Diva Tutorial

u-he Diva Explained®

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16 Videos | Length: 2hr 9min 42sec
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  • Intro & Setup 4:33

    Intro & Setup

    In this intro to the series Sami takes you through the layout of Diva, and looks at the preferences and general set-up of the synth.

  • Oscillators 14:25


    Sami goes through the oscillator section in Diva, including the different oscillator modes and explains how to activate FM, Cross Mod and Sync.

  • Filters 10:39


    Learn about the different filter types available and explores the unique features of each model.

  • Envelopes 8:21


    Sami demonstrates the uses of different envelope settings and discusses the different types available in Diva.

  • LFO 8:13


    In this video Sami takes a look at the LFO section, exploring their features.

  • Play Modes & Tuning 7:29

    Play Modes & Tuning

    Learn about the different play modes available and why they are there.

  • Trimmers 9:00


    Sami sheds light on the seemingly esoteric trimmer section.

  • Amp Pan & Stacking 5:04

    Amp Pan & Stacking

    In this video Sami covers the Amplitude and Panning controls, and also goes into more detail on Stacking.

  • Arpeggiator 7:10


    Sami walks us through the Arpeggiator, with visual guides to aid in understanding what the different arpeggiator modes do.

  • Modulation Sources & Modifications Tab 9:06

    Modulation Sources & Modifications Tab

    Learn about the modulation sources available in the modulation drop down menu and explore the modifications tab.

  • Effects Section 11:57

    Effects Section

    In this video Sami explores the luscious effects section in Diva, explaining their settings and demonstrates their capabilities.

  • Build a Pad Patch 5:57

    Build a Pad Patch

    Sami walks us through the creation of two different pad sounds. One retro and classic analog, the other digital and atmospheric.

  • Build a Bass Patch 5:06

    Build a Bass Patch

    Learn the basic process of building two bass sounds, one fat and gritty, the other thin and clean.

  • Build a Lead Patch 7:56

    Build a Lead Patch

    Sami demonstrates creating three different lead sounds, one smooth and classic, one atmospheric and finally an aggressive upfront sound.

  • Build an FX Patch 7:27

    Build an FX Patch

    Learn how to design three different FX sounds, including filter sweeps and a dark atmospheric bed.

  • Build an Arpeggiated Patch 7:19

    Build an Arpeggiated Patch

    Sami creates two arpeggiated sounds with different uses.

Product Overview

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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