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Exponential Audio Tutorial

Exponential Audio R4 Explained

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10 Videos
Length: 59min 58sec
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    Tutorial 1

    Introduction

    5:28

    Discover where the various reverb related controls are situated in the GUI, and learn about some important interface conventions.

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    Tutorial 2

    Working with Keywords & Presets

    6:10

    Learn to navigate the keyword/preset system, use the search function, choose favourites for quick recall, and save modified presets.

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    Tutorial 3

    Working with Early Reflections

    7:01

    Learn how establish a sense of distance from the source audio by controlling the pattern, timing, level, slope, filtering, and modulation of the early reflections portion of the reverb signal.

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    Tutorial 4

    Reverb Tail

    7:19

    See how to control not only the size of the simulated space, but also the reflectivity, density, and damping of specific areas of the frequency range. And learn how the tail suppression controls act to duck the tail level when the input audio is present.

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    Tutorial 5

    Reverb Tail Modulation

    2:43

    Explore ways of shaping the frequency response of the reverb tail using tail modulation.

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    Tutorial 6

    Attack

    5:56

    Learn how to control the distribution of the input signal into the reverb tail by adjusting the attack envelope characteristics.

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    Tutorial 7

    Chorus

    5:32

    Explore how the controls on this page are used to add movement and modulation to the reverb tail.

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    Tutorial 8

    The Warp Engine

    7:39

    Hear how the Warp controls are used to emulate analog gear, by adding elements of compression, overdrive, filtering, and bit depth reduction.

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    Tutorial 9

    Gate

    7:13

    Discover how these controls are used to either dip or cut off the end of the reverb, as abruptly or smoothy as suits the situation.

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    Tutorial 10

    Freeze

    4:57

    Explore the unique sustained pad like reverb effects available with the R4 Freeze function, and see how automating it throughout a part creates interesting and colourful reverb textures.

In this FREE Groove 3 series, Eli Krantzberg brings you in-depth videos about Exponential Audio's latest reverb royalty, R4. Get step by step instruction on all its features, as well as how to creatively apply it to your instruments and tracks.

Eli begins by welcoming you and then covers the user interface in detail, including the important interface conventions. Working with keywords and presets is next, allowing you to quickly find the right starting point for your reverb needs.

Reverb types and tails are then all explored, followed by the Attack, Chorus and Warp engine functions. Last but not least, you'll discover how the Gate and Freeze sections work, and just how special they are when crafting the perfect reverb for your instruments and vocals.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you're ready to soar to new reverb heights, get the lowdown on R4 now Watch "Exponential Audio R4 Explained" today.

Netanel
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Loved it

Very practical And clear

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Macaroni
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Very helpful.

I'm considering buying this reverb so these videos are very helpful in making my determination.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Exponential Audio R4 Explained is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Loved it Very practical And clear
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful. I'm considering buying this reverb so these videos are very helpful in making my determination.
Date published: 2017-03-10