Imagine scanning through audio samples using audio waves as your modulator. That’s what Skanner XT does best! Low frequencies create scratching FX. High frequencies create unbelievably complicated waveforms. But that’s just the surface of this incredible virtual synth. With MPV trainer G.W. Childs as your guide, you'll dive deep beneath the faceplate to get a truly unique look this virtual instrument's approach to sonic rebirth.
It all begins with a tour of Skanner XT's user interface, with its color-coded knobs and sliders. Here you’ll quickly learn the signal flow relationships between the various controls located on the front panel. G.W. then explains the Morpher, Global LFO, and the Oscillators. From there he opens the "secret door" that reveals the powerful, undisclosed secret B Panel where all kinds of crazy stuff happens!
What makes this course so powerful is how G.W. takes you on a sound design journey where he shows you how to create Leads, Bass, Pads and al kinds of awesome effects patches explaining his design concepts all along he way!
So sit back back and enjoy this amazing HD course and see how Skanner will change the way you look at sound design and synthesis! And once your finished Skanning, be sure to check out the world’s largest selection of Native Instruments courses below:
Really nice overview of Native Instruments unique sound generator 'Skanner XT' by G.W. Childs IV. I would definitely recommend this one if you want to create some warped sounds and textures.
Ren wrote on November 15, 2014
Sound design, Native Instruments has some very powerful tools, G.W. Childs IV one that proved this fact to me in this insightful tutorial.
Andrew wrote on June 25, 2014
The course takes the form, for the most part, of the construction of four patches: a lead, a bass, a pad/stringsynth, and an effect. The course may lose you a bit with the first two: they are wholly unremarkable and, in fact, gloss over most of what makes Skanner a cool little device. Fortunately, the third patch sounds fantastic, and the fourth covers a lot of ground, throwing in basically every function Skanner has to offer (as you may guess it doesn't sound great, but it glances close enough to really good ideas that you could take it somewhere better).
I came into this rather aware of Skanner, looking for a refresh, and I found it. Certainly not perfect, but it serves its function by the end.
kawame davis wrote on May 19, 2014
One of the best NI sample tutorial ever. hopefully G.W. Childs IV will be doing more tutorials on the other native instruments sample. this way is a much better explanation on how to start using them. Great video.
David wrote on December 12, 2013
I got Skanner XT,in Native Instruments recent sale,and was immediatly impressed
G.W's tutorial is great,going into detail the inner workings of this great and mad synth.
Ideal for me as a newcomer to Native Instuments,but also great for anyone purchasing Skanner,and wanting to know more about this unique synth
Well done G.W
R. Stull wrote on July 23, 2013
This course delves deep into Skanner and heavier synthesis technique. Consider synthesis courses before this course. Unexplained Skanner setting changes between continuing lessons are distracting.
Ryan wrote on July 14, 2013
This was an excellent beginner course that covers all the controls and functions of the synth. It takes you though creating your own patches and it is hands on right from the beginning.
sowhoso wrote on June 15, 2013
very thorough look at every aspect of Scanner. no stone is left untirned. Nice!
C1ph3rd wrote on March 24, 2013
Really interesting look into Skanner. This will help you get your head around what this synth/sampler does, which is not intuitive. Good examples on how to create sounds and what to try next.
Thank you! wrote on October 2, 2012
Especially Native Instruments Products are not that intuitiv as other plugins but very strong, so it is nice to get an explanation for something like that! Thx!