Virtual Instruments

Learn to use digital audio workstations like Logic, Ableton Live, Reason, and Pro Tools to shape, play, and program virtual instruments such as virtual piano, drums, basses and synthesizers.

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  • view course page for Up and Running with REAKTOR

    Up and Running with REAKTOR with J. Scott Giaquinta

    Learn how to use REAKTOR as a synth, a drum machine, a sampler, a sound generator, and a multi-effects processor.

    27m 28s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with ABSYNTH 5

    Up and Running with ABSYNTH 5 with J. Scott Giaquinta

    Get up and running with ABSYNTH 5, a powerful synthesizer that allows for almost unlimited combinations of oscillators, modulations controls, and filters.

    41m 23s
    Beginner
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  • view course page for Up and Running with FM8

    Up and Running with FM8 with J. Scott Giaquinta

    Get up and running with FM8 and its main sound-making components, including the Browser, Master, Effects, Arpeggiator, and Easy/Morph windows, in this quick FM8 training course.

    41m 25s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with KONTAKT 5

    Up and Running with KONTAKT 5 with J. Scott Giaquinta

    Get a brief overview of the features, signal routing, and effects offered in KONTAKT 5.

    39m 41s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Bitwig Studio

    Take your ideas and turn them into epic recordings and live performances—fast—with Bitwig Studio, the next-gen DAW designed specifically for electronic music.

    3h 48m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with GUITAR RIG

    Up and Running with GUITAR RIG with J. Scott Giaquinta

    Learn how to create unique sounds for guitar, bass, drums, synths, and even vocals, with the GUITAR RIG effects processor from Native Instruments.

    35m 2s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Logic Pro 10.1 New Features

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

    54m 26s
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  • view course page for Up and Running with BATTERY 4

    Up and Running with BATTERY 4 with J. Scott Giaquinta

    Learn how to create drum sounds, beats, and effects with these tutorials for Native Instruments BATTERY 4.

    54m 13s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with MASSIVE

    Up and Running with MASSIVE with J. Scott Giaquinta

    Discover the power of MASSIVE, Native Instrument's popular and flexible soft synth for creating colossal-sounding basslines, leads, pads, and more.

    52m 51s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Maschine 2

    JK "saintjoe" Swopes—educator behind MaschineTutorials.com—shows how to get started creating your own beats, hooks, and harmonies with Maschine.

    2h 20m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Reason 8

    Get up and running with Reason 8. Learn how to record, edit, mix, and master audio tracks with this professional-level music production software.

    3h 46m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for GarageBand Essential Training

    GarageBand is free and comes with every Mac. Learn how to lay down tracks with its built-in loops or record your own music with real instruments.

    4h 30m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Reason 8 First Look

    Reason 8 First Look with Matt Piper

    Take a look at the best new features in Reason 8, from the redesigned interface to the Softube Amps.

    32m 55s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Songwriting in GarageBand

    Songwriting in GarageBand with Garrick Chow

    Learn how to write, record, and mix a song in GarageBand in 9 simple steps.

    1h 36m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with MainStage 3

    Turn your laptop into a live-performance instrument, and learn to play backing tracks, process vocals, and loop sounds with MainStage.

    2h 47m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Programming Beats in Ableton Live 9

    Learn how to make beats for house, dubstep, drum and bass, juke, trap, and hip-hop tracks, with Ableton Live.

    2h 27m
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  • view course page for GarageBand for Mac New Features

    Discover the top 10 new features in GarageBand for Mac OS X 10.9, and how they can lead to better recordings.

    1h 14m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Reason 7

    Learn how to make music with Reason, and bring the features of a professional recording studio right into your home.

    4h 55m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for New Ways to Create Music with Logic Pro X

    Harness Logic Pro X's powerful features to make music in brand-new ways.

    2h 24m
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  • view course page for iPad Music Production: GarageBand

    Presents GarageBand for the iPad—an inexpensive app that allows you to record and edit music with both real and virtual instruments.

    2h 48m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Logic Pro X New Features

    Dive into the new streamlined, modern interface and creative tools for musicians and producers, in this tour with a Logic Pro X insider.

    1h 45m
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