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Synapse Dune 2 Explained®

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    Larry explores the Dune 2 interface and its 4 areas A, B, C, D.

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    Intro to Modulation

    In this video, Larry dives into the audio routing and patch structure in Dune 2. He also discusses the amplitude and filter envelopes and how to change skins in Dune 2.

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    Oscillators Pt. 1

    Larry teaches you all about the VA Synthesis type in Oscillators 1 & 2 and Unison modes.

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    Oscillators Pt. 2

    Larry explores Oscillators 1 and 2 WT synthesis mode. He also demonstrates the Position knob and produces evolving sounds using Wavetable synthesis.

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    Oscillators Pt. 3

    In this video, Larry tackles the FM synthesis mode and dual algorithms of Dune 2. He also discusses routing modulators to FM parameters to introduce timbre differences in sounds.

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    Oscillators Pt. 4

    Oscillator 3 - Larry explores the Ring Modulator, Ring Modulation, and Differential Unison Engine. He then demonstrates examples of changing parameters for each one of our voices to create huge sounds.

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    The Filter Section

    Larry discusses the different parameters, models, effects and filter envelope.

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    The FX Busses

    Larry gets us familiar with Distortion, EQ 1 & 2, Phaser, Chorus, Delay 1 & 2, Reverb and the Compressor.

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    Modulators Pt. 1

    Larry explores the envelopes in Dune 2. He demonstrates multiple segment envelope generators, creating customized envelopes, looping the envelope to create LFO type effects, and copying and pasting envelope settings.

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    Modulators Pt. 2

    In this video, Larry all the LFO shapes and parameters and using MSEG’s to modulate the LFO parameters.

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    The Modulation Matrix

    Larry discusses assigning parameters and modulators in the mod matrix, their sources and destinations, and the differential unison engine in Dune 2.

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    The Arpeggiator

    Larry explores all the Arpeggiator modes, step sequencer and all of their parameters.

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    Sound Examples

    In this video, Larry gives some sound design examples including: Creating a squelchy Bass Sound and a uplifting pad sound.

Product Overview

Synapse Audio Software has a killer synth utilizing Virtual Analog, Wavetable and FM Synthesis, bringing the best of it all to you, in one powerful synth package. Join Synth guru Larry Holcombe in this video tutorial journey out into the dune.

After an in-depth introduction, Larry jumps right in showing you how to load presets, and assign MIDI controllers and Modulators. The different Play Modes are then explored, offering inspiring ways to control and perform with this synth.

Modulation in Dune 2 is then explained and explored, as well as a comprehensive look at the Oscillators and Filter sections, arming you with the knowledge to route and design sounds in Dune 2 masterfully.

Larry then goes deep into Dune 2’s Effects and FX Busses, Envelopes, LFOs, and the Modulation Matrix, showing you how to push the sonics of this monster synth further.

Wrapping it up, Larry breaks down the Arpeggiator, and even creates a squelchy bass sound and uplifting pad patch from scratch, cementing your Dune 2 sound design knowledge.

If you want to know more about Synapse Dune 2, or are feeling overwhelmed by all it’s endless power, don’t get lost in the synth desert, watch “Synapse Dune 2 Explained” today!

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Synapse Dune 2 Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from v good didn't know a thing about unison diferential engine till i watched this. thanks for making it so clear larry
Date published: 2019-10-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fabulous Crisp, thorough and meaningful examples throughout - Much of this still applies to Dune 3 - Would be nice to see an updated feature explanation, but that said - one of the better synth overviews I've seen to date. Thank you!
Date published: 2019-06-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from really enjoyed this made what appears as an intimidatingly complex synth very clear, espescially good on the workflow
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Elaborate explanation of all functions within Dune 2 Really helpfull and elaborate explanation of all functions within Dune 2. Straight to the point and with a good overall tempo.
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very good tutorial! Very well done tutorial especially explaining the modulations and routings as they are the most complex aspects of this capable synth. Half a point taken because no talk about the 'audio rate modulation' which can take the quality of sound even higher ;)
Date published: 2017-07-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from clear and useful a very good yet surprisingly quick guide to all the features of Dune. Larry is very easy to follow and clear in his explanations.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Good in Depth Explanation! It helps to understand the full capabilities of the synthesizer!
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Mediocer and badly prepared Well it covers all parts of the synth but the explanations leave a lot to be desired. Testing all the filter types with the resonance turned down when it is pretty much impossible to hear a difference between them at that setting. The difference lies in how the resonance respons (at least to my ears). This goes for a lot of other small things as well. It is almost as if the person making the video has not thougth things trough. This does not have a premium video feel but could be up on youtube for free.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent run through Excellent overview and run through of a brilliant software synth! The course instructors also includes some nuggets of sound design, which helps showcase the power of Dune 2. Highly recommended as a "101" to the synth.
Date published: 2016-08-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from A good overview of a great synth This is a very concise series of videos, but there are plenty of sound examples all along. There are also quite a few sound design examples throughout, and tips on how to use the features to create usable and novel sounds.
Date published: 2016-08-20
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