Predator Tutorial

Predator Explained®

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  • Introduction 1:31


    Welcome to Predator Explained. Laurence let's you know what's in store during this exploration of Rob Papen's virtual synth Predator.

  • The Interface 4:24

    The Interface

    Discover the different areas of the Predator window and how to interact with it.

  • The Oscillator Section 14:59

    The Oscillator Section

    Learn all about Oscillators 1, 2 and 3 as well as the different types of waveforms and common controls. Cross modulation of oscillators is also looked at.

  • Pitch Modulation 3:29

    Pitch Modulation

    See how to apply vibrato using the dedicated pitch LFO and pitch bend.

  • The Filter Section 15:13

    The Filter Section

    Explore Filters 1 and 2 as well as filter modulation using dedicated filter envelopes and LFO filter types.

  • The Amp Section 5:38

    The Amp Section

    Learn all about expression, the Amp envelope and its Fade control.

  • Free Modulation Section 11:34

    Free Modulation Section

    Learn to use the free envelopes and LFOs and assign them to Predator's parameters. Explore the difference between the free and auto assigned modulators as well as using expression controllers.

  • The Arpeggiator Section 13:58

    The Arpeggiator Section

    See how to setup and program the Arpeggiator as well as use the arpeggiator as a modulator.

  • Play Mode Section 6:59

    Play Mode Section

    Discover poly, mono and legato modes as well as portamento, unison and chord mode.

  • The Preset Section 7:09

    The Preset Section

    Learn all about presets, banks and preset morphing. The advanced settings page is also explored.

  • The FX Section 5:51

    The FX Section

    Laurence explains FX 1, 2 and 3 as well as the different types of FX and their common controls. The Gator effect and FX modulation matrix is also explained.

  • Predator as an FX Unit 8:32

    Predator as an FX Unit

    See how to use predator as an insert effect in your DAW. Using the filters and FX is looked at, as well as using Predator as a vocoder and vocoding samples.

  • Deep House Soulful Chord 7:26

    Deep House Soulful Chord

    Learn to make the chord feature in Predator play back deep, soulful chords.

  • Riser 7:42


    See how to program Predator to produce a Trap style riser sound.

  • Electro Kick 5:08

    Electro Kick

    Learn to use Predator to synthesis kick drums pitched to a specific key.

  • Nasty Bass 3:33

    Nasty Bass

    Watch Laurence use Predator to produce Dubstep and Drum and Bass style bass sounds.

Product Overview

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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