Thavius Beck is an electronic musician/producer/programmer as well as an electronic music educator who has worked with various artists ranging from Nine Inch Nails to Saul Williams to singer/songwriter Skylar Grey.
Frequency Modulation (FM) synths are often described as being unintuitive and complex to program. Elektron's Digitone was designed from the ground up to make FM synthesis more accessible but still amazingly powerful. In this course, synth expert Thavius Beck takes an in-depth look at this unique FM/subtractive hybrid to help you get the most out of it.
First, Thavius covers the basic of how FM synthesis works. You learn all about algorithms, frequency, operators, the relationship between carriers and modulators... all that fun stuff! After explaining how to start a new project from scratch, Thavius dives into sound design. You learn to create all kinds of sounds using envelopes, LFOs, filters and the on-board effects. Of course, Elektron's legendary step sequencer is also covered in detail...
So watch this course, and discover the unlimited creative possibilities of Elektron's Digitone with the awesome Thavius Beck!
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Oh Thavius. Thank you berry much wrote on May 30, 2021
So glad I found this! Really helps you jump back into the Digitone when you need a refresher. I did it all in one day in a few hours and I was back into my babyyyy again. Thank you!
Jason White wrote on December 28, 2020
If you have just bought a Digitone and found the user guide that came with it confusing, this course is for you. It is not very long so you can complete it in a day or so but by the end you will be creating music and have an understanding of all the Digitone features.
Rochelle wrote on April 28, 2020
Great course. Innovative and inspiring.
Tony Battle wrote on March 22, 2020
Good course, Thaddeus had me up and running my digitone in a day. And with great results! I wish there was a video in this course on using the digitone with external gear as that was another primary focus of mine to use the digitone in my setup. This is my first elektron instrument I've owned and won't be my last. The Digitakt is next.
Damien wrote on November 28, 2018
Thavius shows us around this magic box of goodness with thoughtful clarity and precise explanation making it easy and enjoyable to dive right into the use of these wonderful Elektron machines. Thank you Thavius for all of your tutorials. Really appreciate you sharing your knowledge as you do. All the best team :)
Harry wrote on June 26, 2018
Good, but could have been better with a more thorough introduction rather than just jumping right in. I had no idea what a +Drive was and my unit was not empty and didn't have the drum sounds Thavius uses in Track 4 in Lesson 15 (Sound Pool) so left me scratching my head and having to do my own research. This is a very deep synth and this tutorial should be a bit longer and more in-depth as far as ways of navigating. I had the same issues with the Octratrack tutorial. Often times the instructors have their machine setup a certain way and even if they say it's factory default, both on my Octatrack and Digitone, I received the unit with different default settings, and sounds than presented. Not sure if my units might have been store returns (they said it's new), but these tutorials should explain how to get things in default more to more easily follow the tutorials rather than having to pause then spend time looking online about an issue. Other than these semi-minor gripes, good stuff.