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Ask Video Audio Mistakes 108 10 Common Distortion Saturation Mistakes TUTORiAL

Distortion and saturation, when misused or poorly executed, can ruin a production just as easily as they can warm it up! That’s what inspired Joe Albano to create this course! Let US make the mistakes so YOU don’t have to!

world, is distorted in one way or another. It’s true. That’s not a bad thing, though. It’s a naturally-occurring phenomenon. It’s what gives sound character and warmth. That’s why understanding how to creatively ADD distortion to your music tracks is such an important skill to have in your audio toolbox.

Many top engineers use distortion and saturation on every track. So you can see how easy it would be to misuse these types of FX! You must have a clear understanding of the different kinds of distortion effects and techniques out there so that you can make the right choices for the instruments in your production and the style of music your producing.

So join expert audio engineer Joe Albano now and learn what NOT to do when making distortion choices. In less than an hour of study, you will master all kinds of saturation and distortion tips and tricks that are guaranteed to give realistic, analog warmth to all the tracks in your productions.

Groove3 Cubase Dynamics Explained TUTORiAL

Cubase master Dave Askew brings you the most in-depth collection of tutorials available about Cubase’s Dynamics Plug-Ins. Learn all about these essential workhorse plug-ins and how to use them to get that professional, tight, fat sound.

Dave begins with an introduction welcoming you to the series and reveals all of the different Dynamics Processor Plug-Ins he’ll be explaining in the series. Next, Dave shows you different ways to access the Dynamics Plug-Ins via the Channel Settings Window and Chanel Strip Window.

Moving on, Dave teaches you the Fundamentals of Dynamics, such as Dynamic Range, Compression Controls, Limiting Controls, Compression Types, Sidechaining and Limiting, so you know exactly what you’re doing when using the different Dynamic Plug-Ins on your tracks.

Gates and Expansion Plug-Ins are next, and you’ll see how they can be used to Remove Noise or Add Extra Dynamics to an Audio Signal. The EnvelopeShaper is then explored and you’ll discover how you can use this unique plug-in to Control the Transients of an Audio Signal and How to Use it to Modify the Attack and Release on a Kick Drum, and more.

Wrapping it all up, Dave reviews what you have learned about Controlling Dynamics and puts everything to use in a real-world mix! You’ll explore the various uses of these modules and combine them together to create a clean and balanced mix. Before signing off, Dave gives you further tricks and shows How to Use the Limiter on the Mix Buss. If you use Cubase, or just want to learn what Dynamics Processors are and how to use them, this series is a "must see”… Watch "Cubase Dynamics Explained” today.

Producertech Signal Fundamentals and Sound Design TUTORiAL

Include patchesMaster Output’s powerful new Instrument, Signal, with this in depth course from senior Producertech Tutor Rob Jones. The course guides you through the fundamentals of the instrument, giving you the knowledge to create your very own unique and cutting edge sounds. 

Signal is a Kontakt instrument that combines synthesis with organic sampled sounds, feeding them through its two unique pulse engines, allowing for a mind-bending array of sound design possibilities. With a range of modulation options such as LFOs, Arpeggiators, step sequencers and loopers, as well as a host of onboard FX, Signal looks set to take the electronic music world by storm.

On the course, Rob guides you through the fundamentals of the instrument, explaining not only the theory behind it, but giving continual practical examples as well. Throughout the course, he constructs a range of patches, including a detuned bass, an evolving, multi-layered pad and a looping FX preset. All the patches fully explore the capabilities of Signal, so once you’ve finished the course you’ll be able to apply the knowledge you’ve gained to create your very own unique and cutting edge sounds.

The presets that Rob creates on the course are included, so you can deconstruct them yourself.

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Groove 3 Spotlight Sessions TUTORiAL
Welcome to Groove3's Spotlight Session video tutorials. More than ever, you need answers to your questions fast, or want to be inspired with a single spark, so we've dedicated a whole new section on the Groove3 website just for this purpose, available exclusively with the All-Access Pass. 

We'll be frequently adding new videos from our top-notch authors that are focused on various specific topics and tasks, allowing you to quickly learn something new and relevant about your studio tools and gear, so bookmark this page and visit often to see what's new.

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Total Length: 5hr 50min
Shortee's The Complete DJ Gear Guide To Turntables And A Mixer TUTORiAL
In this video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee shows you all the gear you need for a basic DJ setup using turntables and a mixer, as well as how to assemble and integrate it with digital audio interfaces for both Serato and Traktor DJ-related software platforms.

DJ Shortee walks you through each piece of gear step by step, explaining every feature in detail. These lessons are taught in a clear and concise way that's easy for anyone to understand. This information-packed course is the first in the Turntable Series of Shortee's Complete DJ Method and is essential for building a strong foundation to take your DJ skills to the next level.


Total Lengh: 49min

Shortee's The Complete DJ Gear Guide To A Serato Controller Numark NV and NVII TUTORiAL
In this video course, DJ Shortee shows you all the gear you need for a basic DJ setup using a Serato DJ controller such as the Numark NV.

Get a walk through of every feature step by step along with practical examples of how to incorporate them.

This course also includes a bonus lesson on Serato DJ's Flip Mode Expansion Pack and how to control Flip Mode with a Serato DJ controller such as the Numark NV. Every lesson is taught in a clear and concise way that is easy for anyone to understand. This information-packed course is the first in the Serato DJ Controller Series of Shortee's Complete DJ Method.

