Sugar Bytes' Aparillo is based on FM synthesis, but it's definitely not your standard digital synth plugin. A quick look at the user interface may leave you confused... and when you switch to the Orbit tab, you will probably feel like you've been teleported at the control board of an alien spaceship. Thankfully, sound designer Rishab Rajan is here to demystify everything about this very special instrument!
Rishabh starts the course with a quick overview of the synth. After explaining where everything is found on the interface, he dissects all the knobs, controls and panels. You learn how every parameter (Ratio, FM Index, Formant/Waveshaping, Jitter, LFOs, Envelopes, etc.) work together to create complex timbres and organic textures, all while strengthening your knowledge of FM synthesis. You also explore Aparillo's arpeggiator (which behaves in very unique ways) and you get an in-depth look at the effect section (which includes some very unusual and great sounding filters). Rishabh ends the course by covering everything about the fascinating Orbit tab...
So buckle your seat, watch this 23-tutorial course and get ready to rocket into Orbit with Sugar Bytes' Aparillo!
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Pete Kellock wrote on May 16, 2020
Excellent tutorial! This synth is wonderful but truly weird and hard to figure out. The Sugar Bytes manual for it totally sucks , the worst synth manual I've ever come across. In these videos Rishabh Rajan does a wonderful job of explaining it clearly and in detail. Thanks Rishab!