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Synth Know-How: Layering

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    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.

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    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.

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    Adding Fullness

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

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    Effects Layer

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

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    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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Synth Know-How: Layering is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 16 .
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Didn't really learn much He uses a lot of hyperspecific 3rd-party plugins, doesn't really explain what he's doing, uses and doesn't really get into the fundamental ideas behind layering. He basically just creates a few layered synth and you watch, and that's it.
Date published: 2020-09-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial Relevant examples backed by a high level knowledge on the topic.
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from This turned out to be mixing syths created and sound engineering. This turned out to be creating in Serum synth sounds with sound engineering mixing. I think of synth layers are more about arranging. I could be wrong. I was looking for for synth arranging, not more sound engineering synths.
Date published: 2020-07-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT!
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Ok Its okay
Date published: 2020-04-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Best basics for Layering & Sounddesign I Always wanted to know About layering Synthesizer and this Video gave me a fundamental Knowledge About it. The part with Serum ist Pretty good! Well done man.
Date published: 2019-11-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super helpful. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2019-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very useful tips Lots of new info about making better sounding music by filling out the mix with layers.
Date published: 2019-04-25
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful It helped me with layering synths together to make a fuller sound
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good Clear and Easy to follow. Thanks
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic - very insightful This is a great insight into sound design and production techniques with plenty to take away from. I just started the first video to get an idea of the concept, and found myself watching the whole course, as it was so interesting and well presented. I'll definitely be checking out his other videos; I'd love to see him present one on making a whole track - his demo's were superb. 5 stars
Date published: 2017-10-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from So much knowledge on display here. There is so much to learn from this guy it is daunting.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Sami makes it so easy Another good tutorial from Sami. His ability to make great-sounding synth patches, and the ease with which he does so, impresses me so much that I look forward to watching each video and listening to each preset pack he creates.
Date published: 2017-10-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Top Level Knowledge! This is by far the best EDM training tutorial on Groove 3! Please release more tutorials from this instructor!! He's great!
Date published: 2017-10-01
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Good Excellent descriptions. Concise, pertinent and very clear. Very helpful and stimulating.
Date published: 2017-09-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very well explained! I really enjoyed this tutorial. The way the instructor explains things are just brilliant.
Date published: 2017-09-27
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