MUSIC
Udemy Ultimate Ableton Live Part 7 MaxForLive TUTORiAL
MaxForLive is a powerful tool that lets users design their own instruments, effects, and devices. It isn't without its drawbacks: MaxForLive is notoriously difficult to learn. I've developed an approach for teaching MaxForLive that focuses on teaching it like a language: You will learn small blocks and patches, understanding the how and the why along the way. As we grow our vocabulary, we "learn how to learn" more and more.

Topics include:

The unique and quirky history and development of Max
What we can do with MaxForLive
Max vs. MaxForLive
The MaxForLive Devices
Finding and Sharing MaxForLive Devices
Getting Help: Help Windows in MaxForLive
Presentation Mode & Patching Modes
The Max Editor
Messages
Bangs & Buttons
Project 1: Building a MIDI Delay
Project 2: Building an Arpeggiator
Working with Audio Signals
Project 3: An Audio Delay
~ Objects (tilde objects)
Presentation Setup
Controlling Live
Abstractions
Controlling anything in Live
Project 4: A Beat-Quantized Randomized Filter
Finding the Beat from Live
Project 5: Artificial Intelligence (sort of)
... And much more!!!

Also included in this class is 6 of my own MaxForLive patches for you to download, dissect, use, and build on.
Lynda Music Law: Managing a Band's Business TUTORiAL
Any band can encounter problems such as financial mismanagement and contract disputes. Learn to avoid the major music business pitfalls that can break bands apart in this course with Richard Stim, attorney and music law specialist. It starts with what it means to be the manager of a band, and what types of business structures are available for bands. Once you've decided on a business structure, you can create a band partnership agreement that covers voting rights, postbreakup scenarios, new members, and terms for resolving disputes. Richard also exposes potential sources of disputes, like ownership of the band name, songs, equipment, and recordings. He includes advice on negotiating solid band contracts and managing financial basics: taxes, income, cash flow, and bookkeeping. Finally, he'll address how to protect your work, including your copyrights, band name, and songs, and explains how to find a lawyer—and save money on attorney fees. DISCLAIMER: This course is taught by an attorney and addresses US law concepts that may not apply in all countries. Neither LinkedIn nor the attorney teaching the course represents you and they are not giving legal advice. The information conveyed through this course is akin to a college or law school course; it is not intended to give legal advice, but instead to communicate basic information to help viewers understand the basics of intellectual property.

Topics include:

* Putting together a band partnership agreement
* Working out ownership disputes
* Limiting band liability
* Protecting your copyrights and band name
* Hiring a lawyer
Lynda Producing Professional Podcasts TUTORiAL
When it comes to podcasting, there has been a resurgence in both interest and opportunity. Podcasting has become one of the most cost-effective ways to extend the reach of a publisher or broadcaster. And content marketers are discovering that podcasting makes it easy to connect niche content with targeted audiences. In this course, you'll learn how to create a podcast to match any budget, using proven techniques that get listeners and results. You'll learn how to set up a small studio; record audio, video, and even group video chats; edit your podcast; and create a podcast feed (aka an RSS feed). This class is taught by Rich Harrington, who's produced, hosted, or consulted on several podcasts that are routinely featured as the best of iTunes. Watch and learn how to get your own podcast up and running in less than a day.

Topics include:

* What is podcasting
* Leveraging existing content
* Analyzing the competition
* Outlining a podcast budget
* Setting up a studio
* Setting up an RSS feed
* Recording interviews, screencasts, and Google Hangouts
* Editing podcasts with Adobe Audition and other audio editing software
* Optimizing audio and video for podcast delivery
* Hosting podcast files
* Branding and promoting your podcast feed
Hollow Sun Music Laboratory Machines 130p KONTAKT
Our intrepid explorers have uncovered yet another relic from yesteryear... some military equipment they have salvaged from a bygone age which we have taken apart and modified to create a(nother) unique and unusual synthesiser.

We've managed to modify this old kit to give seven mixable oscillators, each one individually tunable using thumbwheel controls and a DETUNE control to add depth. With FM and AM and a LO-FI control that reduces sample rate and bit-depth, 130p is capable of a wide range of sounds from the abstract to the extreme and as capable of prog leads, basses and soft pads to bizzare, retro noises, machine drones and effects that wouldn't be out of place in an old British sci-fi movie and a perfect complement for the other MLMs.

