks, and even sound design techniques. See why this synth is at the top of the food chain.

Sami begins by welcoming you and then gives you an in-depth overview of the Predator 2 user interface and basic layout, including the hidden “back panel”. You’ll then learn all about preset management, external MIDI control and its Oscillator features and routings.

Next, Sami covers the different Morph Modes, User Waves and Shaping Waveforms, all designed to create endless synth tones, and then how to extract new waveforms from your personal sample collection for a truly unique sound all your own.

Filters are up next, and Sami reveals the different filter types available and their characteristics, as well as their modulation capabilities. Sami then covers tons of more topics such as the Amp Scion, Play Modes, Advanced Envelopes, the powerful XY Pad, Arpeggiator, Effects, Sound Design techniques and much more!

If you use Rob Papen’s Predator 2 virtual synth or are considering getting it, this video series will answer all your questions and then some, leaving you shaking in fear of not having one… Watch “Predator 2 Explained®” now!

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Predator 2 Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from helpful series helpful series
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Highly Recommended ! Predator 2 Explained is one of the best tutorials I've followed on Groove 3. There is very good subject knowledge mixed with a relaxed and friendly tone. The pace of the tutorial delivery is easy to follow and there are some great sound design tips that can be transferred to other synthesisers.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Deep introduction to Predator 2 This tutorial went into a lot of depth and got me really excited about delving into this synth. The only negative comment is that I would have liked more coverage of the effects.
Date published: 2017-12-28
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