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Sytrus Synth Creation - Part 1 by Blackhole12 Sytrus Synth Creation - Part 1 by Blackhole12
Part 1 of a 7 part tutorial series on Sytrus Synth Creation.

[Part 1]
[Part 2]
[Part 3]
[Part 4]
[Part 5]
[Part 6]
[Part 7]

Songs Made Using Tutorial Synths
Hell's Maw
Battle Theme #1

Feel free to leave comments with questions about the tutorial.

Converted to a PDF by ~JensMalmgren, available here.
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:iconzacoone:
Zacoone Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017
I'm a lot late, but thanks for this upload. Great work!
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SuicidalAngel Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
It's amazing you took the time to do this very comprehensive series, even a long time user could benefit from reading it.
Awesome work!
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maccrazyg5 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
This is the only tutorial I've found on Sytrus apart from a bare bones Image Line tutorial, and a bunch of Youtube videos that are all shallow and incomplete in their own ways. Great stuff!
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bHYde Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Digital Artist
Wow just found this now, and I'm sure I will get something out of it. :faint: Converted to pdf!
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:iconshaloxeroligon:
Shaloxeroligon Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Super sweet tutorial. I'm gonna use this to full effect. No need to shell out for Harmor now! =D
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The irony being that I now use harmor instead of sytrus.
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:iconoctave01:
Octave01 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! thank you very much for this tutorial! .. now i can use my Sytrus :D
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JensMalmgren Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Eriks Sytrus manual is not outdated at all. It is a useful guide into any use of the synths in FL Studio. The basics explained by Erik are also useful in other synths in FL Studio like Harmor for example.

I converted this manual into a PDF, you find it here: [link] [3,36 MB (3 528 681 bytes)]. Converted with Eriks permission obviously. I used an OCR package but it was tedious to get things right so It took some time. Added an Index and Table of Contents.

Regards,
Jens Malmgren
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:iconzacoone:
Zacoone Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Thank you for the conversion to pdf. It is a superb learning tool. Both of you guys are awesome for this. Thanks again!
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:iconandreagosto:
andreagosto Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much, you did a great thing! :hug:
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:iconsonicjsx:
SonicJsx Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Awesome, someone posted to your newgrounds blog which led me to this amazing tutorial. Thank you for making it!
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm pretty sure its out of date now.
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:iconmckayr12:
Mckayr12 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you actually explained way more then any youtube video i've found, but i cant pay attention to videos.
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Mckayr12 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks.
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Loris16148 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
can you modulate the LFO speed using the XY modulation on the main panel
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No.
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draeath Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The only thing that would make this more awesome is if it had nice printer-friendly page breaks :)

Because this deserves the permanence of being printed up and bound!
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I've tried a couple of times to turn this into a less stupid format without success.
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:iconpyasry:
pyasry Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
nice
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:iconthesawyer:
Thesawyer Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
ohmygosh this is sooo cool!, it will help a lot!!!
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:iconhome-musician:
home-musician Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Thanks a million for these tutorials, I thought I knew quite a bit about Sytrus but you're totally filling in all of the blanks and little things I missed along the along!! Imageline should hire you to update their manual!! The synth pack listed in Part 5 won't download for me however, the link goes to a site that appears to be down. If possible, could you send them to me in an email? homemusician@live.ca
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That file is lost to the mists of time.
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home-musician Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Aw man, that's cool. This tutorial has been a life-saver regardless!! I'm on Part 7 right now :D. Just one question, I can't find the Envelope Pitch knob you refer to in the Arp Section. I've been searching and searching and checked Imageline's Forum but can't seem to find how to rescale the vertical grid for the Pitch Envelope to manipulate the avaialabe octaves. Is the knob located in Sytrus or in another area (i.e. General Settings for FL, etc)?
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home-musician Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Sorry, sorry, disregard that!! Found it, in my notes on the knob I shouldn't touch unless there's specific reason to :) Thanks again!
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:iconmrberrie:
mrberrie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Artist
I got nexcited nfor nothing. I click onm the tutorial links and can not see any of them. If anyone has a clue let me know at the FL Studio Sytrus forum. Thanks! BMack...
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I just checked and I can see all the tutorial links. I don't understand what problem you're having.
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:iconkoneke:
Koneke Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
This is pretty much exactly what I needed to start messing around with Sytrus, thanks :)
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elaborate Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Holy piss! What an amazing tutorial. Thank you so much for this! Much better than the manual.
You mentioned that you don't use Sytrus anymore though, what do you use if I might ask?
Massive like everyone else seems to have switched to?
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Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
z3ta+ and Ogun
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OSKRock00 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
Why did you switch? Those two are less capable than Sytrus, although simpler.
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Both are more powerful in different ways. You cannot get the harmonic richness of Ogun in Sytrus, and z3ta+ has lots of distortion and other effects you can't get in Sytrus. Both tend to output higher quality synths than Sytrus. I also use Harmor now too.
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SteamShark Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there any way I could get this in text format, or find a way to print it?
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
If I wasn't sick I might be able to dig up something but right now, no.
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SteamShark Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This helped a bunch, either way. Thanks! If you could when you're feeling better, I'd really appreciate it.
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I seem to have lost my original text document, so no, I can't put this in text format.
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draeath Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shart! Better than the manual :)
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VolatilePlums Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks for making this!
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
np :D
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lakkpoll Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
Much gratitude! I have been making music with fl for some time now, but allways found myself relaying on premade presets and nexus to make it sound good. You just opened up a whole new world for me, thanks a lot! and to think that i allways thought of sytrus as something bad that only would produce dull sounds. great work! hail to you!
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:icontherealwazzar:
ThEReAlWaZzAr Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Thanks for making this :D

I'll have a look through the rest of the tutorials when I get some time.
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:iconrefreezed:
ReFreezed Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009   General Artist
Wow! Great tutorial!
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :D
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SUNgoddessOKAMI Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really awesome!

My music tech teacher is actually having us use your tutorial for help. XD

And you've written some really awesome stuff, too!
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
LOL

Wow I didn't even imagine this tutorial would be so popular. I'm starting to seriously consider making a sequel to this tutorial, since its been over a year since I wrote this and I've learned quite a lot.

Thanks :D
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Yinatsi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I fucking love you for this. There's far from enough FL help out there. ;_; <3 THANK YOU ETERNALLY.
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome xD
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flashygoodness Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
OH AWESOME. This is certainly going to help when I get around to trying Sytrus! I initially stayed away from this plugin become it just looked menacing and overly complex. But dayum, you wrote a whole tutorial on this!? :omfg: It really is absurdly gigantic and professional! How long did it take to do all of this, and how long have you been using Sytrus to know it so well?

Anyway, this might just get me started on using Sytrus. Great stuff! Thank you very much! =D
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:iconblackhole12:
Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I wrote this tutorial about 6 months ago, and at the time I'd been using sytrus for well over a year. As I recall it took about 6 weeks to finish the entire tutorial xD

I've gotten better at making synths (you can tell from any of my more recent songs) but that's just practice. Good luck! :D
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flashygoodness Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
Oh dang. You had only been using Sytrus for a year? Wow. And that's so amazing, for you to have accomplished all this in your spare time!

Anyway, thanks! =)
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Blackhole12 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks xD
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