Kurzweil Video Tutorials

As well as an extensive number of written web tutorials available in our forums classroom (available to paid forum subscribers only), we have provided a large number of video tutorials as well.

All of the video tutorials that we have released to the public are available here. We will continue to update this page as we release more content. To see video's as we release them, please subscribe to our Youtube Channel.

MiKro Tutorials

The MiKro tutorials are short, single subject tutorials that are initially available only for paid subscribers to the forums.  Most of the tutorials are subscriber requests.

The tutorials that have been released to the public to date are below.

  • Mikro Tutorial #10 Released

    We build a patch that morphs between oscillators and filters
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  • Mikro Tutorial #9 Released

    In this tutorial we go through the process of doing an OS upgrade of the PC3.
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  • Mikro Tutorial #8 Released

    This time we look at cascading layers through a filter on the PC3, Forte and PC4. This is a little more of an advanced tutorial, but opens up so many possibilities.
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  • Mikro Tutorial #7 Released

    A short tutorial to show one method of applying random tuning variation on each note using the Kurzweil PC3.
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  • Mikro Tutorial #6 Released

    A quick tutorial on the Envelopes available in the PC3 and other Kurzweil synths.
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  • Mikro Tutorial #5 Released

    A brief tutorial on how to add EQ to a patch on the PC3. Also applicable to the PC4 and the Forte.
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  • Mikro Tutorial #4 Released

    We learn how to add vibrato to a sound in this quick tutorial.
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  • Mikro Tutorial #3 Released

    In this Mikro Tutorial we learn how to program a ping pong delay for Kurzweil series instruments.
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  • Mikro Tutorial #2 Released

    The second Mikro tutorial has been released to the public. Forum subscribers are up to Mikro Tutorial #22, so to get up to date, click the forums link above and subscribe.
    In other news, the links for the PC3 Envelope Controller have been updated. Apologies to those of you who couldn't download them. Finally, we are working on new software at the moment to allow import of names from Kurzweil syths into your DAW, for simple program selection and control. More details soon.
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  • Mikro Tutorial #1 Released

    We've been very busy of late working on content for our forums, including a lot of video tutorials that are available to paid subscribers. The first of these video's is below, to show the sort of things that we are covering in this new video series.
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Programming With The Puppeteer

Programming With The Puppeteer (PWP) is a series of more informal video's where I just program a bunch of sounds based on a theme. These take you through my methodology of programming Kurzweil's and cover a lot of advanced aspects. It's still interactive, and I try to answer questions as they come up on the chat.

These video's have no set agenda or preparation.

  • PWP3 - PWM

    The Puppeteer looks at the various Pulse Width Modulation options available on the Kurzweil PC3, creating a patch with each of the different oscillators available.
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  • PWP2 - Pads

    Chilling with The Puppeteer, as we program a pad sound.
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  • PWP1 - Virtual Analog

    We create a virtual analog program on the PC3.  We cover the following: Shaped Saw, 2 Pole Hipass, Mogue Filter, Cascade, AMPENV, ENVCTL, Functions, Layer Effects, Sample & Hold, Delay, Reverb, Kaos! Distortion, Compressor.
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Kurzweil Video Tutorials

We've been doing tutorials on Kurzweil K series and PC3 series synths for over a decade now. Many of these were originally text based and most can be found over at the forums. Times change, and more recently we've moved across to live streaming our tutorials.  This is great both for us (because it actually takes less time to do a video tutorial than a text one) and for you (because you get to watch, hear and ask questions as we go along).

All the tutorials to date can be found here.

  • Tutorial 13 - Forte and Deluge

    In this tutorial we introduce the Forte and the Deluge to each other and quickly run through some of the features of each device that makes this such a great partnership.
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  • Tutorial 11 - Live Mode

    In this tutorial we demonstrate Live Mode (where a live signal is treated by the K2600) and examine both utilizing this mode to use the K2600 as an FX unit, and also some more creative uses for Live Mode.
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  • Tutorial 10 - Wrap

    The Puppeteer describes the Wrap function and some creative and useful ways to use it.  The Wrap function is more than just a noise generator.
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  • Tutorial 9 - MIDI Sync 2

    We quickly cover the settings required to sync a Kurzweil PC3 to an Akai MPC2000XL

    2:46 Akai MPC Settings
    5:01 Kurzweil PC3 Song Mode Settings
    8:52 Kurzweil PC3 Setup Mode Common Page Settings
    9:52 Syncing PC3 Riffs
    13:46 Syncing PC3 Arpeggios
    18:45 Wrapping Up
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  • Tutorial 8 - Arps

    The Puppeteer takes a close look at the PC3's arpeggiators.
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  • Tutorial 7 - Riffs

    In Part 1, The Puppeteer demonstrates how to use song mode to create a Riff.

    In Part 2, We look at how to assign the riff within the setup editor  to each of the zones.

    In Part 3, The final part of the riffs tutorial, where we assign controllers and triggers to start and stop the various riffs.
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  • Tutorial 4 - Controllers

    We discover how to assign controllers such as LFO and Envelopes to modulate the pitch and filter cutoff of a sound in a similar way that you can with standard subtractive synths, like the Jupiter 8.  We take a quick tour of the program edit interface.  This tutorial is aimed at new Kurzweil Users - Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/godlike-productions-pc3
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  • Tutorial 3 - Envelopes

    We take an in depth look at envelopes on the Kurzweil PC3, discuss differences with the K-series, and learn the real time control options for the PC3 via the ENVCTL page.  A few tricks we learn is how to turn an Envelope into an LFO, how to have multiple controllable envelopes using cascade mode and we quickly look at the other envelopes available on the PC3 - Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/godlike-productions-pc3
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  • Tutorial 2 - Effects

    Recorded on 4/10/2012 - We take an in depth look at the effects architecture of the Kurzweil PC3, K2600 and the KSP8, wtih the objective of making it easier for you to find your way around and get the programming results that you want. - Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/godlike-productions-pc3
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  • Tutorial 6 - FUNS

    We give an overview of FUNS in this tutorial.  What they are, how to use them, their structure and cover a few simple, but common usage examples. - Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/godlike-productions-pc3
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  • Tutorial 1 - PC3 101

    An overview of the modes for the PC3 and the object heirarchy presented by The Puppeteer.
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