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Ableton Wavetable Synthesizer Video Survival Guide Part 1+2

Learn how Wavetable works and then get hands on with a tried-and-true sound design methodology
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 18m
Language: English
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Wavetable synthesis is the best type of synthesis to use for designing other-worldly, unnatural drums, pad, bass and lead sounds.  Ableton’s newest synthesizer opens the door to unrivaled timbres!  This course will lead you through all the features AND provide hands on demonstrations so that you can learn the synth and then get to work design the sounds that you need.
Inject New Inspiration Into Your Electronic Music By Learning To Sound Design Using Ableton’s Wavetable Synthesizer.
•Learn how Wavetable works, feature-by-feature•Unlock Wavetable’s unique sound design potential•Recognize wavetable patches more easily when listening•Build drums, pads, basses and leads in hands on lessonsAbleton has created a unique, powerful (and CPU-efficient) wavetable synthesizer that is capable of completely unique sounds.
Cut to the chase!..  Get a solid understanding of how Ableton’s Wavetable (and wavetable synthesis in general) can play a role in helping you make your music stand out with unique sounds.  There are some types of sounds that you can only really make using wavetable synthesis.  Wavetable’s intuitive “Destination Based Modulation” also makes evolving pads, grooving basses and lively leads easier to program (and a lot of fun to play)!
This course will bring you up to speed on the the history of wavetable synthesis, its role in electronic music and then show you how to get started with sound design on your own.  
•Quickstart projects to download•Hands on walkthroughs•Understand how and why Wavetable is a need-to-know synthCourse Overview:
This course kicks things off with a solid introduction to wavetable as a synthesis platform. You’ll learn about how it is different from subtractive, FM and additive synthesis.  Plus, you’ll get a birds eye view of what wavetable IS and ISN”T good for – so that you don’t waste any time reinventing the wheel.
That’s followed by a break down of Wavetables features and components.  There are the staples – oscillators, filters and envelopes.  But, you’ll also learn how the sub oscillator, LFO shaping and envelope looping works.
But, features aren’t enough – you’ll need a method for making cool sounds in Wavetable.  So, you’ll get 3 sections, containing 28 video lessons explaining how EXACTLY to use the features of Wavetable to make sounds.  You’ll learn how to think about sound design AND then see it done, step-by-step.
As the course concludes, you’ll learn how the modulation matrix in Wavetable empowers you to make evolving, atmospheric sounds – one of the most interesting ways to use wavetable synthesis!
Find out what Wavetable can do – this course puts everything on display and makes it easier to learn.  By the end of the course, you’ll feel at home with Ableton’s Wavetable synthesizer and you’ll be ready to design your own patches and make music!

You will learn

✓ First, learn how wavetable works feature-by-feature
✓ Second, learn how sound design works best with wavetable synthesis
✓ Design “other-worldly” sounds using wavetable synthesis
✓ Design drums, bass, pad and lead sounds


• Learn the features of Ableton’s Wavetable synthesizer and how to use them in sound design.
• Students should own Ableton 10 with Wavetable (Suite)

This course is for

• Beginners to wavetable synthesis and/or sound design
• Students with prior experience with other types of synthesis (subtractive, FM, etc.)
• New owners of Ableton 10 who want to use Wavetable
• Anyone interested in sound design using wavetable synthesis
Music Coach & Online Instructor
    I am a full-time professional musician who has broad teaching experience with guitar & bass students in rock, blues, jazz and many other genres. I perform live on bass, guitar and keyboards.  In addition, I perform live electronic music improvisation.  I’ve devoted over 26 years to my own well-rounded musical education, focusing on a mastery of all aspects of modern music – from music theory to ear training; from live performance to composition and practice routines. 
    I specialize in bridging the gap between music and technology, focusing on using modern tools to demonstrate all aspects of music.  I compose and perform with Ableton and Push 2 and I have experience with Cubase, ProTools and Logic.  I’m extremely comfortable using web-based tools and mobile devices in education, performance and composition.  I have created custom MIDI and OSC interfaces for live performance. 
     I currently maintain a full calendar of private one-on-one students in addition to hundreds of online students in electronic music, guitar and bass.  I offer clear, accessible lessons for beginners and experts alike. 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 18m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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