Streamworks Audio SWA Complete Ozone 7 TUTORiAL
In this Ozone 7 Video Tutorial Karl Rose explains the Ozone 7 mastering Suite. He starts with a quick overview of the interface and system and then delves into each module in depth. Each control is explained. What it is, what it does, and how to use it.
In the EQ module, he looks at how to use the Alt-Solo feature, the different spectrum views, and the modes that it operates in – Mid-Side, Left & Right as well as Stereo. See how to adjust the parameters using the nodes, band view controls or those in the all band view. He looks at the differences between Analog and digital filter modes, explains the differences between the filter types and their different modes, and how they affect the overall EQ curve. In digital mode, he looks at surgical mode and explains the phase control.
All of the Vintage processors, the EQ, Compressor, Tape Saturator, and Limiter are fully explained as well as the Imager and Exciter.
In the Dynamics module, he looks at how to use multi bands and set up crossover points before moving on to the detection modes and setting up the detection filter. See how each of the controls interacts with the others to produce compression, expansion, and limiting. The Dynamic EQ is explained, what it is, how it might be used, with practical examples of how to set it up and use it.
See how the maximizer works to bring mix levels up before looking at the standalone unit, how that works, including dithering and exporting a mix.
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 Melodyne 4 Advanced TUTORiAL
In this in-depth video tutorial series, Melodyne expert Eli Krantzberg goes beyond Melodyne 4 Explained and dives deeper into Melodyne 4's power features, showing you how to unleash the full creative potential of this "must have" pitch and time manipulation tool.
Eli starts off with multi-track editing in Melodyne, including an overview of the Melodyne 4 Studio standalone interface, then moves into a demonstration of importing audio and using the Auto Stretch feature.
Eli then explains his best practices for multiple track file management, as well as explores both mouse and key command navigation, scrubbing, scrolling, and zooming.
Moving on, Eli covers working with tempo, by showing you how to record a free performance and then assign a tempo to it, and how to work with time signatures.
You'll then explore the various options for tempo editing, including copy/paste, conforming tempo and other ways to manipulate tempo.
A great Melodyne 4 features allows you to define custom scales, and Eli reveals how to use the Scale Detective and then customizing scales and tuning by editing and defining the musical intervals used by Melodyne in pitch detection.
Eli now discusses Exporting, and then covers how to use the Sound Editor. You'll learn how to perform a spectral analysis of the harmonics of each note using the emphasis and dynamics sliders, and then see how to edit the overtone structure of the notes.
After that, Eli shows you the EQ working area and demonstrates how to use it like a graphic equalizer. Finally, you'll experience the Synth Working Area and
explore the Envelope and Re-Synthesis Controls.
When you're ready to take your knowledge of Melodyne 4 to the next level, don't miss "Melodyne 4 Advanced"!
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 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"!
Live Courses Complete Guide to Compression TUTORiAL
Much used but rarely fully understood, compression is an incredible tool utilised by audio professionals in every field. These detailed lessons, taught by Course Director, professional producer and Music and Sound Recording graduate Rob Jones, will take you from a basic to a thorough understanding of this powerful effect.
With visual and aural demonstrations, accompanied by a clear and informative commentary, by the end of the course you will have a thorough grasp of how single band and multiband compression functions and how to apply it to individual and groups of drums, vocals and the master buss.
The course starts by giving you a basic understanding of the parameters found on every compressor, including examples of their effects on dynamics and frequency, demonstrating how different settings can alter the sound both positively and negatively. Students learn how to use a compressor both as a precision tool and as a creative device, with specific examples and aural and visual demonstrations, to help get the most out of a mix.
Module 1: Compressor Basics
Going straight in with an example, Rob shows you how the different parameters on a standard compressor effect a drum loop. Clearly demonstrating the effects both visually and aurally, you’re given a detailed background on how the different parameters affect the signal.
Module 2: Compression’s Effect on Frequency and Level
In this lesson, Rob introduces you to the effect of compression on extremes of frequency. He demonstrates with the help of an analyser how applying hard compression, with varying attack times, alters the amount of high and low frequencies in relation to each other. This presentation enables you to hear how compression may suck the life out of your drums if overused.
Module 3: An Advanced Analysis of Attack and Release
In this module, you will be given a detailed look into the effect of some of the most commonly used parameters available on all compressors: Attack and Release. Using graphical displays, coupled with Rob's experienced commentary, by the end of this lesson you will fully understand the application of these important functions.
Module 4: External Sidechain Sources - Pumping/Ducking
In this lesson Rob shows you how to implement one of the best creative compression techniques: ducking. With multiple uses, you will be taught how to create pumping basslines, using the compressor to create synergy between the drums and bass, as well as how to use ducking in podcasts and voiceovers. A detailed explanation and demonstration of common pitfalls round out this module.
Module 5: Sidechain EQ
Beyond the basic controls, the ability to properly use the compressor sidechain will make the biggest difference your sound. In this tutorial, Rob introduces you to the sidechain and demonstrates the use of EQ and filtering to really begin to master the functionality of your compressor.
Module 6: Multiband Compression and Mix Buss Compression
This module takes you into the world of multiband compression by comparing the effect of single band and multi band compressors on the stereo buss. Given the enhanced ability to set different compressor parameters at different frequencies, multiband compression is a highly effective tool to apply to the whole mix. Rob shows you how to manipulate this increased flexibility, alongside information on additional compressor settings, to give you total control over the dynamics of your track.
Module 7: Compressing a Kick Drum
Applying the skills you've learnt so far, Rob now demonstrates the best way to apply compression to a kick drum, adding punch and power without losing the attack. He also demonstrates compressing a clap sample to help it cut through the mix and round out the sound.
Module 8: Compressing a Vocal
In this lesson, Rob explains how you can utilise multiband and single band compression simultaneously, to subtly smooth out a voice that was recorded with large changes in level. His demonstration shows how to rectify level problems without introducing unwanted noise to the signal.
Module 9: De-essing a Vocal
In the final tutorial in this course, Rob demonstrates how you can implement any multiband compressor to work as a de-esser, cleaning up your vocals and removing unwanted sibilance (the high frequency 's' and 'sh' sounds).
Ask Video Ozone 7 Mastering Toolbox TUTORiAL
Ozone 7 is here and it’s got all kinds of new modules to learn and explore. See the new vintage processors and catchup on all the new features as explained by expert trainer Matt Hepworth.
Mastering is an art. You’ve got to have the right tools and know how to use them. This course takes you through each of the Ozone 7 modules and explains what they do and why you need to know them. Completing this course gives you the knowledge you need to apply your mastering skills to any track with iZotope’s Ozone 7.
You learn all the modules including expert tools for Dynamics, EQ and Vintage Tape emulation. There’s also an Exciter, Imager, Maximizer and Vintage Limiter. Add to that a very cool Codec Preview feature and expert Dithering algorithms and you can see that this "Mastering Toolbox is very complete. And, although this isn’t a "mastering” course per se, completing this course gives you the knowledge you need to put this amazing mastering tool to great use.
So join trainer Matt Hepworth and learn everything you need to know to master your tracks with iZotope’s Ozone 7!