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    Reason Rack Extensions 102
    Synthetic Rig V4 Explored
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  • 21. 21. Re-Tron
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    Reason Rack Extensions 101
    Backline Rig V4 Explored
    Reason’s Backline Rig V4 bundle is a carefully selected collection of keys, drum libraries, strings, and classic effects to help you get that Rock and R&B sound. In this course, included free in the Propellerheads Rack Extensions V4 bundle, watch producer Hollin Jones explain and deploy all of them to build a track.
  • 10. 10. Add Photos to Note Pads
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    Logic Pro X 10.4.2
    What's New in Logic 10.4.2
    Apple’s Logic Pro X 10.4.2 is here with plenty of cool new features and enhancements. Watch this FREE What’s New course by certified trainer Joshua Carney, and discover all the new goodies included in the last Logic update!
  • 2. 2. Interface Overview
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    VocalSynth 2 101
    VocalSynth Explained and Explored
    iZotope’s VocalSynth 2 is here and so is our star trainer Rishabh Rajan to explain you how this cool new plugin works! Check out VocalSynth 2 here and see what it can do for you!
  • 7. 7. Trig Modes
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    Elektron 203
    Octatrack MKII Advanced Sampling
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    Logic Pro X 202
    The Step FX
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  • 21. 21. Re-Tron
    5m 7s
    Reason Rack Extensions 101
    Backline Rig V3 - Explored
    Reason’s Backline Rig V3 bundle is a carefully selected collection of keys, drum libraries, strings, and classic effects to help you get that Rock and R&B sound. In this course, included free in the Props RE V3 bundle, watch producer Hollin Jones explain and deploy all of them to build a track.
  • 23. 23. Amazing Mercury
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    Reason Rack Extensions 102
    Synthetic Rig V3 - Explored
    The new Synthetic Rig V3 Bundle for Reason is an expanded collection of synth tutorials designed for the electronic music producer. This in-depth course, included free in the Props RE bundle, explains them all and shows them in action.
  • 2. 2. Sequencer Overview
    3m 14s
    Make Noise 102
    René
    Make Noise René is a very powerful and complex "Cartesian" sequencer. Watch this course by modular expert Rishabh Rajan, and you too will be able to say, "I sequence, therefore I am”!
  • 5. 5. Phat FX
    6m 41s
    Logic Pro X 10.4
    What’s New in Logic Pro X 10.4
    Apple’s Logic Pro X 10.4 is here! Dive in and learn all of the new features, plugins and enhancements in this FREE “What’s New” course!
  • 12. 12. MIDI Controller
    0m 56s
    AudioPedia 109
    MIDI
    The NLE AudioPedia series, our video-based audio encyclopedia, is an invaluable resource for sound engineers, musicians, students, educators and all audio enthusiasts. This ninth installment is about MIDI terminology.
  • 13. 13. Stereo Miking
    1m 13s
    AudioPedia 106
    Microphones
    The NLE AudioPedia series, our video-based audio encyclopedia, is an invaluable resource for sound engineers, musicians, students, educators and all audio enthusiasts. This sixth installment is about Microphones.
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    Cubase 9 201
    HALion Sonic SE Revealed
    Many Cubase users are unaware of how powerful Steinberg’s HALion Sonic SE really is. But they will ... after watching this course by Steinberg Product Specialist, Matthew Loel T. Hepworth!
  • 4. 4. Drum Gadgets
    3m 33s
    Gadget 201
    Make Dance Music with Gadget
    Can you create quality dance music using nothing but a computer and Korg’s Gadget? Join Drum 'n' Bass and EDM producer Nigel Broad in this course to find out!
  • 1. 1. Course Overview
    0m 36s
    Dance Music Sound Design 305
    Pads Advanced
    Pads are a key arrangement texture for all kinds of music... and especially dance music. Join Adam Pollard ,AKA Multiplier, to learn the advanced art of pad creation… and your EDM tracks will thank you.
  • 5. 5. What Are Dual Mono Plugins?
    5m 18s
    Logic Pro FastTrack 302
    10.3x Workflow Tips
    SfLogicNinja David Earl is back with lots of little-known, Logic insider tips guaranteed to speed up your Logic workflow. Watch this laser-focussed, 18-tutorial course, and learn how to work faster with Apple’s Logic Pro X.
  • 8. 8. Ingest Settings
    4m 26s
    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.
