ADSR Sounds has launched Breaking Beats, a 38 video tutorial course in which Bassgorilla teaches beat programming and drum design.
Find Out How YOU Can Make Drums That Will Completely Change Your Music & Up Your Game!
Bassgorilla shares with you everything he knows about how to create dancefloor-demolishing drums that make more impact than a wrecking ball to a six-storey building.
After this step-by-step course, you’ll have the skills at your disposal to create drum sounds and program beats using a wide range of cutting-edge techniques used by some of the best producers in EDM and bass music today.
The course is available for purchase for $47 USD.
More information: ADSR / Breaking Beats
CreativeLive has launched Mastering The Maschine with JK Swopes, a video tutorial course in which JK will lead you through an in-depth exploration of Native Instruments Maschine.
If you’re ready to take your production to the next level, join CreativeLive and JK Swopes (and guests Doug Lazy aka Knocksquared and Ken “Flux” Pierce) for an in-depth exploration of Maschine, the revolutionary way to sequence, sample, and add effects to any musical project.
Throughout this two day course, you’ll learn everything you need to know to take advantage of this unique, powerful beatmaking production system — including its sequencer, sampler, and internal fx. JK will also cover the basics of working with Maschine’s extensive built-in library of sounds. JK will also cover the tricks and hacks that let you use Maschine to author your own library of sounds to use in your tracks. From fatter kicks to deeper snares, you’ll learn about simple tweaks you can add to any track to make it more complex and compelling.
No matter what genre of music you’re passionate about, this course will give you the tools you need to work effortlessly and innovatively.
The course costs $99 USD. You can view it free of charge on June 3rd, from 9:00am – 4:00pm (Los Angeles Time), or get anytime access for $79 USD.
More information: CreativeLive / The Maschine with JK Swopes
ADSR Sounds has launched Reaktor Core Masterclass, a video tutorial course on the Core programming environment in Reaktor.
Reaktor Core is a complex and sophisticated programming environment that can be used to create almost any sound generator or effect you can imagine. However, even experienced Reaktor users are often confused by it.
In this course, we’ll show you how to use Core from the ground up – learn the advantages Core has over Reaktor Primary, how to take advantage of different signal types, and how to create basic building blocks for synthesis such as oscillators and envelopes.
In addition, we cover the Partials Framework, an advanced set of tools released by Native Instruments to facilitate programming additive and modal synthesis. The Partials Framework is used as the basis for Razor, possibly the most popular Reaktor synthesizer ever.
The 3 hours course (21 videos) is available for purchase for $37 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Reaktor Core Masterclass
Producertech has launched Producer’s Guide to Music Theory with Maschine, a video tutorial course by Rob Jones.
If you own Maschine and feel you could do with a bit more knowledge on the theoretical side of music, to help you understand how to create basslines, chord sequences and other musical parts in a particular key, then this course is for you.
Created by accomplished music producer and classically trained musician, Rob Jones, the course begins by explaining the principles of the key of a song and what major and minor scales are, before showing how that knowledge can be used to make melodies or riffs using various intervals and chords, in order to produce basslines, a main hook, lead or pad sound, to create the main groove or form the breakdown of a track.
As well as showing many examples of all of the techniques taught, which are outlined in the written notes and saved into the Maschine project files that come with the course, there are also exercise projects, for practicing identifying keys and making basslines or chord sequences, to put your newly acquired skills to the test. Check out the free lesson excerpt below before signing up, for an example of the course content and delivery…
The course is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Producertech / Music Theory with Maschine
Producertech has launched House Production with Maschine by Rob Jones, a video tutorial course for Native Instruments Maschine.
This course takes you through all of the stages of creating a classic, melodic, deep house track with Maschine, from the initial creation of the beats, right through to exporting the final mix, with virtually the whole process done from the hardware control surface.
After the beats are constructed in the first lesson, which is available as a free sample of the course, the second lesson shows how all of the melodic parts of the track are conceived, using the main chord sequence as the basis. A lengthy vocal sample is then edited, sliced and processed to form a number of different vocal parts, used throughout the track, which is then arranged and mixed, all within Maschine.
In addition to the Maschine project from the course, there are 4 Maschine kits supplied from Loopmasters’ Niche Audio range, as well as a bonus pack of additional House samples too.
The course is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Producertech / House Production with Maschine
Producertech has launched Glitch Hop Beats & Bass with Maschine, a new tutorial video by Defazed aka FracTroniX.
With a solid background in the heavier, darker side of production, having numerous releases under Defazed and Metaphra in genres like Neurofunk and Drum and Bass, he’s found new inspiration of late in Glitch Hop.
After the creation of his six and half hour set of tutorials on producing Dubstep in Logic Pro, he started to experiment with NI’s awesome Groove Production Studio, Maschine. The powerful software/hardware combo proved the perfect instrument for unleashing the heavy beats, twisted basslines, glitchy accompaniment and huge leads that produce the distinctive and highly appealing style.
In this first part, he guides you through the steps required to create a fat drum break and rude bassline to go with it, with bass sounds created from scratch with Massive and resampled in Maschine, then programmed into various patterns and mixed with the beats. The lessons come with the Maschine project from the course, as well as a bonus pack of samples from Loopmasters.
The video course is available for £13.95 GBP.
More information: Producertech / Glitch Hop Beats & Bass
u-he has just posted part 4 of the “Introduction to ACE” series of tutorial videos by Dan Worrall on the ACE modular synthesizer instrument.
The last in Dan Worrall’s 4-part series about u-he’s ACE modular synthesizer.
Best viewed at 720p (HD) resolution
ACE for Windows and Mac (VST/AU) is available from u-he for 69 EUR.
More information: u-he / ACE