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.
With its 35 analog and digital "machines", powerful FX, filters and 64 step sequencer, Elektron's new drum synth offers infinite musical possibilities. Melting analog and digital synthesis into a portable groovebox, Syntakt is a beast with quite a steep learning curve. Have no fear... trainer Thavius Beck is here to show you how to tame this beast one step at a time.
First, Thavius explains how to navigate banks and patterns on Syntakt. You learn to create a new project, and how to start loading sounds into individual tracks from the sound browser. You discover Elektron's legendary step sequencer, and you learn to add a whole new dimension to your patterns using Parameter Locks, Retrigs, Sound Locks and Mod Trigs.
Next, you dive deeper into Syntakt by exploring its analog and digital track machines, such as Analog Drum and Synth Chord. The main focus of this groovebox is, of course, percussion, but it can also get melodic, as Thavius demonstrates next. Continuing with the course, you get creative with the FX track, you learn to use randomization, and you discover powerful workflow tips and tricks.
So join Thavius Beck in this 20-tutorial course, and enter the never-ending sonic worlds of Elektron's Syntakt.
This course is excellent, well explained, lot of details and tricks.
I would love to have more from Thavius Beck !
icaria36 wrote on September 4, 2022
A good use of my time. :) I had been playing with the Syntakt for some time and I knew many of the points covered, but then I learned some more. Also, it is useful to have this information coming in context by someone who knows music production and Elektron boxes well.
Faremis Sound wrote on July 16, 2022
Briliant tutorial! Highly recommended.
TRIGr wrote on June 24, 2022
Excellent course -- Thavius has a knack for making courses playfully fun, entertaining, and yet pragmatic and logical in structure. Highly recommended!