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Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by crazy chris » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:44 pm

Whats up everyone? So i a new to using Abelton, so far I absolutely love it!!!!! I have been scouring the internet looking for tutorials, and I found Sonic Academy. I have download all their tutorials, and whick look to be really in depth.

I was wondering if anyone has used Sonic Academy before, and if so, how is it? Is there anything i should know before starting them? Thanks for your time!!

This is everything I downloaded:


Sonic Academy - Ableton Tutorials [Complete Edition]

Sonic Academy Dance Music Production Using Ableton Live For Beginners

In nine easy to follow tutorials we lead you through the music making process from the start (creating drumbeats and bass lines) and through the more detailed layers of musical production (writing lead lines, adding stabs and other effects). The Make Music with Ableton Live course also includes lessons on arranging, mixing and rendering your final track.

Course features:

• Learn to make music online, in your own time and at your own pace with one of the hottest pieces of software around, Ableton Live

• Learn quickly from our high quality video tutorials, presented by industry professionals

• Get the most from your equipment – there is nothing more frustrating than having kit and not being able to use it. You want to make music and Sonic Academy tutorials show you how!

For full access to the Make Music with Ableton Live tutorials (and all of SonicAcademy.com’s other video courses too), subscribe today!

Videos Overview

Lesson 1: Creating a Drum Beat
Lesson 2: Creating a Bassline
Lesson 3: Creating a synth lead line
Lesson 4: Creating Rhythmical Stabs
Lesson 5: Using MIDI effects
Lesson 6: Utilising audio effects
Lesson 7: Arranging
Lesson 8: Automation
Lesson 9: Mixing & Rendering
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Sonic Academy - How To Sound Like Vol. 1-10

Contains the following lessons:

Sonic Academy How To Sound Like Vol 01 French Electro House
Drums
Bass
Disco Stab
Fuzzy Synth
Mix
Vocoder

Sonic Academy How To Sound Like Vol 02 Swedish House
Intro
Key Elements
Drums
Lead & Bass
Riser
Pads
FX
Arrangement

Sonic Academy How To Sound Like Vol 03 Tech House
Drums
Oscillators
Bass
Stab
Pad
Noise Sweep
Simpler

Sonic Academy How To Sound Like Vol 04 Trance
Intro
Track Walk Through
Chords Example 1
Chords Example 2 & 3
Chords Example 4
Chords Example 5
Chords Example 6
Improvisator Tutorial
Big Clap Reverb
Main Drums
Separating the Drums
Drum FX
Bass Patterns
Nexus
Ableton Simpler
Stabs part 1
Stabs part 2
Pad
Part 1 - Lead Riff
Part 2 - Sylenth Lead Riff
Arranging Part 1
Arranging Part 2
Arranging Part 3

Sonic Academy How To Sound Like Vol 05 Ravey Breaks
Drums
Bass
Lead
Drum fills
Breakdown
Vocals
Lead 2
Arrangement

Sonic Academy How To Sound Like Vol 06 Fidget House
Introduction & The Thick Bass
Whomp Bass 1 - 3
Whomp Bass 4
Fall Bass & Bleep Synth
Squeeze Bass
Drums
Sequencing Out Loop A
Side Chain Compression
Bleep Synth Sequencing
Sequencing Out Loop B
Arrangement Part 1
Arrangement Part 2

Sonic Academy How To Sound Like Vol 07 Electro House
Introduction
Drums
Guitar Pluck
Bass 1
Bass 2
Bass 3
Whir 1
Whir 2
Bleep Synth
Vocals
Reverb
Arrangement Part 1
Arrangement Part 2
Arrangement Part 3
Arrangement Part 4
Arrangement Part 5
Arrangement Part 6
Floaty Synth
Chord Synth
String Line
Arp Synth
FX Sweeps Part 1
FX Sweeps Part 2

Sonic Academy How To Sound Like Vol 08 Minimal Tech House
Intro
Drums
Bass
White Noise
Riser
Arrangement Part 1
Arrangement Part 2
Arrangement Part 3

Sonic Academy How To Sound Like Vol 09 Tech Trance
Intro
Drums 1
Drums 2
Percussion
Arangement Setup
Bassline
Stabs
Synth Line And Automation
Vocal FX
Arranging To The Break
String
Breakdown
Pads
Build Up 1
Build Up 2
Sylenth Programming
New Breakdown
2nd Riff
Arrangement
Warp Sound

Sonic Academy How To Sound Like Vol 10 Drum n Bass
Intro
Drums part 1
Drums part 2
Drums part 3
Compression
Mixing drums
Hoover bass
Woobly bass
Sub bass
Arrangement 1
Bass 4

Note:
Lessons 1-9 for Ableton:Live
10 (DnB) Logic Pro
Completed projects and samples are available.

