What is MIDI and how does it sound?

August 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · 1 Comment 

One of the greatest misconceptions in Music history, finally explained! What is MIDI? How does it sound? What is MIDI used for? If you are unsure about this, then you might want to watch this free video presentation. You are also invited to post questions and comments.

MIDI stands for “Musical Instrument Digital Interface” and describes a protocol for music devices to communicate with each other. This is done with so-called “Event Messages”, which include data about Key Pitch, Key Velocity, Aftertouch, etc. When a musical instrument receives MIDI Events from a MIDI keyboard or sequencer, it interprets them and creates its sound accordingly. That sound might be anything and depends on the instrument and your settings. A MIDI sequence might play a piano sound or a phat dubstep wobble-bass on a synthesizer. So MIDI doesn’t transmit any audible sound, but just control data.

 

NI REAKTOR’s Scenario and “Operation Limitation”

August 9, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Reduce complexity and get lost in the groove with REAKTOR’s Scenario, Lazyfish’s classic 2003 groovebox. Are you ready for “Operation Limitation”?

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the seemingly infinite possibilities that confront you the instant you launch your DAW? Me too. On the other hand, have you also had the experience finding remarkable music hidden among an extremely limited number of elements? Somehow, when the palette of sounds is confined, it’s much easier to quiet the monkey mind and simply get lost in the music.

This is the goal with this week’s tutorial, which I call “Operation Limitation.”

Our ensemble of choice? Scenario, Lazyfish’s classic 2003 groovebox. As brilliant as anything the REAKTOR maestro has put together, Scenario also adds an intangible magic that makes it both inspiring and addictive to use.

Learn to Record and Produce Professionally in Reason 7 – A Musician’s Guide

August 3, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This is the latest trailer for professional musician Jared Meeker’s set of tutorials on recording and producing in Reason 7, available at Music-Courses.com: http://www.music-courses.com/product….

The course is a step-by-step guide to creating a funky, melodic, broken beat track with Reason, including recording in of parts, as well as programming of instruments within the software. All the while, Jared considers musical elements, such as melody, harmony, rhythm, form and timbre, sharing his wealth of experience performing and composing alongside notable artists and establishments in the music industry.

Producertech are happy to announce a brand new course on Reason 7 by Jared Meeker, a professional musician and composer who’s performed with LA hiphop artists Nate Dog and the Eastsidas, Snoop Dogg and Myka Nine, and has a string of sound design credits that include Dexter and Smash. In this comprehensive set of tutorials, Jared shows how to record and process live parts, like the guitar lines that form the basic structure and embellish the song, as well as focusing on the 5 major elements of composition – melody, harmony, rhythm, timbre and form. The lessons teach a wide variety of subjects, including instrument programming, numerous mixing and production techniques, creative audio editing and also many of the new features in Reason 7, like the Audiomatic Retro Transformer and updates to the main mixer.

Signing up to the courses not only allows unrestricted 24/7 access to the tutorials for as long as you need but also means you can download the Reason song file made throughout the course and 300MB of extra bonus samples from the Loopmasters packs used in the movies.

Rob Papen: Predator: Unleashed – Overview

August 2, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

At first glance, Predator is a beast of a synth! But dont worry because starting with the first tutorial in this course Rishabh Rajan explains how all those knobs and parameters are visually linked and functionally organized to produce Predators leviathan sonics!

Deep down in the heart of Predator is an extremely powerful subtractive synth. Thats why Rishabh starts with an enlightening explanation of Predators unique approach to creating sounds. You learn the signal flow: from oscillators to filters to FX. You see how to magically morph between presets. You get a deep plunge into Predators plethora of modulators with their copious options and mappings. Then, after getting familiar with the FX and the inventive built-in arpeggiator, Rishabh unleashes Predators sonic passion with a series of tutorials on sound design – Rob Papen style.

So, learn synthesis, sound design and Predator all together in this course by the inspirational synthesist and music producer, Rishabh Rajan!
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Super Manetron – iPad Demo of this Mellotron M400 sim

July 29, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

A demo and tutorial of this great Mellotron M400 simulator. Also some history and multi-tracking in Cubasis via Audiobus.

How to: Melodyne Plugin Creating a Snare Drum with Audio to MIDI

July 26, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this video tutorial one converts a snare drum recording to MIDI data through Melodyne’s Editor Plugin. With this new MIDI file one can now replace the original Snare drum sound, re-enforce it, or completely change it all together.

Micrologue video tutorial (Cubasis 1.5)

July 24, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this video, Steinberg product specialist Sebastian Mönch teaches you how to use Micrologue inside Cubasis 1.5.

NI REAKTOR’s Fast FX Demystified

July 19, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Access Part 2 of the Fast FX series and the free “How to Build a Sampler in REAKTOR” video course here: http://www.bluewatervst.com/ni-reakto…

NI REAKTOR’s Fast FX is a powerful multieffects unit optimized for performance. It’s also a bit overwhelming at first blush. Let’s crack the case…

How to Create Electro Bass Sound – Reason Tips

July 18, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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Max Rehbein just might be the best thing to come out of Germany since the pretzel! Never short on amazing sounds and a willingness to share his knowledge, Max is back with another sound design tutorial. This time he’ll show you how to make an Electro Bass sound using amplitude modulation in Thor. Sound complex but it’s freakishly easy. Throw on a little distortion and you’re off to the races. We’ll let Max explain the rest but if you hear those Electro bass sounds and want to learn how to make your own, this tutorial is for you!

Reason Control Voltage Tutorial

July 12, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

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#6 observing how various CV source types affect oscillator pitch

Electronic music instruments rely on control voltages in some form or another. Both analog and digital systems require a means of changing pitch, timbre, loudness, and other sonic characteristics. This is achieved using control voltage, or in the case of software like Propellerhead Reason, a digital representation of control voltage.

A powerful feature of Propellerhead Reason is the implementation of signal routing in the virtual rack environment. This system includes both audio cabling and control voltage cabling. A single modulation source, such as an LFO, can control several other synths that react the instant you alter the LFO settings. This ability to have a signal from one software synthesizer control a different software synth, is an amazing feature that often goes overlooked.

For Reason users, interested in learning about control voltage routing, this on-going series will provide an introduction to the terminology and protocols in using this feature in Propellerhead Reason. The tutorials are presented as individual Reason Song Files and require various Rack Extensions that help illustrate active processes. Each lesson is embedded in the session file, so you actively experience control voltage at work, or you can quickly copy and paste patches to your own projects.

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