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.
The Analog Four is a very deep and powerful subtractive synth/step sequencer and most electronic musicians may feel intimidated by its complex interface. But don't get discouraged! This comprehensive course by synth expert Thavius Beck shows you step by step how to master this mighty groovebox.
Thavius starts by showing you how to load and deconstruct preset patterns, and how to build your own from scratch. You discover the ins and outs of Elektron's renowned step sequencer, how to use parameter locks, sound locks, conditional locks, and how to record patterns by playing live in real time.
After explaining custom kits, managing voices and performance settings, Thavius dives head first into sound design with lots of practical examples. You learn how to create bass, lead and pluck sounds, how to use the flexible arpeggiator, and more. In closing, you learn how to turn loops into full songs with pattern chain and the powerful song mode.
So sit back and join electronic music expert Thavius Beck in this 2-hour+ exploration, and get ready to ascend into Elektron Analog Four digital/analog heaven!
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David wrote on July 23, 2021
evie880 wrote on May 5, 2021
This is great - super helpful. Could you do one on the Mk2 as well? There's some extra things not included - would be good. Maybe an add on course from this one?!
Dustin Hawthorne wrote on March 22, 2021
This class is fantastic. Absolutely a must if you want to get deep into this machine. the lessons are well planned and very easy to follow along. I went from a very basic understanding which showed in my programming to understanding all of the functions enabling me to produce some very interesting tracks. this course has also allowed for me to understand my other gear which is a huge bonus!
Ludovic CHARLES wrote on January 12, 2021
Like all his courses on Elektron machines, Thavius' s stuff is clear, well structured and full of nice tips to get quick into the machine. there is some sound design advices and the puzzle get extremely clear during the course AND at the end. The main quality of Thavius Beck is to make you feel nicely how elektron machines have much much potential.
If you want to discover the analog four MK 1 or MK 2 this 24 lessons are definitely for you.
HIGHLY RECOMMANDED !!!
YOUJIN wrote on October 30, 2020
I am really beginner for synth but this course really easily explains well. Recommend this course if you need a video manual for Analog four mk II !!
Ewan Matheson wrote on April 27, 2020
Excellent overview of the Analog Four. Really useful.
Musician wrote on March 22, 2020
Enjoyed it very much... easy explained... everything your need
yassir manji wrote on September 3, 2019
This course is a time saver for the A4! You'll get to know all the important things to just move on to actually making music.
Will wrote on May 21, 2019
Awesome course, A4 is very intimidating if your new to elektron gear. These videos are essential for getting your head around all the features
dysmith wrote on November 2, 2018
Thavius shows us around this machine with style and grace. As another comment mentioned the instruction is nothing but crystal clear and concise the whole way through and many a gem are packed into this tutorial of this beast of a machine. Love Elektron and love Thavius helping show the way around this unit. Many thanks team.