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Sonic Academy releases How To Make Dubstep In Cubase

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Sonic Academy has released How To Make Dubstep In Cubase, a new video tutorial.

Learn how to create some ground shaking sub bass coupled with morphing distorted synth patterns in this How To Make Dubstep course.

Sonic Academy Tutor Bryan Spence takes you through step by step how to glitch and chop between basslines, synth parts, vocal stabs and drum crashes to get you on your way to creating the very distictive dubstep rhythm.

This course comes in a bundle of 22 videos and is covered using Steinbergs powerful Cubase 5 DAW.

So put your hoods up and get ready to dance double time as we transport you into this growing underground London sound.

The course is available exclusively to Sonic Academy subscribers. Subscriptions are available for £29.99 GBP / $44.99 USD a quarter or £99.99 GBP / $159.99 USD for a full year.

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Sonic Academy now Apple accredited

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Sonic Academy has announced it is now Apple accredited.

Sonic Academy, Belfast’s leading provider of Music Technology training both on and off line, has been awarded the prestigious title of “Apple Authorised Training Centre.” for the delivery of Apple accredited courses in Logic Pro Music Production.

The award follows a stringent evaluation and training process to ensure Sonic Academy meets with Apple’s highest standards in all areas including facilities, instructors, course delivery and infrastructure.

Kevin Traynor, Sonic Academy’s CEO commented, “We are delighted with this recognition by Apple of our newly opened state of the art training facilities and the quality of our music technology teaching.”

The accreditation allows Sonic Academy to deliver Apple’s Logic Pro 101 course in Music Production and will be delivered by Apple Certified Trainers. Sonic Academy is the first Apple Authorised Training Centre (AATC) for music production in Northern Ireland.

Sonic Academy is Northern Ireland’s leading provider of music technology education. The company delivers its courses both online worldwide and from it’s newly opened state of the art training facility in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. The goal of the AATC Program is to offer Apple customers the highest-quality training experience; from the beginner up to the most seasoned Professional.

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Sonic Academy announces Re-Launch + Competition

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Sonic Academy has re-launched its website, a comprehensive online resource of video tutorials, features, news and reviews to help you produce and record your ideas, then share them with the world.

To kick start 2010 with a bang, leading music technology portal Sonic Academy can unveil a brand new site brimming with fantastic new features, extra sections and Sonic Subscriber options and to celebrate, have got a HUGE competition where you could win a sack full of tech goodies!

Whether you’re a DJ, musician, or producer, consider yourself a professional or are just starting out, Sonic Academy offers the highest quality video tutorials and resources including features, news and reviews making them a one stop shop for all your music and ‘tech’ needs.

Sonic Academy new features

  • Exclusive features from some of the scene’s biggest experts.
  • New ‘Live Recordings’ section with video content, resources and articles.
  • View the video tutorials in new modes.
  • New video tutorials in the famed ‘How To Sound Like Series’ including Nu Disco, Tech Trance, Minimal, Synth Punk and ‘Tech Tips’.
  • Brand new monthly and annual membership options.
Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol X1

To celebrate the launch Sonic Academy are running a massive competition to win a X1 Controller + free subscription to their website for a year.

Win an X1 Controller and a free Sonic Plus subscription for a year! 10 runners up will also win Annual Sonic Plus subscriptions. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to register for FREE on the Sonic Academy site before 28th February 2010 and if you are already a registered member or a subscriber then you will be automatically entered into the competition!

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Sonic Academy announces Making a Synth in Reaktor

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Sonic Academy Making a Synth in Reaktor

Sonic Academy has announced the next release in their video tutorial series, Making a Synth in Reaktor, a course on how to create your very own synth in Native Instruments Reaktor.

REAKTOR is a music software program that turns your computer into an incredibly powerful and versatile audio processing system. REAKTOR can be used as a synthesizer, sampler, effects processor, groovebox, step sequencer, and much more. It’s completely modular structure ensures that no limits are imposed on your imagination in creating and utilizing electronic instruments and sound effects.

The first set of tutorials on synthesis introduced you to Native Instruments REAKTOR. We continue on with this in the 2nd part of our course, covering macros, lists, filters, panning and switches to name a few, and then finally finshing up our simple 2 oscillator synthesizer.

