MUSIC
Ask Video u-he ACE Any Cable Everywhere TUTORiAL
If an analog modular had sex with a synth plugin, u-he ACE would be the offspring. Learn how to virtually patch this cool plugin with our ever-cool trainer and synth expert, Rishabh Rajan.

Every once in a while, a synth plugin comes along that we feel compelled to bring to your attention – even if it’s a bit obscure: That’s u-he ACE! This unique synth – whose acronym ACE stands for Any Cable Everywhere – is the sonic tweaker’s dream come true.

In this course (which assumes a bit of synth knowledge), you explore every inch of this plugin. You learn all about patching and the multitude of possibilities that this kind of open-ended synth architecture provides for the creative sound designer.

With a patch cable-based synth you ARE the circuit designer AND the sound designer rolled into one. So get ready to learn and dig into u-he ACE with the amazing Rishabh Rajan. Soon, you’ll be making sonic landscapes that every synth and synthesist only hear in their electronic dreams!

Groove3 Output Portal Explained TUTORiAL
Eli Krantzberg delivers a series of Output Portal tutorials! Discover what this fantastic granular effect plug-in can do for your tracks and productions. These Output Portal tutorial videos are designed for the new Portal user who wants to know all of the basics and get up and using it fast.

Eli welcomes you and then starts out by covering the Main Page, and its simple macro controls used to dial in complex granular synthesis parameters. The Grain Controls are shown next, and you'll explore all the parameters used to slice the audio up and then process the resulting grains.
EasyPianoHacks How to Learn Difficult Piano Songs Fast TUTORiAL
Reading new music is hard. Learning new songs takes time.

And whenever you ask for help on how to read faster, people say "just practice” – and they’re absolutely right, except for one thing...

For a student of mine, this one thing made the difference between learning something in 5 hours versus 5 minutes.

For many students learning to play online, this is the #1 mistake when it comes to learning piano and playing new songs.
Ask Video Arturia V 105 Synthi V Explored TUTORiAL
Arturia’s Synthi V is a spot-on recreation of the analog Synthi AKS by British manufacturer EMS. Join Synth Expert Rishabh Rajan in this course, and learn the infinite sound design possibilities of this inspiring and unique instrument!

EMS synths were used on classic recordings such as Pink Floyd’s "On the Run”, Jean-Michel Jarre’s "Oxygene”, David Bowie’s "Heroes”, and the Dr. Who theme (by Ron Grainer). Arturia’s Synthi V recreates the EMS Synthi AKS, complete with its flexible (but intimidating) pin matrix and unusual Envelope Shaper. This powerhouse synth can look complex, but don’t fret… our synth expert Rishabh Rajan is here to demystify it!
Groove3 Logic Pro X 10.4.5 Update Explained TUTORiAL
Eli Krantzberg brings you a collection of Logic Pro X 10.4.5 tutorials! Learn all about the new features and functions added to LPX 10.4.5. These Logic Pro X 10.4.5 tutorial videos are designed for experienced Logic users who want to know all about what's new in Logic 10.4.5 and get up to speed.

Eli hits the ground running with a video on the new De-Esser 2 plug-in that comes with Logic Pro X 10.4.5, including its new "set and forget” Relative mode featuring a unique dynamically adjusting threshold level. Next, Eli reveals all the new Key Command features, as well as Logic's updated MIDI synchronization options.

Moving on, you'll learn all about Logic's new time-saving record feature that allows you to avoid duplicate MIDI note events at the same position when cycle/merge recording, or merging regions. Eli then goes over in-detail, the new Mixer engine that's been re-written from the ground up!
Sonic Academy How To Make Opium with Jerome Isma-Ae TUTORiAL
Sonic Academy proudly welcome back Jerome Isma-Ae for an all-new 'How To Make' course this week and this time he's making his and Alastor's track Opium from scratch in Logic Pro.

With the emphasis very much on 'less is more', Jerome proves that sometimes you only need a handful of different elements to build a huge sounding dance floor slammer.

With the emphasis very much on 'less is more', Jerome proves that sometimes you only need a handful of different elements to build a huge sounding dance floor slammer.
Groove3 Mixing with Pro Tools 2019 TUTORiAL
Kenny Gioia brings you a collection of mixing with Pro Tools tutorials! Learn how to mix music using Pro Tools 2019 and get a professional sound. These Pro Tools 2019 mixing videos are designed for the person who knows their way around Pro Tools, but wants to see and hear how to use Pro Tools to mix a song and get that "radio ready sound". You also get the Wav files so you can follow along and mix on your DAW!

Kenny welcomes you and introduces the track you're going to be mixing, "Scars" by Lybrandt. He then shows how to set up Pro Tools 2019 for mixing, import and re-order the tracks, add color to them, and set the song tempo. Next, Kenny takes you through creating a rough mix by adjusting faders, pans, and using clip gain to normalize your audio levels for proper mixing.
Sonic Academy NI Blocks Intro to Modular with King Unique TUTORiAL
This week Sonic Academy welcomes back King Unique for a look at the new updated Reaktor BLOCKS BASE. A free download as part of Komplete Start it contains everything you need to start exploring modular synthesis. The pack contains 24 blocks in total, from fundamental utilities like audio I/O, note in, and MIDI clock, to an accessible range of sound shaping LFOs, ADSR envelopes, VCAs, and step sequencers. CV connectivity is also offered, giving you the possibility for hardware integration.

Matt firstly runs through the new cabling system before giving us the lowdown on what is actually happening with modular synthesis when we push a key on our keyboard.
We then look at building a simple playable batch and sequenced patch before diving into the more experimental side of modular synthesis using some of the elaborate 'PRIMES' modules included in the paid version to create unpredictable and interesting sounds.
Sonic Academy Tech Tips Volume 43 with P-LASK TUTORiAL
Sonic Academy proudly welcomes back Ableton certified trainer Paul Laski aka P-LASK for Tech Tips Volume 43.

These 10 videos give Ableton users an awesome insight into some of the more unknown features available to you, helping you create more movement and dynamics in your sounds while speeding up your workflow in the process

Starting with a clever use of Auto Pan's LFO we also check out the sidechain function on the 'Gate' plugin, envelope shaping our drum one-shots, generating basslines, successfully converting stereo to mono without loss of volume, downward expansion techniques, utilising Drum Rack to its full potential and more!
Sonic Academy Tech Tips Volume 44 with Dom Kane TUTORiAL
Mau5trap's Dom Kane is back with us once again this week for a new set of Tech Tips, this time in Ableton as we join him in his studio where he's working on a radio edit.

Over these 10 videos we get a detailed insight into some of his pro tips and tricks he uses to fine tune, speed up workflow, enhance and ultimately finalise a track

These tips are all about keeping things simple and taking time to choose the correct sounds and methods to get from A to B so you're not re-visiting elements over and over.
Covering aspects such as where to place your compressor in the chain, or if you even need one at all, to adding stereo or presence to different elements and EQing certain frequencies to keep your tracks clean and make them stand out.
Prev Next