Erik Hawkins (a.k.a. Erik Hawk) of Berklee Online shows you how easy it is to convert an audio loop into a REX loop directly in Reason 7. You no longer need ReCycle to author REX loops!
Erik Hawkins (a.k.a. Erik Hawk) of Berklee Online shows you how easy it is to set up sub mixes, using bus paths, in the Main Mixer of Reason 7.
Erik Hawkins (a.k.a. Erik Hawk) of Berklee Online shows you how easy it is to work with parallel channel effects in the Main Mixer of Reason 7, and how this type of processing can fatten up your tracks.
I’ve got to say, the new features in Reason 7 are killer! I’m having a whole lot of fun working with everything from the new Spectrum EQ Window, to the buses and parallel channels on the Main Mixer. And of course all the rocking Rack Extension devices, especially the Korg Polysix and Propellerhead PX7 instruments, and the Pef Buffre and FXPansion Etch Red Filter effects, and iZotope Ozone for mastering. Way too much fun and not enough time in a day to play with all these new shiny toys!
Well here’s a treat for all Cubase fans – a full 13 episodes with in-depth tutorals on all things new in Cubase 7, enjoy
All the other episodes can be found here:
Michael Dennis Raleigh has provided two tutorials featuring the Spectralis synth
Elektron products get a lot of buzz for having this unique ‘parameter lock’ mechanism, whereby certain parameters can be locked into place at any given step. I thought I would go through and show that this can be done with the spectralis as well (albeit, not as straightforward, but with more potential). I tried to make this as much of a tutorial as well as a demonstration of the capabilities of the spectralis.
In this video, I used only one oscillator (out of 4), one bass drum sample, one snare sample, and some filterbank sequencerlines. All of this could be easily done using the Spectralis mk1, as well as the mk2.
Need to create the drum sound? Follow the instructions at the website below, and route sound to the MM filter (instead of bypassing filters):
An attempt at creating some RT Spectralis guides/walkthroughs, as well as show some of the more in-depth features of the Spectralis. This tutorial only utilizes drum parts and filters and is only a small glimpse of some of the things you can do with this incredible machine.
Parts of the tutorial:
Making a drum beat:
Modifying bar length:
Routing drum parts through filters:
This video takes you through the essentials of making animations with MiniNova.
MiniNova is a compact, super-cool performance synth with the same sound engine as its big brother: the UltraNova. It comes with 256 incredible onboard sounds which you can tweak with 5 knobs, or totally warp with 8 ‘animate’ buttons. MiniNova also has an onboard VocalTune™ effect as well as a classic vocoder so you can recreate iconic vocal sounds from Hip Hop, Urban and electronic music.
Novation MiniNova key features:
• Hugely powerful micro synthesizer with UltraNova’s sound engine
• Brand new VocalTune™ and classic vocoder effects
• Live synth: tweak and warp your sounds in realtime
• 256 awesome onboard sounds – instantly searchable
• Layer up to 5 effects per voice
• Comes with editing software and a software patch librarian
• Run guitars and other instruments through the vocoder, VocalTune™ and effects
• 37 key controller keyboard with MIDI I/O
The two ther videos can be found here:
Here’s Korg’s description of the series in their own words:
Looking to learn more about the Korg Krome Music Workstation? Look no further than the Krome Video Manual! In Part 1 we introduce you to the Krome and lead you through basic navigation of the keyboard. With the quick, intuitively laid out interface and controls, you’ll be getting around the Krome in no time.
More information on Krome can be found at http://www.korg.com/krome.
Native Instruments 214: DJing With Traktor Pro by Olav Basoski
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Traktor Pro 2.5 gives the modern DJ countless creative alternatives when performing their sets or crafting that perfect remix. Master DJ Olav Basoski turns on the inspiration in this detailed look at Native Instruments’ amazing digital DJ-ing software and hardware.
