macProVideo has announced MainStage 3 Explored, a new Core Training series video course.
Imagine Logic Pro re-imagined as a live performance powerhouse. That’s exactly what Apple’s MainStage 3 is all about! See all the cool new features, the absolute power and ease of use that MainStage brings to your stage performance setup!
MainStage and Logic now work as one integrated production and live performance duo. If you know Logic Pro X then you understand the power of MainStage 3’s Smart Controls. If you create MainStage patches then you get the deep new features introduced in Logic Pro X. They work together, share the same content and deliver a powerful solution for performers of all kinds of music.
This course is designed by Matt Vanacoro – in consultation with Apple – to get you up and running with MainStage fast! You learn about every aspect of MainStage, from its newly designed GUI to its powerful live performance music tools!
See how to set it up and configure your system and preferences. Then hold on tight as Matt gives you the whirlwind MainStage 3 tour. From there you’re into a section that demystifies and explains Concerts, Sets and Patches. Next, you learn all about the Layout, Edit and Performance screens. Matt then shows you how to customize MainStage to build your own custom sound banks. He explains multi-keyboard setups with their assignments and mappings. He then dives deep into MIDI and audio setups where you learn how to use the Playback plugin and the cool new MIDI FX.
As this course comes to a close, you’ll have everything you need to seamlessly deploy MainStage into your live performances and make it the heart of your live rig!
The course is available to macProVideo subscribers. The HD Download costs $19.50 USD. Use coupon code 13oct25 to get 25% off HD Downloads through October, 2013.
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Bitwig has posted a new beta video, which demonstrates Working with Instrument Clips in Bitwig Studio.
The latest beta video highlights several of Bitwig Studio’s features for working with instrument clips.
Switch between clip- or track-based note editing, bring more life into your composition using note expressions and and per-note micro-pitch control, or use the histogram-based inspector function on several notes at once to randomize or spread parameter variances, changing the feel of your instrument clips.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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