  • 2. 2. Hardware Overview Part 1
    3m 53s
    MPC Live 101
    Learn MPC Live
    AKAI’s MPC Live is a standalone music production center designed for both the stage and the studio. In this hands-on course, music producer and MPC expert Booker Edwards shows you how to create, record and perform with this innovative beat-making machine.
  • 1. 1. Overview
    0m 51s
    Dance Music Sound Design 105
    Pads
    Who doesn't love beautiful evolving pads? They are the perfect ingredients to use when you want to enhance the ambience and add emotion in your music. In this 22-tutorial course, dance music producer Adam Pollard explains how to design your own, from scratch, using any synth.
  • 21. 21. XY
    3m 25s
    Bitwig Studio 201
    The Modulators Explored
    The new Modulators in Bitwig Studio 2 make it one of the most powerful and flexible DAWs anywhere. In this exclusive 26-tutorial course, Bitwig Certified Trainer Thavius Beck gives a detailed tour of these amazing new devices!
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  • 5. 5. Proxies & Optimized Versions
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    Final Cut Pro X 106
    Media, Roles & Sharing
    Once you dive in deeper to Final Cut Pro X you soon discover it has reinvented the way you use media, organize that media and "share" that media. This course explains this new paradigm and how to deploy it to your advantage.
  • 5. 5. The Lower Zone
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    Cubase 9 100
    What's New in Cubase 9
    Cubase 9 is here, and the developers at Steinberg have filled it with all kinds of new features. Join Cubase expert Matt Hepworth to see what the excitement is all about. Watch “What’s New” in Cubase 9 now!
  • 4. 4. Programming a Beat
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    Cubasis 2 101
    Make a Track in Cubasis
    Steinberg’s Cubasis 2 for iPad is like having Cubase in your pocket… or at least in your backpack. This touch-optimized music and recording app is filled with features that’ll surprise and inspire you. Learn Cubasis right now with Hollin Jones!
  • 8. 8. Optimized & Proxy Files
    1m 38s
    Final Cut Pro X 102
    Clips: Import & Organize
    It all starts with getting your clips into Apple’s FCPX! This course teaches you the essentials of importing and organizing your clips to make your editing workflow a breeze!
  • 11. 11. Common Controller Mapping
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    Kronos 101
    Kronos Essentials
    The Kronos is the king of Korg keyboards. Used by top performers, like Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess, the Kronos generates a massive universe of sound when you learn how to use it. So, learn the Kronos now!
  • 20. 20. Macros
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    Studio One 103
    MIDI Explained and Explored
    In this 22-tutorial course, trainer Gary Hiebner unpacks all the Studio One MIDI tools and techniques you absolutely need to know. Watch this course to expand your PreSonus Studio One MIDI knowledge base!
  • 2. 2. Touch Screen & Pads
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    MPC Software 101
    Explained and Explored
    AKAI’s MPC Software combines all the classic MPC sound libraries with all kinds of wild new samples. It integrates everything into a central, beat-based DAW platform... and Booker Edwards is here to show you how it all works!
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  • 19. 19. XY Pad
    2m 28s
    VocalSynth 101
    Explained and Explored
    iZotope’s VocalSynth is a vocal producer's dream. You can tune and transform... You can thicken and texturize... You can even robotize, harmonize and vocode! Learn VocalSynth now!
  • 25. 25. Drum Rack for Finger Drumming
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    Push 2 201
    Push Harder!
    Now that you're playing Push 2, get ready to push harder! This exclusive "live" performance production course by electronic artist Thavius Beck shows you how to unleash the advanced musical power of Ableton's Push 2.
  • 5. 5. Melodic Note Mode
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    Launchpad Pro 101
    Produce and Perform
    Novation’s Launchpad Pro is a perfect controller for Ableton Live and Thavius Beck is the perfect trainer to teach it. If you already own a Launchpad, learn how to play it better. If you're thinking about getting one, watch this course now!
  • 21. 21. Re-Tron
    5m 7s
    Reason Rack Extensions 101
    Backline Rig V2 - Explored
    Reason’s Backline Rig V2 bundle is a new collection of Rack Extensions curated by Propellerhead. It's designed to help you get that Rock and R&B sound. In this course, included free in the Props RE V2 bundle, watch producer Hollin Jones explain and deploy all of them to build a track.
  • 23. 23. Amazing Mercury
    2m 41s
    Reason Rack Extensions 102
    Synthetic Rig V2 - Explored
    The new Synthetic Rig V2 Bundle for Reason is an expanded collection of synth tutorials designed for the electronic music producer. This in-depth course, included free in the Props RE bundle, explains them all and shows them in action.
