Producertech Complete Guide to Stereo Width By Rob Jones TUTORiAL
In this course, Senior Tutor Rob Jones will arm you with all the knowledge you need to tackle stereo mixing. With a comprehensive look at how various Live effects can affect stereo width, as well as a guide on how to construct customisable Ableton Live Effect Racks, this course is a must for any producer looking to create huge, wide sounding mixes.
A thorough understanding of the width of different elements in a mix is a crucial skill for any producer wanting to create huge, wide-sounding tracks that will translate onto any sound system. On this course by Producertech Senior Tutor Rob Jones, you'll be armed you with all the knowledge you need to achieve this, whether through basic panning and application of various effects, more complex adjustment of phase and frequency, or independent processing of mid and side signals, both on individual sounds, return tracks and the master bus.
Each module discusses a different area of stereo mixing, with in-depth explanations of every technique and examples of how to apply them to drums, synthesisers, vocals and other instruments. Once a multitude of techniques have been thoroughly explored, there are 3 bonus lessons, including a lengthy tutorial that puts everything into practice whilst mixing an actual track. Throughout the tutorials, various Effects Racks are made, which come bundled with the course, so students not only learn about the inner workings of these advanced effects setups but also have instant presets to load up and apply to their mixes.
Alongside the streamed video lessons, accessible on any online devices, students can also download comprehensive written notes that accompany each module, featuring clear explanations to aid with the learning process. With feedback and assistance always available via the Producertech website, this course will truly take your stereo mixing abilities to the next level. For more information and to see an example of the course content, check out the trailer and sample module movies on the media tab.
COMPLETE GUIDE TO STEREO WIDTH
Module 1: Panning and the Utility Effect
Beginning with an explanation of what the stereo width of a signal is, this module then goes on to demonstrate how panning can be used to achieve a wider signal. The lesson also shows how the utility effect can be used to gain greater control over mid and side signals.
Module 2: Delay
This lesson shows how simple delay, ping pong delay, and filter delay can all be used to widen a signal.
Module 3: Chorus
This lesson shows how the chorus effect can be used to generate stereo width, and how this can be shaped by a filter to clean up the mix.
Module 4: Reverb
The module begins with a guide on using utility to check the processing on samples. Then, Live's reverb effect is explored, with each parameter's effect on the stereo width of a signal clearly demonstrated.
Module 5: Detuning
The effect of detuning on stereo width is explored in detail, and there is a guide on detuning a synth patch to thicken it, as well some tips on detuning a vocal sample to widen it.
Module 6: Adjusting Phase
There is an explanation of what phase is, and its impact on a signal. Then, the module teaches how to adjust the phase of a signal using the utility effect.
Module 7: Mid/Side EQ
This lesson teaches how to EQ left and right, and mid and side signals differently to increase the width of a signal.
Module 8: Other Mid/Side Processing
A variety of other effects used to process the side signal are demonstrated, including compression, frequency shifter and grain delay.
Module 9: Rack Presets
This lesson goes though the effect racks built throughout the course so far, and shows how to use them in Live.
Bonus Module 1: Building a Chorus Rack
A step by step guide to constructing a fully customisable chorus rack using simple delay and other live devices.
Bonus Module 2: Stereo Plugins
A brief look at some 3rd party stereo width plugins.
Bonus Module 3: Putting it all Together
A detailed look at the stereo considerations of individual tracks, return tracks and the master channel in a real life mixdown scenario.
Live Courses Complete Guide to Compression TUTORiAL
Much used but rarely fully understood, compression is an incredible tool utilised by audio professionals in every field. These detailed lessons, taught by Course Director, professional producer and Music and Sound Recording graduate Rob Jones, will take you from a basic to a thorough understanding of this powerful effect.
With visual and aural demonstrations, accompanied by a clear and informative commentary, by the end of the course you will have a thorough grasp of how single band and multiband compression functions and how to apply it to individual and groups of drums, vocals and the master buss.
The course starts by giving you a basic understanding of the parameters found on every compressor, including examples of their effects on dynamics and frequency, demonstrating how different settings can alter the sound both positively and negatively. Students learn how to use a compressor both as a precision tool and as a creative device, with specific examples and aural and visual demonstrations, to help get the most out of a mix.
Module 1: Compressor Basics
Going straight in with an example, Rob shows you how the different parameters on a standard compressor effect a drum loop. Clearly demonstrating the effects both visually and aurally, you’re given a detailed background on how the different parameters affect the signal.
