Producertech releases Arranging Techniques with Push

Producertech has launched Arranging Techniques with Push, a video tutorial by Paul Maddox.

Arranging Techniques with Push

Concluding his three part series, teaching the fundamentals of House production using Ableton Push, Paul Maddox returns to give you the lowdown on arrangement and automation, completing the track he began in parts 1 and 2. As a solo artist and as part of the duo Spektre, Paul has had numerous releases on popular labels and support from headline DJ acts across the globe. His wealth of experience combined with his knowledge of Live and passion for teaching come together in this series of tutorials, as he imparts professional tips and tricks in a clear and concise manner.

In this final instalment, Maddox takes you through preparing the parts created in the previous sections for arrangement, covering various button modes and the creation of scenes, before assigning new effects and device macros, with intuitive settings that add excitement and dynamic movement to the track. Scenes are then recorded into arrangement view, with drum fills triggered in real time, after which Maddox adds the sheen, recording parameter automation that keeps the soundscape fluid and builds up the excitement, whilst the solid beats pump underneath.

Accompanying the lessons is a download pack that contains over 100MB of House FX samples, courtesy of Loopmasters, giving you the tools to add exciting sounds to your own arrangements, as well as the Live set from the course.

The course is available from Loopmasters for £14.95 GBP.

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Producertech releases Complete Guide To Kontakt by Defazed

Producertech has launched the Complete Guide To Kontakt by Defazed, a 7-part video tutorial on Native Instruments Kontakt.

Complete Guide To Kontakt by Defazed

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 releases Essential Guide to Logic Pro Instruments

Producertech has launched Essential Guide to Logic Pro Instruments, a video tutorial course on Logic Pro’s virtual instruments.

Producertech Essential Guide to Logic Pro Instruments

Logic Pro is one of the most popular Digital Audio Workstations on the market. Used at every level of audio production, it is well known for being both powerful and flexible, but particularly for the incredible range of instruments it is bundled with. In this course from Producertech Course Director Rob Jones, you will be guided through the methods underpinning synthesis and sampling by means of detailed lessons on each of the instruments packaged with this popular piece of audio software.

From programming drums in Ultrabeat or Drummer, creating exciting sampled sounds in EXS24 to complete explanations of Subtractive, Wavetable, FM and Modelling synthesis in the full range of Logic’s plugins – by the end of this course you will be fully equipped to utilise all of these powerful instruments and techniques to great effect.

The course is available for purchase for £59.95 GBP.

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Producertech launches Mastering in the Box with Ableton Live video course

Mastering in the Box with Ableton Live

Producertech has announced Mastering in the Box with Ableton Live, a video tutorial course from Zeitgeist Mastering.

This course achieves what no one thought was possible, including the person that made it! Producertech tutor Nick D’Ombrain, owner of Zeitgeist Mastering, has surprised himself with the outstanding results that can be achieved by mastering using only the devices that come with Ableton Live 9.

Currently residing in Berlin, Nick has worked with a huge number of impressive names from the music industry – Alex Smoke, Sascha Braemer, Orbital, D- Unity and Eric Volta to name but a few. With his vast array of predominantly high end plug-in mastering tools, limiting himself to Live 9’s devices seemed an impossible task. However, as 8 hours of quality tutorials proves, professional results are entirely possible, and this course shows you how!

Accompanying the tutorials is a Live Template Set, containing a giant Mastering Rack, constructed throughout the course, so students can open up the session and import their own tracks to get going straight away. In addition, there is a written Pro Tips Guide, a Mastering Flow Diagram and 8 Custom Mastering Weapons (Live Racks), which include an Aphex-style Exciter, a Bass Maximiser and various Stereo Enhancement Effects.

The course is now available to purchase at Music-Courses.

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Producertech launches Drumming for Dance Music with Paul Kodish

Drumming for Dance Music with Paul Kodish

Producertech has announced Drumming for Dance Music with Paul Kodish, a video tutorial course by professional musician Paul Kodish, the drummer from legendary bands such as Pendulum, Apollo 440 and DJ Fresh.

This brand new course from Producertech teaches how to play killer beats for a number of dance music styles, including drum and bass, dubstep, hip hop, house and breakbeat. Led by Paul Kodish, a professional drummer with more than 25 years of experience playing for headline bands like Pendulum, DJ Fresh and Apollo 440, the lessons go from starting out with the kit, right through to advanced techniques and jamming. In addition to the streamed lesson movies, the course comes with a series of downloadable packs, with readymade sessions for music software, drum loops and backing tracks in a variety of formats and a load of additional Loopmasters samples for playing along too as well.

The first part of the course begins with the very basics and then moves onto some exercises for helping with different rhythms and timing, whilst showing examples of how to use various patterns in beats and fills. Then comes the meat of the course, which is a series of lessons dedicated to four of the main styles of dance music, with each one teaching a different drum beat, often complete with several variations, played along to a unique backing sample of Paul’s choosing. The lessons have been reconstructed in Ableton Live, Logic Pro and Reason formats, so students with those apps can open them up to replay the beats on audio or MIDI tracks, which helps with the learning process. Additionally, the samples are provided as looped audio files too, so those with no music software have something to play along to as well.

As with their other courses, Producertech are going the extra mile to ensure students are well supported, so Paul is available on the forum to help people out or answer questions regarding anything course related. With the substantial accompanying materials, Paul’s professional tuition and the ability to access the lessons 24/7 from wherever you are in the world, all for an attractive price, this new course is the ideal purchase for anyone wanting to learn how to play slamming dance music drums!

Drumming for Dance Music features

  • Online Dance Music Drumming Course by Paul Kodish (Pendulum/DJ Fresh/Apollo 440).
  • 43 lessons go from starting out with the kit right through to advanced techniques.
  • Accompanying Live, Logic and Reason Projects preloaded with the beats and samples from the course.
  • All material also provided as looped audio files for people without music software.
  • Packed with professional advice and tips and tricks.
  • Check out the 2 sample modules directly on the course page before signing up.

The course is available from Music-Courses for £49.95 GBP.

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