Welcoming back royalty once again this week as our go-to vintage synth sensei King Unique joins us for an in-depth look at How To Use Arturia Synthi V.
Yet again Arturia has painstakingly emulated a legendary piece of hardware loved by the likes of Brian Eno, Pink Floyd, and Hawkwind by combining the Synthi AKS and VCS3 into one full-featured software instrument.
Known for its instability this synth could be made to sound in tune with quite a bit of hard work, but that wasn’t really what it was famous for - sound effects, drones, and psychedelic textures were what put this synth on the map.
Over the next 23 videos, Matt dives into every feature of this very different noise-making machine. Starting with a fascinating and comprehensive history of how EMS came to build this wonderful synth we then take a quick overview of the user interface before going more in-depth over how each section works and interacts with each other using the unique 'Pin Matrix'.
Once all the sections are covered, including some new features introduced by Arturia, we check out how to map to a MIDI controller and save our creations before Matt does his thing and creates some awesome patches.
If you own this plugin this is a must watch and if you don't, it's a fascinating insight into synth history and you'll probably want to get your hands on a copy by the end!
Seriously, check this one out!