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 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 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 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 Cubase Pro 8.5 Update Explained TUTORiAL
Cubase master Dave Askew returns to show you the latest features of the Cubase 8.5 update with this series of in-depth video tutorials.
Dave dives right into an exploration of the workflow improvements, including changes to the GUI. Then it's a demonstration of how to use the redesigned MediaBay.
Moving on, Dave reveals the new Hover Controls, Insert Options and features that deal with Individual Tracks and the Mixer.
This leads directly into a video explaining the new Track Import functionality, so you can import tracks directly from other projects with ease.
The next series of videos cover some of the creative Arrangement and MIDI enhancements. First, the improvements in the Drum Editor and other MIDI composing features are covered.
Then Dave demonstrates how Chord Pads have been improved with customizable chord symbols, and the new features of the Ruler and the Transport.
Dave then explores the new Retrologue 2 Synthesizer and how you can update and customize your naming scheme with the new Audio Export enhancements.
If you're new to Cubase Pro 8 or an experienced user looking to gain more insight into the latest update, watch "Cubase 8.5 Update Explained" today!
Groove3 Studio One 3 Tips & Tricks Vol 2 TUTORiAL
Michael Tomblin is back with another batch of creative tips and tricks when working with Presonus Studio One 3! In this video tutorial series you'll learn classic production and mixing techniques using Studio One 3's built-in features and effects.
Michael starts with demonstrating the benefits of using the Pro EQ to clean up a mix, and then shows you how to add realism to virtual instruments by using fades. Next, Michael shows you how to use the powerful new Note FX feature to add groove to a MIDI track.
Michael then explores ways in which you can use the PreSonus Fat Channel to emulate the workflow of using a physical mixing desk. This leads into two videos demonstrating how to create console-style FX channels in Studio One 3.
Finally, Michael shares cool, creative tips on how to use the PreSonus Binaural Pan plug-in to enhance your mix. Whether you're new to Studio One 3 or an experienced user looking to pick up more creative tips and tricks, don't miss "Studio One 3 Tips & Tricks Vol. 2"!
Groove3 UVI Falcon Explained TUTORiAL-SYNTHiC4TE
In these in-depth training videos studio wiz Eli Krantzberg teaches you how to make your productions soar with Falcon, UVI's comprehensive hybrid software synthesizer. Featuring a dizzying amount of processors, modulators, and effects, in addition to deep scripting capabilities, you will not long for another synth!
Starting with the general concepts and terminology used in Falcon, Eli explores its detailed and deep GUI, and then shows you around the Presets and how to modify them in the Various Browsers.
With the basics covered, Eli now presents 3 videos on the Oscillators, including their various Types, Parameters, and Sounds. Eli then shows you how to use them with the Mapping Editor and Sample Oscillator to load Multiple Samples, Edit Layers, Key Groups, Pitch, and Velocity Ranges.
From there, Eli demonstrates how to use Slice Mode for Loop Slicing, Playback, and Exporting. The next video focuses on the Sample Editor, Stretch Modes, and Keygroup Controls, where you can edit sample start and end loop points, keep the speed of samples constant when triggered from different pitches, and how to lock trigger notes to your host DAW's timeline.
Moving on, Eli takes you deep into Falcon's Granular synthesis engine which offers IRCAM Granular, Multi Granular, and Scrub Modes, along with various Envelope and Processor settings.
With the synthesis engines explained, Eli covers Falcon's Modulation, Arpeggiator, and Layer Controls, and concludes with a video on Advanced Modulation, Macros, how to get the most out of the Built-In Mixer and Performance Mode.
Whether this is your first flight with Falcon or your an experienced user looking to get more out of this deep virtual instrument, don't miss "UVI Falcon Explained"!