Groove3 – Arturia Oberheim SEM V Explained (TUTORIAL)

By | February 3, 2022


Release year: 2016
Manufacturer website: Groove3
Author: Sami Rabia
Duration: 1h. 47 min. 49sec.
Handout type: Video tutorial
English language
Sample files: none
Video Format: MP4
Video: MPEG4 Video (H264) 1440×900 30fps 517kbps [V: English [eng] (h264 main L4.0, yuv420p, 1440×900, 517 kb/s)]
Audio: AAC 44100Hz stereo 143kbps [A: SoundHandler [eng] (aac lc, 44100 Hz, stereo, 143 kb/s)]

Description : Arturia has brought the venerable Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expansion Module) back to life in virtual form, and synth expert Sami Rabia will tell you all about this fat virtual synth sound, as well as how to use it to create sounds from scratch in your DAW! Description: Arturia has brought the venerable Oberheim SEM (Synthesizer Expander Module) to life in virtual form, and synthesizer wiz Sami Rabia teaches you all about this phat sounding virtual synth and how to use it to build sounds from scratch in your DAW!

Content :
1. GUI Layout, Preset Management & MIDI Learn (4:55)
2. Oscillators (09:05)
3. LFOs (4:08)
4. Filters (05:07)
5 Envelopes (08:28)
6. Output (06:08)
7. Effects (16:22)
8. Arp & Portamento (4:57)
9. Top Panel Keyboard Follow (05:46)
10. Top Panel Voice Programmer (7:28)
11. Top Panel Matrix (7:22)
12. Build Bass Sounds (05:04)
13. Build Lead Sounds (06:43)
14. Build Pads Sounds (07:22)
15. Build FX Chains (8:54)

One thought on “Groove3 – Arturia Oberheim SEM V Explained (TUTORIAL)

  1. rey

    Thanks for this…… had no idea they’d done a course on the SEM. In late 70’s, when I was age 17 or so, Long Beach City College in California offered 2 fantastic Electronic Music Production courses……. I moved there from Baltimore just for those courses; they were possibly the best-equipped in the country……. I grew up with ARP’s head of Research & Development, was lucky to get time on the 2600 he’d bring on weekend visits.
    In the college’s lab:
    – Moog modular, model unknown but close enough to Keith Emerson’s beast
    – ARP Odyssey
    – Mini Moog
    – Oberheim 4-Voice, essentially 4 SEM’s ganged with a keyboard
    – Eventide Clockworks 16-step sequencer
    – TEAC 4-track reel-to-reel with Simul-Sync (model 3340s I think)
    – 16-in 4-out mixing console
    Considering the prices on such gear in those early days, and it was a community college with gear the universities didn’t have…… I was pretty lucky to have heard about it. My uncle, a lifelong big-band jazz drummer, had a Mini Moog I spent too many days and nights with 🙂
    The Oberheim 4-voice and even just the SEM were definitely unique for subtractive synthesizers….


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