Producertech has introduced Making Dubstep Basslines, the second part of the production course for Logic Pro by FracTroniX.
If you own Logic Pro and want to know how to produce dubstep or similar heavy, hard-hitting styles of music then this course is for you!
The course is brought to you by FracTroniX, the producer behind the eclectic bass-driven vibes of Metaphra and the upfront, experimental drum and bass of Defazed, and is split into several parts. Each part focuses on a different area of production, with this one uncovering the secrets behind producing massively twisted basslines!
The course comes complete with the Logic Project used in the lessons so you can see exactly how everything is done and therefore truly get to grips with every technique explored in this in-depth course.
Psychic Modulation has released version 1.3 of the Phonec synthesizer plug-in for Windows.
Phonec is best described as an ‘analog flux synthesizer’. Inspired by the mystique of video logo synth scores from worn out VHS tapes, Phonec was primarily designed with character in mind. However Phonec is capable of producing a wide range of sounds such as vintage analogue tones, lo-fi synthscapes, ethereal pads, minimal techno sequences, and synthwave leads and basses.
Changes in Phonec v1.3
GUI update: aesthetic improvements as well as various fixes.
Improved sliders, now easier to control.
Fixed sequencer random mode not working.
Fixed volume changes when switching Melt modes.
Fixed problem with panning envelope.
Fixed various legato/portamento related arp issues.
Noise level can now go higher.
HFO velocity was inverted, now fixed.
Added two new switches to seq; for adding an octave to pitch seq, and inverting filter/amp seq.
Changed LFO3 target list, ‘Melt’ and ‘Echo Tune’ were not compatible with a polyphonic LFO, caused cpu spikes; added ‘Sub Pitch’.
Includes a separate ‘effect’ version so Cubase users can utilize audio input routing.
This course takes you through every part of the Maschine software and hardware, slowly explaining how each one works and the ways they can be used to create a variety of different styles of music.
After every aspect has been covered, the course ends with a lengthy, 2-part tutorial, showing how to construct a classic house track from scratch, which is also available as a separate course for anyone who already knows Maschine quite well but simply wants some new tips for producing with it. Check out the individual Maschine House Production course, here.
The course comes with written notes to follow, as well as the Maschine projects created in the movies. Plus, there are 240MB of royalty-free samples from Loopmasters included in the course pack.
Maschine The Complete Guide features
Comprehensive guide to Maschine by Producertech’s certified trainer Rob Jones.
Covers every aspect of the software and hardware and numerous production techniques in different styles of music.
Includes a 2-part lesson on producing an entire track from scratch.
Written notes and Maschine projects for every lesson, as well as £25 worth of additional royalty-free samples.
Tutor available on the Producertech forum for support when required.
The course is available now at Music-Courses for £49.95 GBP.
Image-Line has posted a video demo of the VFX Key Mapper, a plugin for use in the Patcher chaining tool of its FL Studio music production software.
Designed exclusively for use in Patcher, VFX Key Mapper’s matrix allows you to re-map any note input to any other note output or to multiple notes to create 1-finger chords. All those years spent practicing your scales just went to waste! :)
The ‘Voice Effect’ or VFX Key Mapper was released along with the FL Studio 10.10 beta, available to download from the Image-Line forum. New Image-Line customers can purchase FL Studio with 10% discount here.
Producertech has announced In the Studio with DJ Santé, a new course that uncovers the secrets behind making a classic house track, by one of Berlin’s hottest up and coming DJs and Producers, Santé.
The latest online course in the Producertech Presents series is a brand new set of tutorials, shot live in the studio of Santé, one of Berlin’s hottest rising stars. In the course, Santé shows how he constructed the classic house track ‘Do You Wanna 808′ with his preferred music software platform, Ableton Live.
The first movie teaches how to create and edit the main building blocks for the track, those being the beats, bassline and other loops and sounds, which are then mixed and processed in the following tutorial. Then, all parts are arranged in a lengthy lesson that shows how to construct the track, by creating breakdowns, rises in tension and huge, dancefloor-destroying drops, whilst also ensuring the track has good continuity and flow. The last tutorial shows how to make final adjustments and some quick and easy ways of preparing a track for uploading or sending to a label, using Live’s various mastering effects.
The course is available to purchase at Music-Courses.
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes with our partners at Ableton to create the world’s largest and most comprehensive selection of Live 9 training.
Starting today, our Live 9 courses are hitting the Library, and there will be close to a dozen new titles released in the next month, so stay tuned.
Ableton 9 training videos
Live 9 100 – What’s New In Live 9 Live 9 is here and so is our FREE “What’s New” course. Hang out with GW Childs and see the cool new features in Ableton’s latest DAW masterpiece…
Live 9 101 – Go Live With Live 9 There’s a reason why Ableton calls it “Live”. Dive into this course and get all the inspiration you need to go live with Live 9…
Live 9 404 – Producing Techno and House Join producer and Certified Trainer Noah Pred on a production journey as he creates a House & Techno track from start to finish in just two hours with Live 9! Come along for the ride…
Live 9 405 – DJing Techno and House The future of DJing is here! House & Techno producer Noah Pred shows you all the ins and outs in this DJ-centric Live 9 course…
The videos are now available to macProVideo.com subscribers.