RAZOR Tutorial

RAZOR Explained®

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  • What is Razor? 6:32

    What is Razor?

    See how to install RAZOR and Reaktor, learn what Additive synthesis is, and get an introduction to the sound of RAZOR.

  • The Interface 6:01

    The Interface

    Discover the different areas of the RAZOR GUI window and how to interact with it.

  • Signal Flow 2:52

    Signal Flow

    Explore more on the RAZOR additive engine and signal flow exclusive to this monster synth.

  • Voicing Parameters 4:35

    Voicing Parameters

    Learn all about the parameters that affect pitch, glide and oscillator phase.

  • Oscillator Common Controls 5:26

    Oscillator Common Controls

    See how there's controls common and different on both Oscillators.

  • Oscillator Types 18:33

    Oscillator Types

    Discover all the different Oscillator options and their characteristics.

  • Filter 1 Types 19:42

    Filter 1 Types

    Explore the filter types specific to Filter 1 in RAZOR.

  • Filter 2 Types 15:12

    Filter 2 Types

    Discover the filter types specific to Filter 2 in RAZOR.

  • Dissonance Effects 4:59

    Dissonance Effects

    Learn all about the Dissonance Effects and their effect on RAZOR's sound.

  • Stereo Effects 11:45

    Stereo Effects

    See all the various stereo effects and how they can shape RAZOR's sound.

  • Dynamics Effects 5:09

    Dynamics Effects

    Learn to use the various dynamics effects when sound designing with RAZOR.

  • Spectral Clip 2:48

    Spectral Clip

    See how to limiting spectral peaks and use Spectral Clip as a pseudo low pass filter.

  • Safe Bass 3:56

    Safe Bass

    Learn how to reintroduce energy at the fundamental frequency using Safe Bass.

  • Modulation 17:06


    Discover how modulation is implemented in RAZOR via Envelopes, Echo, LFOs and Sidechaining.

  • The Vocoder 12:48

    The Vocoder

    See how to set up the vocoder in RAZOR and use it for sound design and other effects.

  • RAZOR Sound Examples Pt. 1 18:45

    RAZOR Sound Examples Pt. 1

    Watch and learn a series of sound design ideas and tips and tricks for programming your own sounds with RAZOR.

  • RAZOR Sound Examples Pt. 2 20:53

    RAZOR Sound Examples Pt. 2

    Explore more sound design ideas and tips and tricks for programming your own sounds with RAZOR.

  • The Graphic Display 4:22

    The Graphic Display

    Learn all about the information that the Graphic Display displays, as well as Auto and 3D mode.

Product Overview

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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