The two banks of wavfeforms are assymetric as shown on the panel - the 'sine' bank is not what you'd expect of a pure sine wave, instead having a 'buzzier' and 'fizzier' sound while the 'sawtooth' bank has, thanks to analogue rectification, an irregular shape and harmonic structure giving 130p a unique source sound with poly or mono playback. And there's the LO-FI control to bit crunch those raw oscillators.

With two resonators adapted from the Novalite, we've added LFO modulation for the creation of severely retro phase sweeps which, with the 'Mellow' filter, allows a positively unique range of antique and truly odd sounds to be created.

And there's the 'Serendipity' button, pioneered by by HS for Kontakt, that will create patches at random which you can modify to your own taste and requirements while the ARTIC(ulation) switch allows you to phrase playback using a number of selectable controllers.

But there's more...

This passes to a comprehensive multi-effects chain comprising distortion, cab simulation, chorus, flanging, rotary cab, echo and convolution reverb with a wide range range of impulses displayed on an oscilloscope...

130p is another unique MLM from HS towers offering unique and different sounds for a wide range of musical genres and styles. And we've added some 'variation' presets to give you a flavour of what's possible including some authentic Theremin/Ondes Martenot patches.
Hollow Sun Tubelitzer KONTAKT
Most people are familiar with the Wurlitzer EP200A but Wurlitzer were making electric pianos back in the 50s starting with the Model 110 in 1954. The company was set up by Rudolph Wurlitzer in 1854 and it imported acoustic pianos into America. In 1908 they were manufacturing organs and in 1935, they made a compact spinet acoustic piano which was very successful as it could fit into the smaller houses and apartments at the time.

What we have here is the Model 120 as used by Ray Charles on his hit, "What I'd Say" (a 120 was also featured in the biopic 'Ray'). 

The mechanical principles with Wurlitzer electric pianos are pretty much the same between models (and very similar to Rhodes pianos - a hammer striking a tuned 'tine' ... and it is said that Harold Rhodes actually advised Wurlitzer's deisgner/engineer, Ben Meissner, how to achieve stability with the tines) but the difference between the early models and the EP200A we are more familiar with is that up until the early 60s, the internal circuitry was tube/valve-based giving a mellower, warmer sound and doesn't 'bark' as aggressively as the later models.

The 120 we have here is such a model. Each note has been painstakingly sampled chromatically by Hollow Sun friend, Christohopher Reis, who owns the orginal 120, with up to 27 velocity layers per note and release samples. A mammoth task on which Christopher has acquitted himself more than admirably. All samples are full length with no loops so you hear the actual sound of the original instrument 'breathing', warts, blemishes, grunts and all!

There were various cases used in the range over time and we've modelled our Kontakt instrument's graphics on a funky surf blue customised cabinet that was done....

We've also taken a liberties with functionality...

We've added tremolo (which the later EP200As had but the 120 didn't), allowed control of release noise, a balance control for tempering the bass end with the high frequencies and we've also added the facility to have a pseudo-stereo keyboard.

There are also a variety of velocity curves to choose from (plus you can save your own custom curves) and it comes with presets (again - you can save your own).

And for a bit of of authentic silliness, you can disable the earth link to add mains hum and switch between a 'restored' version (where the samples have been tweaked a little) and an 'original' version (where the samples are raw ... but the difference is subtle, to be honest).

And it comes with a tidy little pedal board of stomp box FX...

Featuring distortion and cab simulation, chorus, phase shifter, rotary speaker, echo and reverb (convolution), many popular Wurli sounds can be created and stored as presets.

This is a unique electric piano library featuring quite a rare Wurlitzer electric piano. It's a mellower, warmer Wurli than maybe we've become accustomed to over the years and doesn't have that characteristic 'Supertramp bark', falling instead somewhere between a Rhodes and the EP200A most people are probably familiar with. But above all, because of its vintage, it is wonderfully 'warty' and flawed and deserves a place in any electric piano aficiando's collection.

My thanks to Christopher Reis for the meticulous sampling of his instrument and to Mario Krušelj for scriptmeistering beyond the call of duty.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Kontakt 4.2.3 full version 
Samplephonics Abstract Concept MULTiFORMAT
And now for something completely different! Abstract Concept is a one of a kind experimental sample pack that fuses the natural sounds of the world around us with processed digital sounds to create a truly unique rhythmic experience. 

