Learning Modular Synthesis: Arturia Modular V

Ever dreamed of using a classic Moog modular from the 70s? Now you can – on your computer.
Into software synthesis, or curious about how the original modular Moog modular synthesizer worked? Then this course is for you! Using Arturia’s Modular V, I:
•  help you install and set up the Modular V software
•  show how to patch together modules in this virtual environment
•  reveal the fundamentals of how sound and harmonics work
•  explain the differences between oscillator waveshapes, filter types, and more
•  explore its effects and advanced filters
•  demonstrate each of the modules in a musical context
•  reveal advanced techniques including frequency and amplitude modulation
A list of all 31 lessons in this over 3-hour course is shown at the bottom of this page; its introductory video is above. Note that some of those lessons have a free preview, so you can get a taste for the course before you buy. Below are also some still images from the course.
(This course was originally created using Modular V version 3 in Arturia’s Collection 5. Changes in future versions should be minor – more presets, etc.)


“This is a great tutorial. I’ve had this synth sitting on my machine for over a year and only played around with the presets, not really know ing what I was doing. You’ve inspired me to jump in and get my hands dirty creating something from scratch. Thank you.” – BR
“You do a great job. You obviously thought about what you are going to do before you record your program. That is pretty rare.” – HM
  • Learning Modular Synthesis: Arturia Modular V
  • $50 USD

    Make music with a virtual Moog modular on your computer

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  • 31 video lessons; over 3 hours of information
  • fundamental concepts of synthesis that apply to both hardware and software
  • learn the tricks involved in patching the classic modular Moog
  • hear and see how each module works so you can use it for your own patches
  • includes installation, integration, and MIDI control

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Chris Meyer

I fell in love with the sound and possibilities of electronic music at a young age. I took synthesis lessons as a teen in the 1970s, learning on a modular Steiner-Parker Synthasystem. A kit-based PAiA modular was my dorm room companion in college. Soon after I graduated, I got a job at Sequential Circuits, where I contributed to several instruments and created Vector Synthesis. I went on to work for Digidesign, Marion Systems (Tom Oberheim), and was the chief engineer at Roland R&D US.

I’ve always enjoyed sharing what I’ve learned. I taught synthesis at UCLA Extension, was the technical editor for Music Technology and Recording magazines, and wrote a column for Keyboard magazine. I continue today, co-writing Patch & Tweak – the new book on modular synthesis – with Kim Bjørn, and writing module reviews for Synth & Software. I also regularly play modular music live under the name Alias Zone, plus jam with others.

I also have a lot of experience creating online training. Before I started Learning Modular, I recorded nearly 50 online courses on creating graphics for television and film for lynda.com (now LinkedIn Learning). I've brought this experience of how to teach a difficult, technical subject in a patient, step-by-step manner to my modular synthesis courses.