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Digital Music Doctor's Digital Producer DVD is your complete guide to making music using digital sources: loops, synthesizers, and samplers. The tutorials cover a wide variety of musical genres--everything from making beats to creating orchestral tracks.
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 Sony Acid Pro and Pro Tools Beat Detective.
There are four sections which address creating music for specific instrument groups: the "Drums" section uses examples from FXpansion BFD and GURU, as well as Ableton Live Impulse and FL Studio. The "Guitar & Bass" section focuses on Steinberg Virtual Guitarist, MusicLab RealGuitar, Spectrasonics Trilogy, and Bornemark Broomstick Bass. The "Jazz & Orchestra" section includes examples from the Garritan Jazz & Big Band, Cakewalk Dimension Pro, Giga Virtual Instrument, Propellerheads Reason Piano Refill, and Kontakt. The "Vocals" section covers vocal editing and processing using Melodyne Celemony and the Waves Vocal Bundle, as well as addressing such topics as Vocoders, stutter, and vocal extraction.
The Digital Producer tutorials are 4 hours and 6 minutes of Adobe Flash interactive videos in data DVD format.
Introduction: Covers the course overview and navigation. 6:15 in length.
History: Addresses digital music production and producers. 5:11 in length.
Primary products featured in this section include Adobe Audition Pro Tools, Cakewalk Sonar, and Dimension Pro.
Audio: Covers digital audio, harmonics, and ADSR envelopes. 10:21 in length.
MIDI: Topics include channels, patches, note events, editors, quantizing, and controllers. 12:22 in length.
Synthesizers & Samplers
Primary products featured in this section include Native Instruments Absynth and Kontakt, Cakewalk Dimension Pro, Garritan Jazz & Big Band, Reason Subtractor Malstrom, Ableton Live, and Arturia MiniMoog.
Synthesizers: Covers architecture, multitimbrality, subtractive synthesis, wavetable synthesis, polyphony, and sample-based synths. 10:45 in length.
Samplers: Covers multisampling, zone mapping, velocity switching, cross fading, sample editing, and disk streaming. 9:41 in length.
Modifiers: Topics include filters, LFOs, envelopes, and FX. 10:18 in length.
Techniques: Covers oscillator layering, sample laying, patch layering, granular synthesis, FM synthesis, and virtual instruments. 16:34 in length.
Time & Pitch
Primary products featured in this section include Sony Acid Pro, Cubase Audio Warp, Pro Tools Beat Detective, Reason Dr. Rex NN-XT, and Celemony Melodyne.
Pitch: Covers pitch shifting and formants. 7:50 in length.
Time: Topics include audio slices, hit points, and transients. 8:42 in length.
Techniques: Covers audio quantize, groove mapping, tempo mapping, acidized files, rex files, and Apple loops. 17:30 in length.
Primary products featured in this section include Ableton Live Impulse, FL Studio, FXpansion GURU BFD, and Pro Tools.
Techniques: Topics include drum pad controllers, MIDI grooves, drum note mapping, pattern sequencers, envelope layering, randomize, swing, humanizing, and tuning. 22:47 in length.
FX: Covers EQ, compression, and reverb. 11:37 in length.
Guitar & Bass
Primary products featured in this section include MusicLab RealGuitar, Steinberg Virtual Guitarist, Arturia Trilogy, IK Multimedia Amplitube 2, and Bornemark Broomstick Bass.
Guitar: Topics include guitar strumming, guitar grooves, and guitar FX. 14:53 in length.
Bass: Covers bass grooves and bass FX. 9:42 in length.
Jazz & Orchestra
Primary products featured in this section include Garritan Jazz & Big Band, Cakewalk Dimension Pro, Waves Doubler, Kontakt, Giga Virtual Instrument, and Reason Pianos.
Orchestra: This section concentrates primarily on MIDI articulation and expression for brass, strings, and woodwinds. Includes MIDI expression, controller mapping, controller sensitivity, ensembles, and articulation. 32:59 in length.
Pianos: Addresses both classical and jazz piano tracks, and topics include humanizing and piano FX. 10:46 in length.
Primary products featured in this section include Celemony Melodyne, Waves DeEsser, FL Studio, Adobe Audition, and Waves UltraPitch.
Processing: Techniques covered include pitch correction, time correction, and DeEssing. 11:37 in length.
Techniques: Covers vocal chorus, stutter, vocoder, and extraction/removal. 15:49 in length.
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