Bitwig's Phase-4 utilizes phase distortion and phase modulation synthesis to shape sound in very unique ways. Learn how to get the most out of this four-oscillator synth in this in-depth course by Bitwig Certified Trainer, Thavius Beck!
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.
Inspired by classic digital synths like Yamaha's DX7 and Casio's CZ series, Phase-4 sound manipulation possibilities go way further. In this course, sound designer and trainer Thavius Beck reveals exactly how this powerhouse synth is capable of everything from vintage sounds to digital sonic madness.
The course starts with a detailed explanation of how Phase-4 works. The concepts of phase, phase distortion and phase modulation are clearly explained, and you get a tour of all the parameters of the synth and learn how they work together. The next series of tutorials are all about applying the technical concepts learned to create every sound of a music project from scratch: kick, snare, hi-hat, bass, pad and lead. Thavius then shows you how to bring life and movement to these sounds with modulators and get some craziness happening. Continuing with the course, you also learn about expression controls, Multidimensional Polyphonic Expression (MPE) Controls, and more...
So if you want to get the most of the awesome Phase-4 instrument, sit back and learn everything about it with Bitwig Certified Trainer Thavius Beck!
Great tutorial on the powerful synth. I thought I knew phase-4 pretty well, but I learned a lot more. I could listen Thavius read the phone book, but instead I get to listen to him teach me how to maximize the potential of Phase-4.