Learning Modular Synthesis: Arturia Modular V

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For those who are into software synths, I’ve created a version of Learning Modular Synthesis for Arturia Modular V, an emulation of the original Moog modular synths of the 60s and 70s and their recent re-releases. You may find this course interesting if you’re just interested in how the original modular Moogs worked.

This course starts with the fundamentals of how sound and harmonics work, as well as how to set up the Modular V software and patch together modules in its virtual environment. I then go through the main modules individually, explaining the differences between oscillator waveshapes, filter types, etc. while demonstrating how to use them in a musical context. Next I move into more advanced techniques such as frequency and amplitude modulation, as well as using the effects and advanced filters in Arturia Modular V.

This course will also help get you into the mindset of programming a large Moog modular or similar hardware or software modular synth. Here is the introductory video for the course:


There are three ways you can watch this course:

•     Click here to go the Arturia Modular V course on Lynda.com. If you don’t already have a Lynda.com account, register through lynda.com/trial/chrismeyer and you’ll receive your first 30 days free before your credit card is charged. Hundreds of music and audio courses are available there in addition to mine, all for one monthly fee.

•    Become a member of the Learning Modular Patreon tribe! My +12v patrons get access to all of my modular synth courses hosted on LearningModular.com, including this one.

•     Register & buy the course below for a one-time fee, and view it for years streaming from this web site, even as I add more modules to the course over time. Fill out the form below, choose your preferred method of payment, and then click the Pay & Register for this Course button. If you chose Stripe, this page will refresh – scroll back down to here and fill in your credit card info. If you chose PayPal, you will be taken to their site to complete payment.

After paying, look for an email confirming your username and giving login instructions; save it. (Look in your Junk folder if you don’t see it shortly after registering.) If you have already paid & registered, but are not logged in yet, click here or in the main menu select Training > Training Login.

 


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
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
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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