Ask Video Sound Design 102 Capturing the Sound of Berlin TUTORiAL
Join sound designer Timo Preece as he sonically explores Berlin’s abandoned structures while recording a plethora of unique sounds. Then, see how he transforms the audio in his DAW as builds an amazing sound library!
Timo Preece is a master sound designer. In this exclusive "docu-torial”, you join him on a audio journey recording objects found in a derelict Nazi ballroom and the abandoned, former Stasi counter-intelligence headquarters. With a camera crew and a cool collection of mics and field recorders, he records all kinds of strange and wonderful audio from old metal pipes, ghostly pianos to eerily reverberant former torture chambers.
Along the journey you learn all about field-recording with all of its technical challenges. Timo explains different kinds of microphone recording techniques using X/Y mic placement, ORTF, Spaced Pair and more. You also learn reamping and worldizing techniques that’ll turn any pre-recorded sound into a symphony of electro-acoustic goodness.
The final section of this course explains the science and art of creating your own impulse responses. Timo records the acoustic ambient fingerprints of these decrepit locations and then he shows you how to convolve them with any sound in your library. These convolutions, essentially, bring the essence of field-recording environments directly into your DAW enabling you to infuse any sound with the spaces that you’ve recorded.
MacProVideo Rich Tozzoli Producing and Mixing Guitars TUTORiAL-SYNTHiC4TE
OK, so you’ve recorded your guitar tracks... Now what? Well, that’s exactly where this tutorial begins! Learn how to make your tracks really glisten with this amazing guitar production tutorial from Grammy-nominated and Surround Music Award-winning producer, mixer and sound designer, Rich Tozzoli.
Making platinum sounding recordings is Rich Tozzoli’s specialty. Rich reaches deep into his vast experience with artists like David Bowie, Ace Frehley, Al DiMeola, The Blue Oyster Cult, Average White Band, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Hall and Oates to bring us a treasure trove of time-proven, award-winning guitar production wisdom.
This tutorial is all about guitar production techniques. These techniques are not tied to a specific DAW. The knowledge presented here is totally cross-platform and applies to every DAW!
So how does this tutorial work? First of all, you’ll be doing lots of listening; studying awesomely performed guitar tracks and learning why they are recorded in specific ways. Rich explains, in great detail, why and when tracks are doubled and sometimes tripled in unique ways as he explains his techniques and letting you audition the amazing results. He also shows you what kinds of plug-ins are used and lets you experience first hand how they are fine-tuned to produce the most incredible sensual sonic experience.
This tutorial starts off with a discussion of setting levels and using Aux sends. Then Rich takes you to the electric world. Here you’ll learn about amps and amp simulators and DAW track copying tricks and how they are combined to create that High-end sound.
Next you’re off to the acoustic world where you’ll learn about his mic techniques; how he blends, pans, EQs and compresses. Then there’s a not-to-be-missed section where he takes you into double-tracking and the totally transforming Hi String trick. Finally we’re off to the mixing effects and how to incorporate reverb, EQ, tremolo and panning.
This tutorial, Producing and Mixing Guitars is, perhaps, one of the best tutorials on this subject anywhere! So welcome and join Rich Tozzoli as he takes you on this 6-string extravaganza, exploring the eclectic and exciting world of our favorite rockin’ instrument: The Guitar!
MacProVideo the Art of Audio Recording Recording Drums TUTORiAL DVDR-SONiTUS
In this tutorial the audio experts at Singing Canary reveal the secrets of getting those platinum sounding drum sounds every band covets ... elevate your tracks to next level with this 2-hour tutorial!
Recording the the sound and energy of the drum kit is essential knowledge that you’ve got to know if you're going to be making great sounding tracks. In this tutorial the audio experts at Singing Canary bring you into the studio and share with you everything they know about capturing the essence of the drums.
This tutorial features producer Greg Haver and engineer Clint Murphy. Greg has worked with artists such as Super Furry Animals, Catatonia, Lost Prophets, Bullet For My Valentine, and Manic Street Preachers. Clint is an award winning recording/mix engineer with numerous chart successes in the UK, Europe and New Zealand.
With Greg and Clint leading the way you’ll learn about drum kit set up and tuning. Then you’re off to explore all the different kinds microphones and mic placement techniques from single mic to multi-mic setups. You’ll learn to capture all the individual drums from the kick, to the snare, and toms. With the drum tracks are recorded, you'll move on to explore expert techniques for recording the overheads, and room.
All recording requires software, so the tutorial moves on to a detailed section on phase relationships, multi-track comping and editing. Finally, there’s an in-depth look at the techniques involved in drum replacement editing.
