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Mike Verta Online Masterclass COMPOSITION 2 TUTORiAL
This one’s all about moods. Heroic, wistful, ominous, elated, vengeful, bitter, liberated, mysterious – learning how to conjure a specific emotion for our audiences is a key skill. I’ll be covering some of the essential tricks for establishing a mood and discussing how to get from one to another quickly and efficiently. I lean on this skillset every day with every cue. Don’t miss this one!

Mike Verta Online Masterclass COMPOSITION 1 TUTORiAL
This class is about creating simple, compelling, and engaging ideas which not only connect with your audience consistently, but have the inherent building blocks to merit sophisticated development over time.


Groove3 Studio One Know-How VocAlign ARA TUTORiAL
Presonus and the wizards at Synchro Arts are pleased to bring you direct VocAlign integration into Studio One! VocAlign is THE way to align vocals, harmonies and doubling parts. Join S1 wiz Marcus Huyskens as he reveals what you need to know!

Marcus starts with the Project version of VocAlign and how to quickly and simply use it on your tracks. He then does the same for the Pro version, and then reveals more advanced topics like making the right settings, working with non-contiguous Audio Events, optional workflows, and even how to use VocAlign on instrument tracks!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you're a Studio One user and want to give that professional, polished sound to your vocals and tracks, you need to check this series out. Watch "Studio One Know-How: VocAlign ARA" today! 


Audio School Online How to Mix Hip Hop Instrumentals Sample Based Beats TUTORiAL
Part 2 of a multi-part series on Mixing Hip Hop Instrumentals. Each Lesson covers a different style of beat. Lesson 2 covers sample based beats. In this Lesson Ken Lewis takes you thru a full instrumental mix from beginning to completion, showing you every aspect of the mix, from plugins to panning, EQ to compression, adding effects to treating the mix bus. Most importantly, Ken gives detailed explanations of why he is making every choice, showing you all of his settings, specific to this style of mixing.

The most challenging part of this style of mixing is getting the added MIDI instruments to sound like a part of the sample, which Ken breaks down in detail. The full Pro Tools 7 thru Pro Tools 10 session is included with the download as well as consolidated WAVE files for other DAW systems. Do your own mix and compare it to Kens every step of the way.

Running Time: 51 Minutes
Skill Level: Junior and Above
Download Size: 664 meg


Ask Video Digital Performer 8 201: MachFive 3 Unleashed TUTORiAL

MachFive 3 —MOTU’s massive, mothership of a sampler— is full-featured and very deep! But have no fear because MOTU software consultant Matt Vanacoro is here to demystify it! So get ready to learn MachFive 3 faster than the speed of sound in this inspiring 29-tutorial course!...

Matt starts off this course on MachFive 3 with an in-depth explanation of everything you need to know to get up and running fast. He introduces MF3, shows the plugin vs. standalone versions, explains the audio and MIDI settings and then pushes the quick start button to get you launched! From there Matt dives into an exploration of the MachFive interface.

This is where you’ll master the GUI, learn all about the included instruments and start creating Splits, Multis and Keyswitches.

Now it’s time to do some sampling. In this section you’ll learn how to make your own sample libraries and how to load and manipulate some of the unique sample instruments that are included with MachFive.

What sets MachFive 3 apart from other samplers is its powerful synth engines and effects. In this set of tutorials Matt reveals all the amazing energy that MF3 has locked inside. He explains all the different types of effects that take your samples to a whole other sonic world. He also shows you all the different kinds of synthesis that you can deploy within MF3 to make sonic combinations that you just can’t get anywhere else.
Audio School Online How to Mix Hip-Hop Instrumentals Club Anthem Beats TUTORiAL
Part 3 of a multi-part series on Mixing Hip Hop Instrumentals. Each Lesson covers a different style of beat. Lesson 3 covers Club / Anthem style beats. 

In this Lesson Ken Lewis takes you thru a full instrumental mix from beginning to completion, showing you every aspect of the mix, from plugins to panning, EQ to compression, adding effects to treating the mix bus and maintaining headroom.

Most importantly, Ken gives detailed explanations of why he is making every choice, showing you all of his settings, specific to this style of mixing. The full Pro Tools 7 thru Pro Tools 10 session is included with the download as well as consolidated WAVE files for other DAW systems. Do your own mix and compare it to Kens every step of the way.

