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Synth Know-How: Layering

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5 Videos | Length: 40min 20sec
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  • The Concept 6:37

    The Concept

    In this intro video Sami explains the basic idea behind layering sources, and starts at the most basic level by looking at how much can be done with just a single instance of Serum.

  • Bass Reinforcement 5:11

    Bass Reinforcement

    Often, adding a new custom bass source is more effective than trying to process a non-bass sound. In this video Sami demonstrates both methods.

  • Adding Fullness 10:18

    Adding Fullness

    Sami now reveals tips for making synths bigger by layering unalike sound sources and finally processing them all as a single group.

  • Effects Layer 10:07

    Effects Layer

    Taking the final layered sound, Sami now puts together an effects chain to add dramatic effect, making the sound more alive.

  • Fuller Bass 8:07

    Fuller Bass

    If you need to make your bass sound bigger, one of the most effective ways can be to add new elements to it. In this video Sami adds a subtle and obvious layer to the original mono bass sound.

Product Overview


Keyboard wiz Sami Rabia brings you a cool video series on layering synths to make better, bigger and more interesting synth sounds for your songs and production. The info can be applied to any hardware or software synth!

Sami starts by explaining the basic idea behind layering sounds, and gives you some examples of the technique. He then shows different methods for reinforcing your existing Bass sounds.

Next, Sami reveals how to add fullness to your synths by layering unlike sound sources and processing them as one sound. Effects are then explored as ways to make synths more dramatic and alive.

Wrapping it up, Sami shows how to make a bass sound bigger by adding different elements, both subtle and obvious to a mono bass patch.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re looking for ideas on how to layer your synth sounds, check out “Synth Know-How: Layering” today!


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