Course Summary: Video tutorials covering all major aspects of creating music from digital sources: loops, synthesizers, and samplers. It encompasses a wide variety of musical genres, everything from making beats to creating orchestral tracks, and presents a number of examples using popular virtual instruments.
The Overview and Concepts sections present a brief history of digital music production and the role of the producer as well as providing a foundation of basic audio and MIDI concepts used throughout the course. There are two general sections, Synths & Samplers and Time & Pitch which illustrate the techniques of digital music production. These sections use examples primarily from Native Instruments Absynth and Kontakt as well as Pro Tools Elastic Audio, FL Studio, and Spectrasonics Stylus RMX.
There are four sections which address creating music for specific instrument groups: The Drums section uses examples from Steven Slate Drums and Native Instruments Battery as well as Ableton Live Impulse and FL Studio. The Guitar & Bass section focuses on East-West Ministry of Rock, MusicLab RealGuitar, and Spectrasonics Trilian. The Jazz & Orchestra section includes examples from East-West Symphonic Orchestra, Garritan Jazz & Big Band, Synthogy Ivory Grand Pianos, and the Kontakt Symphonic Library. The Vocals section covers vocal editing and processing using Melodyne Celemony, the Waves Vocal Bundle and Antares Harmony Engine EVO as well as addressing such topics as harmony, Vocoders, stutter, and vocal extraction.These Digital Producer tutorials are a complete guide to making music using digital sources–loops, synthesizers, and samplers. They cover a wide variety of musical genres—everything from making beats to creating orchestral tracks.
The Digital Producer tutorials are 5 hours and 31 minutes of Adobe Flash interactive videos in data DVD format. For detailed descriptions of the subjects covered as well as the module timings for these course see our Digital Producer 4 Tutorial Outline.