A true asset to any musicians collection, the sample library blends abstract sounds and sonic experiments together in a gorgeous melting pot of emotive textural musical heaven! 

This remarkable collection of loops and samples combines a huge library of field recordings with stunning electronic elements, with ingenious recordings of everyday objects completely reimagined. Pen lid clicks become hi-hats, slamming doors into kicks and lighter sparks morph into shakers that contrast beautifully with melodic analogue synth lines. Live instruments, frantic 8-bit arps and textural ambience all intertwince beautifully to create this unique library.

All samples and sounds in the pack are 100% Royalty-Free and available as WAV and ACID Loops downloads with sampler instrument patches for Ableton Sampler, Kontakt, Reason NNXT, Mach5, EXS24, Halion and Maschine. This stunning sample library will add a new dimension of sonic possibilities and inspirational ideas to your next project; don't let it get away.

Technical Specifications:

• 624.2 MB of Content
• 236 Loops
• 153 One-Shots
• Sampler instruments for Ableton Sampler, Kontakt, Reason NNXT, Mach5, EXS24, Halion and Maschine
BPM Recordings Techno Elements WAV
Techno Elements by BPM Recordings - a massive collection of minimal hits, loops and fx for raw and minimal techno productions. 

Inspired by the new wave of minimal techno taking over the decks: raw samples combined with dark, affected moving elements to give your productions analog warmth and crunch. 

Produced by Michael L Penman (Tronic, Ovum, Minus12)

What's Included:

122 Drum Hits, including:
* 26 Kick Drum Hits
* 32 Hi-Hat Hits
* 14 Snare Hits
* 14 Clap Hits* 36 Assorted Percussion Hits

193 Loops, including: 
* 25 Key-Labeled Bass Loops* 123 Drum Loops including 25 Full Drum Loop Construction Kits
* 25 Key-Labeled Synth Loops
* 20 Texture Loops
Togu Audio Line Sampler v1.5.1 WiN/MAC
TAL-Sampler is not just a sample player. It's a full featured analog modeled synthesizer with a sampler engine as sound source, including a powerful modulation matrix and a high quality self-oscillating 24/12/6 dB low pass filter.

Don't expect a 40GB piano sample library with samples for every velocity or something similar. The idea is to bring back the fun sampling was in the good old times with small samples, fast loading times and an intuitive work-flow to create your own sample presets without getting lost in the settings.

It's possible to choose between different digital analog converters (DAC's) to get the vintage sound of different hardware samplers inside your DAW. We don't make cheap bit crushing or decimation on the output signal. We really down-sample the sample to the desired sampling frequency, then process the data depending on the chosen DAC and up-sample it to the desired pitch. Most DAC modes offer a LEVEL slider. This feature allows the user to reduce the volume of the recorded sample and decreases the sample quality. Load your favorite high quality sample and make it sound vintage and noisy. The 24dB low pass filter will like it!

Following diagram shows the signal flow if you choose the DAC Emu II mode:

The plug-in has four layers an can play four samples simultaneous. There is also a simple SFZ import for samples that imports the mapping and sample paths, but the plug-in also contains an easy to use mapping editor.

TAL-Sampler is available in the VST, Audio Unit and AAX plug-in format. You can load and play your own samples in every common sample format (*.wav, *.aiff, *.aif, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.flac). Import samples with drag & drop from finder or explorer. There is also an intuitive sample browser that helps to find samples fast.

Some nice additions like a vintage real-time time stretcher and the possibility to modulate or automate the sample loop positions.

Features

Vintage DAC modes (Emu II, AM6070, Sample Hold).
Steep 96dB low-pass reconstruction filter (Emu II and AM6070 F).
Variable sample rate.
Powerful MOD-Matrix. 
Four sample layers.
Three AHDSR envelopes with vintage Digital / RC mode.
Three LFO's (Triangle, Saw, Rectangle, Random, Noise).
High Quality effects (Reverb, EQ, Delay).
Self resonating zero feedback delay filter (24/12/6 dB LP).
Wide range of audio formats supported (*.wav, *.aiff, *.aif, *.mp3, *.ogg, *.flac).
Scalable high resolution user interface.
The possibility to change font and background colour.
Fast sample and preset loading.
More than 100 presets available as download (on the right).