Formats:
MOV (video)
AIF
WAV
wav.asd
ASL
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Sonic Academy Beginners Guide To Music Theory Rhythm

In the first of our Beginners Guide to Music Theory series we look at how to use Rhythm to create a number of different drum patterns for many different genres of music from House and Techno to Hip Hop and Drum 'n' Bass. From basic beat patterns to more advanced rhythmic programming we show you all you need to sequence the perfect beat no matter what style of music you're making. Also we look at how the different rhythms can be used to spice up a boring bassline!
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Sonic Academy - How to Make Nu Gaze

How To Make…Nu-gaze is Sonic Academy’s nineteen-part video tutorial on fashioning an epic tune with the underground Nu-gaze sound.This massive 19 part course will have you recreating the distinctive, ethereal sounds made famous by the likes of M83,Sigur Ros and taking its cues from the Shoegaze movement of the 90s.In a Sonic Academy first, Phil Johnston teaches you live instrument recording. We take you through 3 different live guitars sounds, and recording live bass.
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Sonic Academy - How To Make Progressive House

Clear your schedules for this eagerly anticipated epic 3 1/2 hr release from Sonic Academy.

In this comprehensive 27 video tutorial, we take you through the full process of creating a Progressive House track as made famous by Daniel Portman and Jerome Isma-Ae.

We walk you through all the steps from creating beats and synth sounds to mixing, arrangement and mastering and show you from start to finish how to make a prog monster.
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Sonic Academy - How To Make Synth Punk

Using Ableton Live, we show you how to make sounds and tracks in a style similar to acts such as The Prodigy. This series of nine video tutorials, covers everything you need to know to start cranking out the bass heavy, electro breaks tunes!
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Sonic Academy - Understanding Compression

In this Sonic Academy compression extravaganza, we will show you the full shebang starting with what compression does, the controls, how to apply it, using compression to get effects such as parallel, ducking and the all important side-chaining compression effect.

Basic Controls 1 - Introduction To The Basic Controls
Basic Controls 2 - Threshold
Basic Controls 3 - Ratio
Basic Controls 4 - Threshold and Ratio Example
Basic Controls 5 - Attack
Basic Controls 6 - Release
Basic Controls 7 - PeakRMS and Knee
Compression Application 1 - Drum Compression Intro
Compression Application 2 - Compressing the Kick
Compression Application 3 - Compressing the Snare
Compression Application 4 - Compressing the Toms
Compression Application 5 - Compressing the Cymbals
Compression Application 6 - Compressing the Drum Group
Compression Application 7 - Compressing the Bass
Compression Application 8 - Compressing a Guitar
Compression Application 9 - Compressing a Vocal
Compression Application 10 - Compressing a Snare - Attack
Compression Application 11 - Compressing a slushy snare
Compression Application 12 - Compressing an Electronic Loop
Compression Effect 1 - Side-chain in Ableton Live
Compression Effect 2 - Side-chain in Logic Pro Part 1
Compression Effect 3 - Side-chain in Logic Pro Part 2
Compression Effect 4 - Side-chain in Cubase 5
Compression Effect 5 - Compressors in Series
Compression Effect 6 - Parallel Compression in Ableton
Compression Effect 7 - Parallel Compression in Logic Pro 1
Compression Effect 8 - Parallel Compression in Logic Pro 2
Compression Effect 9 - Parallel Compression in Cubase 5
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Sonic Academy - Beginners Guide To Music Theory Scales

In the second of our Beginners Guide to Music Theory series we look at using scales to create a bassline. We show you the difference between major and minor scales and the formula used to work these out. We then move on to create a bassline using the scales, insert passing notes and finally using notes not in the scale within the bassline.

Course features:

• Learn to make music online, in your own time and at your own pace;
• Learn quickly from our high quality video tutorials, presented by industry professionals;
• Get the most from your equipment – there is nothing more frustrating than having kit and not being able to use it. You want to make music and Sonic Academy tutorials show you how!

Videos Overview

Lesson 1 - Intro
A quick look into what's in store for the Music Theory Course.

Lesson 2 - Major Scales
Taking you through the notes in major scales.

Lesson 3 - Minor Scales
The difference between Major and Minor scale and how to work these out.

Lesson 4 - Using The Scale Notes To Create A Bassline
Using the scales information to create a baseline.

Lesson 5 - Using Passing Notes In Bassline
Making a more interesting baseline using passing notes from the scale.

