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!
To help you with your studies, I’d like to announce an amazing 50% discount on all downloadable courses and 25% off Online Library Passes ($18.75) until September 12th, 2013.
Use coupon code 13BtS50 at checkout to receive 50% off HD Download, use code 13BtS25 to get 25% off subscriptions.
More information: macProVideo
macProVideo has announced Logic Pro X 104: MIDI Recording and Editing, a new Core Training video tutorial for Logic Pro X.
MIDI is the heart of Logic and Jonathan Perl is the MIDI master. In this course, you learn tons about how to compose and produce with MIDI in Logic Pro X.
It starts by teaching you how to really work with tracks, channels, regions, and take folders. With that knowledge Jonathan then shows you how to incorporate those techniques to master multiple ways to record and capture your MIDI ideas. Next up is a deep dive of Logic’s main MIDI editor: the Piano Roll. Get the secrets of MIDI Draw and see how to customize and animate MIDI effects and performance. From there, Jonathan dives into the Event List, where massive amounts of MIDI data can be massaged with just the click of a mouse!
This course then moves on to a section on rhythmic programming and editing. This is where you explore a ton of Logic’s quantization features and tools and learn how to create cool, rhythmic-based effects.
Watching this course gives you a strong MIDI foundation and gives you the power to deploy Logic’s MIDI tools to precisely tailor accents, timing, scales and MIDI effects. So dive in and get a deep understanding of the power and creativity of MIDI composition in Logic Pro X!
The video tutorial is now available to macProVideo subscribers. A HD Download costs $19.50 USD.
More information: macProVideo / Logic Pro X MIDI Recording & Editing
ADSR Sounds has introduced Deep Dub Techno, a video tutorial for Native Instruments Massive by DFRNT.
Want to learn how to make Deep, dubby techno? DFRNT shows you his production methods.
Let DFRNT take you through his production methods. Helping you build a synth sound in Native Instruments Massive, and produce an entire track, from processing and sidechaining pads and sounds to adding vocals, tweaking the mix and arranging the track.
Deep Dub Techno features
- 4 part video course:
- Creating a Synth in Massive
- Working with Pads
- Vocals and Samples
- Arranging & Mixing
- Bonus: Ableton Live project & 30 Massive presets.
The video tutorial course costs $37 USD. The included Deep Dub Techno soundset for Massive is also sold separately for $9 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Deep Dub Techno
Audible Genius has announced the debut of Syntorial, synthesizer training software designed to teach musicians how to program synths and design sound.
Pairing video demonstrations with interactive challenges, Syntorial builds the user’s ability to program patches by ear. The built-in synthesizer includes 64 common synth parameters that are gradually introduced, one-by-one, to create a challenging yet enjoyable learning experience from start to finish.
Available for download on August 27th, Syntorial is the creation of Joe Hanley, a synth-loving musician determined to build a tutorial that would eliminate all of the science-speak and instead teach users the way in which each control affects sound—information they can immediately apply to real-life sound design situations. “In my early efforts to become a better synth programmer, I read a lot of books and articles and watched a lot of videos,” says Hanley. “And while I felt more knowledgeable, I was still unable to translate the sounds I was hearing into actual synth patches. Syntorial is intended to bridge that gap.”
Gone are the days of relying on presets. Syntorial advances the skill set of its users by teaching them to program the sounds they hear and gain a deep and intuitive understanding of the most common synth parameters, all at their own pace.
- 129 Interactive Challenges.
- 147 Videos.
- 706 Patches.
- 64 Synth Parameters.
- 39 Quizzes.
- 33 “On Your Own” Tasks.
Syntorial for Windows and Mac is available to download for the introductory price of $99.99 USD through September 6th, 2013 (regular $129.99 USD).
More information: Syntorial
Point Blank Online has launched part 5 of its 9 Lives Of Ableton series of video tutorials: Importing and Manipulating Audio by Anthony Chapman.
Anthony Chapman presents the fifth instalment of our entry-level Ableton tutorial series. This time he looks at importing and manipulating audio.
To deve deeper into Ableton and get a FREE copy of Ableton Live 9, take our Music Production with Ableton Live online certificate.
Point Blank is based in London, the home of electronic music, and is voted ‘Best Music Production and DJ School’ by DJ Mag. You can learn Ableton Live or Logic Pro via our online courses or in our state-of-the-art studios in Hoxton.
More information: Point Blank Online
macProVideo.com has launched a video course for u-he ACE “Any Cable Everywhere”, the virtual semi-modular synthesizer instrument for Windows and Mac.
If an analog modular had sex with a synth plugin, u-he ACE would be the offspring. Learn how to virtually patch this cool plugin with our ever-cool trainer and synth expert, Rishabh Rajan.
Every once in a while, a synth plugin comes along that we feel compelled to bring to your attention – even if it’s a bit obscure: That’s u-he ACE! This unique synth – whose acronym ACE stands for Any Cable Everywhere – is the sonic tweaker’s dream come true.
In this course (which assumes a bit of synth knowledge), you explore every inch of this plugin. You learn all about patching and the multitude of possibilities that this kind of open-ended synth architecture provides for the creative sound designer.
With a patch cable-based synth you ARE the circuit designer AND the sound designer rolled into one. So get ready to learn and dig into u-he ACE with the amazing Rishabh Rajan. Soon, you’ll be making sonic landscapes that every synth and synthesist only hear in their electronic dreams!
The course is now available to macProVideo subscribers. A HD Download costs $19.50 USD.
More information: macProVideo / u-he ACE course