Orchestration TUTORiAL

FANTASTiC | 01 March 2019 | 2.12 GB

Learn how to write for orchestra from an award-winning composer whose music has been performed by orchestras across the U.S. The course is divided into two parts: part 1 is on Instrumentation and part 2 is on Orchestration. Instrumentation is an important and necessary first step since you cannot write for orchestra if you don’t know about the individual instruments of the orchestra. In part 1 you will learn how each instrument is constructed, how they produce sound, how they are properly notated, their playing and sounding ranges, register characteristics, dynamic capabilities and common playing techniques. In part 2 you will learn basic concepts for writing for orchestra, including how to create and effectively use different timbres and textures, the best methods for scoring chords, the roles each instrument and section play within the whole, how to properly prepare a score and parts, and how to proof before publishing. The course concludes with an entire section of helpful orchestration tips and techniques. There are also a number of useful reference charts attached as .pdf files.

At key points in the course you will be given score reading assignments, listening assignments, composing assignments, and quizzes.

A vital component to the study of orchestration is score reading, and so throughout the course you will be asked to read scores. There are some score excerpts in the course but the majority of score reading will be done on your own. There is an important reason for this. Taking a course in orchestration is a great start to learning how to write for orchestra but the only way to become truly knowledgeable and skilled in this very complex art form is through a lifetime of score study and through a lifetime of experience gained from actual writing for orchestra. This cannot be emphasized enough.

Note: This is not a music theory course or a music composition course. This course was written for individuals who already have a basic foundation in music theory (including music notation) and music composition. If you need or would like to develop your knowledge in these areas please see the following courses by the instructor.

Orchestration TUTORiAL


How To Use CMI V

SYNTHiC4TE | March 01 2019 | 1.73 GB

Does this man ever stop playing about with vintage synths? The answer is a resounding no, so we’re stoked to welcome back for another How To Use course – and this time he’s lifting the lid on the iconic Fairlight /Arturia CMI V and helping us get our heads around this groundbreaking synth. Peaking in popularity back in 1982 this synth paved the way for the DAW’s we use today and only setting you back a mere £30,000 – it was a fairly exclusive piece of kit, but as you’ll see in Matt’s introduction video it’s influence on modern music is paramount with nothing else coming close to what this machine was capable of at the time.



Vienna Smart Orchestra Explained®

SYNTHiC4TE | March 04 2019 | 282 MB

Collection of in-depth video tutorials all about Vienna Symphonic Library’s new Vienna Smart Orchestra! Learn everything from set up, using it creatively, and much more. Starting your VSO journey, Eli shows you how to download and install the software, followed by how to manage sections and articulations, as well as an overview of the general Smart Orchestra interface layout. Next, you’ll learn all about FX Presets, Key Switch Sketch, using Velocity Cross Fades, Dynamic Control and more. Eli then gets creative showing you how to add more orchestration to your arrangements, make the smart orchestra less smart to save resources, and working with solo instruments to create a top melodic line to your piece. Wrapping it all up, you’ll explore the different sounds, their differences, and what they’re designed to be used for, followed by a tutorial on getting the most out of the Synchron Player for more expressive performances from the Smart Orchestra instruments!

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to Vienna Symphonic Library’s new Vienna Smart Orchestra or just want to see if it’s right for you, here’s your chance… Watch “Vienna Smart Orchestra Explained®” today.

Vienna Smart Orchestra Explained TUTORiAL


Synthesizer Terminology Explained®

SYNTHiC4TE | March 04 2019 | 36 MB

Synthesizer Terminology Explained™ is your definition based resource for quickly finding the meaning of common synth terms, features and functions! This growing collection of terminology definitions are short and sweet, and are designed for the beginner, to make sure you understand the basics and foundations of synthesizer technology. TC takes you through all the basic terms you need to recognize and understand so you have the foundation to then operate and program any synthesizer, from old school analog hardware, to today’s amazingly complex virtual synth plug-ins. See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to synthesizers and programming them, you need to know what these basic controls and functions do, so checkout and reference “Synthesizer Terminology Explained®” today.

Synthesizer Terminology Explained TUTORiAL-SYNTHiC4TE


Get The Most From Your Returns

FANTASTiC | 05 March 2019 | 340 MB

Auxiliary sends and return tracks are an essential part of every mix. They can be used for everything from spacializing sound to adding power, dynamics variation and motion to a mix and adding additional layers of sound design in your work. In this course you’ll learn how to get more consistent and creative results with your returns.

