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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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.
gilles302 wrote on September 9, 2017
Thank you very much for this tutorial. It is essential to use 100% this magnificent machine.
The ability to pause and the duration of each lesson allows for a smooth learning. Even being not very good in English I can understand everything. Thanks Thavius.
Mark wrote on August 31, 2017
Thank you Thavius. Now I know how to use my Analog 4 without reading the manual.
This tutorial taught me how to use A4 in a few days. I'm sure there are other features not in this tutorial but the most used in a practical situation is what's covered (sequencing/PLOCKS/SOUNDLOCKS/sound design).
I'm good to go
Tom Meigs wrote on June 23, 2017
Truly excellent overview with many ideas offered for further exploration that you can easily start to build on as you follow these well crafted episodes. Essential for short circuiting your ramp time in learning the Analog Four!
William WiLD wrote on April 30, 2017
Nice tutorial Thavius ;) Heat and Digitakt now :)
i find you bass-line strange at first and now I can get out of my head... I feel a track with that one :p
Zoikkis wrote on April 27, 2017
Very good, clear and informative course. Has all the essential info and some good tips for the more experienced users too.