It's also a part of the DJ Remixing Series. This course works seamlessly in conjunction with her Serato DJ Software course "The Complete Guide to Serato DJ" and is essential for building a strong DJ foundation and separate you from the pack! 

Groove3 Compression Explained 2016 TUTORiAL
If you produce and mix music, you've got to understand how compression is the glue holding everything together. In this all new, in-depth video tutorial series, studio expert Dave Askew teaches you everything you need to know about compression from the beginning to end.

NOTE: If you purchased the original version of "Compression Explained", log in now to download the new version for free!

This series sets out to explain what compression is, how compressors work, and how to use compression in sound design, mixing, and mastering.

Dave's videos highlight using native and DSP-based software compressors, as well as hardware compressors, so you can use this information with any DAW or hardware compressor unit.

Dave starts out with a primer on the basic components of an audio signal, which leads into an explanation of the basics of dynamic range. After that, Dave offers a brief history of how compression developed into the staple of audio production it is today.

Next, Dave explores the kinds of compressors in use today, and the electrical components that control them, as well as the components the software versions emulate. That leads directly into videos on the specific controls common to most compressors: threshold, ratio, and makeup gain.

Dave now covers the more creative compressor controls by showing you how to shape your sound with various types of envelope controls. He reveals the different "knee" behaviors, where the threshold meets the compression ratio, and explains how you can control your compressor using a different signal via the sidechain input.
Shortee's The Complete Guide To Rekordbox TUTORiAL
In this video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee thoroughly walks you through Pioneer DJ's Rekordbox software and all its essential features. You'll learn to create playlists and Intelligent Playlists, import and export tracks and playlists, and produce audition mixes on the fly.

"The Complete Guide to Rekordbox" also teaches how to adjust your Beatgrids such as how to create cues, loops, Active Loops, Hot Cues, and Hot Cue Loops; and utilize the Related Tracks List to help you come up with mix ideas quickly and easily, speeding up your workflow.

Additionally, this course includes a bonus lesson on how to sync Rekordbox with your mobile device and an overview of the mobile app itself! The lessons are taught in a clear way that is easy for anyone to understand and include practical examples on how to use many of the software's features and functions.

This information-packed course is the first in the Software Series as well as an integral part of the CDJ Series of Shortee's Complete DJ Method and is essential for building a strong foundation to up your DJ game.

Total Lengh: 2hr 39
Groove 3 Producing Tropical House TUTORiAL
EDM Producer Laurence Holcombe teaches you how to craft standout tropical house tracks from scratch in this in-depth video tutorial series. He uses Logic Pro X but the information and techniques shown apply to any DAW and workflow. 

Laurence starts with a brief introduction of the genre, and then dives right into making the beat. He shows you how to generate and tune the perfect kick, and how to layer samples to make them stand out even more. He then adds the extra elements such as snaps, hats, and shakers to fill out the groove and make it sound and feel more organic.

Next, Laurence develops and programs the chord progression, showing you how different chord progressions affect the mood and groove of the song. Laurence then teaches you how to craft a tropical house style topline melody, tying it all together.

With the beat and melody covered, Laurence focuses on the bass. He explains how to program the right kind of bassline for tropical house, and how to make sure it sits well with the groove and the melody.

Laurence then arranges the song to be as exciting as possible, adding effects to give the track that extra ear candy that draws the listeners in. After that, he creates fills and makes some edits to really move the song forward.

That leads into the video on the final mixdown, in which Laurence makes all his last minute tweaks and adds some secret sauce, and the final master, in which he masters the track for release to the public!

Whether you're new to tropical house music, or an accomplished producer looking for more tips and tricks about this genre, don't miss "Producing Tropical House"! 
Shortee's The Complete DJ Gear Guide To Traktor Controller Kontrol S4 TUTORiAL
In this video course, world-renowned DJ Shortee shows you all the gear you need for a basic DJ setup using a Traktor DJ controller, how to set it all up, and how to integrate it with the Traktor Pro 2 software.

She features the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ controller and walks you through each feature step by step, explaining how to use every single function in detail. The lessons are taught in a clear and concise way that is easy for anyone to understand. This information-packed course is the first of many videos in the Traktor Controller Series of Shortee's Complete DJ Method. It works seamlessly in conjunction with her Traktor Software course: "The Complete Guide To Traktor Pro 2" and is essential for building a strong foundation to take your skills to the next level.

DJ Shortee provides a complete breakdown of the Traktor Kontrol S4 DJ controller and all its features, including Hotcues, Looping functions, Deck controls, Remix Decks, and Stem Decks. Also included is an overview of Traktor's software options and compatible DJ controllers, as well as the Traktor Pro 2 download, activation, and hardware registration. She walks you through a basic overview of the Traktor Pro 2 software layout, gives an in-depth explanation of how to use the Kontrol S4 Deck controls such as the Jog Wheel and Deck Assign buttons (and how to customize them), and explains how to assign and control the Single FX and Multi FX modes.

Master the Kontrol S4's DJ mixer and all its essential functions. Learn to customize the various EQs, Channel Filters, Tempo Fader, and Crossfader settings, as well as how to use the Kontrol S4 to control the Loop Recorder and then capture a loop on the fly in a Remix Deck.

Also included is a bonus lesson in which you will learn how to switch between the two Kontrol S4 modes and convert the entire Kontrol S4 into an alternate MIDI device using the controller manager software.

Know the Traktor Kontrol S4 inside and out, watch "The Complete DJ Gear Guide to a Traktor Controller: Kontrol S4" today!