  • 26. 26. Subdiv Proxy
    3m 17s
    Maya 201
    Modeling
    The best way to learn 3D animation software is to see it in action. And this Maya modeling course does exactly that. Learn to model with Autodesk’s Maya with pro animation supervisor Nigel Broad in this 31-tutorial course.
  • 1. 1. The Interface
    2m 5s
    iMaschine 101
    Absolute Beginners' Guide
    iMaschine for iOS is a feature-packed, touch-based music production and performance instrument that you can take anywhere. Learn how to get the most out of this Native Instruments app in this video guide by Hollin Jones.
  • 5. 5. Watch the Midrange
    7m 18s
    Audio Mistakes 102
    10 Common EQ Mistakes
    “Mistakes are your best teachers.” This course examines 10 common EQ mistakes and shows you how to fix them. Let US make the mistakes so YOU don’t have to! There’s no better way to learn!
  • 21. 21. Chord Pad Sections
    4m 14s
    Cubase 8.5
    20+ Hot New Features
    Cubase 8.5 is here and so is specialist Matt Hepworth to take you through 20-plus of his favorite new features. So whether you're upgrading or starting anew, this course will get you up-to-date with all the cool new stuff!
  • 12. 12. Multi-Core Instruments
    7m 55s
    Sample Logic 101
    CINEMORPHX Deciphered
    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!
  • 6. 6. Generating Original Pads
    5m 7s
    Dance Music Masters 101
    Deepchild | Dirty Circuits
    Recording artist Deepchild reveals how he creates his dirty analog sounds in Ableton Live. Watch this course to learn about the unique sound design techniques used in his mutant techno tracks.
  • 19. 19. Adding Textures: Pt. 1
    4m 19s
    Cubase 8 108
    Score to Picture
    Composing music to picture is an essential skill to master. This introductory course covers the basics of working with video in Steinberg’s Cubase. Learn these skills and begin scoring now in this 24-tutorial, Hollin Jones course.
  • 1. 1. Introduction to Gravity
    3m 8s
    GRAVITY 101
    GRAVITY Demystified
    No one can escape GRAVITY… but you can use it to your sonic advantage! Learn how to infuse your tracks with Heavyocity’s GRAVITY in this “heavy” course by audio expert Joe Albano.
  • 12. 12. XY Control
    4m 30s
    Reaktor 6 101
    Synth Building Explored
    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.
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  • 3. 3. Performance Controls
    8m 4s
    Logic Pro X 208
    Alchemy Explored
    Alchemy = mind-blowing synthesis. It’s that simple.... and Apple’s reimagining of this deep instrument gives Logic users an exclusive, musical tool that ushers in a new era of music production. Learn Alchemy right here with David Earl!
  • 15. 15. Using the XY Controller
    4m 40s
    FabFilter 101
    Learn FabFilter Twin 2
    Learning FabFilter Twin 2 –in this 26-tutorial course by Hollin Jones– will quickly propel you into synth heaven. This instrument does it all, and does it well. See what it’s all about!
  • 18. 18. Re-Tron
    5m 7s
    Reason Rack Extensions 101
    Backline Rig - Explored
    Reason’s Backline Rig bundle is a collection of Rack Extensions curated by Propellerhead. It's designed to help you get that rock & R&B sound. In this course, included in the RE bundle, producer Hollin Jones explains and deploys all of them to build a track.
  • 15. 15. Adding Texture
    2m 38s
    SongCraft Presents 105
    Songwriting With Butter The Children
    The SongCraft adventure series continues! They're back at SxSW to attempt to compose and produce a song in a single day with indie band "Butter the Children". Will they succeed? Watch and see!
  • 35. 35. Chord Track
    1m 49s
    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.
  • 2. 2. Sectional Overview
    5m 27s
    u-he Zebra 103
    Zebra Explored
    u-he Zebra 2 is a sonic beast that sounds absolutely wild! We asked one of our favorite synth trainers, Rishabh Rajan, to explain this virtual synth and tame it for you. Check it out!
  • 13. 13. Creating Pads
    3m 26s
    Reason 8 101
    Quick Start Guide
    Reason 8 has all the tools you need to go from your initial ideas to a professional sounding track! In this 20-tutorial guide, you’re off to a “Quick Start” with Reason expert Hollin Jones.
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