Arturia’s Moog Modular V is one of the easiest and affordable ways to experience modular synthesis. Learn how to tame this monstrous rack of virtual modules with trainer and synthesis expert Rishabh Rajan.
Created by Robert Moog in 1964, and made famous in 1968 by Wendy Carlos with the groundbreaking recording “Switched-On Bach”, the Moog Modular system is now considered the grandfather of analog synths. Also associated with other big names (such as Keith Emerson, Tangerine Dream, The Beatles and many others), this synth system is a true classic, but because of its massive size and prohibitive cost, it remained inaccessible to most. Thankfully, France-based software/hardware company Arturia created an authentic emulation of this wall of synth modules. In this course, synthesis expert and trainer Rishabh Rajan reveals all the basics you need to know to start creating your own patches from scratch!
Rishabh starts with an overview of the Moog Modular V plugin where you learn how to use the preset browser, how to navigate the interface, and how basic patching works. Next, he dives into the Oscillator section, where you learn how to tune, key track, sync and modulate its nine (yes, nine!) oscillators. You also discover all the various filter, noise generator, ADSR, LFO, and VCA modules. The course concludes by putting everything you learned together in a creative sound design workshop.
So bring out your virtual patch cables and join master synthesis Rishabh Rajan in this info-packed, 16-tutorial course. After watching these tutorials, not only will you understand all the basic Moog Modular V modules, but you will also greatly reinforce your knowledge of modular synthesis!
I'm really glad that Rishabh did this course. Although I downloaded the manual for the Modular V and attempted to learn from it, I find I learn so much faster by having concepts explained visually. This course provided me with the knowledge I need to get up and running and to start designing my own patches. Highly recommended if you own this amazing synth emulation from Arturia. I see that the advanced course has just come out and I've also bought and downloaded it. I've only seen part of it so far but it looks to be just as informative as the basic course on using the sequencer and other more advanced features of the Modular V.
Kevin R. wrote on August 2, 2017
I really enjoyed this. It was very informative and useful. I'm eagerly looking forward to next course Mr. Rajan does on the Modular V. The sequencer is a monster on this synth and I'd really like some in-depth tutorials on getting the most out of that.
Ole Højer Hansen wrote on May 12, 2017
Excellent introduction to Arturia Moog Modular V - and even to the basics of hardware modular systems.
Rishabh Rajan Is very specific and careful in his teaching:)