There is lots to learn here and Olav dives right in with a tour of the interface that will get you comfortable navigating around Traktor Pro. You’ll quickly learn how to cue up your tracks and, using Traktor’s high-quality analysis tools and how to move around the music while staying perfectly in sync between your digital decks. The looping feature gives you even more creative control: you can loop that break and build it up on the fly to make your set as high energy as you want!
Olav also shows you the awesome Traktor Kontrol F1 hardware controllera must for any serious Traktor Pro user! The Kontrol F1 really shines when using the remix decks: it makes creating loops and quantizing or pitch-shifting super intuitive.
When you’ve learned and marveled at what Traktor Pro and Traktor Kontrol F1 has to offer, stick around for a while and dive into our ever-expanding collection of Native Instruments courses!
More info on this title: http://j.mp/PwdAFG
The brand new Traktor Z2 DJ 2+2 Mixer, soundcard and controller from Native Instruments. We had a visit from the NI team on their way to BPM and they gave us the lowdown on their first pro DJ club mixer hardware.
Pricing and Availability:
TRAKTOR KONTROL Z2 will be available at retailers worldwide and at the NI Online Shop from November 1, 2012. Pre-orders are currently being taken.
$899 / 799 € / 83800 ¥
In this video, the demonstrator will present all of the Rhizome Host Step Automations functionalities, allowing you to use your Rhizome as a full Effects Sequencer.
FM has released a whole range of tutorials for Ableton Live, covering everything from DJ set ups, MIDI management, rewire etc. This one features the Ableton Live Simpler sampler — an instrument in it’s own right, turning any noise you can think of into something playable.
This is the first tutorial in a series dedicated to editing sounds on the Oberheim Matrix-12 and Xpander synthesizers. In this video I will cover the basics of creating and saving a SINGLE-mode patch. If you already know how to get around in the programming interface you might want to skip this video. Having a basic knowledge of editing synthesizers, oscillators, filters, LFOs, and envelopes will help get the most out of programing this beast.
0:58 The Programmer
1:47 Primary Pages
1:55 VCO1 Page
2:47 VCO2 Page
3:17 FM/LAG Page – LAG
4:06 FM/Lag Page – FM
5:30 Tracking Generator
6:27 VCF/VCA Page – Filter
7:44 VCF/VCA Page – The Amplifiers
8:21 Envelopes Page
8:39 LFO Page
8:58 RAMP Page
9:48 Name Page
This video shows how to program a lead patch with vocal formant characteristics with lots of movement.
Here’s what Mark has to say about it:
Project: INIT is a new video series I’m kicking off today. In the videos I will offer real-time behind-the-patch footage taking you on sound design missions from INIT using a variety of sonic weapons. By simply coming along for the ride you’ll learn more about synthesis and how to make unique sounds for your productions.
Exploration and Discovery
A variety of synthesizers will be used focusing mainly on synths that offer interactive visual feedback making it easier for you to connect with the concepts. Don’t worry if you don’t own the exact synth – watch anyway – as concepts & techniques are most likely transferable to most synths and if nothing else I hope to spark some ideas for you.
So, for up-and-coming synthesists and producers the videos will help you grok the world of synthesis in less time. For seasoned synthesists and producers these videos will serve as inspiration for new ideas and help you learn your way around the featured synths more quickly.
I’ve been programming synths for over 20 years (did I just say that out loud?). I’ve been dabbling with behind-the-scenes videos to share my knowledge for quite a while but have always wanted to do a bigger series like this. Inspired by my good friend AfroDJMac (who I collaborated with on Live Packs #38 and #40 ) I’m going to attempt a video per week – zoiks! I’ll be publishing the videos to this playlist on YouTube.
While the videos are free, donations are most welcome and will encourage me to push on. You should know that early studies indicate that people who find these videos helpful and want more do donate to the cause to encourage work. Also, my wife would appreciate the boost to offset my synth addiction budget :^). I do like books and music so if you want to donate by giving me a copy of your art, contact me – although I do like money – quite a bit really. Did I mention my synth budget? You can also buy my albums.