Running Time: 46 Minutes
Skill Level: Junior and Above
Download Size: 588 meg
Udemy Synthesis Using Synthesis for Music Production Intro Class TUTORiAL
This classes uses the same system I've used for years in my college courses for teaching sound design: Identify and master the 4 main pieces of any synthesizer, and you will be flying when you first approach any other unit in the future.

This system keeps the technical jargon to a minimum and gets you making your own sounds quick.

Dr. Jason Allen is an Ableton Certified Trainer, and a PhD in Music Composition and master of Electronic Sounds. His music has been heard internationally in film, radio, video games, and industrial sound, as well as the concert hall and theater. His 2015 album, Aniscorcia, reaching the CMJ Top200 Charts and radio broadcasts nationwide. In 2014 he was named a semi-finalist for the Grammy Music Educator Award.

He currently as an adjunct professor of composition at the University of St. Thomas, and the CEO of Slam Academy in Minneapolis.

Introduction to Sound Design & Synthesis

1. Introduction & Overview
2. About the Software We Will Use: Reason and Ableton Live
3. The Types of Synthesis We Will Cover in this Class
4. The 4 Elements to all Synthesizers
5. The Subtractor in Reason: The Interface
6. Synthesizers! Using Synthesis for Sound Design & Production
7. The Oscillator
8. Bonus Lecture: Discount Offers & Mailing List
Lynda Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall 4 Favorite Advanced Tunes TUTORiAL
Mandolin Lessons is a four-part comprehensive video library that includes hundreds of online mandolin lessons, plus exclusive performances, interviews, tab, and audio samples. You can learn mandolin at your own pace, anywhere you can take your instrument and your learning device. Part 4 introduces instructor Mike Marshall's favorite advanced tunes. He breaks down the chords and melodies of classics like "Silent Night" and "Auld Lang Syne" and then offers some variations that will keep the tunes fresh for years to come. Plus, learn how to use the circle of fifths as a tool for playing in all 12 keys (major and minor) and for finding chord progressions, arpeggios, and chromatics. These lessons offer mandolin students an inside look at a professional musician's own musical process. Note: This course was created and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.

Lynda Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall 1 Fundamentals TUTORiAL

Take mandolin lessons online and learn at your own pace. Mike Marshall—founder of Mandolin Symposium, Grammy nominee, and founding member of the David Grisman Quintet—teaches the fundamentals of bluegrass, classical, and Brazilian mandolin. This four-part comprehensive video library includes hundreds of online mandolin lessons, plus exclusive performances, special guest interviews, and study materials such as tab and audio samples. Part 1 covers basics such as holding and tuning a mandolin, positioning your hands and fingers, and playing simple chords. Mike also covers a bit of music theory and techniques like chops and picking, so you can start to play the mandolin in more modern arrangements. Plus, learn to play some simple tunes, including classics such as "Hand Me Down My Walking Cane" and "Wabash Cannonball," that will keep you motivated on your journey to mandolin mastery. Note: This course is one of a 4-part series created and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.

Topics include: 

* Sitting and standing with the mandolin
* Tuning a mandolin
* Positioning the right and left hands
* Strumming open chords
* Playing two-finger chords and melodies
* Playing beginner mandolin tunes
* Finding minor and moveable chords
* Playing 7th chords
* Playing chop chords
* Picking on the mandolin

Lynda Mandolin Lessons with Mike Marshall 2 Soloing Ideas and Kickoffs TUTORiAL
Take mandolin lessons online and learn at your own pace. Grammy nominee Mike Marshall teaches the intermediate concepts that will take your mandolin skills to the next level. Get practice exercises to stay motivated and increase your speed and dexterity, and build your repertoire of solo and kickoff material. Mike starts the course with some techniques for keeping your instrument in tip-top shape, including changing the strings and setting the action (aka fret spacing). Then he segues into some intermediate music theory—keeping things fun and practical by showing examples in action. Next, learn how to play some intermediate mandolin tunes, including blues licks and scales, and practice some finger buster exercises to help refine your finger positioning, stamina, and reach. This course is part two of the Mandolin Lessons series, which includes hundreds of lessons, exclusive performances, and special guest interviews. Make sure to check out the exercise files for downloadable tab, audio samples, and other study materials. Note: This course was created and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.

Topics include: 

* Adjusting your action
* Changing strings and tuning the mandolin
* Playing a 1-6-2-5 progression
* Understanding moveable chords
* Practicing mandolin
* Playing blues on the mandolin
* Playing kickoffs