ADSR Sounds has launched Music Theory For Electronic Music Producers, a video tutorial course by Kid Zero and film composer Norman Henry Mamey.
Have you ever had musical ideas in your head but didn’t have the knowledge to actually write the music?
The ability to write your own music isn’t as hard as you might think. In this 3 hour course you will discover the fundamentals of music theory and learn how to turn just a few chords and a simple melody into a full track.
This 2 part video not only comes with the knowledge of music theory and how to use it in an actual track, but we also included a section on how to practice these techniques.
The video course is available to purchase for $37 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Music Theory video course
Hal Leonard has announced that it has published Digital Performer for Engineers and Producers, a new Quick Pro Guides series book.
Digital Performer for Engineers and Producers is designed to help people who already have some familiarity with Digital Performer – or any other DAW software – jump directly into some of the extremely important and powerful capabilities of this incredible software. Author and noted DP guru David E. Roberts has been directly involved with the development of this incredibly powerful and innovative DAW software since 1993; he is also responsible for artist/VIP support at MOTU and has been training new users for the past 20 years. Considering Roberts’ depth of understanding and insightful experience, this Quick Pro Guide offers a uniquely succinct path to understanding and eventually mastering Digital Performer.
Digital Performer for Engineers and Producers focuses specifically on music production, mixing, film scoring, and live performance. This important resource helps the reader get right down to the essential tasks, providing insight, tips, and tricks that help the creative mind link existing knowledge to the important activities most commonly implemented by DAW users at every level.
The accompanying DVD-ROM provides extremely powerful and supportive video tutorials featuring Magic Dave Roberts doing what he does best: revealing the insider tips and tricks that have kept Digital Performer at the forefront of DAW technology since its inception.
The book is available to purchase for $16.99 USD.
More information: Hal Leonard / Digital Performer
ADSR Sounds has announced Audio Compression, a video tutorial course by SoundMagnus in which you can learn to use compression to tighten, add detail, punch and space to your mix.
In the Audio Compression Techniques Course Soundmagus covers everything from basic compression (where you learn the fundamental principles of audio compression techniques) to how to use multi-band compression on your final mix down.
The basic techniques covered are as follows:
- Make-up gain
We then move on to show you how to use these audio compression parameters on sounds like drums and bass.
This will help you to get a wayward sound to sit correctly in the mix.
We show you things like parallel compression (N.Y. compression) for giving your drums extreme punch. Side-chain compression, the old favourite, is fully covered.
You are shown how to use an audio compressor on a group bus for both drums and kick/bass group. There are videos covering multi-band compression.
This is normally used in the mastering arena and is shown being used on a finished (mixed down) track.
The Audio Compression course is available to purchase for $23 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Audio Compression
ADSR Sounds has announced Sound Design with Zebra 2, an 8 hour sound design tutorial by SoundMagus.
This comprehensive, 8-hour synthesis programme will give you the expert skills, know-how, tricks and tips you need to become a sound alchemist.
Starting with the basics of subtractive synthesis, we take you through eight main sections – primarily using Zebra 2 – covering everything from sound sources and oscillators to modulation and FX modules. The tuition moves from the beginner level to some pretty advanced stuff in Zebra 2: all delivered in the relaxed, straightforward tutorial style you’ve come to expect from SoundMagus Music Production Videos.
We’ve included all the patches and presets you’ll need for the course; and all videos are supplied in high resolution mp4 format. With the majority of the videos, we also supply a PDF file with notes consolidating all the main points.
The video course is available to purchase for $75 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Sound Design with Zebra 2
macProVideo has announced a Back To School sale, offering discounts on HD Downloads and subscriptions for a limited time.
This is a big week in many parts of the world, as it signifies “Back to School” in a big way!
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More information: macProVideo