Lesson 6 - Using Notes Not In A Scale In A Bassline
Expanding on the baseline to include notes not contained within the scale.
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Sonic Academy How To Make Tribal House

Want to discover how a Japanese Taiko Drum, Chinese Thunder Drum or Djembe could make it into to your latest production, well this is the course for you. We cover tribal beats, using drums for basslines and extracting single drum hits from loops in this 7 video course.

Lesson 1 - Introduction
A quick look at what types of percussion are used in traditional tribal music
Lesson 2 - Loading the drums
As the title suggest, we start here and load in the tribal drum sounds
Lesson 3 - Building A Loop 1
We get a stuck in to creating our Tribal Drum loop using Abelton's Drum Rack and Impulse machines.
Lesson 4 - Adding FX
We beef up our Tribal drum loop, with Ableton's built in effects.
Lesson 5 - Building A Loop 2
Learn how to sequence an epic Tribal droop loop using Ableton's MIDI Editor.
Lesson 6 - Tuned Drums And Resonator
We look into tuning our Tribal percussion using Abelton's Resonator
Lesson 7 - Using Recycle To Extract A Hit
Using Propellorhead's Recycle, we chop up, slice and export loops for use in Ableton Live.
Lesson 8 - Slicing in Ableton
Slice up your audio into midi parts and re-arrange to create some funky rhythms.
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Sonic Academy - How To Make Techno

20 tutorial videos - duration 2.5 hr
released - 26/03/2010

Transform your beats into a hard hitting techno sound in this How To Make Techno course for Ableton Live 8. Learn everything from programming your drums to completely transforming them using New York Style compression. You will be shown from the ground up how to create a driving techno tune using toms, distorted kicks, bitcrushed bass patterns and making use of some extreme swing patterns using Abletons Groove feature..

Track Preview
Lesson 1 - Drums
Lesson 2 - Drums Part 2
Lesson 3 - Drum EQ & New York Compression
Lesson 4 - Percussion 1
Lesson 5 - Percussion 2
Lesson 6 - Percussion 3
Lesson 7 - Bass (Sylenth)
Lesson 8 - Bass (Simpler)
Lesson 9 - Synth Programming (Sylenth)
Lesson 10 - Synth (Simpler)
Lesson 11 - Strings
Lesson 12 - Send / Return FX 1
Lesson 13 - Send / Return FX 2
Lesson 14 - Arrangement Part 1
Lesson 15 - Arrangement Part 2
Lesson 16 - Arrangement Part 3
Lesson 17 - Arrangement Part 4
Lesson 18 - Arrangement Part 5
Lesson 19 - FX 1
Lesson 20 - FX 2
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Sonic Academy-How to Make Funky House

Sonic Academy’s How to Make – Funky House Bassline starts with the basic elements of a Funky House track, then gives you the ingredients for a great Fuinky House bassline. It’ll guide you through how to programme the pattern of a bassline, how to use Antares Autotune and Harmonizer to write the musical tune of the line, and show you how to apply compression and enhancement to refine the baseline once it’s written.

Course features:

• Learn to make music online, in your own time and at your own pace;
• Learn quickly from our high quality video tutorials, presented by industry professionals;
• Get the most from your equipment – there is nothing more frustrating than having kit and not being able to use it. You want to make music and Sonic Academy tutorials show you how!
For full access to the How to Make… Funky House video tutorials (and all of Sonic Academy’s other video courses too), subscribe today!

Videos Overview
Tutorial 1 – Funky House Bassline
This video tutorial dissects a Funky House track and shows you how to create a bassline in the Funky House style using Ableton. You’ll get the scoop on pattern programming and compression and enhancement effects for basslines.

Tutorial 2 – Autotune Harmonising & Vocal FX
To set off your Funky House bassline, this video lesson helps you turn poor-sounding vocals into something pretty cool – less with fairy dust, more with Ableton’s Autotune and Harmoniser effects. Includes a short-cut tip for double-tracking vocals.

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Sonic Academy - Tech Tips Volume 1,2,3

All wrapped up like a yummy big present, the Tech Tips Volumes are the very best of
Sonic Academy's top insider production tips.Get the production knowhow and make those
productions shine like the pro's.From vocoders to extracting grooves, through to the the
Melodyne and that all important side chain compression. All the tips and tricks in one place.