Module 2: Compression’s Effect on Frequency and Level
In this lesson, Rob introduces you to the effect of compression on extremes of frequency. He demonstrates with the help of an analyser how applying hard compression, with varying attack times, alters the amount of high and low frequencies in relation to each other. This presentation enables you to hear how compression may suck the life out of your drums if overused.
Module 3: An Advanced Analysis of Attack and Release
In this module, you will be given a detailed look into the effect of some of the most commonly used parameters available on all compressors: Attack and Release. Using graphical displays, coupled with Rob's experienced commentary, by the end of this lesson you will fully understand the application of these important functions.
Module 4: External Sidechain Sources - Pumping/Ducking
In this lesson Rob shows you how to implement one of the best creative compression techniques: ducking. With multiple uses, you will be taught how to create pumping basslines, using the compressor to create synergy between the drums and bass, as well as how to use ducking in podcasts and voiceovers. A detailed explanation and demonstration of common pitfalls round out this module.
Module 5: Sidechain EQ
Beyond the basic controls, the ability to properly use the compressor sidechain will make the biggest difference your sound. In this tutorial, Rob introduces you to the sidechain and demonstrates the use of EQ and filtering to really begin to master the functionality of your compressor.
Module 6: Multiband Compression and Mix Buss Compression
This module takes you into the world of multiband compression by comparing the effect of single band and multi band compressors on the stereo buss. Given the enhanced ability to set different compressor parameters at different frequencies, multiband compression is a highly effective tool to apply to the whole mix. Rob shows you how to manipulate this increased flexibility, alongside information on additional compressor settings, to give you total control over the dynamics of your track.
Module 7: Compressing a Kick Drum
Applying the skills you've learnt so far, Rob now demonstrates the best way to apply compression to a kick drum, adding punch and power without losing the attack. He also demonstrates compressing a clap sample to help it cut through the mix and round out the sound.
Module 8: Compressing a Vocal
In this lesson, Rob explains how you can utilise multiband and single band compression simultaneously, to subtly smooth out a voice that was recorded with large changes in level. His demonstration shows how to rectify level problems without introducing unwanted noise to the signal.
Module 9: De-essing a Vocal
In the final tutorial in this course, Rob demonstrates how you can implement any multiband compressor to work as a de-esser, cleaning up your vocals and removing unwanted sibilance (the high frequency 's' and 'sh' sounds).
Udemy Ultimate Ableton Vol.5 MIDI And Audio Effects TUTORIAL
For years I've been teaching Ableton Live in the college classroom. As a University Professor, my classes are sought after, and, frankly, expensive. I believe Ableton Live can be learned by anyone, and cost shouldn't be a barrier. This class uses the same outline and syllabus I've used in my college classes for years, at a fraction of the cost.
This is Part 5: MIDI & Audio Effects - This is a really deep class - tons of content, tricks, and tips. I'll go through all of the Ableton Live Instruments in this class, with considerable detail on each one. We will also talk about synthesis tricks and tips, getting most out of your samplers, and tons of production tips.
Chord MIDI Effect
MIDI Effect Racks
Note Length MIDI Effect
Pitch MIDI Effect
Random MIDI Effect
Scale MIDI Effect
Velocity MIDI Effect
The three types of Audio Effects
ALL Ableton Audio Effects (and how to use them!)
Ping Pong Delay
External Audio Effect
Producertech In the Studio with DJ Sante TUTORiAL
Producertech Presents a brand new course that uncovers the secrets behind making a classic house track, by one of Berlin's hottest up and coming DJs and Producers, Sant.
This series of tutorials were shot live in Sant's studio and guide you through how to use Ableton Live to construct the hit record 'Do You Wanna 808' on Desolat, showing how to sequence the beats, make the bassline and then how to arrange, mix and process all the parts, creating both mastered and pre-mastered versions of the song.
In addition to the lessons, the course also comes with a selection of loops from Sant's Groove Essentials Loopmasters sample pack, including drums, bass, tops, music and FX.
1. Creating the Beats and Bass
Sant creates and imports the main components in the track, sequencing the beats with a drum rack, playing in the bassline with the V-Station and then adding various loops and sounds which form the basic building blocks of the track.
2. Improving the Mix
This lesson shows how to process the different sounds using both insert effects such as compressors and EQs, as well as different send effects, to improve the sound of the mix and give the track some professional touches.
3. Arranging the Track
This lesson is a thorough guide to arranging the track, showing how each part is constructed and the various editing and automation used to create breakdowns, rises in tension and massive dancefloor-destroying drops, whilst ensuring the track also has good continuity and flow.
4. Final Touches and Mastering
This movie shows how to tweak the final mix and some easy ways of preparing your track for uploading or sending to a label, using Live's various mastering effects.