Course Summary
In this course we will look at effective techniques to maximise Auxiliary sends and return tracks, expanding on standard mixing processes and taking a creative approach to get the most from your return channels.

3 focus areas of study:
> Reverbs in Series
> Harmonic Control with Distortion
> Dynamic control on Returns

Course Features:
•1 hour of practical, professional video instruction
•Led by a respected, talented and knowledgeable producer
•9 tutorial videos providing useable production techniques and creative tips for making the most of your returns
•Learn at your own pace, watch as many times as you need to learn the lessons

Get The Most From Your Returns TUTORiAL


Novation Launchkey Explained TUTORiAL

FANTASTiC | 08 March 2019 | 658 MB

Straight out of the box, Novation’s Launchkey MIDI controller offers smart and creative shortcuts to producing and performing, particularly if you’re using Ableton Live.  Discover what Launchkey can do for you and how to do it in this 6-part course with experienced tutor and producer TAETRO. Whether you’re a producer, a performer, beginner or a more experienced artist, get going with Novation Launchkey today!

In this course TAETRO delivers a comprehensive overview of the functionality of the Launchkey MIDI keyboard controller in a way that is accessible to beginners but valuable to seasoned artists. The course gives you an overview of how the Launchkey functions with Ableton Live and outlines specific use cases for producers as well as performers.

Watch, Listen and Learn – our easy to follow video instruction introduce you to classic techniques and technical insights
•6 walkthrough videos each providing a mandatory lesson on getting the most out of the Novation Launchkey MIDI keyboard controller.
•Total runtime 80 minutes
•Practical instruction by an experienced tutor
•Learn at your own pace, watch as many times as you need to learn the lessons

Unboxing, Setup, & Ableton Overview
•Unboxing the device, outlining the contents and their purpose.
•Basic Ableton Live preference setting guide, with an overview of how to navigate around Live with the device. Also will overview the basic functions of the Launchkey 49 – clip launching, note playing, drum rack, mixer, etc.

Basic Keyboarding
•An overview of basic keyboarding. Understanding scales, triads, and basic music theory

Composition & Workflow
•An overview of how to use the Launchkey 49 during the process of making a track. Utilizing transport, session clips, mixer, and macro controls.

Performance Workflow & Clip Launching
•A full breakdown for understanding the concepts of clips, scenes and launching using the Launchkey. Utilizing Launch Modes

Hybrid Live Performance Setup & Custom Mapping
•Combining the concepts of Keyboarding, Clip Launching, Composition, and Workflow to create a dynamic live performance using the Launchpad Pro
•How to custom map the device to different functions to enhance workflow and performance.

Groovebox App
•How to connect the Launchkey to an iPad in order to use the Groovebox app. A basic overview of functionality and how to use the Launchkey in conjunction with the Groovebox app.

Novation Launchkey Explained TUTORiAL


Poolside Tech House WAV

FANTASTiC | 05 March 2019 | 186 MB

‘Poolside Tech House’ brings you a huge array of sounds to create majorly cool and upbeat tracks that will get your listeners moving. If you’re looking for warm grooves and feel-good Tech-House with epic drums to get that party started then you’ve come to the right place. This collection provides arps, bass, drums, FX, synths, and more. Add it to your library for some sonic enhancement. If you like the groove but are not keen on the sound then don’t worry! The pack also includes the MIDI for all melodic parts giving you maximum control to create that Ibiza-inspired, warm sounding Tech-House record you’ve always wanted to put out.

• 10 Arps
• 37 Bass
• 34 Drum Loops
• 10 Fills
• 20 FX
• 32 Synths
• 20 Tops
• 12 Vocals
• 100% Royalty Free

Poolside Tech House WAV


EDM Explorations WAV

FANTASTiC | 06 March 2019 | 568 MB

‘EDM Explorations’ takes us from uplifting leads and pounding beats to bubbling basslines, expansive melodic FX, rich chords and high intensity risers. This highly flexible pack has many applications; try introducing ethereal cinematic timbres to your sound with an eclectic collections of atmospheric pads, or quickly build unique beats by grabbing a beat loop and layering with one shot FX and percussion loops for your new signature sound. As well as being well suited to indie EDM productions, this pack can also be used for pop, future bass and electro-pop genres, to name a few.

EDM Explorations WAV


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