In this course, musician Julian Velard demonstrates the many ways to write songs with chords, and how altering those chords can add excitement and depth to your music. Julian shows how to harmonize a melody with chords, form an entire song using chords, and use chord extensions as melody notes to create a more complex melody.
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Learn how to turn a demo recording into a fully mastered song with Grammy-winning writer/producer/mixer Scott Jacoby.
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.
Learn professional techniques for producing and mixing electronic music with Ableton Live and Ableton Push 2.
Interested in producing the next chart-topping pop song? Multiplatinum producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Malouf demonstrates more of his hit-making song mixing techniques.
Get inspired by master recording engineer Sylvia Massy. Sylvia shares the secrets behind some of her most infamous recording experiments, from piano demolitions to potato filters, and her new favorite tools.
Interested in producing the next chart-topping pop song? Multi-platinum producer, engineer, and mixer Brian Malouf demonstrates his hit-making song mixing techniques.
Be inspired by a local band made good. In this short documentary, we follow Shaky Feelin' into the studio and onto the stage at Crest Theatre in Los Angeles, where they play one of their biggest shows to date.
Learn how to start a podcast , generate an income from your podcast, and avoid lawsuits.
Audio specialist Jeff Jacoby shares his solutions for challenging real-world audio issues, such as getting good audio from long shots and multiple actors and dealing with background noise.
Compose melodies and basslines, arrange music, mix and master your tracks, and perform live—away from the computer—with the colorful, intuitive Ableton Push and Push 2 controllers.
Learn professional techniques for producing electronic music in Logic Pro X.
Preview the new features in Logic Pro 10.1–10.2.1, including Alchemy and Gobbler integration, flex pitching, the Drum Machine Designer, an enhanced Mixer, and improved MIDI editing and sequencing features. Learn how to integrate the latest Logic features into your production workflow as quickly as possible.
Learn how to use Operator, Ableton Live's virtual synthesizer, to create unique synth sounds.
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.
Instructor and audio specialist, Jeff Jacoby, will show members important concepts, equipment, tips, and tricks for capturing great audio on their next shoot.
Producer JK Swopes demonstrates how to create beats using MASCHINE's built-in sounds, expansions, and samples.
Discover how to turn song ideas and rough recordings into complete, polished tracks, with music producer Evan Sutton's patented music production workflow.
Take advantage of the advanced instruments and effects in REAKTOR, including MONARK, PRISM, and THE FINGER.
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.
Learn to avoid the major music business and legal pitfalls that can break bands apart, such as financial mismanagement and contract disputes.
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.
Learn about amplification, mic'ing, effects processing, and building racks for live performance with GUITAR RIG.
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.
Learn advanced techniques for customizing instruments and creating sounds with KONTAKT, the cutting-edge sampler from Native Instruments.
Create awesome beats and explore new sounds with this cutting-edge drum and percussion sampler from Native Instruments.
Learn the techniques DJs around the world use to create amazing live performances with Ableton Live.
GRAMMY-winning producer Ryan Hewitt explains his techniques for mixing radio-ready drum sounds with any DAW or console.
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.
Get up and running with FM8, the next gen FM synthesizer from Native Instruments.
Learn how to create out of this world sounds with MASSIVE, using its flexible and powerful filters and routing, audio processing, and modulation features.
Explore the noise reduction and audio restoration possibilities—for both music and post production—in iZotope RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced.
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.
Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews producer and industry critic/advocate Michael Beinhorn about his career, influences, and inspirations.
Learn how to get and protect copyrights for your songs, and understand the critical language, concepts, and business aspects of music copyright.
Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews studio designer Hanson Hsu about his career, influences, and world-class studio designs.
Music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews Richard Gibbs about his musical journey: from touring and session musician to Oingo Boingo member, to film composer.
Bobby Owsinski interviews legendary recording engineer Al Schmitt, the man behind GRAMMY-winning records by Ray Charles, Steely Dan, Paul McCartney, and more.
Expand Ableton Live's music-production and live-performance capabilities with the collection of instruments, effects, and tools in Max for Live.
Learn how to understand and negotiate terms for the four major types of music business contracts: recording, management, performance, and rights agreements.
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.
Demonstrates how to transfer audio from Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x to Pro Tools with X2 Pro Audio Convert.
Get a first look at iZotope RX 4, the audio enhancement software for fast, flexible, and precise control over your audio tracks.
Learn the Logic Pro mixing and mastering techniques that every producer and engineer should know, from preparing a project to compression, automation, and mastering.
Move beyond the basics of synth programming, and learn techniques for creating big moving basslines, evocative percussion patterns, and rich synth pads.
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.
Learn how to create super-pro basslines for your electronic dance music (EDM) tracks.
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.
Learn how to create super-pro drum sounds for electronic dance music (EDM) productions.
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.
“I almost feel as if I am in a classroom but with the benefit of sitting at my home computer.” —Christine B.
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