Retrologue 2 Course - The Ultimate Guide
Did You Know That Retrologue 2 Is An Absolute Monster of an Analogue Synth?
Learn How To Unleash This Powerful VST Synth And Create Phat and Full Sounds Now
In this new and updated course, Jay Hales will teach you everything you need to know about Retrologue 2 over 14 lessons. Starting with the real basics, right through to making an 8 part loop with all instruments made with R2, like kick, clap, pad etc.
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Learn the basic overview, signal flow and different sections / pages of the Retrologue 2 Synth
Discover what every single knob / control and section does on every page and know when to use them
Follow along and make a short track with us, all in Retrologue eg. Kick, Clap, Hats, Pad, Lead, Bass etc.
Did you know Retrologue has a sidechain input? We teach you how to set it up and what it can be used for
See how some our BTP1 Preset Bank patches were made with detailed explanations
Learn how to finally use the complex Arp section confidently to it's fullest potential
Total Course - Over 2 Hours (14 Lessons) of Retrologue Training
Module 1 - Course Intro
After a short intro from your tutor Jay, we look at all 3 main pages of this VST and discuss what each and every section does and how it fits into the signal flow.
You'll learn how Retrologue 2 is laid out and how each module fits with one another.
This lesson is great for people who have either never used this synth before or have loaded it up but don't really understand it. Or even as a refresher for those who have not used it for a while.
Module 2 - Synth Page, Arp Page, FX Page
This module goes over the same sections and pages but this time in great detail. For example you'll learn about all the different types of waveform and wave types and how to manipulate them, different phases, noise generators to add sparkle and 'air', ring modulators to add grit, filters, envelopes, and that's just the Synth page! Of course we cover in detail the Arp page along with all it's many options and functions, finishing up with the highly customizable FX page.
Module 3 - Modulation Magic
The modulation section and the 'Modulation Matrix' in Retrologue are incredibly powerful and is where you can really start to bring your patches to life. Using this highly programmable section you can create big booming sub basses, sparkling and evolving pads, screeching leads, dirty reece basses and much, much more. By the end of this tutorial you'll have a firm grasp of how to utilize this to make your own unique and highly useable patches, or even to customize the presets to fit better in your own productions
Module 4 - Make An 8 Part Loop
In this bundle of lessons you can follow along and make an 8 part loop using Retrologue only. For example, we teach you how to make a kick drum, clap, hi hat, sub bass, dirty bass, pad, arpeggiator and white noise riser FX.
It's quite something to see that nasty saw wave 'init' patch being transformed each time into the different parts above! In the process you'll learn how to utilize each section of Retrologue 2.
Module 5 - Example Patches
In this lesson Jay takes you through in detail some of his presets he made in the new BTP1 Retrologue 2 Preset Bank (also available on our website). Here you will learn exactly how he made these sounds such as the hard, raw sounding leads, the dreamy lead with delayed vibrato and glide, the tropical keys with evolving timbre and velocity sensitive nature - all the while learning how to program the mod wheel to bring in extra dimension such as a 7th, reverb or vibrato.
Module 6 - Sidechain Input
Did you know that Retrologue 2 has a sidechain input? What's it there for?
Don't worry. In this lesson you'll learn how to set this up and get it working (it's not obvious!) and learn the benefits of sending another signal to it. Utilize the filter envelope or modulation matrix or of course the arp and FX pages if you wish on your externally routed audio. We look at different things that can be achieved with this often overlooked feature.
FREE lessons from the course
Watch Lesson 1 - Basic Overview
Retrologue 2 Tutorial
This is the first lesson of the course and constitutes the most basic lesson, looking at the interface and an overview of the many functions that Retrologue 2 VST Synth is capable of.
Watch Lesson 12 - White Noise FX
Retrologue 2 Tutorial
In this free clip, Jay shows you how easy it is to create your own white noise riser effect rather than just grab one from a sample bank. This is the 8th sound in our loop created purely with Retrologue only.
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Jay Hales (producer & founder of Born To Produce) has produced in most genres over the last 15 years as well as successfully DJ'ing across many countries throughout Europe. He writes music for TV companies and makes his own music in all styles, particularly EDM which is his favourite. His attention to detail and huge music production skill sets make him the perfect person to learn your music production skills from. He is super approachable so feel free to get in contact with him and ask a question.
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