History

Crashes when moving loop position while playing fixed (v1.51).
No linked loop points in small wave view. Link mode in mapping view also links loop end to loop start (v1.51).
Keep loop points when load a different sample (v1.51).
Removed clicks when modulate loop / indtroduced by version v1.50 (v1.51).
Microtuning file name now shows up in the menu when file is loaded (v1.5.0).
Possible invalid values in delay filters kills output signal fixed (v1.5.0).
Change filename when file selected not possible in file save dialog fixed (v1.5.0).
User interface updated. Better readable fonts. Mapping dialog view improvements (v1.5.0).
Vertical waveform zoom in mapping dialog added (v1.5.0).
Issue with resampler modes and visible knobs fixed (v1.5.0).
m4a audio file support for OSX and windows when codec is available (v 1.4.7).
Improved linear interpolation (v 1.4.7).
Clean sampling mode added (v 1.4.7).
Disable transpose for sample in mapping dialog added (track button) (v 1.4.7).
SFZ end tag support added (v 1.4.7).
Remember "Play when selected" in sampler instance added (v 1.4.7).
Phase invert in mapping dialog added (v 1.4.7).
Inverted sample stereo fixed. There is now a Stereo Switch option in the mapping dialog (v 1.4.7).
Improved waveform display for stereo samples (v 1.4.7)
Karoryfer Samples Weresax for Sforzando
 
Behold – the Weresax! Seemingly an innocuous alto saxophone sample library, sampled chromatically across the entire standard range of the instrument with two velocity layers and two round robins. It can even seem sophisticated and smoothly expressive with its vibrato controlled by nine parameters and three low-frequency oscillators.

But we thought that as long as we’ve got all these notes sampled, and we’ve got them looped for infinite sustain, why not layer them together and see if we can make them sound like an accordion. After all accordions, like saxes and harmonicas, use vibrating reeds to produce sound. And, well, it worked. It’s not a completely realistic accordion, of course, but it can pass for one in a crowd.

Keeping the momentum going, we added more layered voices and more controls, and also made a sxnth – a polyphonic subtractive synthesizer using looped sax samples for oscillators. With polyphony, up to five unison voices, AHDSR envelope, vibrato, resonant highpass filter and a resonant lowpass filter with envelope and LFO, it’s capable of organic variations of many classic synthesizer sounds.

Weresax features 256 WAV samples (24-bit), 3 SFZ instrument mappings, a GUI and 20 presets. Requires Plogue Sforzando version 1.845 or newer for all features to work.
Sample Magic Synthwave 2 MULTiFORMAT
Retro rhythms and analogue nostalgia abounds in Synthwave 2: 1.4GB of drum machine grooves, epic arpeggios, interstellar synths, lush pads and emotive chords fusing Tron-style synthetics and 80s pop sensibilities to define the sound of the decade.

After the runaway success of Synthwave it was only a matter of time before we got the guys to reboot their vintage machines for another exploration of all things 80s. Packed once again with hundreds of classic beats and catchy melodies - all processed through retro outboard for an authentic 80s vibe - the collection effortless merges synth pop, retro electro and new wave influences.

What's Inside

Drum Loops > From crunchy to punchy, lo-fi to hi-def: 70 retro rhythms and power beats crafted from classic drum machines. Offered with all the usual stripped stems for complete beat control.

Inspiration Loops > 43 folders of epic 80s song-starters. Each folder comes bursting with Tron-inspired melodics crafted from the finest vintage synths: Basslines, leads, keys, arps and more. All folders and files are key-labeled and tempo-synced for total ease. Supplied with MIDI for supreme melodic control.

Bass Loops > Retro rippers, analogue drones, driving arps and more. Key-labeled low-enders offered with MIDI versions as standard.

Synth Loops > Galactic leads, lush pads, sci-fi arps and power chords: 56 key-labeled loops oozing with analogue nostalgia. MIDI versions also supplied.

Drum Fills > Processed and panned tom fills to add dynamism to any drum pattern.

FX > Vintage modulations, interstellar transmissions, lo-fi washes, delay-drenched elements and reverb resplendent hits.

Drum Hits > Retro machine kicks, claps, snares, hats and percussion hits injected with warmth and detail via MPC processing.

Download contains:

1,080 x 24-bit Wav files
224 x MIDI files
5 custom drum kits for Maschine 2, NN-XT, EXS24, Battery 4 and Ableton Drum Rack
8 sampler patches for NN-XT, EXS24, Kontakt and Ableton Drum Rack