Bill Burgess is the former Pro Audio Product Marketing Manager and Logic Pro Artist Relations Manager for Apple Inc. He's also a brilliant software educator with long experience teaching audio producers how to make music!
We've been following the development of this awesome plugin from concept to finished product and the result is truly inspiring. Zen beat maestro BT has partnered with the geniuses at iZotope and together they have created something very musically powerful.
This course created exclusively for us by the always informative and totally entertaining Bill Burgess – who's quite a beat maven himself – explains the inner universe of BreakTweaker. From its multi-layered GUI to it's sequencer, generator and astounding MicroEdit Engine, Bill expertly guides you through each distinct module with ease.
In section on the Sequencer, you learn how to layer and launch the 24 different step patterns. Bill shows you how to accomplish on-the-fly remixing, powerful step sequencing and how each of BreakTweaker's tracks can mash together in completely different tempos!
Next up are the generators. In this series of tutorials, you learn all about BreakTweaker's powerful synthesis engine with its morphing wavetable synthesis and it's down ‘n dirty distortion ported over from iZoptope's nasty Trash 2 plugin. Then there are the filters, a bank of LFOs and insane modulation patching that gives you the power to really crazy things up! Bill covers all of them with his usual array of sonic examples!
Now that you've got the BIG picture it's time to focus on the molecular! iZotope calls it MicroEditing and if you know BT's music, you know exactly what to expect! In this final collection of videos, Bill zooms in tight on the waveforms and applies the laser-like power of BreakTweaker's MicroEdit Engine. This is where you can divide up the audio into thousands of microscopic slices. You learn how to create sonic contours and advanced rhythmic effects that push time into a completely different dimension!
So get ready to learn the insane power of iZotope's BreakTweaker with the amazing Bill Burgess.
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Mixed Review ... wrote on March 30, 2020
Well, I got something out of this video - some nice tricks and features I had not been aware of. However, some aspects are not very well explained or demonstrated (rushed, wrong or important steps might be left out). All in all I still recommend viewing this course if you're new to Break Tweaker.
Paul wrote on February 26, 2015
Not sure this plugin is for me but nevertheless another great tutorial from Bill Burgess.
jerome wrote on October 5, 2014
Very good course, thank you and BT is an amazing toy ! Let's play with it now... So good to be able to use it without spending long hours looking for what this or that does.
Jeremus wrote on April 14, 2014
After the course, I discovered that BreakTweaker is an Incredibly well thought out & versatile software that could quite possibly REPLACE a DAW if used properly! Bill was detailed (but not to the point of boredom) He keeps this mind-boggling beast of a plugin tamed with humorous examples that get straight to the point, and at times manage to put a smile on your face. A great course for any experience level and not discouraging like some 15 hour tutorials that trail off into rabbit holes. Feature wise I would have liked to see a file system similar to Reason's REDRUM, with an up/down arrow that can point to multiple directories simultaneously and audition samples in real-time with the pattern. Otherwise, BreakTweaker has raised the bar to new heights! Thank you BT/Izotope and Bill!
Carrion Fowl wrote on February 18, 2014
Wow, this is awesome stuff, izotope have created yet another beast here, and Bill goes deep into all the main features. The potential for generating/mangling your sounds seems endless. Gimme - please?
Jonas wrote on February 3, 2014
This tout was so inspiring I ended buying the plugin! Very nice indeed!
Jeffrey Adams wrote on January 22, 2014
Very comprehensive tutorial to all things Break Tweaker. For the seasoned pro and newbie alike, this course will stir up the creative juices! Thanks BT and thanks Izotope!