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In this lesson, we will discuss the basics of synthestration.

I’m assuming that you own some orchestral sample libraries and you’ve got a sequencer. You could get started with the stock sounds of your sequencer. They’re not the best sounds, but it is a good starting point.

Depending on what libraries you have, you’ll be using either Kontakt (most of the libraries), Play (East West), or Vienna Instruments or Ensemble Pro (VSL).

If you’re getting started and you need some help with that, ask in the Facebook group. We’ll be happy to help.

The concepts discussed in the following videos will apply to everyone, no matter the software you use. In most of the screencasts, you’ll see Cubase and Kontakt, but the concepts apply across the board, no matter if you use Logic Pro X, DP, Sonar, Pro Tools, etc. and other samplers and synths like Play, Viena Instruments of Ensemble Pro, Omnisphere, etc.

The concepts in the videos are explained in an easy-to-understand way. Those that are a bit more complex or longer will include a PDF file that will help to clarify what has been discussed in the video.

At the end of this module, you’ll find an assignment. There is not a hard deadline, but I encourage you to finish every lesson’s assignment within the week. That will help you to internalize the previously discussed concepts, and that will ensure a steady weekly workload for you.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us. If it is a generic question you can write to Any of the members of the SVO team will be happy to help. If it is musical/mockup/synthestration related, I’d recommend using our Facebook.

As a final note, remember that you can access the course materials from any device. The videos are optimized for mobile devices not to consume too many data, so feel free to review the course materials when you are on the go.

That’s it for now. Thanks for joining the SVO course. I'm looking forward to a great course with you!