Diva Tutorial

u-he Diva Explained®

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    Intro & Setup (4:33)


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    Oscillators (14:25)


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    Filters (10:39)


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    Envelopes (8:21)


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    LFO (8:13)


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    Play Modes & Tuning (7:29)


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    Trimmers (9:00)


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    Amp Pan & Stacking (5:04)


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    Arpeggiator (7:10)


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    Modulation Sources & Modifications Tab (9:06)


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    Effects Section (11:57)


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    Build a Pad Patch (5:57)


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    Build a Bass Patch (5:06)


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    Build a Lead Patch (7:56)


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    Build an FX Patch (7:27)


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    Build an Arpeggiated Patch (7:19)


U-He has a star on its hands with its virtual analog powerhouse, Diva. Join synthesizer star Sami Rabia as he shows you all her secrets, and teaches you how you can make Diva shine in your own projects!

Sami begins with the initial layout of Diva and then explores the oscillator section while demonstrating how to activate FM, Cross Mod, and Sync. Sami then reveals Diva’s filters and covers Diva’s envelopes and LFO section.

After the basic sound creation tools are explained, Sami shows you the different play modes available along with demonstrating why they are there. The trimmer section, amplitude, and panning controls, as well as going into more details about stacking the oscillators to make Diva sound absolutely huge are all explored.

Next, Sami walks you through how to use the arpeggiator, along with visual guides on what the arpeggiator modes are doing to your MIDI performance/notes. Then he teaches you how to use the modulation sources available in Diva, and how to take advantage of the luscious effects available.

After the plug-in has been thoroughly covered, Sami ends the series with five videos on designing your own sounds in Diva. You’ll see how to make huge pads, fat basses, sizzling leads, cool FX, and evolving arpeggiated sounds which will make Diva your goto virtual analog software synthesizer!

Whether you’re new to Diva, or an experienced user looking to explore this powerful instrument more deeply, don’t miss “Diva Explained”!


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Taylorj
Submitted 1 month ago

Finally!! A TRUE EXPLANATION!!

Sami is an expert! If you want to learn about synthesis, this is the guy to follow. Everything he does is incredible. Great tutorial. Actually it's the best, most comprehensive tutorial I've seen. Thank you Sami!

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Duckmandu
Submitted 1 year ago

Excellent Tutorial

This tutorial seems to cover all the features of this amazing softsynth. It goes a little further than that by walking you through the creation of several typical patches.

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Milox
Submitted 2 years ago

Brilliant

great

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Techeverlasting
Submitted 2 years ago

Essential viewing!

This series thoroughly covers Diva's features and also provides a lot of insight into analog synth programming tips and techniques. Even if you think you know a lot about subtractive synthesis this is a must see.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Sound Designer

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BriceD
Submitted 2 years ago

Very nice tutorial to get started with Diva

Concise but enough explanation to get rolling with this synth. I also felt like there were some nice little sound production tips in here as well.

I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist


David T
Submitted 2 years ago

clear, concise training

Clear, concise training with no interference from persona/self-marketing on the part of the trainer. Sami has revolutionized my understanding of this amazing synth!

I am a: Producer, Musician

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rockstarjazzcat
Submitted 3 years ago

Sami's great

Mr. Rabia keeps up a great pace while weaving in his vast knowledge of sound design into the examples. His tutorials more than justify the Groove3 subscription price. Thanks.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Sound Designer, Audio Engineer, Musician

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u-he Diva Explained® is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Finally!! A TRUE EXPLANATION!! Sami is an expert! If you want to learn about synthesis, this is the guy to follow. Everything he does is incredible. Great tutorial. Actually it's the best, most comprehensive tutorial I've seen. Thank you Sami!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Tutorial This tutorial seems to cover all the features of this amazing softsynth. It goes a little further than that by walking you through the creation of several typical patches.
Date published: 2017-09-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant great
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Essential viewing! This series thoroughly covers Diva's features and also provides a lot of insight into analog synth programming tips and techniques. Even if you think you know a lot about subtractive synthesis this is a must see.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very nice tutorial to get started with Diva Concise but enough explanation to get rolling with this synth. I also felt like there were some nice little sound production tips in here as well.
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from clear, concise training Clear, concise training with no interference from persona/self-marketing on the part of the trainer. Sami has revolutionized my understanding of this amazing synth!
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Sami's great Mr. Rabia keeps up a great pace while weaving in his vast knowledge of sound design into the examples. His tutorials more than justify the Groove3 subscription price. Thanks.
Date published: 2016-05-02
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