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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Pro Tools 12 Essential Training

    Learn how to record, edit, mix, and master audio and MIDI in Pro Tools 12.

    9h 31m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The Dos and Dont's of Attending a Music Conference

    Professional songwriter Cliff Goldmacher explains the best practices for attending a music conference such as SXSW, ASCAP EXPO, or Midem.

    10m 35s
    Beginner
     
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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 Up and Running with Studio One 3

    Get started with Studio One 3, the fast and agile DAW with powerful editing tools and a rich library of sounds.

    4h 11m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Omnisphere 2

    Up and Running with Omnisphere 2 with J. Scott Giaquinta

    Learn how to use the sound libraries and powerful sound manipulation tools in Spectrasonics Omnisphere.

    2h 16m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with FL Studio 12

    Get prepared to work on real-world projects with FL Studio. Learn how to create, mix, and arrange songs with this powerful digital audio workstation.

    2h 3m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The Gigging Musician: Songwriting on the Road

    Learn how to write songs on the road and be a productive songwriter even when you're away from the studio.

    57m 2s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Universal Audio UAD-2/Apollo

    Learn how to use the powerful UAD-2 and Apollo software/hardware combo from Universal Audio to mix down songs and emulate classic analog sounds.

    3h 19m
    Beginner
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Up and Running with Splice

    Connect your studio to the cloud with Splice. Learn to back up and manage projects, promote new releases, and find new sounds and inspiration.

    30m 17s
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Audacity

    Shows nonaudio professionals how to set up Audacity, a free audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux, and start recording live audio.

    1h 49m
    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 43m
    Beginner
     
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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 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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Advanced EDM Mixing Principles

    Learn advanced mixing techniques specifically suited to the EDM environment, to make your tracks sound fat, wide, and full.

    1h 50m
    Advanced
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Pro Tools

    Learn the basics of recording, editing, mixing, and exporting great-sounding mixes with Pro Tools 12.

    4h 27m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Audition CC Essential Training

    Discover the powerful tool set offered in the audio post-production application Audition CC.

    5h 45m
    Beginner
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Songwriting in Reason

    Songwriting in Reason with Matt Piper

    Learn how to write, record, and mix songs—before the inspiration fades—with Reason.

    2h 13m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for The Dos and Don'ts of Songwriting Collaboration

    Professional songwriter Cliff Goldmacher explains the best practices for collaborating when songwriting, from planning the song's eventual promotion to keeping the co-write moving forward.

    24m 29s
    Beginner
     
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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 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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 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
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Up and Running with Cubase Pro 8

    Get up and running with the essential features in Cubase Pro 8, the venerable DAW that produces cutting-edge sounds.

    4h 56m
    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 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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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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 Write, Think, and Act Like a Professional Songwriter

    Want to know how to become a songwriter? Cliff Goldmacher shows what it takes to make it in the music business as a professional songwriter.

    1h 26m
    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 Up and Running with Auto-Tune 8

    Learn how to correct vocal pitch problems with Auto-Tune 8. Make subtle adjustments in minutes, or use Auto-Tune to add creative effects.

    59m 39s
    Beginner
     
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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 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 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 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 Ableton Live

    Songwriting in Ableton Live with Yeuda Ben-Atar

    Learn how to capture your musical ideas quickly and turn them into great songs with Ableton Live.

    1h 10m
    Beginner
     
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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
    Appropriate for all
     
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