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    Tutorial 1

    Intro & Setup

    4:33

    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.

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    Tutorial 2

    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.

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    Tutorial 3

    Filters

    10:39

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

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    Tutorial 4

    Envelopes

    8:21

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

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    Tutorial 5

    LFO

    8:13

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

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    Tutorial 6

    Play Modes & Tuning

    7:29

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

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    Tutorial 7

    Trimmers

    9:00

    Sami sheds light on the seemingly esoteric trimmer section.

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    Tutorial 8

    Amp Pan & Stacking

    5:04

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

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    Tutorial 9

    Arpeggiator

    7:10

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

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    Tutorial 10

    Modulation Sources & Modifications Tab

    9:06

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

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    Tutorial 11

    Effects Section

    11:57

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

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    Tutorial 12

    Build a Pad Patch

    5:57

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

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    Tutorial 13

    Build a Bass Patch

    5:06

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

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    Tutorial 14

    Build a Lead Patch

    7:56

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

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    Tutorial 15

    Build an FX Patch

    7:27

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

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    Tutorial 16

    Build an Arpeggiated Patch

    7:19

    Sami creates two arpeggiated sounds with different uses.

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”!

Duckmandu
Submitted 6 months 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 1 year ago

Brilliant

great

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Techeverlasting
Submitted 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 2 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 6.
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