MATRIXSYNTH: Tutorial: Analog Four/Keys Sound Design - 10 features that will make your synth jealous

Monday, December 18, 2017

Tutorial: Analog Four/Keys Sound Design - 10 features that will make your synth jealous

Published on Dec 18, 2017 loopop

"The Elektron Analog Four MK1, MK2 and Keys have some of the most interesting and powerful features found in an analog synth (and frankly the probably beat some of the digital ones). This video will walk you through their sound design.

Here are the topics covered:

1. The power of sound locks and parameter locks.
2. 4x Multitimbral: the ability to create completely different sounds on each of the voices, and yet simulatinously "steal" voices to play polyphonically.
3. Advanced waveshaping: The "basic' analog wave forms can be taken to new levels with PWM for all waveforms, AM, oscillator sync features and FM synthesis
4. Not content with just one sub oscillator, each of the two oscillators (of each of the four voices) can have one of four sub osc options
5. Plenty of filters: Two analog filters (4 pole low pass ladder filter and a HP/LP/BP/Peak multimode filter) can be assigned to each of the voices. In addition, more filters are available for various fx and the noise oscillator
6. Modulations: A comprehensive mod matrix is available to 2 envelopes and 2 LFOs
7. Dedicated mods - multiple additional envelopes and LFO's are "sprinkled" across the interface to make popular modulations easily available without patching, for example, for features like PWM and vibrato.
8. Onboard FX: Feature rich chorus, delay and reverb are provided with separate sends per track - this greatly reduces the need for external FX.
9. Two additional LFOs are provided just for the effects - enabling pretty radical sound design
10. Expressive control is possible with 10 "Performance" mode knobs and external controllers mappable to up to 10 parameters each."

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