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Synth Know-How: Layering

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    The Concept (6:37)


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    Bass Reinforcement (5:11)


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    Adding Fullness (10:18)


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    Effects Layer (10:07)


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    Fuller Bass (8:07)


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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BGBeatz1
Submitted 7 months ago

Very Helpful

It helped me with layering synths together to make a fuller sound

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Stehc88
Submitted 8 months ago

Good

Clear and Easy to follow. Thanks

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bigmiff
Submitted 10 months ago

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

I am a: Student, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live

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evilsp1der
Submitted 10 months ago

So much knowledge on display here.

There is so much to learn from this guy it is daunting.

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garryknight
Submitted 10 months ago

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.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Reaper, Studio One

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Some College
Submitted 11 months ago

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!

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Mujaku
Submitted 11 months ago

Good

Excellent descriptions. Concise, pertinent and very clear. Very helpful and stimulating.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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Bf2ivanhoe
Submitted 11 months ago

Very well explained!

I really enjoyed this tutorial. The way the instructor explains things are just brilliant.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer

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Synth Know-How: Layering is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 8.
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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