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  • view course page for Music Production Secrets

    A weekly series with Tape Op magazine founder and Jackpot! Recording Studio owner Larry Crane. Every Friday, get a new technique for tailoring effects, gaining sonic control, and opening new creative doors in your recordings.

    1h 42m
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Ableton Analog

    Get up and running with Ableton Live's virtual synthesizer, Analog. Learn how to create sounds using oscillators, sculpt the sounds with filters, and add motion to the sounds using modulation.

    2h 31m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Capturing Audio for Video 02: Tips & Techniques

    Instructor and audio specialist, Jeff Jacoby, will show members important concepts, equipment, tips, and tricks for capturing great audio on their next shoot.

    28m 28s
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  • view course page for Beat Making with MASCHINE

    Producer JK Swopes demonstrates how to create beats using MASCHINE's built-in sounds, expansions, and samples.

    1h 33m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for A Prolific Music Producer's Workflow for Finishing Tracks

    Discover how to turn song ideas and rough recordings into complete, polished tracks, with music producer Evan Sutton's patented music production workflow.

    3h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Advanced Instruments and Effects In REAKTOR

    Take advantage of the advanced instruments and effects in REAKTOR, including MONARK, PRISM, and THE FINGER.

    1h 49m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Music Taxes and Accounting

    Making money in the music business? Find out how to claim income from gigs, maximize your deductions, and file the right tax forms with the IRS.

    56m 28s
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  • view course page for Music Law: Managing a Band's Business

    Learn to avoid the major music business and legal pitfalls that can break bands apart, such as financial mismanagement and contract disputes.

    58m 45s
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  • view course page for Capturing Audio for Video 01: Getting Started

    Jeff Jacoby, an audio specialist and professor of audio at San Francisco State University, shows how to plan a shoot with sound in mind, choose microphones, and deal with camera settings and audio hardware to capture the best results.

    35m 45s
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  • view course page for Signal Processing with GUITAR RIG

    Learn about amplification, mic'ing, effects processing, and building racks for live performance with GUITAR RIG.

    1h 50m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Logic Pro X New Features

    Logic Pro X New Features with Scott Hirsch

    Preview the new features in Logic Pro 10.1 and 10.2, including Alchemy and Gobbler integration, new EDM and hip-hop drummers, the Drum Machine Designer, an enhanced Mixer, and improved MIDI editing and sequencing features, and learn how to integrate them into your production workflow as quickly as possible.

    2h 21m
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  • view course page for Synthesis and Sampling with ABSYNTH

    Learn about everything from signal flow and patching to advanced signal processing in ABSYNTH, the semi-modular synthesis tool and powerful effects plugin included with KOMPLETE.

    2h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Advanced Instrumentation and Sound Design with KONTAKT

    Learn advanced techniques for customizing instruments and creating sounds with KONTAKT, the cutting-edge sampler from Native Instruments.

    2h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drum Programming and Sampling with BATTERY

    Create awesome beats and explore new sounds with this cutting-edge drum and percussion sampler from Native Instruments.

    2h 1m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for DJing with Ableton Live

    DJing with Ableton Live with J. Scott Giaquinta

    Learn the techniques DJs around the world use to create amazing live performances with Ableton Live.

    1h 43m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drum Mixing Techniques

    Drum Mixing Techniques with Ryan Hewitt

    GRAMMY-winning producer Ryan Hewitt explains his techniques for mixing radio-ready drum sounds with any DAW or console.

    1h 39m
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  • view course page for Drum Recording Session with Josh Freese

    Watch the pros at work in a real drum recording session at a top LA studio, EastWest. GRAMMY-winning engineer Ryan Hewitt records with A-list drummer Josh Freese.

    1h 27m
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  • view course page for Frequency Modulation with FM8

    Get up and running with FM8, the next gen FM synthesizer from Native Instruments.

    2h 22m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Digital Synthesis with MASSIVE

    Learn how to create out of this world sounds with MASSIVE, using its flexible and powerful filters and routing, audio processing, and modulation features.

    3h 35m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Repairing and Enhancing Audio with iZotope RX 4

    Explore the noise reduction and audio restoration possibilities—for both music and post production—in iZotope RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced.

    3h 38m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Drum Setup and Mic'ing in the Studio

    GRAMMY-winning recording engineer Ryan Hewitt explains his techniques for capturing drum sounds. "Drum Doctor" Ross Garfield consults with Ryan on a real-world studio setup for a session with A-list drummer Josh Freese.

    1h 14m
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  • view course page for Michael Beinhorn with Bobby Owsinski: Herbie Hancock to Alt Rock

    Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews producer and industry critic/advocate Michael Beinhorn about his career, influences, and inspirations.

    1h 5m
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  • view course page for Music Law: Copyrighting a Song

    Learn how to get and protect copyrights for your songs, and understand the critical language, concepts, and business aspects of music copyright.

    1h 7m
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  • view course page for Hanson Hsu with Bobby Owsinski: Radically Rethinking Room Acoustics

    Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews studio designer Hanson Hsu about his career, influences, and world-class studio designs.

    47m 27s
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  • view course page for Richard Gibbs with Bobby Owsinski: Rocking Clubs to Writing Scores

    Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews Richard Gibbs about his musical journey: from touring and session musician to Oingo Boingo member, to film composer.

    1h 6m
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  • view course page for Al Schmitt with Bobby Owsinski: Wrapping Cables to Winning Grammys

    Bobby Owsinski interviews legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt, the man behind GRAMMY-winning records by Ray Charles, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, and more.

