3. 3. Native Access
Native Instruments’ Kontakt is a powerful engine for creating and playing sampled instruments. Join NI expert Matt Vanacoro in this course, and learn to harness the industry-standard sampler: NI Kontakt 6!
1. 1. Shortcuts and Installation
Studio One 4 101
Quick Start Guide
Studio One 4 is PreSonus’ latest and greatest music production software. Get a thorough introduction to this powerful DAW in this quick start guide by trainer and producer Joshua Carney!
3. 3. MPC Installer
MPC 2 Software 101
MPC Software Explored
AKAI’s acclaimed music-production software, MPC 2, is a great and easy to use tool for music producers. Learn this creative audio production system with trainer and producer Alex Solano!
2. 2. Sample Location and Installation
Superior Drummer 3 101
More Killer Drums
Toontrack’s Superior Drummer 3 is a major upgrade! Learn how to use the world’s most comprehensive drum production tool in this course by master trainer Matt Vanacoro!
2. 2. Installing Max
Ableton Live FastTrack 402
Max For Live Video FX
Max for Live offers limitless possibilities … and it’s not just about audio! Watch this course by Ableton Live expert Thavius Beck, and see what it can do for video!
2. 2. The Creative Cloud Application
Premiere Pro CC 101
Get Started Now!
Adobe’s Premiere Pro CC video editing software is now the default industry standard. For an editor, this is the main tool of the trade. Learn Premiere the right way in this 27-tutorial course by professional editor, Kevin McAuliffe.
1. 1. Installing Studio One
Studio One 101
Absolute Beginner's Guide
PreSonus Studio One 3.2 is here and so is trainer Gary Hiebner with this very comprehensive Absolute Beginner's Guide. Get a jump start on this full-featured DAW in this 25-tutorial course.
2. 2. Installation
Sample Logic 101
CINEMORPHX by Sample Logic is a film and game composer’s dream, sound design machine. It's deep & powerful, and trainer Joe Albano worked very closely Sample Logic in designing this must see course. It’s amazing. Check it out!
30. 30. Projects & Sharing Patches
Omnisphere 2 Xtreme
Oh no…look out… Bill Burgess is back with an Xtreme look at Omnisphere 2! Bill doesn’t play by the rules and this course is no exception. So hold on tight & get ready to learn the crazy sonics that makes O2 so darn cool.
1. 1. Welcome to GarageBand
Absolute Beginner's Guide
Apple’s GarageBand is a little DAW with a lot of big features. This beginner's guide course shows you where everything is, how it all works and gets you up and making music fast. So start learning GarageBand now!
2. 2. Installation & Updates
Cubase 8 100
Welcome Cubase users! Create a FREE account (top right) to watch these introductory teaser tutorials selected from our Cubase courseware. Then join our learning community to unlock more courses about Cubase, synthesis, recording techniques, EDM production, music theory and more.
2. 2. Downloading & Installing LPX
Logic Pro X 100
Absolute Beginner's Guide
Learning a new DAW isn’t easy. Especially one as deep as Logic Pro X! That’s why we asked Logic Certified Trainer, Booker Edwards, to create this beginners' guide. Learn Logic the “right” way and start making music now!
3. 3. Setting Up VIP
Akai Advance 101
Learn Akai Advance
Akai Advance is a MIDI controller and software combination that integrates seamlessly with any plugin. Join Matt Vanacoro as he explains this keyboard and the VIP software and see how it changes the way you access and perform your virtual instruments!
2. 2. Installation & Updates
Cubase 8 101
Moving Forward With Cubase 8
With so many new features, Cubase 8 is perhaps THE most complete DAW on the planet. See what all the buzz is about in this deep, 37-tutorial course by Cubase wizard Matt Hepworth.
23. 23. System Preferences & App Store
OS X Yosemite 101
Mac Survival Skills
Survival requires preparedness! This Yosemite 101 course is designed to get you geared up to explore and conquer this new, powerful version of OS X by Apple!
1. 1. Installation & Authorization
Live 9 101
This new beginner’s guide –by Ableton expert Bill Burgess– is designed to get every Live newbie up and making tracks fast! So, if you're looking to go Live, start right here, right now with this entertaining and informative course!
2. 2. Storing & Installing the Library
Session Horns 101
Session Horns Pro Explored
Realistic sections. Authentic and natural sounding solos. That’s what this Powered-By-Kontakt e-instrument is all about! Learn Native Instruments’ Session Horns Pro and bring a “real” brass section to your next recording session!
