Groove3 Tracktion T7 Update Explained TUTORiAL
Tracktion calls T7 "the musicians DAW" and they've loaded it with lots of updates geared toward the recording artist. In this in-depth tutorial series studio master Bill Edstrom shows you how to get the most out of this powerful one-window creative studio tool!
Bill starts his exploration of the new T7 "blue steel" interface by describing the added functionality of the updated compact toolbar.
The next video shows you all the new features you have with the browser, including moving it left, right, to the top of the window, or having multiple views open simultaneously.
Bill then demonstrates the new multi-level Zoom Tool and the new three-column interface of the Projects Tab, and how you can synchronize Browsers.
That leads to an examination of the Auto Show panels, and the Visual Plug-in Selector which lets you choose plug-ins from thumbnails.
Moving on, Bill explains the enhancements to T7's clip functions and how you can now group clips and create linked copies of clips. Creating automation patterns between markers is explored, as well as how to use the side chain input.
Now that you have a handle on the new workflow possibilities, Bill guides you through the First Run Setup options, including the new scroll options.
He concludes with three videos on T7 effects including how to apply Track LFOs, the updated Plug-in Racks, and how to apply Clip Layer effects.
Whether you are new to Tracktion T7, or you're an existing user looking to get the most from the new additions, check out "Tracktion T7 Update Explained" today!
Groove3 Blue Cat Audio MB-7 Mixer Explained TUTORiAL
Studio guru Eli Krantzberg explores Blue Cat Audio's MB-7 Mixer and explains how it splits your source audio into different frequency bands and then process each band like a separate track. It also lets you host VST and AU plugs for even more creative possibilities!
Eli starts by explaining what the MB-7 Mixer can do, and walks you around its user interface. Then he demonstrates how the controls on the individual bands work and how to use MB-7 as a plug-in host, so you can use it to effect different parts of the frequency spectrum differently. Additionally, Eli provides examples of various individual sounds being transformed in this way so you can grasp its full potential as a creative effect.
Moving on, Eli reveals different creative scenarios for using the MB-7 Mixer. A video explains how you can use the MB-7 Mixer across multiple tracks, as well as how you can use the plug-in to do mid-side processing. Eli then progresses to creative side-chain processing using the MB-7.
Finally, Eli concludes the series with videos on MIDI control and automation, and a video on how to use MB-7's powerful preset and skin features.
Whether you're new to Blue Cat Audio's MB-7 Mixer or an experienced user who wants to learn some new techniques for using it, don't miss "Blue Cat Audio MB-7 Mixer Explained"!
Groove3 Extended FX Chains in Studio One 3 TUTORiAL
PreSonus gives you massive flexibility when creating effect chains using Extended FX Racks in Studio One 3. In this 8-video tutorial series, Studio One expert Bill Edstrom demonstrates how to create and use this innovative and powerful Studio One 3 feature.
Bill starts with an explanation of what Extended FX Chains are all about, followed by a complete UI walkthrough. Next, he demonstrates how to use the Splitter Module to create more advanced effects chains and how to set up a "New York Style" parallel compression Extended FX Chain.
From there, Bill explores how to map parameters from an Extended FX Chain to the Macro Controls, and how to Scale using Transitions with Extended FX Chains. After that, Bill demonstrates using the X-Y Pad Control with Extended FX Chains. Wrapping it up, Bill ends the series with eight examples of creative uses for Extended FX Chains.
Whether you're new to Extended FX Chains yet, or you're an experienced user looking for a deeper understanding of them, watch "Extended FX Chains in Studio One 3" today!
Groove3 Studio One 3.2 Update Explained TUTORiAL
Chock full of new features, Presonus expert Bill Edstrom walks you through all the new enhancements in Studio One 3.2 and demonstrates how you can use them in your sessions!
Bill starts with an exploration of the new Console Shaper, the first new Mix Engine effects processor included with Studio One and how to use it to sweeten your sound with analog console emulation.
Next, Bill demonstrates how you can use the new VCA Faders to create mixing groups and how to use the new VCA Folder Tracks feature to create a VCA for all the tracks in a folder for better control when mixing.
