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.
Frequency Modulation (FM) synths are often described as being unintuitive and complex to program. Elektron's Digitone was designed from the ground up to make FM synthesis more accessible but still amazingly powerful. In this course, synth expert Thavius Beck takes an in-depth look at this unique FM/subtractive hybrid to help you get the most out of it.
First, Thavius covers the basic of how FM synthesis works. You learn all about algorithms, frequency, operators, the relationship between carriers and modulators... all that fun stuff! After explaining how to start a new project from scratch, Thavius dives into sound design. You learn to create all kinds of sounds using envelopes, LFOs, filters and the on-board effects. Of course, Elektron's legendary step sequencer is also covered in detail...
So watch this course, and discover the unlimited creative possibilities of Elektron's Digitone with the awesome Thavius Beck!
Thavius Beck is the master of explaining complex hardware in a way a beginner can grok it and begin to understand the sonic possibilities. I would highly recommend any of his videos, and this one took me from a novice with Elektron gear, to really understanding how the Digitone works.
Erik wrote on May 13, 2022
Another great one. Thank you Thavious!!!
I've taking several of Thavious's Elektron courses and they really get you up to speed very quickly. The perfect way to get started.
Ole Højer Hansen wrote on February 1, 2022
Great course by a great teacher!
Michael wrote on November 28, 2021
This is a must for every new owner of the Digitone. I just got mine and without this tut I would be lost. Thavius makes it a joy to watch and learn. I love his teaching style. Big thanks!
Eric Freeman wrote on August 2, 2021
Thavius is always clear and concise with great examples. Excellent course to get all the basics down with the Digitone.
MIKE wrote on June 27, 2021
Oh Thavius. Thank you berry much wrote on May 30, 2021
So glad I found this! Really helps you jump back into the Digitone when you need a refresher. I did it all in one day in a few hours and I was back into my babyyyy again. Thank you!
Jason White wrote on December 28, 2020
If you have just bought a Digitone and found the user guide that came with it confusing, this course is for you. It is not very long so you can complete it in a day or so but by the end you will be creating music and have an understanding of all the Digitone features.
Rochelle wrote on April 28, 2020
Great course. Innovative and inspiring.
Tony Battle wrote on March 22, 2020
Good course, Thaddeus had me up and running my digitone in a day. And with great results! I wish there was a video in this course on using the digitone with external gear as that was another primary focus of mine to use the digitone in my setup. This is my first elektron instrument I've owned and won't be my last. The Digitakt is next.