Dune Tutorial

Synapse Dune 2 Explained®

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  • Overview 7:39


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

  • Intro to Modulation 2:57

    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.

  • Oscillators Pt. 1 7:32

    Oscillators Pt. 1

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

  • Oscillators Pt. 2 5:10

    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.

  • Oscillators Pt. 3 7:00

    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.

  • Oscillators Pt. 4 10:00

    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.

  • The Filter Section 7:51

    The Filter Section

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

  • The FX Busses 5:49

    The FX Busses

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

  • Modulators Pt. 1 4:37

    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.

  • Modulators Pt. 2 3:21

    Modulators Pt. 2

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

  • The Modulation Matrix 6:52

    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.

  • The Arpeggiator 8:51

    The Arpeggiator

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

  • Sound Examples 7:02

    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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