Native Instruments Absynth Tutorial: Sound Design w/ Aetherizer
Having Absynth in your studio is like having a secret sound design weapon in your sonic arsenal. One big reason is the Aetherizer feature, which is featured in this great video tutorial.
With the Aetherizer, it’s easy to transform just about anything into something incredible!
A very simple and basic sound can easily be turned into something from another world in just a few clicks with NI Absynth. DubSpot instructor and sound designer Heinrich Zwahlen, kicks down some good knowledge and walks you through the process of creating a complex sounding spacey pad instrument from a simple saw wave. Moving along at a pace that is easy to follow and explained in a way that allows all users to follow along, he shares the ideas and mechanics behind each of his decisions along the way.
After selecting a saw wave as a new sound from the Patch screen, he quickly jumps into the Effects screen. Here he adds an Aetherizer and begins to explain the interface so you have a good working knowledge of how it functions right from the start. Touching briefly on the Time and Feedback parameters, Heinrich then begins to focus on Grain table that will do a lot of the work on this sound by breaking the sound wave up into grains. Manipulating the size, length, duration, feedback, delay and even randomization are all discussed and experimented with is all part of the process of learning how to design sounds with this unique and powerful feature.
Next, he turns on the filter feature and explains how to change the sound through the use of main controls. After this, it’s time to activate the Filter Quantize tool. This changes everything, yet again. It instantly arranges the grains into chords, which allows you to transform the random noisy synth you’ve been working on into something truly amazing and enchanting. It has begun to really sound like something you could use as a soundscape or an instrument suited for film scoring.
If you love designing new sounds from scratch with NI Absynth and would like to share it people all around the world in a tutorial, send us a message let us know! We are always happy to hear from our community members and can help you get your ideas and sounds in front of a larger audience. Thanks for stopping by!