2. 2. Installation & Sample Libraries
EZdrummer 2 Explored
No more drummer jokes!... because Toontrack's new EZdrummer 2 is the smartest new "drummer" in town. Learn all its new features and master all the powerful new tools in this massively detailed 28-tutorial course by Matt Vanacoro.
2. 2. Installing and Activating In Service Center
Molekular is a powerful, modular FX rack built on Native Instruments’ Reaktor technology. See what this highly configurable processor can do to creatively morph and transform your audio in this 29-tutorial course by synth expert Matt Vanacoro.
1. 1. Installation & Authorization
Dive deep into this iZotope/BT beat-making plugin and learn how MicroEditing your audio will expand your musical universe! In this 29-tutorial course Bill Burgess shows you how to get it done!
3. 3. Installing and Setting Up DCAM
DCAM: Synth Squad Demystified
DCAM Synth Squad by fxpansion combines 3 modeled synths and a super deep layering tool into an insanely powerful bundle. Sound complicated? Well, it isn’t because you’ve got the exceptional synth guru Matt Vanacoro here to demystify it. Check it out!
2. 2. Installation and Sample Libraries
It’s a Big Freaking Deal when FXpansion updates their amazing flagship drum software. Watch this course and see how all the BFD3 features and technologies will power your drum programming to perfection...
1. 1. Max For Live Essentials
Live 9 206
Max For Live FX Explored
Ableton Live comes jam-packed with a ton of factory Max FX and Plugins. What do they do? How do they work and how do you use them? Find out right now in this exploratory course by Gary Hiebner...
25. 25. Mac App Store & Launchpad
OS X Mavericks 101
Getting to Know Mavericks
Moving to a new OS is kind of like moving into a new house: All your “stuff” is the same, but all the rooms look a whole lot different. This course shows you around Apple’s new OSX Mavericks and how to keep your Macs up-to-date and “moving” in the right direction!
2. 2. Downloading MainStage and Content
MainStage 3 101
Core Training: MainStage 3 Explored
Imagine Logic Pro re-imagined as a live performance powerhouse. That’s exactly what Apple’s MainStage 3 is all about! See all the cool new features, the absolute power and ease of use that MainStage brings to your stage performance setup!
12. 12. Drag and Drop Install
Pro Tools 11 100
New Features Explored
This FREE 40-tutorial course reveals, explores and explains all of the new and noteworthy features introduced in Avid's Pro Tools 11. Get up to speed in a hurry and find out what makes PT11 the best Pro Tools ever...
2. 2. Installing and Launching MS Excel for the First Time
Excel for Mac 101
Creating Basic Worksheets
Microsoft Excel is second only to Microsoft Word as the oldest and most powerful pieces of industry standard software from Microsoft for the Macintosh operating system. Let long-time user and veteran instructor Tamás Revoczi teach you how to create basic worksheets in Microsoft Excel 2011...
24. 24. Apple's App Store
MacBook For Dummies
Apple’s MacBook gives you the power to work – and play – anywhere, anytime. Get ready to master your MacBook with this friendly – For Dummies – video training course led by Apple expert Scott Freiman.
3. 3. Installing, Activating and Finding Monark
Native Instruments 220
With its warm filters and unique analog characteristics, the Minimoog is on more classic tracks than any other synth. Monark, from Native Instruments, captures and expands upon the Minimoog's essence. Learn all about Monark right here, right now!
3. 3. Downloading and Installing Xcode
iOS Application Development 1
Want to create your own iOS applications? Join Neal Goldstein, iOS programming expert and bestselling For Dummies author, as he takes you step-by-step through the process of developing your very first iOS app!
7. 7. Windows Features: You May Need One
Windows 8 103
Control Panel - Setup Made Easy
Personalizing your Windows 8 computer is the key to enjoying the benefits of Microsoft's new, powerful OS. In this course, taught by the enjoyable Gary Grudzinskas, you get setup fast and on the right path to getting the most out of your PC.
3. 3. Installation & Service Center
Exploring Kontakt 5
Kontakt 5, the super-sampler from NI, is the most Komplete sampler ever designed. From its vast collections of custom instruments to your own custom sample tweakology, Kontakt brings a powerful set of tools to the sonic table. Make those tools your tools!
