Quickly learn how to set up Element with specific preferences and options for ‘standalone’ operation as well as for use with a DAW.
Oscillators & Voltage Controllers8:00
By taking an overview of the one page view of Element, you’ll learn about two of the most important components in synthesis and their interrelation in sound creation.
LFO & Mod Matrix8:04
Here, once an original oscillated tone has been created, you’ll see that the process of synthesis can be adapted by the use of low frequency oscillation in combination with the Mod Matrix.
To further adapt a patch, here you’ll see how to use the FX section to add rhythmic patterns and movement.
Learn how to use the 4 band fixed frequency EQ module to sonically sculpt your patch.
Arpeggiator / Sequencer7:51
Learn how to incorporate the integrated 16 step sequencer and arpeggiator to create further evolving movement to a patch.
Here, you’ll discover uses for the global section to lock the tempo of Element with a DAW. Additionally, learn about utilizing the HD option to increase sonic quality and to save CPU resources.
Learn how to access, adapt and integrate presets into your workflow, either in standalone mode or within your DAW and create user defined presets.
Here, you’ll see how to further adapt a preinstalled preset to use as a starting point for your own sound creation.
Sounds from Scratch9:40
In this tutorial, you’ll be walked through the process of creating a sound from scratch starting with a full reset.
Building a Track10:06
Learn how to use multiple instances of Element to build a track within your DAW.
Waves debut virtual synth is a knockout! Mark Struthers digs deep into this sonic necessity, showing you all the nooks and crannies, making learning this synth elementary.
Mark starts with a detailed tutorial on setting up this powerhouse synth in both stand-alone mode and within a DAW. He then gets into the Oscillator and Voltage Controllers sections and explains how they're used for sound creation.
Next, Mark dives into the LFO and MOD Matrix sections, taking your sound creation further with these basic, but important sound sculpting features. The FX section is then explored, as well as the EQ section, which are both highly effective tools in your sonic toolbox.
The super cool Arpeggiator / Sequencer is then looked at in detail, showing you how to add movement to your patches. Mark then reveals useful Global Adjustments such as for locking in Elelment's Arpeggiator / Sequencer tempo with your DAW's tempo. Using Presets is then studied, as well as how to adapt presets into your own masterpiece.
Mark wraps up the series with tutorials on how to build a patch from scratch and how to use multiple instances of Element to build a track within your DAW. If WAVES Element is in your virtual synth arsenal, learn to lock and load it up today... Watch "WAVES Element Explained" now.
Submitted 3 months ago
I am so satisfied. This has been very helpful to me. This encourages one to be creative in music making.
Submitted 4 months ago
Very good teaching.
This tutorial saved me a week or more of frustration. Will be looking forward to a follow up on Waves Element 2
Submitted 1 year ago
Its nice to know after this video, whats going on behinde some knobs, Thank y
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