Groove3 Artillery 2 Explained TUTORiAL
Artillery 2 is a very original plug-in that's a multi-effect that can be mapped across keyzones and triggered by MIDI notes. Let studio wiz Eli Krantzberg show you how you can use this unique plug-in creatively in your own productions and make original effects and instruments!
Eli begins by explaining the concept of Artillery 2 and how you can use it as either an effect or an instrument plug-in, and then he shows you around the interface, demonstrating how to use its powerful key tracking parameter to modulate the depth of the effects.
With the basics covered, Eli explains you how to use LFO's to alter effect parameter values while sustaining trigger notes, and how to control the characteristics of the modulation. The next video explores how to create envelopes out of the input signal. That leads to a video on using steps in the step sequencer as a modulation source. Crazy!
Eli then reveals how to use MIDI velocity, aftertouch, pitch bend control change, and program change messages to control Arillery 2. Finally, Eli puts it all together and demonstrates how to build a monster preset that you can use to transform your music into something truly unique.
Whether you're new to Artillery 2 or an experienced user looking for some tasty tips and tricks, watch "Artillery 2 Explained" today!
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 Soundtoys 5 Update Explained TUTORiAL
Soundtoys 5 is the defacto standard for high quality, time and harmonic based effects. In these video training tutorials, studio guru Scottie Dugan shows you the new plug-ins, workflow, sonics, and tweakability enhancements made in the newest version of these amazing plug-ins.
Starting with a basic introduction to how Soundtoys has upped its game, Scottie zooms right into the Effects Rack, giving you a general overview as well as exploring all of its improvements.
That leads right into a video on the enhanced preset handling, as presets are such a major component of the Effects Rack. After that, Scottie demonstrates how using the Effects Rack creatively can completely transform a mix.
Scottie continues with a video on the new Microshift Pitch and Delay Modulation plug-in, which is followed by two videos covering the new Primal Tap Delay, a delay modeled on the Lexicon Prime Time delay.
The second Primal Tap video is devoted to the Tweak Menu, where the real power lies. The final plug-in covered is Little Alter Boy, a combination of tuner, pitch shifter and vocoder.
Scottie demonstrates how you can use this plug-in to transform an instrument or vocal into something completely new. Finally, the series ends with a look at some of the minor tweaks and enhancements to plug-ins like Tremolator that push Soundtoys 5 over the top.
Whether you're new to Soundtoys or you're an advanced Soundtoys 5 user looking for some pro tips and techniques, don't miss "Soundtoys 5 Update Explained"!
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 Amplitube 4 Explained TUTORiAL
IK Multimedia Amplitube 4 raises the bar yet again for software-based guitar and bass tone and amp modeling. In this in-depth video tutorial series studio computer guru Todd Tatnall delivers deep exploration of this monster sounding amp plug-in suite!
After Todd explores the basics such as Installation and Loading the plug-in, he then covers the Presets. Then begins his coverage of the UI and the Input/Output bar. Next, he shows you around the Tuner Section and the Module/Rig Selector, including the extremely flexible Routing Options.
The next group of videos cover Modules in detail. In the Stomp Module video, Todd demonstrates How to Browse, Load, and work with the plethora of included Stompboxes and Amp Modules. Todd then covers the Cabinet Section, and Rack and Insert Effects, which you can use either at the end of your Signal Chain, or in an Effects Loop.
Todd now teaches you how to configure external MIDI Hardware to Control Amplitube, as well as how to use the Built-In Track Recorder, including Editing and Mixing down your Tracks directly in Amplitube 4.
Finally, Todd demonstrates how to use the Built-In Looper to create up to four Audio Loops and Export one or all of them for future use in your DAW or to send to someone else to use in their productions.
If you're new to Amplitube 4 or an advanced user looking for expert tips, get amped up and watch "Amplitube 4 Explained" now... Your guitar tracks will thank you for it!
Groove3 RX Final Mix Explained TUTORiAL
SO SMOOTH IT'S CRIMINAL
iZotope RX Final Mix is a real-time plug-in for smoothing out peaks in mixes and sub-mixes, and who better to guide you through it than "Mr. RX It" himself, Mike Thornton! In these five video training tutorials, Mike shows you the unique features of this plug-in and how to get the most out of them.
Mike begins with an introduction about what RX Final Mix is, and how it fits into a typical post-production workflow, which leads right into a in-depth overview of the user interface.
Mike then devotes a video to each of the Main Modules, the Dynamic EQ and Limiter Modules, and then wraps up the series with two videos of tips & tricks that will teach you best practices with the RX Final Mix plug-in.
Whether you've just picked up RX Final Mix or are looking to get some insight into how it's best used, watch "RX Final Mix Explained" today.
Groove3 Session Strings Pro Explained TUTORiAL
YOUR STRING SECTION AWAITS
Eli Krantzberg, author of , dives into one of todays most exciting and inspiring string collections, Native Instruments Session Strings Pro. In this series, Eli covers both the plug-in and how you can integrate it into your workflow to make beautiful sounding string parts and arrangements.
Eli starts with the basics, covering how the Presets are organized. From there, he explores the Main Window and all of its Controls and Blending Options. The next two videos cover the extremely powerful Animator Window which can be used as either a Chordal Step Sequencer or an Arpeggiator.
With the basics covered, Eli gets into the more advanced functionality of this powerful instrument, starting with the available Articulations. After that, he shows you how to work with the powerful Key Switches feature.
From there, Eli explains how to Set Up and Trigger Articulations using the Articulation Window. Eli now walks you through applying the final polish using the FX Window, and concludes with a video on bringing it all together and utilizing Session Strings Pro in your own projects.
Whether you’re just starting out using strings in your compositions, or you’re an experienced Sessions Strings Pro user looking for a better understanding of the instrument, watch "Session Strings Pro Explained” today!