Tech Tips - Volume 1

1. Using a Vocoder in Ableton Live
2. Sweeps & Risers
3. Isolate a Kick Drum
4. Gates & Sidechain
5. Extract Logic Swing Patterns
6. Extract Groove In Ableton Live 8
7. Melodyne Plugin in Ableton Live
8. Creating Stereo Width in Cubase
9. Warping a Song in Ableton Live 8
10. Transient Gating in Ableton Live 8

Tech Tips - Volume 2

11. Rewiring Ableton Live into Cubase
12. Cubase Vari Audio
13. Ableton 8 Drum Rack Tips
14. Ableton 8 Scale and Chord Plug-ins
15. Creating An Exciter
16. Crooker Sound
17. Autopan Sidechain
18. Dummy Clips in Ableton Live
19. Simple Reverse Reverb in Ableton
20. Advanced Reverse Reverb (Ableton)
21. Advanced Reverse Reverb (Cubase)

Tech Tips - Volume 3

22. Voice Cancellation Ableton
23. Voice Cancellation Cubase
24. Voice Cancellation Logic Pro
25. Edit Transitions Logic Pro
26. Super Saw In Ableton
27. Get That Sound - Kavinsky "Wayfarer" Bass
28. Get That Sound - Trent Moller "Miss u" Bass
29. Get That Sound - Jaytech 'Vela' Bass
30. Get That Sound - Munkjack 'Papa Pada' Bass
31. Get That Sound - Hey Champ 'Cold Dust Girl' Keys
32. Get That Sound - Hey Champ 'Cold Dust Girl' Bass
33. Get That Sound - Tiesto 'Ayla' Lead
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Sonic Academy - How To Make Dubstep

Learn how to create some ground shaking sub bass coupled with morphing distorted synth patterns in this How To Make Dubstep course. Sonic Academy Tutor Bryan Spence takes you through step by step how to glitch and chop between basslines, synth parts, vocal stabs and drum crashes to get you on your way to creating the very distictive dubstep rhythm. This course comes in a bundle of 22 videos and is covered using Steinbergs powerful Cubase 5 DAW.

The course consists of 22 lessons lasting 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Lessons:
Lesson 1 - Drum Setup
Set up the Groove Agent drum machine to import in our drum parts
Lesson 2 - Drum Programming
Program your drums using the Groove Agent drum machine
Lesson 3 - Creating a Drum Loop
Create a drum loop using the Groove Agent drum machine
Lesson 4 - Compression and EQ
Add Compression and EQ to the drum parts
Lesson 5 - Drum Group and EQ
Group together the drum parts using a Group Channel Track, then use compression on the group track to control the dynamics
Lesson 6 - New York Compression
Add a breath of life to your drums by adding some parallel compression
Lesson 7 - Distorted Bass
Add a distorted bass part to the track using the Sylenth1
Lesson 8 - Sequencing the Bass
Start sequencing the bass making use of the LFO rate to create movement in the bassline
Lesson 9 - Sequencing the Bass 2
Sequence a few more bass patterns again using automation to create movement
Lesson 10 - Phasing Bass
Create a Bass using the Sylenth1, then make use of its built in phaser to create a morphing sound
Lesson 11 - Panning the Phase Bass
Pan the phasing bass part to give the bassline a sense of movement
Lesson 12 - Sub Bass
Program in a Sub Bass part to thicken up the bottom end of the bass part
Lesson 13 - Falling Bass
Use the sylenth1 to create a falling bass part
Lesson 14 - Creating a Bass Group
Group together all of the drums and send them to a single drum bus. From here we can apply EQ and Compression to the drums as a whole
Lesson 15 - Alternative Drum Pattern
Edit the drums to create an alternative drum pattern
Lesson 16 - Whomp Bass
Create a whomping bassline part for your track using the Sylenth1
Lesson 17 - Creating A Synth Sound
Create an interesting synth sound to fit into the gaps in your drums
Lesson 18 - Adding Strings
Add a string sound to your track to create some tension
Lesson 19 - Glitching Your Drums
Glitch your drum loop by exporting out your existing loop, reversing it and taking snippits to create some pull effects
Lesson 20 - Sylenth Riser
Create a rising synth part for the breakdown
Lesson 21 - Arranging Part 1
Start arranging out the song using making use of Cubase 5's strongest feature, its arrangement window
Lesson 22 - Arranging Part 2
Continue the arrangement process and discuss how to create variations on the bassline
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Sonic Academy Mastering

To master your track in Ableton Live, you could use free or purchased VST effects. Compare how effective each is by following our Ableton tutorial for track mastering. Make use of freeware VSTs including C3 multiband for Mac and Windows, and the W1 Limiter plugin.

Lesson one: Mastering (Commercial Plugins)
Master a tune using commercially available plugins
Lesson two: Mastering (Freeware Plugins)
Use freeware plugins this time to master your track.
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Sonic Academy Funkasaurus Walk Through Jackhammer

Next in Sonic Academy’s bite-size tutorial collection is a walk-through tutorial on “Jackhammer”, by Funkasaurus. Presenting this seven-video dissection of his very own composition is Graham Ginty, a Sonic in-house professional and one leg of Funkasaurus. Every nugget of info on “Jackhammer” is dug up (drum patterns, vocal processing, etc.), and Graham gives tips on setting up your very own Rewire using Ableton and Reason.

