Learning Modular Synthesis: Arturia Modular V

Into software synthesis, or curious about how the original modular Moog modular synthesizer worked? Then this course is for you. Using Arturia’s Modular V, I:

  • help you install and set up the Modular V software
  • show how to patch together modules in this virtual environment
  • reveal the fundamentals of how sound and harmonics work
  • explain the differences between oscillator waveshapes, filter types, and more
  • demonstrate each of the modules in a musical context
  • reveal advanced techniques including frequency and amplitude modulation
  • explore its effects and advanced filters

A list of all 31 movies in this over 3-hour course is shown at the bottom of this page. Here is the introductory video:

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Note: This course is included in the 12 Volt and 24 Amp tiers of support for the Learning Modular Patreon channel. It is also available through LinkedIn Learning.

 

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Still undecided? I’ve created a several posts featuring free-to-all sample movies from the Arturia Modular V course; feel free to sample these first:


Some of the feedback I’ve received on this course includes:

“This is a great tutorial. I’ve had this synth sitting on my machine for over a year and only played around with the presets, not really know ing what I was doing. You’ve inspired me to jump in and get my hands dirty creating something from scratch. Thank you.” – BR

 

“Wow, what a great tutorial! Very helpful indeed; thank you so much! ” – SA 

 

“Thank you! very clear tutorial :)” – AH

 

“A million thanks for this series!!” – EA

 

“You do a great job. You obviously thought about what you are going to do before you record your program. That is pretty rare…” – HM


Table of Contents for
Learning Modular Synthesis: Arturia Modular V

Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 Welcome
Unit 2 Fundamental concept: harmonics and sound
Module 2 Running Modular V
Unit 1 Installation & initialization
Unit 2 The user interface
Unit 3 Creating your first patch
Module 3 Basic Synthesis Techniques
Unit 1 Using multiple oscillators  - Preview
Unit 2 The basic analog waveforms
Unit 3 The classic low pass filter
Unit 4 ADSR envelopes
Unit 5 The high pass filter
Unit 6 Using the Filter Coupler
Unit 7 The 2-pole multimode filter
Unit 8 Low frequency oscillator waveshapes
Unit 9 Pulse width modulation
Unit 10 Tremolo with LFO delay and fade
Unit 11 Using the mod wheel
Unit 12 Adding vibrato
Module 4 Getting More Complex
Unit 1 Oscillator sync
Unit 2 Frequency modulation (FM)
Unit 3 FM drum sounds
Unit 4 Modulating the filter
Unit 5 Amplitude & ring modulation (AM)
Unit 6 The fixed filter bank
Unit 7 The formant filter
Unit 8 Adding noise
Unit 9 Sample & hold (S/H)
Unit 10 Trigger delay  - Preview
Unit 11 Dual audio delay
Unit 12 The chorus effect
Unit 13 12-stage phaser
Module 5 Conclusion
Unit 1 Exploring Further

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