    26m 36s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Max for Live

    Expand Ableton Live's music-production and live-performance capabilities with the collection of instruments, effects, and tools in Max for Live.

    1h 15m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Music Law: Recording, Management, Rights, and Performance Contracts

    Learn how to understand and negotiate terms for the four major types of music business contracts: recording, management, performance, and rights agreements.

    1h 40m
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  • view course page for EDM Production Techniques: Extreme Sound Mangling

    Make electronic dance music that stands out from the rest, with these extreme sound-mangling techniques. Learn how to use vocoders, flangers, distortion, and more, to create a unique sound.

    3h 14m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Audio Post Workflow with Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x and Pro Tools

    Demonstrates how to transfer audio from Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x to Pro Tools with X2 Pro Audio Convert.

    1h 3m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for iZotope RX 4 First Look

    iZotope RX 4 First Look with Scott Hirsch

    Get a first look at iZotope RX 4, the audio enhancement software for fast, flexible, and precise control over your audio tracks.

    36m 32s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Mixing and Mastering with Logic Pro X

    Learn the Logic Pro mixing and mastering techniques that every producer and engineer should know, from preparing a project to compression, automation, and mastering.

    4h 15m
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  • view course page for Synth Programming: Beyond the Basics

    Move beyond the basics of synth programming, and learn techniques for creating big moving basslines, evocative percussion patterns, and rich synth pads.

    1h 54m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Performing with Ableton Live: On Stage with St. Vincent

    Daniel Mintseris, keyboard player and programmer for St. Vincent, shares his onstage setup, his tips for working with Ableton Live, and insights from his long musical career.

    2h 4m
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  • view course page for EDM Production Techniques: Basslines

    Learn how to create super-pro basslines for your electronic dance music (EDM) tracks.

    1h 52m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Performing with Ableton Live: On Stage with St. Vincent (Preview)

    Get a sneak peak at our upcoming course with Daniel Mintseris, keyboard player and programmer for St. Vincent, as he shows his onstage setup, and shares tips for working with Ableton Live and insights from his career.

    12m 43s
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  • view course page for EDM Production Techniques: Drums

    EDM Production Techniques: Drums with J. Scott Giaquinta

    Learn how to create super-pro drum sounds for electronic dance music (EDM) productions.

    1h 47m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Super Fans: The Future of the Music Industry

    In this short film, Benji Rogers, founder of PledgeMusic, heads to SXSW to talk to music insiders about the ways artists can connect with super fans—the fans who want deeper relationships with their favorite musicians, and are willing to pay for it.

    15m 38s
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  • view course page for Mixing an EDM Track

    Mixing an EDM Track with Dave Darlington

    Learn how to mix a solid EDM track from raw material with Dave Darlington's Grammy-winning techniques.

    1h 37m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Mixing a Modern Jazz Track

    Mixing a Modern Jazz Track with Dave Darlington

    Learn the mixing techniques Grammy-winning producer Dave Darlington uses to transform raw audio tracks into great jazz mixes.

    1h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Mixing Techniques with Waves Plugins

    Learn Dave Darlington's techniques for achieving his Grammy-winning sound with Waves plugins, including EQ, compression, reverb, delay and modulation, and mastering.

    2h 6m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Selling Music: MP3s, Streams, and CDs

    Learn how to make money selling your music. Get tips for boosting sales from CDs and digital downloads on iTunes, Spotify, and Pandora.

    54m 4s
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  • view course page for Selling Music Merchandise

    Selling Music Merchandise with Bobby Owsinski

    Learn how to make money selling music merchandise. Find out where to order merch, how to price it, and how to run a successful merch table or online store.

    38m 48s
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  • view course page for Synth Programming Basics

    Synth Programming Basics with Scott Hirsch

    Learn how synthesis actually works, how to sculpt sound with filters and envelopes, and how to craft your own synth patches, including leads, pads, drums, and bass.

    1h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Making Beats in Logic Pro X

    Start making music with Logic Pro X. Author and Logic Pro insider Dot Bustelo walks through every facet of basic drum programming in Logic Pro, including choosing the right drum kit for the beat, recording, quantizing, sampling, and slicing as well as using the new Logic X beat-making features of Drummer and Arpeggiator.

    4h 10m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Pro Tools Mixing and Mastering

    Covers the basic mixing tools that every producer and engineer should know in Pro Tools, from using EQ to add clarity and focus to applying compression and limiting to control dynamics and maximize track levels within a mix.

    10h 32m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Foundations of Audio: Delay and Modulation

    The fundamentals of delay and modulation effects and how to apply these effects, technically and creatively, to improve the sound of a mix.

    2h 20m
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  • view course page for Foundations of Audio: Reverb

    Explains one of the most essential ingredients in audio mixing, reverb—the time it takes for sound to bounce, echo, and decay during a live performance or recording.

    3h 5m
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  • view course page for The Creative Spark: Larry Crane, Recording Engineer and Music Producer

    Larry Crane, critically acclaimed record producer and founder of Tape Op magazine, describes his self-taught, largely trial-and-error path to success in the music industry.

    15m 13s
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  • view course page for Foundations of Audio: EQ and Filters

    Shows how to properly apply equalization (EQ) to improve the sound of a mix.

    2h 29m
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“I'm loving your audio courses. But the gold medal goes to Brian Lee White's Mixing a Rock Song in Pro Tools. This course is like watching over Brian's shoulder as he mixes a song start to finish, and I am getting so much out of each video. Thrilling.” —Daniel
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