Videos Overview

Lesson 1 - Drums
How to smash those beats to pieces with a look at breakbeat drum patterns using Ableton’s Impulse drum machine.

Lesson 2 - Bass
How to use the glide function in Sampler to create a twisted electro bassline.

Lesson 3 - Rewiring from Ableton part 1
How to set up a session and import instruments into Reason and record those sounds directly into an Ableton session using the Rewire function. Sending MIDI from Ableton to Reason and creating LFO sounds within Reason’s Maelstrom synth.

Lesson 4 - Rewiring to Ableton part 2
How to record a Rex player guitar loop form Reason into Ableton using Rewire and effect the sound with Native Instruments Guitar Rig.

Lesson 5 - Vocals
How to record in a vocal sample and effect it using reverb and gate effects and the transpose section in the audio clip.

Lesson 6 - The Breakdown Part 1
Creating the breakdown in the tune using the Freeze function and the Beat Repeat effect.

Lesson 7 - The Breakdown Part 2
Using sections of silence and long delays to create drama in the build up and how to drop in small edits into the main sections of the track to chop up the groove.

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Sonic Academy - How to Make a Sound Absorber

Learn how to make your own Sound Absorbers for your home studio. Sonic Academy's Allan McGreevy shows you a cheap and easy fix to help you clean up the sound of your room and improve your listening and mixing experience.

Tutorial 1 - Materials
In this video, we show you exactly what materials you will need to build your very own Sound Absorber.

Tutorial 2 - Building The Frame
In this video, we show you how to put together the frame for your very own sound absorber.

Tutorial 3 - Attaching the Fabric
In this video, we take you through the final touches in making your own sound absorbers.
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Sonic Academy - Understanding Compressors

In this Sonic Academy compression extravaganza, we will show you the full shebang starting with what compression does, the controls, how to apply it, using compression to get effects such as parallel, ducking and the all important side-chaining compression effect.
Videos Overview
Understanding Compressors - Introduction
An overall introduction to compression and what is coming up in this huge course
Basic Controls 1 - Introduction To The Basic Controls
Over the next 7 videos we are going to take a look a the basic controls of a compressor.
Basic Controls 2 - Threshold
The first control we look at is the threshold and what it does.
Basic Controls 3 - Ratio
We demystify the ratio control and what does to the incoming signal in this video
Basic Controls 4 - Threshold and Ratio Example
A practical example using some audio to demo the relationship between threshold and ratio.
Basic Controls 5 - Attack
We look at how you can add punch to your drums using the attack control.
Basic Controls 6 - Release
Here we see why release is important and how it can effect your attack settings
Basic Controls 7 - Peak/RMS and Knee
Often misunderstood, we explain the difference between Peak and RMS. Also what the knee control does
Compression Application 1 - Drum Compression Intro
We take a look at what compression can do for you drum sound and how tweaking the attack and release controls can make a big difference
Compression Application 2 - Compressing the Kick
Lets take a look at how to put the punch into that kick sound
Compression Application 3 - Compressing the Snare
We take a look at compressing the snare to get that big fat sound without killing the punch
Compression Application 4 - Compressing the Toms
We add some more compression to the toms to get them nice and beefy
Compression Application 5 - Compressing the Cymbals
We show you how to compress your overheads while avoiding that common breathing effect.
Compression Application 6 - Compressing the Drum Group
Finally we group all of our drums together and add two more compressors for that extra squeeze!
Compression Application 7 - Compressing the Bass
We control the dynamics and get a tight compact live bass sound in this tutorial
Compression Application 8 - Compressing a Guitar
We talk crunch, sustain, chug and controlled guitar sounds in this tutorial and show you how to set up a compressor.
Compression Application 9 - Compressing a Vocal
In this tutorial we squash down the dynamics of a vocal performance to get a nice even level that sits perfect in the mix
Compression Application 10 - Compressing a Snare - Attack
We take a snare and use compression to remove an attack and make it..well more slushy!
Compression Application 11 - Compressing a slushy snare
Using the same snare as before, we use attack on the compressor to add punch to the snare
Compression Application 12 - Compressing an Electronic Loop
To start off our compression as an effect section, we look at using compression to create a side-chain pumping effect in Ableton Live
Compression Effect 1 - Side-chain in Ableton Live
To start off our compression as an effect section, we look at using compression to create a side-chain pumping effect in Ableton Live
Compression Effect 2 - Side-chain in Logic Pro Part 1
We look at side-chain compression this time using Apples Logic Pro
Compression Effect 3 - Side-chain in Logic Pro Part 2
We delve further into side-chaining this time making use of Ultrabeat's multioutput option
Compression Effect 4 - Side-chain in Cubase 5
Finally we wrap up side-chaining by showing the setup of this in Cubase 5
Compression Effect 5 - Compressors in Series
We take a look at why and how to use compressors in series
Compression Effect 6 - Parallel Compression in Ableton
We take a look at a more advanced compression technique - parallel compression. This technique is used mainly on drums to raise the volume and fill out the sound without reducing the dynamics
Compression Effect 7 - Parallel Compression in Logic Pro 1
We look at setting up a parallel compressor in Logic Pro 9
Compression Effect 8 - Parallel Compression in Logic Pro 2
We look closer at Logic Pro 9 to make use of parallel compression, this time sending individual drum samples from our Ultrabeat's multioutput.
Compression Effect 9 - Parallel Compression in Cubase 5
Finally we look at parallel compression in Steinberg's Cubase 5
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Sonic Academy ~ Kick Ass Kicks
Welcome to Sonic Academys - Kick Ass Kicks
Fed up and frustrated spending hours looking for the right kick? Well this tech tip is your answer. Over the course of 4 videos and as a lead up to the up-coming Progressive House Tutorial, Sonics CTO Phil 'The Kick' Johnston shows you in detail how to design a kick drum synth using Abletons powerful instrument rack.
** Please note that the project files and preset will only work in Ableton 8.1.3 or later
Videos Overview
Tutorial 1 - Introduction
Tutorial 2 - Managing Samples
Tutorial 3 - Mapping Samples and Chains
Tutorial 4 - Macros and FX
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Sonic Academy How To Make Deep House In Ableton Live | 668 MB

