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Spire Tutorial

Spire Explained®

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Sample this tutorial...
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    Introduction (4:17)


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    The Oscillators (10:08)


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    Unison & Play Modes (7:22)


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    The Filters (7:27)


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    The FX Section (10:35)


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    The Master Out Section (4:15)


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    The Envelopes (6:32)


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    The LFOs (6:35)


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    The Stepper (5:50)


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    The Modulation Matrix (5:22)


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    The Arpeggiator (12:02)


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    Sound Design Pt. 1 - Percussive Hits & Plucks (11:08)


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    Sound Design Pt. 2 - Bass (8:52)


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    Sound Design Pt. 3 - Pads & Dubby Chords (10:45)


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    Sound Design Pt. 4 - Leads (3:25)


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    Sound Design Pt. 5 - Drums & FX (9:17)


Laurence Holcombe is back and this time breaks down the incredible virtual synth Spire by Reveal Sound from beginning to end. This synth is truly amazing sounding and disproves any ideas that software synths don't have the "big, fat sound" that hardware synths do. Follow along with Larry and see and hear for yourself!

Laurence begins with a detailed introduction to the powerhouse synth and its GUI, followed by how to Choose and Save Presets and Banks. Next, you'll learn all about Spire's Oscillators, Unison and Play Modes, The Filters (including how to make a 303 type sound) and more.

The FX section is up next and Larry covers everything including the Shaper, Phaser, Vowel Filter, Chorus, Flanger, Delay and Reverb. Moving on, the Master Out Section is revealed where you can tame your signal using Multi-Band Compression and High and Low Pass Filer EQs. Envelopes and LFOs are then shown followed by The Stepper which allows you to create intricate patterns and sound design.

The Modulation Matrix is then explained which allows you to set parameters to control and effect or parameters for endless sonic sculpting. Larry now introduces you to the awesome Arpeggiator and finally wraps up the series with 5 separate videos on designing Percussive Hits & Plucks, Basses, Pads and Dubby Chords, Leads, Drums & FX!

If you use Reveal Sound's Spire software synth, your lucky! Now you can get lucky again with in-depth tutorials showing you how to get the most from your stellar synth... "Get Spire Explained" today!


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Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 6 months ago

Awesome !!!

Just great, very good information and teaching skills, thank you !!!

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Arib Crisp
Submitted 1 year ago

Great video series and Synth

This series were very helpful to understand how spire works, and I think it really showcases the power of this synth!

I am a: Producer, Hobbyist

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NOSEN
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Teaching

Goes over all the parameters of the VST in a quick yet very understandable way for a beginner.

I am a: Beginner, Producer, Beat Maker, Student

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Tchichovsky
Submitted 2 years ago

Just Thanks!

Thanks Groove3 and Laurence for make such a beautiful and well made tutorial, showing plenty of the potential of this powerful synth!, congratulations and keep on the good work!

I am a: Producer, Musician

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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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Spire Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome !!! Just great, very good information and teaching skills, thank you !!!
Date published: 2018-03-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great video series and Synth This series were very helpful to understand how spire works, and I think it really showcases the power of this synth!
Date published: 2017-03-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Teaching Goes over all the parameters of the VST in a quick yet very understandable way for a beginner.
Date published: 2017-02-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Just Thanks! Thanks Groove3 and Laurence for make such a beautiful and well made tutorial, showing plenty of the potential of this powerful synth!, congratulations and keep on the good work!
Date published: 2016-09-05
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