Producertech has launched the Complete Guide To Kontakt by Defazed, a 7-part video tutorial on Native Instruments Kontakt.
Master the world’s most powerful sampler, Native Instruments Kontakt, in this new online course by Producertech Tutor Defazed. With a career spanning from classic Drum & Bass to the cutting edge of electronic music, in addition to numerous international label releases and a wealth of class-based teaching experience in a number of colleges, Defazed is your ideal guide to the intricate world of sound design!
In this extensive set of tutorials, you’ll not only learn how to use Kontakt to create a wide variety of presets, including drum kits, basses, leads, pads and FX, but you’ll also discover how to use those presets to create a track, as Defazed develops each patch with MIDI clips and automation in Ableton Live.
The course is available for streaming 24/7/365 and includes over 100MB of Kontakt presets, courtesy of Loopmasters, along with the Live projects from the course. You can find assistance on the Producertech forum if needed, as well as regular remix competitions, where you can try out your new skills, and giveaways of new plugins and hardware.
The course is available for purchase for £34.95 GBP.
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Producertech has launched the Complete Glitch Hop Production with Maschine, a video tutorial course by Defazed.
The latest course from Producertech Tutor Defazed/Fractronix takes you through the creation of a track in the ‘post digital’ genre of Glitch Hop. With releases on labels around the world, as well as being a renowned educator and expert on dance music, Defazed brings his wealth of knowledge to all aspects of the production process.
With thorough demonstrations and explanations, as well as discussions about the techniques underpinning electronic music as a whole, Defazed gives you the tools to take your track to the next level in this popular and highly addictive style.
Signing up not only gives you 24/7 access to the tutorials as well as a download of the Maschine project used throughout, but also a 250MB bonus samples pack from Loopmasters. To discover more about the course and view the free, no-signup sample module, head to the course page on the Maschine Courses site.
The course is available for purchase for 43.95 EUR.
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Producertech has announced the launch of Maschine Courses, a new website offering quality online training for Native Instruments’ powerful groove production studio, Maschine.
The courses on offer range from complete guides, covering all areas of the software and hardware, to courses focusing on certain styles of music, like House and Glitch Hop, as well as a Producer’s Guide to Music Theory, with many more courses to follow.
The site has a sleek look and intuitive functionality, working well on all browsing devices, such as smart phones and tablets, making it easy for students to access courses from wherever they are in the word, at whatever times they like. Plus, all of the courses come with accompanying downloadable materials, such as Maschine projects, bonus packs of Loopmasters samples and Maschine kits, written notes and even projects that enable students to practice their newly-acquired skills.
The Complete Guide to MKII course is now fully updated to Maschine version 2, and also new tutorials are currently being made with Studio and Mikro, so very soon there will be complete guides to all three versions of the hardware. Many more courses are planned for later in the year too, including those that teach other styles of music like Drum and Bass and much more!
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Producertech has launched Glitch Hop Beats & Bass with Maschine, a new tutorial video by Defazed aka FracTroniX.
With a solid background in the heavier, darker side of production, having numerous releases under Defazed and Metaphra in genres like Neurofunk and Drum and Bass, he’s found new inspiration of late in Glitch Hop.
After the creation of his six and half hour set of tutorials on producing Dubstep in Logic Pro, he started to experiment with NI’s awesome Groove Production Studio, Maschine. The powerful software/hardware combo proved the perfect instrument for unleashing the heavy beats, twisted basslines, glitchy accompaniment and huge leads that produce the distinctive and highly appealing style.
In this first part, he guides you through the steps required to create a fat drum break and rude bassline to go with it, with bass sounds created from scratch with Massive and resampled in Maschine, then programmed into various patterns and mixed with the beats. The lessons come with the Maschine project from the course, as well as a bonus pack of samples from Loopmasters.
The video course is available for £13.95 GBP.
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