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In this tutorial we take you through all the steps needed to create a hypnotic, groovy deep house track. We build drums, bass, atmospheres and do a lot of work with stabs and massive reverb/delays. A lot of the techniqes in the course could be applied to techno and tech house too!! yipeee!!

Videos Overview
Tutorial 1 - Drums Part 1
Tutorial 2 - Drums Part FX
Tutorial 3 - Kick Bass
Tutorial 4 - Stab Resample
Tutorial 5 - Stab 1
Tutorial 6 - Stab 2
Tutorial 7 - Stab FX
Tutorial 8 - Atmosphere
Tutorial 9 - Vocals
Tutorial 10 - Melody
Tutorial 11 - Arranging Part 1
Tutorial 12 - Arranging Part 2
Tutorial 13 - Sweep FX
Tutorial 14 - Arranging the Break
Tutorial 15 - Extra Stabs
Tutorial 16 - Mixing and Mastering

PLATFORM : Ableton Live
RELEASED : 17/09/2010
DURATION : 02h 00m
LEVEL : Intermediate
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Sonic Academy ~ Advanced MNML Techno ( Part I & II ) | 458 MB
English | MOV | 1120x630 | 12 fps | AVC 300 kbps | AAC 144 kbps
(Project files included)
In this awesome course we show you advanced techniques for making an aaaamazing minimal techno track. Made popular by the likes of Egbert, Gary Beck and Richie Hawtin.

Videos Overview

01 My Take on Techno
02 Sourcing Sounds
03 Drums Part 2
04 Drums Part 2
05 Keys and Coins
06 Techno Train Stab
07 Talky Robot Lead
08 Looping Riser
09 Big Stab
10 Arrange Markers
11 Arranging Part 1
12 Arranging the riser
13 Arranging drumverb
14 Arranging technotrain stab
15 Arrange Crush Drums
16 Arrange More Build
17 Arrange Drone
18 Arrange Talky Robot
19 Arrange Spot FX
20 Arrange Tech Hat Loop
21 Arrange More Bass
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Sonic Academy ~ Advanced Techniques - Drums, Breaks & Builds | 208 MB
English | FLV | 1120x630 | 12 fps | AVC 300 kbps | AAC 144 kbps
Genre: eLearning
In this course we take you through some in-depth techniques for getting in and out of breakdowns.We look at morphing from a stab sample to riser to a bass sound and some creative techniques for resampling reverbs to make them into awesome risers!

Videos Overview

Advanced Techniques Intro
01 Nested Structures
02 Grooves & Resampling
03 Drum rack FX Chains
04 Stab Riser
05 Reverb Sweep Part 1
06 Reverb Sweep Part 2
07 Sylenth1 Sweep
08 Macro Sweep
09 Kick Reverb
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Sonic Academy ~ A Beginner's Guide to Music Theory - Chords Part 1 | 270 MB
English | MOV | 1008x630 | 12 fps | AVC 250 kbps | AAC 128 kbps

In this course we show you how to get to grips with the concepts of chords. Whether you're making house, trance, hip hop or techno chords are an integral part of most popular music. We will show you how to construct chords and how to use them within your music.
e ~ Learning
BURN & WATCH
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Sonic Academy ~ Beginners Guide To Music Theory Rhythm

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Lesson 1 - Intro

A quick look into what's in store for the Music Theory Course

Lesson 2 - Rhythm Settings

Understanding how the grid sequencer window works and how to create different rhythm sizes.

