TRK-01 Tutorial

TRK-01 Explained®

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    TRK-01 Overview

    In this video, Larry introduces you to TRK-01 and goes through the interface of the synth, as well as discusses presets, including how to save your own.

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    The Header

    Explore and understand all the header panels including Tuning, Timing, Copy Paste and Clear, including the Volume and Cents tuning sliders. You'll also learn how to lock the kick and bass to a global tuning and timing setting.

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    The Kick Engine Interface & Presets

    Now discover the interface of the Kick Engine and the kick songs presets, and see how to change kicks on the fly.

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    The Kick Engine Layers Pt. 1

    Larry now goes over layers A and B, how to add drive to them, and also filter them to get exactly the right frequency response. The sample and synth sound sources as well as importing your own samples is covered in detail.

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    The Kick Engine Layers Pt. 2

    In this video, continue to look at the layers focussing on the pitch envelope of the kick drum, and also the rumble and noise settings.

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    The Kick Engine Global Section & Envelopes

    Larry now covers the global section and the envelope parameters that allow you to start fine tuning the sound of your kick using modulation.

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    The Kick Engine LFO & Noise

    In this final video on the kick engine, you'll now discover the LFO and noise area. This allows you to experiment with using LFO and Noise Modulation to further manipulate your kicks.

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    The Bass Engine Interface & Presets

    Now look at the interface of the bass engine and how to use the sub oscillator to add thickness to your sounds.

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    The Bass Engine Oscillators

    In this video, learn all about the different Oscillator types including Classic, Super, West, FM and Modern.

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    The Bass Engine Modifier

    Larry now covers the Ring, Freq, Sine and S&H modes of the Modifier located in the bass engine allowing you to further manipulate your sounds.

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    The Bass Engine Filter

    In this video, discover the Filter section of the bass engine and its various filter modes, as well as the Feed and Key track parameters for endless sonic creativeness.

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    The Bass Engine Modulation

    Watch and learn about the Envelopes and LFO for the bass section and how to route them and affect parameters on your bass engine.

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    The Kick Effects

    In this video, you'll explore the effects section for the kick drum, covering things like Insert FX, EQ and Compression, ensuring you get the most out of your kick drum.

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    The Bass Effects

    Now learn all about Insert, EQ and Output Effects for the bass engine alongside the ducking envelope which allows you to create kick synced sidechain effects.

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    The Sequencer

    In this video, you'll dive deep into the the sequencer and patterns for both the kick and bass, learning about Patterns, Pages and Steps, as well as how to input notes using the sequencer. For the bass patterns you'll also see how to transpose individual steps, and add glide and hold for more rhythmic and melodic options.

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    Step Lock & Parameter Focus

    In this video, see how to animate sequences using Step Lock, and then how to fine tune your adjustments using the parameter focus function.

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    The Master FX

    Larry now reveals the delay and reverb parameters and then the Bass enhancement and booster modules which can be used to get as much juice as possible out of your low frequencies.

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    Routing TRK-01 to Separate Outputs

    In this final video, learn how to route your kick and bass to their own outputs in your DAW.

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    1.1 Update

    In this video, Larry goes through the new features of the 1.1 TRK-01 update. This update adds a brand new sound browser for kick and bass, direct input of notes using the midi keyboard, separate outputs for kick, bass and effects, and also sample phase invert alongside some small workflow improvements. Learn all about it in this video!

Product Overview


Electronic Music pro Larry Holcombe presents an in-depth guide to Native Instrument's TRK-01, the all-in-one Kick Drum and Bass Synth virtual instrument! Learn all of its features and functions as well as how to use them creatively.

Larry starts off a detailed overview of TRK-01, showing you your way around the user interface including how to use, create and save presets. You'll then get in-depth explanations of all the top header functions and how to use them, including how to lock the kick and bass engines to a global tuning and timing setting.

Next, it's on to the Kick engine where you'll learn everything from layering kicks, adding drive for impact, using filtering for better blending, importing and editing your own samples, utilizing the Pitch Envelope and LFO, and much more.

Then you'll dive into the powerful Bass Engine module, where you'll learn all about its interface, preset management, oscillators, Ring, Freq, Sine and Sample & Hold modes, filters, effects and many other topics.

Larry continues and shows you cool ways to use the built-in TRK-01 sequencer and make patterns for both the kick and bass instruments, as well as how to input notes using the sequencer. For the bass patterns you'll also see how to transpose individual steps, add glide and hold for more rhythmic and melodic options, and animate sequences using Step Lock, including how to fine-tune your adjustments using the parameter focus function.

Wrapping it all up, Larry reveals the master delay and reverb effects and then the Bass enhancement and booster modules which can be used to get as much fatness as possible out of your low end frequencies. Completing the series, you'll see how to route your kick and bass to their own outputs in your DAW for even more fine tuning and processing.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you're new to Native Instrument's TRK-01 or are thinking you might want it, this series leaves no stone unturned... Watch


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budatf
Submitted 1 month ago

This is Essential!

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david romero
Submitted 3 months ago

Very Detailed

This is an in-depth look into TRK-01. No skimming on any part of this instrument, it's all covered top to bottom. And if you're not an experienced synth programmer you will learn some basic techniques along the way that apply to most synths. Very well done indeed!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Reaper


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budatf
Submitted 1 month ago

This is Essential!

If you want to learn this plugin fast and see all its features in action, look no further! It is explained extremely well. Not only shows you what its features do but he explains best uses for them and gives examples! I think this is crucial.

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david romero
Submitted 3 months ago

Very Detailed

This is an in-depth look into TRK-01. No skimming on any part of this instrument, it's all covered top to bottom. And if you're not an experienced synth programmer you will learn some basic techniques along the way that apply to most synths. Very well done indeed!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Reaper

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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TRK-01 Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This is Essential! If you want to learn this plugin fast and see all its features in action, look no further! It is explained extremely well. Not only shows you what its features do but he explains best uses for them and gives examples! I think this is crucial.
Date published: 2019-02-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Detailed This is an in-depth look into TRK-01. No skimming on any part of this instrument, it's all covered top to bottom. And if you're not an experienced synth programmer you will learn some basic techniques along the way that apply to most synths. Very well done indeed!
Date published: 2018-12-14
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