From there, Bill explores all the new Tab-to-Transient modifiers, and changes to the Smart Arrow, QuickZoom, and Automation Bracket tools. After that, he covers the new Track Console Sync and Transport options.
Bill now focuses on Selecting and Dragging improvements such as how to use the new Select to Start or Select to End commands. From there, Instrument Part to Audio Event and dragging effects around is discussed.
Moving on, Bill teaches you quick ways to open the Channel Editor and access new Appearance options. Finally, he covers the improvements to Comping and how to incorporate them in your workflow.
Whether you're new to Studio One 3, or you're an existing user looking for the lowdown on the new features in 3.2, don't miss "Studio One 3.2 Update Explained"!
Groove3 Master Mix Explained TUTORiAL
Master Mix, Tracktion's powerhouse mastering plug-in, includes six high end processing blocks as well as other sonic utilities. In this tutorial video series, studio guru Bill Edstrom dives deep and teaches you how to surgically correct your mixes and more with Master Mix.
Bill begins with a video on Master Mix's signal flow through its six processor blocks. The next video walks you through the Master Mix UI, including how to load presets and activate and deactivate the various processors.
After that, Bill starts demonstrating the various elements of Master Mix with a video on faders and meters. That leads into an explanation of the PreEQ module, and how to utilize it's various filters.
Moving on you'll learn about the 3-Band dynamics processor, the dynamics contour editor and how to set up compression for each band, as well as how to add notes for additional tone shaping.
Bill then covers the Post EQ, along with offering advice on when to use post EQ vs. Pre EQ. Cool creative uses are then shown for inspiration when using Master Mix.
Wrapping it all up, Bill explains how you can use the factory presets to get ideas for creating your own custom default setup. If you're new to Tracktion Master Mix or an advanced user looking for deeper information, don't miss "Master Mix Explained" today!
Groove3 SPL Transient Designer Plus Explained TUTORiAL
In this in-depth tutorial series, studio guru Bill Edstrom teaches you how to use and abuse this latest version of SPL's secret weapon for controlling transients, Transient Designer Plus!
Bill begins with an overview of what Transient Designer Plus can offer you, which segues into a walkthrough of the plug-in's UI.
Next, Bill demonstrates the two main controls of the plug-in, the Attack and Sustain knobs. That leads into an exploration of one of the new features of Transient Designer Plus, its Soft Clip Limiter.
Bill covers both the internal and external side chains in separate videos, showing you how you can use them to key off key rhythmic sources such as a kick or snare, and how to impart the transient envelope of one track to another track.
Bill then demonstrates all of this with demo videos. First, he fixes a hi-hat in a loop, then processes a kick, snare, bass, and room mics using Transient Designer Plus. Finally, he creatively processes a reverb return to create a cool rhythmic effect.
If you're new to SPL Transient Designer Plus or are looking to for more in-depth info, don't miss "SPL Transient Designer Plus Explained" today!
Groove3 Studio One 3 Explained TUTORiAL UPDATE
Scott Fritz is back with a new series dedicated to introducing you to Version 3 of Studio One! This series will show you everything you need to get started and find your way around this user-friendly and powerful DAW.
Scott goes through Studio One 3 inch by inch, covering all the needed basics such as Activation, Audio Device Setup, Creating a New Song or Project, the New Browser Window, User Interface Overviews and more.
Scott then goes into deeper topics such the Tools and Menu Bar, working in the Arrange window, the new Scratch Pad and Arranger tracks, the new Instruments, Recording Audio & MIDI, Working with Audio and MIDI, the Project Page Mastering area and more!
The Studio One 3.1 Update adds a new plug-in manager for defining your favorites, and Scott Fritz has updated his training series with a video on how to set up your Favorites folder and customize your plug-in browser to make navigating effects a breeze!
If you're thinking about making PreSonus Studio One your main DAW, or are searching for an overview of what's new in this amazing update to Studio One, don't miss "Studio One 3 Explained!"