Lesson 3 - Creating a House Drum Beat

How to create a standard house drum beat using kick, snare and hi-hats

Lesson 4- Syncopated Beats

How to use alternative rhythm positions with in the grid to make the house beat more groove and funk

Lesson 5 - Creating a Techno Drum Beat

A look at the rhythms that are used to create a hard techno drum loop

Lesson 6 - Creating a Hip Hop Drum Beat

Slowing down the tempo, moving the kick drum around and getting a Hip Hop beat sequenced

Lesson 7 - Creating a Drum n Bass Drum Beat

There's something ruff in the jungle......it's our guide to making a Drum 'n' Bass loop

Lesson 8 - Creating a Breakbeat

Looking at creating both rock and funk style breakbeats

Lesson 9 - Creating Triplet Beats

Using the triplet setting in the sequencing grid to create a swing style rhythm.

Lesson 10 - Using Syncopated Rhythms in Basslines

How using syncopated rhythms can turn a standard one note bassline into something much more rocking!

Lesson 11 - Syncopated Rhythms in Basslines 2

More syncopated rhythms you can add to your rocking basslines!

Lesson 12 - Using Triplets in Basslines

Using the triplet grid to make a swing bass to sync up with the triplet beat.
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Sonic Academy Get That Sound-Dub
SYNTHiC4TE | 20.5.2011 | 116 MB

In this course we take a look at creating some authentic dubs sounds you can use in your dubstep or dub tech tracks.

Videos Overview
Tutorial 01 - Creating Dub Drums
Tutorial 02 - Creating Dub Bass & Sub
Tutorial 03 - Creating Dub Piano and guitar stabs
Tutorial 04 - Adding Vocals and synth FX
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Sonic Academy Beginners Guide To Music Theory Chords Part 1 TUTORiAL
Team DYNAMiCS | July 2010 | FORMAT: MOV | Size: 338 MB

In the third of our Beginners Guide to Music Theory series we look at using chords. We show you how chords are constructed and how to use them effectively in a track. We use real world examples to demonstrate what we're talking about and show you how a number of the worlds best dance tracks we're put together. All this plus a resource pack featuring all the MIDI clips used and created in the course so you can start building your own dance classic!
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Sonic Academy - Advanced Techniques - Drums, Breaks & Builds | 248 MB
English | FLV | 1120x630 | 12 fps | AVC 300 kbps | AAC 144 kbps
Genre: eLearning

In this course we take you through some in-depth techniques for getting in and out of breakdowns.We look at morphing from a stab sample to riser to a bass sound and some creative techniques for resampling reverbs to make them into awesome risers!

Videos Overview

Advanced Techniques Intro
01 Nested Structures
02 Grooves & Resampling
03 Drum rack FX Chains
04 Stab Riser
05 Reverb Sweep Part 1
06 Reverb Sweep Part 2
07 Sylenth1 Sweep
08 Macro Sweep
09 Kick Reverb
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Sonic Academy - How To Make Dubstep | Unpacking 494 MB

Learn how to create some ground shaking sub bass coupled with morphing distorted synth patterns in this How To Make Dubstep course. Sonic Academy Tutor Bryan Spence takes you through step by step how to glitch and chop between basslines, synth parts, vocal stabs and drum crashes to get you on your way to creating the very distictive dubstep rhythm. This course comes in a bundle of 22 videos and is covered using Steinbergs powerful Cubase 5 DAW.

The course consists of 22 lessons lasting 2 hours and 45 minutes.