Udemy Progressive House Music Production with Logic Pro TUTORiAL
A step by step guide to producing Progressive House Music in Logic Pro
Learn how to produce a Progressive House music tune following my step by step instructions where we will start with a blank project and work our way through the stages of completing a tune. I will also provide information about what to do once your track is complete.
Essential production techniques for Progressive House
Mixing elements for balance
EQing elements for space
Fast arrangement technique
Chord progression patterns
Vocal sample placement
Sound design for sound effects
Everything you need to take your music to the next level
We will start from a blank slate and guide you as we create a Progressive House tune together. Learn how to organize your projects to work more efficiently, create a balanced sound through panning and EQing, layer samples for a more interesting effect, create your own sound effects using Logic's ES2 and speed up your arrangement process with simple tips.
Content and Overview
If you’re new to music production or just need more information on how a progressive house tune is constructed, then this course is for you. I designed this course for beginners to easily understand the concepts of music production.
We'll cover basic mixing techniques to get your tune to sound balanced, use Logic's effects such as EQ, Modulation, and Delay to create space in your mix as well as go over creating your chord progressions and patterns.
Included in this course is a completed Logic Pro project file complete with all of the sample files as well as 5 additional chord progressions for you to use and learn from.
Kadenze Sound Production in Ableton Live for Musicians and Artists Session 9 TUTORiAL
This course provides hands-on experience in producing, mixing, and sound design with a digital audio workstation. Students will learn the fundamentals (physics) of sound and digital audio, proper gain staging, where and how distortion enters recordings and mixes, how to set levels and panning, effective sub group mixing, and an introduction to signal processing such as equalization, compression, delay, and reverb. In addition to core audio and mixing concepts, students will learn various production techniques, such as sequencing, arranging, automation, using virtual instruments (e.g. synths, samplers, and drum machine plugins), working with MIDI, plugin formats such as VST/Audio-Units, and mapping digital USB controllers for the studio and live performance.
The material covered in this course will range from the foundations of producing music and sound design, to more advanced topics such as Ableton "racks" (Audio Effect Racks, MIDI Effect Racks, Instrument Racks, and Drum Racks), multi-band effects processing, advanced modulation, warping, time-stretching, and mangling audio, as well as taking advantage of Live's audio analysis tools for extracting grooves, melody, harmony, and drums from recorded sound.
Bobby Owsinski 101 Mixing Tricks Module 5 TUTORiAL
Are Your Mixes Dull And Boring?
Do Your Mixes Lack That "Pro" Sound?
Then my 101 Mixing Tricks coaching program is just the thing
to help you take your mixes to the next level.
It’s important to know the fundamentals of mixing, but sometimes you just need to pull out a sonic trick or two to make that mix just jump out of the speakers. That’s why I created the 101 Mixing Tricks video coaching program.
In it you’ll find 101 big studio mixing tricks that the A-list pros use that not many people know about, but can be easily applied to any small or home studio mixing situation to make your mixes hold up against what's coming from the major labels.
I’ve been collecting these tricks for years from great mixers like Elliot Scheiner, Ed Cherney, Ken Scott, Andrew Scheps, Dave Pensado and many more, and now you can watch the step by step process as I set each one up so you can easily do it yourself afterwards.
If you're familiar with my Mixing Engineer's Handbook or Audio Mixing Bootcamp books, or my courses on Lynda.com, you know that I'm really good at breaking down what can sometimes be a complex subject into something that's very easy to understand, and that's exactly what you'll find here.
And just to put your mind at ease, here are a couple of things to remember:
In the vast majority of tricks, you won’t need any special or expensive plugins. I'll show you how to make them work with just the native processors built into your DAW.
These tricks are platform agnostic, so they'll work on any DAW app, and even on an analog or digital console!
The 101 Mixing Tricks Online Coaching Program Consists Of:
Module 5 Checklists
#86 The Multiband Vocal EQ Trick
#87 The Dual Compressed Vocal Trick
#88 The Awesome Airy Vocal Trick
#89 The Dual Untimed Slap Trick
#90 The Single Word Delay Trick
#91 The Amazing Agro Vocal Trick Trick
#92 The Super Stereo Vocal Delay Trick
#93 The Pitchy Vocal Coverup Trick
#94 The Pitchy Vocal Coverup Trick Take 2
#95 The Sci-Fi Robot Voice Trick
#96 The Dynamically Dry Vocal Trick
#97 The Abbey Road ADT Vocal Trick
#98 The Mono Spring Vocal Trick
#99 The Big Background Pan Trick
#100 The Expanding Energy Background Trick
#101 The Large And Thick Background Trick