2. 2. Installing and Launching MS Word for the First Time
Word For Mac 101
Creating And Formatting Letters
Microsoft Word For Mac remains the #1 word processor for most of the planet. So whether you’re composing business letters, bios or even song lyrics, learn to harness the powerful tools that this ubiquitous text software has to offer...
1. 1. Installing Xcode - Part 1
iOS App Dev 101
Introducing The Tools and Language
Creating iPhone and iPad apps can be very rewarding. But before you start writing code you need a foundation in the basic concepts of programming. This introductory course, in our new iOS series, helps you do just that… and you'll build your first Hello World app to boot!
10. 10. Vinyl Barriers - Part 1
The Studio Edge 103
Case Study: The Home Studio
Enough acoustic theory, let’s start building! In this third course from our Studio Design and Construction series you get an on-location look at how a project studio actually gets built!
17. 17. HVAC System
The Studio Edge 102
Constructing and Fine Tuning Your Studio
Get out you hammer, nail gun and hardhat... This course by Jim Pavett will teach you how to take your initial studio design and transform it into the actual floors, walls and ceilings of your recording studio!
3. 3. The 5 Year Goal
The Studio Edge 101
Planning A Recording Studio
Do you want to build a recording studio? Where do you begin? This course demystifies the planning process and teaches how to get your studio designed and built!
2. 2. Install: Get up and Running
Windows 8 100
Meet Windows 8
Windows 8, Microsoft's latest OS, introduces tons of new features, advancements and touch for desktop, laptop and tablet users. See what the excitement is all about, and get back into your Windows comfort-zone fast with this FREE introductory course!
27. 27. Closing
Photoshop CS6 206
Creating HDR Photos
Create High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos in Photoshop and Lightroom with acclaimed photographer and educator, Dan Moughamian...
14. 14. Applications: Uninstall Desktop Applications
Windows 8 101
Getting Started with Windows 8
Microsoft Windows 8 is here and so is Gary Grudzinskas—our star Windows trainer—to get you up and running fast! Learn all the new features and functions to make sure your transition into Windows 8 is an easy one!...
3. 3. Installation Update & 32-Bit vs 64-Bit Operation
Cubase 7 101
Moving Forward with Cubase 7
Calling all Cubase users: Cubase 7 is here, and Matt Hepworth, our in-house Cubase expert has been hard at work exploring every line of code! Master all the powerful new features in this new and powerful version of this popular DAW...
2. 2. Download and Installation
Introduction to Reaper
Move over big name DAWs because Reaper is here! Reaper is a fully realized, affordable DAW that is competing with the big boys! Download a demo version of Reaper and dig into this intro course to see what the excitement is all about...
2. 2. Downloading & Installing Unity
Game Audio 102
Implementing Audio in Unity
Game Audio is surround sound on steroids! Learn Unity with Scott Looney as you get injected into the exciting world of 3D audio for games!
31. 31. Gatekeeper
Mac OS X (10.8) 101
Mac OS X 10.8, “Mountain Lion” is Apple’s most advanced operating system to date! Let Mac OS expert, Francesco Schiavon, show you how to "tame" this powerful new OS and make it work for you!
1. 1. Installing Flash Builder
Flash Builder 101
Intro to Flash Builder
There’s a lot of excitement around creating apps for mobile and other platforms these days. That’s why we’re pleased to bring you former Adobe Evangelist Duane Nickull to show you how it's done, with Adobe Flash Builder 4.6
6. 6. Installing iBooks Author
iBooks Author 101
iBooks Author Explored
Digital publication is an exciting new medium that opens up lots of creative doors and opportunities! Join Michele Hjörleifsson and learn how iBooks Author can help you create stunning original content to be shared all around the world...
37. 37. Installing And Configuring Plugins
Web Design 202
Deeper Into WordPress
If you enjoyed WordPress Basics, then strap yourself in for Deeper Into WordPress! Join award-winning trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you through the ins and outs of creating full-featured WordPress-driven blogs and websites!
5. 5. Setting Up A Free Blog On WordPress.com
Web Design 102
Wordpress is “the” software for creating blog sites. Join expert trainer, Geoff Blake as he takes you through all the ins and outs of creating a "feature rich" Wordpress based website!
3. 03. Installation and the Dongle
Cubase was one of the original DAWs. Starting on a single 1.4 MB floppy disk in 1990, Cubase has grown to become the only digital audio production program you need to create amazing music.
7. 07. Install Tips
Encore DVD is Adobe's full-featured, commercial DVD-Video authoring application. Learn how it works in this tutorial ...