RAZOR Tutorial

RAZOR Explained®

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    What is Razor? (6:32)


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    The Interface (6:01)


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    Signal Flow (2:52)


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    Voicing Parameters (4:35)


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    Oscillator Common Controls (5:26)


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    Oscillator Types (18:33)


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    Filter 1 Types (19:42)


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    Filter 2 Types (15:12)


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    Dissonance Effects (4:59)


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    Stereo Effects (11:45)


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    Dynamics Effects (5:09)


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    Spectral Clip (2:48)


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    Safe Bass (3:56)


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    Modulation (17:06)


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    The Vocoder (12:48)


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    RAZOR Sound Examples Pt. 1 (18:45)


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    RAZOR Sound Examples Pt. 2 (20:53)


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    The Graphic Display (4:22)


This in-depth series from Native Instruments master Laurence Holcombe of Rebel Sonix will show you all the features and functions of the virtual synth bombshell called RAZOR, as well as some sound design ideas to get you going on your way.

Laurence starts at the top, explaining what RAZOR is and all about Additive Synthesis which is what powers RAZOR's sound engine. You'll then learn all about RAZOR's interface, signal flow, voicing parameters, oscillators and filter types.

Effects are next on the list and Laurence reveals them all, such as Dissonance effects, Stereo effects and Dynamics and Specrtral Clip effects. Diving deeper, you'll discover Safe Bass, Modulation, RAZOR's awesome Vocoder and cool Graphical Display.

Laurence then gives you lessons in sound design using RAZOR that will bestow new ideas and direction for creating your own personal powerhouse patches.

Native Instruments RAZOR is a unique virtual synth that can be difficult to understand at first, but with Laurence's tutorials, your synths will be cutting through mixes like a razor... Get "RAZOR Explained" today.


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PatrickW
Submitted 1 year ago

Great course and synth !

Laurence has done a great job explaining this remarkable synth !

I am a: Musician

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temporalspaceclub
Submitted 2 years ago

Great overview

Exactly what I needed to make sense of all the controls and capabilities, great sounding synth!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase, Reason

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Ian Alderige
Submitted 2 years ago

Good course helpful to learn basic synthesis!

This course showcases every component of the plugin, the accent of the narrator is a little funky but perfectly understandable. My only gripe (and that is why I only gave this 4 stars) is that the plugin itself lacks a few very basic things that a soft synth should have (like LFO to envelope modulation or oscillator detuning) and unless you know what you are doing you won't know since he doesn't mention it. Overall this is a pretty good and helpful tutorial.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Sound Designer, Hobbyist

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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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RAZOR Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great course and synth ! Laurence has done a great job explaining this remarkable synth !
Date published: 2018-01-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great overview Exactly what I needed to make sense of all the controls and capabilities, great sounding synth!
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good course helpful to learn basic synthesis! This course showcases every component of the plugin, the accent of the narrator is a little funky but perfectly understandable. My only gripe (and that is why I only gave this 4 stars) is that the plugin itself lacks a few very basic things that a soft synth should have (like LFO to envelope modulation or oscillator detuning) and unless you know what you are doing you won't know since he doesn't mention it. Overall this is a pretty good and helpful tutorial.
Date published: 2017-02-07
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