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Keyfax Sound Advice DVD

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Everyone needs to learn how to program a synth or be an audio engineer nowadays. And not just keyboard players, either. Guitarists and songwriters us...Click To Read More About This Product

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Analog synthesis and digital effects explained and explored.

Everyone needs to learn how to program a synth or be an audio engineer nowadays. And not just keyboard players, either. Guitarists and songwriters using the Cubase LE that tumbles out of the box along with your mixer or computer interface, drummers with a new DTX e-kit, remix artists running Reason, live DJ/musicians running Live!, videographers running Final Cut Pro or even iMovie. Garage Bandits . . . the list goes on and on.

Sound Advice is an indispensable 3-disc instructional DVD set for anyone looking for the inside track on sound design--from being able to tweak the presets with some confidence, to being able to create custom sounds from scratch or apply a tailored and appropriate digital effect.

Running almost 9 hours, the program explores every voice programming and effects parameter on the world-beating Yamaha Motif ES, offering unique insights into this rarely seen world at the hands of senior sound designer Dave Polich.

Although based around the Motif ES, Sound Advice translates seamlessly to any model in the Motif range (the "Classic," Racks, MO series, or the new Motif XS) and can be applied to any hardware or software synth platform made in the past 10 years that employs waveforms and analog-style filters, envelope generators, LFOs etc., along with the now customary basket of digital effects.

This major work on voice and effects programming is a must-have for Motif owners, and will also prove invaluable to students of sound design working on other platforms.

Whether you're looking for a complete guide to the subject, or for an exhaustive set of reference materials, this stylishly packaged and presented 3-DVD set represents an outstanding investment for those working with synthesizers and digital effects in the audio production process.

And good, original sounds equal good, paying gigs.

"All you need to know about oscillators, filters, envelopes, dynamics, and effects that will enable you to produce the sound that you are looking for on your synth--totally from scratch." --Legendary producer and 2007 GRAMMY nominee Alan Parsons

Disc 1

Disc 1 in the Sound Advice set explores the many ways you can edit or tweak voices and also teaches you how to create a series of "simple" voices from scratch. This disc offers a unique insight into the life of a professional sound designer, not only providing hard technical advice but also revealing some of the fascinating philosophies and approaches used by the pros.

Disc 2

Disc 2 in the Sound Advice set provides an extensive parameter-by-parameter trawl through a classic analog-style sound engine. From the waveforms and pitch parameters, to multi-mode filters, EGs, LFOs--nothing is overlooked. The DVD menu is particularly helpful here since you can view by Section, or simply dive straight into a parameter you need to learn about using a separate glossary-style system.

Disc 3

Disc 3 in the Sound Advice set doesn't just lift the lid on FX, it displays all of the ingredients and provides you with endless recipes for creating, plus tips on applying digital effects.

  • Ideal for anyone looking for the inside track on sound design
  • Explores every voice programming and effects parameter on Yamaha Motif ES, and can be applied to any synth platform
  • 9 hours
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