Lessons:
Lesson 1 - Drum Setup
Set up the Groove Agent drum machine to import in our drum parts
Lesson 2 - Drum Programming
Program your drums using the Groove Agent drum machine
Lesson 3 - Creating a Drum Loop
Create a drum loop using the Groove Agent drum machine
Lesson 4 - Compression and EQ
Add Compression and EQ to the drum parts
Lesson 5 - Drum Group and EQ
Group together the drum parts using a Group Channel Track, then use compression on the group track to control the dynamics
Lesson 6 - New York Compression
Add a breath of life to your drums by adding some parallel compression
Lesson 7 - Distorted Bass
Add a distorted bass part to the track using the Sylenth1
Lesson 8 - Sequencing the Bass
Start sequencing the bass making use of the LFO rate to create movement in the bassline
Lesson 9 - Sequencing the Bass 2
Sequence a few more bass patterns again using automation to create movement
Lesson 10 - Phasing Bass
Create a Bass using the Sylenth1, then make use of its built in phaser to create a morphing sound
Lesson 11 - Panning the Phase Bass
Pan the phasing bass part to give the bassline a sense of movement
Lesson 12 - Sub Bass
Program in a Sub Bass part to thicken up the bottom end of the bass part
Lesson 13 - Falling Bass
Use the sylenth1 to create a falling bass part
Lesson 14 - Creating a Bass Group
Group together all of the drums and send them to a single drum bus. From here we can apply EQ and Compression to the drums as a whole
Lesson 15 - Alternative Drum Pattern
Edit the drums to create an alternative drum pattern
Lesson 16 - Whomp Bass
Create a whomping bassline part for your track using the Sylenth1
Lesson 17 - Creating A Synth Sound
Create an interesting synth sound to fit into the gaps in your drums
Lesson 18 - Adding Strings
Add a string sound to your track to create some tension
Lesson 19 - Glitching Your Drums
Glitch your drum loop by exporting out your existing loop, reversing it and taking snippits to create some pull effects
Lesson 20 - Sylenth Riser
Create a rising synth part for the breakdown
Lesson 21 - Arranging Part 1
Start arranging out the song using making use of Cubase 5's strongest feature, its arrangement window
Lesson 22 - Arranging Part 2
Continue the arrangement process and discuss how to create variations on the bassline
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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial

Post by Magik_10 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:52 pm

^
Subtle first post... >

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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial

Post by crazy chris » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:08 pm

Magik_10 wrote:^
Subtle first post... >
and what does that have to do with the price of tea in china?

I said i just started using this software, hence I AM NEW

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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial

Post by Magik_10 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:16 pm

"This is everything I downloaded" sounds like a pricey spree or is that free.

What was the point of your post again?

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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by crazy chris » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:21 pm

it was free, just wondering if anyone has used sonic academy before, and what was their feedback on it. It was the most in depth turtorial i found

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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by matthews » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:24 pm

Since when are the Sonic Academy tutorials free?

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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by djadonis206 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:26 pm

Sonic Academy is great if you have Sylenth. I have Sylenth.
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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by Magik_10 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:27 pm

matthews wrote:Since when are the Sonic Academy tutorials free?
"For full access to the Make Music with Ableton Live tutorials (and all of SonicAcademy.com’s other video courses too), subscribe today!"

He must have got a free subscription since he is new to live...

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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by matthews » Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:39 pm

hahaha

Anyways, when I first started using Live, I went through a few of the free sonic academy tutorials on youtube. I actually found them quite helpful in terms of grasping a basic understanding of how Live itself works and what workflow I should expect. Having said that, Live is still about making music and you can't really formulate that. Sonic Academy is just a tool to help you understand some of lives capabilities, nothing more, nothing less.

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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by pencilrocket » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:18 pm

WTF is this long ad post. Annoying.
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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by Magik_10 » Wed Sep 21, 2011 5:20 pm

pencilrocket wrote:WTF is this long ad post. Annoying.
Its not a post more like a boast. 'Annoying' one at that.

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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by 3dot... » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:16 pm

matthews wrote:and you can't really formulate that.
off topic but
.. as far as I know "musicianship" is heavily based on learning and practicing patterns..

http://www.sigchi.org/chi97/proceedings/paper/wfw.htm

http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/ ... songsmith/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algorithmic_composition

and here's one that responds..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSxeN00C ... ure=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gm9R05PM ... re=related
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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by matthews » Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:23 pm

3dot... wrote:
matthews wrote:and you can't really formulate that.
off topic but
.. as far as I know "musicianship" is heavily based on learning and practicing patterns..
Oh absolutely, theory is extremely important of course. I'm just noting that these tutorials can only take you so far, at the end of the day it comes down to the individual and their musical aptitude. Someone might breeze through all the tutorials, but at the end of the day still not be able to put something cohesive together themselves. Works the other way as well, I know a few incredible musicians who are masters at playing their instruments, but also really struggle creating music themselves. But put a score in front of them, and they can nail it first time.

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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by ramangill » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:22 pm

crazy chris wrote:it was free, just wondering if anyone has used sonic academy before, and what was their feedback on it. It was the most in depth turtorial i found
Yeah I have used it and it is great to learn the basics of Live as well as the genre's and see how people go about it. But at the end it is up to you and your creativity to develop something others will like, but a great start IMO.
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Re: Sonic Academy Turtorial question

Post by #1thelark » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:35 pm

Where did you download the tutorials? :roll:

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