We’ve seen modular synthesis take off significantly in the last few years. Last year at NAMM there even was an entire corner of the main hall dedicated to small boutique synthesizer companies! For our new episode in the Riverside Studio live instrument series, we asked producer Tobi Neuman to share his techniques for creating an analog kick sound out of just five modules. Watch and learn – this video is a great introduction for producers just getting their first taste of modular.
Modular Synths + Tobi Neumann: How To Make An Analog Kick Drum
In the video, Tobi uses five different modules to get his kick working:
- Make Noise MATHS 2013 – in this video, used as an attack/release envelope generator
- CWEJMAN VCA-4MX Quad VCA Mixer
- Tiptop Audio Z3000 mk2 – smart VC oscillator
- Doepfer A-138d CFX – audio interface, crossfader, FX insert
- Doepfer A-145 LFO – Tobi uses it as a simple clock in this setup
Hear Some Of Tobi’s Mixes:
In addition to being a complete production powerhouse, Tobi Neumann also mixes and performs live – check out some of his latest Soundcloud tracks to get a taste:
Want more great production tutorials? See the links below, or click here to see all of the tutorials in this Riverside Studios series. Our thanks to the Riverside crew for letting us film on location with their artists.