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Matt Shadetek returns with another episode of Secret Knowledge, our Logic Pro video tutorial series of production tips, techniques and advice for Logic users. In this video, Shadetek shows looks at the technique of “re-micing.”
This technique is commonly used in studios where people are recording electric guitars where they want to capture the sound of the guitar coming out of the amplifier. In this case I’m using it for a slightly non-traditional application to add some texture and noise to make my piano feel more like an old sample and less like a digital instrument. I’ve used this technique with amplifiers to add interest to cheap sounding casio keyboards and other ‘fake sounding’ digital sources. The basics are that we create a sound and then play it out of something, either an amplifier or a speaker and then re-record the results. In this case I’m running it out of my speakers to add some room noise and then mixing that back in with the original clean signal. Hopefully this inspires you to create your own interesting recordings and some life and dirt to your clean digital sounds. — Matt Shadetek
A tutorial showing how to mix a track in Cubasis and Audiobus..also adding some instruments and work inside Audiobus with Guitarism.
Watch as Joris Voorn explains how he uses Ableton Live’s automation on the envelope shaper to edit and rework stock samples and loops into something custom and unique.
Ever since Reason 1.0 beatmakers, producers, and button-mashers alike have all loved the venerable old Redrum Drum Computer. And it’s easy to see why. Step sequencing drum machines like Redrum or even the classic Roland 808 offer a nearly perfect layout for programming the rhythmic syncopated beats used in so many popular music genres. The 16 buttons, representing the 16 steps in the beat, provide the right blend of predictable beat construction and random experimentation when you want to spice up your beats.
In this micro tutorial, we’ll get you started with drum step sequencing and get familiar with the Redrum’s layout. You’ll soon learn why producers the world over love Kong but also keep coming back to Redrum for that special creative simplicity.
A demo and tutorial of using the Behringer UCA222 with an iPad 2 to record external audio into Cubasis and Audiobus..In this manic video I record VST’s, a guitar, bass, and a synth live into Cubasis from start to finish including some problems we all encounter..but the Behringer UCA222 performs perfectly and so does Cubasis and Audiobus
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In the second part of this two-part video tutorial, Dubspot instructor and course designer Matt Shadetek shows how to control an arpeggiator in Logic’s Environment using the iPad as a second monitor.
In this video we’ll continue using the iPad as a touchscreen controller and look at how to apply this. If you missed part one of this tutorial please check it out first, it explains how to set up the Air Display app which will allow wireless connection of your iPad to your Mac or PC.
In this example we’re going to use Logic’s Environment to set up an arpeggiator with large buttons that toggle between different resolutions or arpeggiator rates. We’ll learn how to map MIDI control change data to the arpeggiator in the Environment and how to create large visual controls to send that data. We’ll take a look at using the button object in the Environment to send MIDI control change data, a technique which could be applied to many different workflows. The goal of the video, beyond the specific application, is to get you thinking creatively about ways to manipulate MIDI data in Logic’s Environment to create unique musical tools and customize your own setup. – Matt Shadetek
This first A4 tutorial focuses on the Oscillator pages, and how to apply dynamic changes to a static sequence by modulating parameters with the velocity.
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In this video tutorial, Evan Sutton shows you how to add, modify and customize existing instruments in Native Instruments’ Kontakt script editor.
Scripts are used to customize the way an instrument plays. In the factory library, the data involving the fancy Performance View is all created using Scripts. Many of the Scripts in the factory instruments let us customize how the instrument interprets incoming MIDI data. This is the area we’ll focus on in this tutorial.
To program scripts from scratch would take quite a bit of commitment and practice. Lucky for us, there are built in factory scripts that we can load up and customize. Many users will notice that the Scripts we talk about in this tutorial are not unlike Ableton Live’s beloved MIDI effects. What’s more is that just like Live’s MIDI effects, Kontakt Scripts work together and can communicate with one another, opening up a vast modular world.
Other scripts let us customize a sampler instrument and add features much like we’d expect to see on a synthesizer. No matter what the role of the Scripts, they can be used to take a solid instrument and make it perform in new and different ways. – Evan Sutton
Two Minute Ableton Live Tip: How to Stack and Layer Synths in Ableton’s Instrument Racks. This tip will teach you how to layer synth sounds and create thick fat and interesting synthesizer sounds, all controlled with one midi clip.
Ableton Live Mega Brute Collection: http://afrodjmac.com/2012/11/07/megab…
This tutorial looks at using the Sine Bank Module in Reaktor to build basic waves such as Saw, Sqr, and Tri. We also talk about using the very powerful “Iteration” module to calculate all the partials as fast as possible, and briefly discuss the idea of Anti-Aliased Oscillators.
In this video Peter Dines walk you through creating a simple multipurpose sampler in Reaktor.
“I introduce you to basic Reaktor concepts like control and audio signal flow, polyphony, sample import and mapping, signal modulation with an envelope and adding factory effects. This is an introductory level video but it covers a lot of important territory you need to know to build more advanced structures.
Look forward to more videos from me – the next one will be on creating a sequenced beat production center from scratch.”
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