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Faxi Nadu's Modular Crash Course - 17 vids, 10 hours - FREE

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Faxi Nadu's Modular Crash Course
17 videos, 10 hours - FREE

Visit the course page for embedded video and more information:

http://faxinadu.blogspot.co.il/p/modular-course.html

Agenda

- Basic layout and workflow of Scope DSP System
- Why modular?
- Differences between modular system concepts
- Basic layout and workflow of Scope Modular System
- Modular components and signal chain.
- Modular tricks and unique modules

We will get in depth and build a variety of machines while explaining how and why things are done.

Goals

- That you will feel much more comfortable with synthesis in general, and be able to understand better what is going on behind the scenes of any synth.
- Getting you going in using modular synthesis.
- Providing you with concepts and tools to take your own modular ideas to the next level.
- Getting you addicted :-)

We will be using the Sonic Core Scope DSP Platform and Modular System for this course. You absolutely do not need to own the system, as the concepts shown are valid for any modular system. Of course, you will get an in-depth look at the Scope Modular, and get acquainted with this very nice system.

Complete Course Playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkwiDGG ... xevwdmun1E

Individual Parts:

Part 1 - Intro Presentation to Modulars and the Scope System
Introduction to modular synthesis and the Scope system. Why modular, types of modulars, introduction to the Scope DSP Platform, introduction to Scope's modular, modular resources.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkwiDGGODrk

Part 2 - Course Overview and Modules Overview
Course overview, Scope Modular operation within the Scope, quick module overview.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGlMrk0eQTU

Part 3 - Modular basics - 1 osc synth design
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-rcChFr1NA

Part 4 - Cloning Scope's Interpole Plugin with Modular
Building an improved clone of the Scope system's Interpole filter plugin in a modular system.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7hTaqdHM1A

Part 5 - Building a Classic 3 Osc Synth with Modular
Building a tweaked classic 3 osc synth with modular using both the Novation K-Station and the Scope Minimax as general guides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XPx2pMxcU8

Part 6 - Building a Crazy Techno Theremin
Building a device that goes from a classic Theremin to an insane psychedelic techno lead/fx/crazy machine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrFVUyBxCoU

Part 7 - Sync and Chaos
Learning about osc sync and chaos lfos by building a lead/fx synth that makes use of these modules and methods
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWnL_fT6AAs

Part 8 - Noise, Glorious Noise
Noise!!! Overview of a few amazing thigns you can do with just noise. Carpets of dronish sounds, percussions, crazy fx. Building a patch that does it all.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbZTtkozeTI

Part 9 - Sequenced Analog Drum Machine / Groovebox
Introduction to sequencing and. how to set up daw synced sequencers. Using that to build an 8 channel analog style drum machine with sharp filtering and a quirky edge.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoiG1dWc1Gk

Part 10 - Sequemced Kick Synth
Learning about synthesizing kicks, using gate logic, creating osc re-trigger and a little more on sequencing by building a sequenced kick synth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K23Q5rMVuho

Part 11 - Waveshaping and Modulating with Flexor
A first glance at some interesting Flexor modules - unique lfos and a look at waveshapers - osc shapers, harmonic shapers, saturators. Building an fx oriented patch that can do leads and pads as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soze1uta6-8

Part 12 - Building a Nord Lead Clone with FM
Learning about Virtual Analog style FM and routing control signals by taking a look at and cloning Clavia's Nord Lead synth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTmVMnEWSjs

Part 13 - Building Glitch Machines
Creative usage of sequencers, envelopes and switches in order to build a sequenced glitch/fx machine and a glitchy wavetable synth.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUc0lttDc9M

Part 14 - Filter Routing, Sub-Osc, Multi Segment Envelopes
Quick rounding out of a few things common in subtractive synthesis that we have not touched on. Learning how to create a serial / parallel filter chain and how to easily implement a sub-osc, as well as a quick look at multi segment envelopes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhQ7aX0HlVI

Part 15 - Freestyling with Modular Ambient Noodles
Freestyling with modular. Ambient drones and noodles. Using modulated constant frequencies and random control generators to create ambient soundscapes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIkoB1Oq69s

Part 16 - Combining Additive, FM, Granular,Subtractive Synthesis 1/2
Additive synthesis overview, a bit on granular and more on fm.. Building a combination synth of additive, fm, granular and subtractive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQXtWTSdfMs&

Part 17 - Combining Additive, FM, Granular,Subtractive Synthesis 2/2
Additive synthesis overview, a bit on granular and more on fm.. Building a combination synth of additive, fm, granular and subtractive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZC92RgxwY_o

Resources

CW Modular - http://www.cwmodular.org
Planet Z - http://forums.planetz.com/
Sonice Core - http://sonic-core.net/
Scope Rise - http://www.hitfoundry.com/
BC Modular - http://bcmodular.wikispaces.com/Home+Page
Electro-Music - http://www.electro-music.com/forum/
Muff Wiggler - http://www.muffwiggler.com/forum/
KVR Modular Section - http://www.kvraudio.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=23
The C-Sound Book - http://www.csounds.com/book/
Roland Kuit eBooks - http://rolandkuit.com/e-Books.html

Please check out our music and follow us on Soundcloud and Youtube. Thanks!
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most suitable for the beginner to intermediate user and geared towards techno/trance/idm/ambient thought proccess
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Thanks would be interested in the Download option
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sweet just sign up whenever you want, downloads will be available right at the end of each session.
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Sounds like a tempting offer!

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excellent!

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go for it guys :D

been asked a few times - you don't need flexor, and you don't even really need a scope system for this. will be showing modular using our beloved scope, but these concepts can be used on any system.
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faxinadu wrote:most suitable for the beginner to intermediate user and geared towards techno/trance/idm/ambient thought proccess
I'd also be interested in the downloads, since I'll probably be sleeping while you're having fun... :)
Still wondering if it's also for ABSOLUTE beginners? I never did anything with modular, yet.

And is it ok to share this on other places (forums, facebook groups)?

Thanks!

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hey mate, yes and yes :)

dive right on in and much obliged if you share it!
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Here is a little demo of our modular course content coming up.

the audio quality will be a bit better, kinda still testing settings. some eq should make it clearer on the next vids.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-rcChFr1NA
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two more freebeeeeeeeees:

Sonic Core Modular Tutorial - Cloning Scope's Interpole Plugin with Modular
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7hTaqdHM1A

Sonic Core Modular Tutorial - Building a Classic 3 Osc Synth with Modular
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XPx2pMxcU8
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gooooooooooooood news guys! don't buy this!!! its gonna be FREE and endorsed by SC :D

in a few days all we be online and organized, for now... another teaser!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkwiDGGODrk
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Wow, Holger is really reaching out to the development and user communities!

That's really great news that S|C endorsed it! Congrats to all of us :) :)

But especially to you :D :)

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Wow, thanks for making all this stuff for free!
So will there still be a live course from March 30 - April 1?

I wonder why you don't use a screencast tool for the (pre-produced) videos to get better sound quality?

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edited the first post! the course is out...


next time we do courses it will be totall offline and with a better capture program
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Thank you Faxinadu !

I'll check them out... :)

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Thank you Faxi (and SC) so much !!!

Will check them out ... :)

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Many thanks, Faxi and S|C !!!

That´s what I waited for to learn Modular ...

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Yes indeed, thanks very much, and very generous of you Faxi and S|C. Thanks again.

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Thanks Faxi. I am all set up in new place and ready for new creative thought processing and methods of Modular,

You are too cool, like your CDs I suppose.

Erev Tov, CiaoMein, Cheers.

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