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!
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