Predator Tutorial

Predator Explained®

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    Introduction (1:31)


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    The Interface (4:24)


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    The Oscillator Section (14:59)


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    Pitch Modulation (3:29)


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    The Filter Section (15:13)


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    The Amp Section (5:38)


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    Free Modulation Section (11:34)


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    The Arpeggiator Section (13:58)


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    Play Mode Section (6:59)


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    The Preset Section (7:09)


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    The FX Section (5:51)


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    Predator as an FX Unit (8:32)


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    Deep House Soulful Chord (7:26)


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    Riser (7:42)


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    Electro Kick (5:08)


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    Nasty Bass (3:33)


Laurence Holcombe has unleashed the ultimate predator, Rob Papen's Predator virtual synth plug-in! Watch along with Laurence as he covers all the features and functions of this awesome, must have virtual synth and creates cutting edge sounds as well.

Laurence starts with an introduction, giving you a bird's-eye view of the plug-in and what it can do. He then breaks down the plug-in starting with the interface, Oscillator section, Pitch Modulation area and Filter sections.

Next, Laurence explains the Amp section, Free Modulation section, Arpeggiator and Play Mode sections. Moving on, Laurence reveals the power of the Preset section, FX section and shows you how to use Predator as an insert effect in your DAW.

Wrapping up the series, Laurence gets into sound design with Predator. Learn to make Deep House Chords, Electro Kicks, Nasty Basses and more!

Rob Papen's Predator immediately gained fame for it's powerful, monster synth tones when it was released. Are you ready to tame this beast of a synth? Stay close with Laurence, he'll show you how. Watch "Predator Explained" today.


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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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