Recording Drums is an essential part of of our Art of Audio Recording series. No matter what DAW you use to produce your tracks after watching this tutorial your drum tracks will sound like they were recorded by a world class engineer. And best of all, that engineer is YOU!
MacProVideo Logic Pro X 303: 21 Synth Secrets TUTORiAL
Like secrets? Because Mo Volans is back to share some confidential, inside info on Logic Pro’s synths! So look around and make sure that no one is watching while you acquire some top secret synth techniques.
Logic Pro’s synths are a pretty complicated bunch. And with all those presets, it’s pretty easy to just pick some nice sounds and start recording! However, if you want to explore a little deeper, it’s good to do some knowledgeable tweaking. This "confidential” course is designed to give you that extra bit of Logic Pro synth knowledge that’ll take your sound design to another level.
It begins with a section on Oscillators and filters where you learn about detuning, sub oscillators, double filter FX and more. The next section is for control freaks. This is where Mo explores cool modulation tools and techniques to get massive control over Logic’s synths' parameters. The final collection of tutorials is a series of Mo’s tips and tricks where you see all this cool stuff in action.
So master the Matrix. Fine-tune the filters. Conjure up the controls and step-up the stacks as you learn all kinds of new synth production secrets in this course by Mo
Ask Video iZotope RX 5 Audio Repair for Musicians TUTORiAL
Grounding issues. AC noise. Amp buzz. Vocal pops. Clip distortion. These are issues that recording musicians deal with every day. Learn how to make imperfect audio, sound perfectly awesome in this iZotope RX 5 course.
Musicians love to improvise. We often record our tracks in "improvised” recording situations. It’s just the nature of our laptop-based, home/office and on-location lives! However, this style of recording is where all sorts of audio gremlins can sneak their way into our productions. That’s cool, but sometimes we need a little help once the tracks have been laid down to get those gremlins out!
Enter iZotope RX 5 and this "for musicians” course by maestro Matt Hepworth. Matt shows you how to harness the power of RX 5 to counteract hum, buzz, AC noise, unwanted mouth sounds, clipped audio and all kinds of audio artifacts that musicians must deal with every day. Matt thoroughly explains all of the new RX modules and then he shows them in-action as he fixes all kinds of common audio problems.
So keep on improvising and recording, without a worry in the world, knowing that you’ll be able to fix-it-in-the-mix with iZotope RX 5 and the skills you’ll learn in this course!
Ask Video Sound Design 101 Diego Stoccos Creative Sound Design TUTORiAL
Diego Stocco is a sound artist. He sculpts sound with his own set of sonic tools and he expertly shapes it with audio plugins. Watch this course. Learn his secrets and unleash your creativity as you explore Diego's world of sound design.
This three part course starts out with a collection of tutorials that explore rhythmic processing. Here, Diego shows you how to create a complete percussion ensemble from a single recording of guitar strings being struck with sticks. The audio processing chain that he's designed is a signal flow masterpiece. It’s like he creates something out of nothing. It’s truly magical.
Next, Diego takes you on a convolution journey. Here is where you learn how to create unusual and stunning impulse responses that become resonant models that you can use to further modify and convolve regular audio into morphed, spectrally sublime versions of the originals. This is not to be missed!
Part 3 of this course teaches you how to creatively capture, modify and perform sound in ways that open up your imagination like no other recording course anywhere. With his inventive microphone and acoustical recording techniques Diego, like a hi-tech, sonic surgeon, microscopically inserts microphones into places where sounds are born to capture their very audio essence. Watch and see how these close-up, molecular stereo miking techniques and acoustic processing strategies reveal audio landscapes and percussion sounds that cannot be produced any other way.
Want to be sonically inspired? Watch this course!
Ask Video Reaktor 6 101 Synth Building Explored TUTORiAL-SYNTHiC4TE
Reaktor 6 is here! And so is Brian Cass to show us what’s new and how it works! Along the way, you see how to build an instrument with Reaktor’s modules! So build a DIY synth now with Brian Cass and Reaktor 6.
There’s no one better to teach Reaktor than Brian Cass. Why? Because he knows Reaktor inside and out. Add to that his enormous experience as a sound designer and synthesist and his skill as a professional educator and you’ve got the makings of an amazing Reaktor 6 course!
You learn everything about the fundamentals of Reaktor 6 and its modular, object-oriented programming system. Brian first explains the geography and anatomy of the Reaktor GUI. Next, you learn about both the Basic and Advanced panels and all the tools that are available for you to program and design a Reaktor instrument.
The final sections of this course are all about building a DIY synth. Here, you learn about the different modules, how they all patch together and how to tweak them into a a real, working synth of your own design! So join Brian and build your own cool synth with Reaktor 6!