Making a Synth in Reaktor is now available for subscribers. Subscriptions for access to all Sonic Academy videos (100+ and counting; plus sample packs, resources etc) including the ‘How To Sound Like’ tutorials, are available for £59.99 GBP / $99.99 USD per year.

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Sonic Academy and Toolroom Competition

Sonic Academy / Toolroom Competition

SonicAcademy.com are co-hosting the exclusive invite-only industry event with Toolroom Records alongside M-Audio & Fuga at this years Amsterdam Dance Event which takes place on Thursday 22nd October at the five star Pulitzer Hotel, featuring a full live set from Dirty Vegas and funk fuelled alternative sets from Funkagenda and Martijn Ten Velden.

To celebrate this partnership we’ve teamed up to give one lucky winner an amazing opportunity to win:

  • Two guest-list places to the strictly limited, invite-only Toolroom party @ ADE.
  • Free entry to ADE Next on Saturday 24th October.
  • Ableton Live 8.
  • A years subscription to SonicAcademy.com allowing you full access to all video tutorials onsite including extensive Logic, Reason, Ableton, Cubase and DJ technique modules.
  • Signed Dirty Vegas album.
  • The latest Toolroom albums from Mark Knight, Funkagenda, and Joachim Garraud.

Five lucky runners up will also win an annual subscription to SonicAcademy.com

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Sonic Academy celebrates birthday with competition

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Sonic Academy has announced a competition for its first anniversary.

Having launched in 2008, Sonic Academy are celebrating their 1st birthday this August and as part of the celebrations are proud to announce a massive competition for all members new and old, giving one lucky person the opportunity to win:

  • An annual subscription to Sonic Academy
  • Ableton Live 8
  • £50 voucher for DJDownload.com
  • A collection of Loopmasters ‘Artist Series’ DVDS (6)
  • Vestax professional product (either a midi controller/ DJ mixer dependent on whether you DJ or produce!)

…PLUS 10 runner-up annual subscriptions from Sonic Academy!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to register for free on the Sonic Academy site before 31st August 2009 and if you are already a registered member or a subscriber then you will be automatically entered into the competition.

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Sonic Academy announces Music Production Using Logic Pro 8

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Sonic Academy has announced a new video tutorial series titled Music Production Using Logic Pro 8, a step by step guide split in nine concise video training modules for all producers alike.

One of Apple’s most famous programs, Logic is used by a whole host of people; from producers to bedroom beat makers its famed for a clear interface and studio sound library. A.R Rahman who scored the epic Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack recently said that he had been using Logic for 12 years, using it as a writing tool because ‘I can have it on a desktop or a laptop. I can carry it all over’. Other fans of Logic include Coldplay producer Markus Dravs, The Chemical Brothers, Usher, Underworld, Sasha, Josh Wink and Lilly Allen’s current producer Greg Kurstin.

From creating drumbeats and basslines, to synths and vocal samples, Sonic Academy’s Logic production course shows you how to mix and arrange all your ideas into professional sounding tracks.

The full video tutorial training package with interactive glossary and accompany resources is available for purchase for £34.99 GBP. Sonic Subscribers can access it for free in the Subscriber Videos page on the Sonic Academy website.

Sonic Academy has also announced it is giving away five annual subscriptons to celebrate the launch of its first dedicated Logic Pro course. Details on its facebook page.

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Sonic Academy launches “How to sound like” video tutorial series

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Sonic Academy has launched a new video tutorial series called How to sound like, in which highly trained professional tutors take you step by step through some of the biggest genres and styles in electronic music today.

With How To Sound Like tutorials on French Electro House, Swedish House, Tech House, Trance, Ravey Breaks and Fidget Electro House, Minimal House and Electro you really could be the next Justice, Axwell or The Prodigy!

Each tutorial series breaks down into manageable chunks, starting you right at the beginning with the intro and leading you step by step through drums, bass, effects, sequencing and the final mix.

The tutorials are available for £19.99 GBP each, or you can subscribe for a full year of access to over 100 tutorial videos for £59.99 GBP.

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