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EXHALE Explained

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    Tutorial 1

    Seven Steps to Installation


    Learn how to download the Connect app, use it to download and install the EXHALE content, authorize EXHALE, and run a batch re-save in order to enable it to load quicker within KONTAKT.

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    Tutorial 2

    Signal Flow


    Discover how sound is generated and shaped in EXHALE. Sounds are triggered in either Notes, Loops, or Slices modes. Presets contain either one or two sound sources with independent volume, pan, tune, EQ, ADSR, & playback direction controls. The signal then runs through a selection of six effects modulated either by LFO or step sequencer. Seven insert effects without modulation are then available. Four macro sliders are used to control multiple parameters simultaneously for real time manipulation of the sound.

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    Tutorial 3

    Notes Mode


    Explore the three different source types used in Notes mode: one shots, pads, and tape loops. See how to edit per source playback direction, EQ, amp envelope, & loop settings. And discover how to set patch based glide and velocity sensitivity.

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    Tutorial 4

    Loops Mode: Bank Settings


    Loops mode enables 13 individual loops per loop bank to be loaded and triggered. Explore the controls that are shared across each entire loop bank including: volume, formant shift, playback speed, EQ, ADSR envelope, velocity sensitivity, and monophonic mode.

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    Tutorial 5

    Loops Mode: Note Settings


    Explore the note based settings available independently for each of the thirteen loops in a loop bank, including volume, tuning, panning, reversing, looping, and sample start offset.

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    Tutorial 6

    Slices Mode


    Learn how to globally transpose Slices mode (and Loops mode) so that it matches the key of your music.

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    Tutorial 7

    The Rhythm Panel


    See how waveform shapes or step sequencer patterns are used to modulate parameters in the six mod effects available in the FX Engine.

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    Tutorial 8

    Flux Control


    Hear how Flux is used to apply a secondary step sequencer dedicated to generating fluctuations in the main modulation values.

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    Tutorial 9

    Mod Effects


    Discover the various forms of sonic manipulation and movement achieved by modulating EXHALEs six built in mod effects with the Rhythm Panel and Flux settings.

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    Tutorial 10

    Insert Effects


    Hear what these processors can do at the final stage of EXHALEs signal flow.

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    Tutorial 11

    Macro Sliders, Presets & Automation


    Learn how to customize EXHALEs macro sliders, save and manage presets, and assign MIDI hardware controller assignments.

There's nothing out there quite like Output EXHALE, a virtual instrument with a unique vocal engine that's both powerful and modern. In this video tutorial series studio expert Eli Krantzberg reveals all of its secrets as well as how to use it to breathe life into your productions.

Starting with an installation guide, Eli gets right into EXHALEs signal flow, explaining how sounds are triggered in Notes, Loops, and Slice modes. Then it's onto the Presets, which can contain one or two sound sources with independent Volume, Pan, Tune, Eq, ADSR, & Playback Direction Controls.

Once youre familiar with the signal flow, Eli then covers Notes mode and its 3 different source types including One-Shots, Pads, and Tape Loops. The next 2 videos explore Loops mode, both Bank Settings and Note Settings. Youll learn which controls are shared, which are unique, and how to set and edit all 13 individual loops per loop bank!

Next, Eli demonstrates Slices mode, in which you can match your sounds to the key of your music. Then its on to the Rhythm Panel, where youll see how Waveform Shapes and or Step Sequencer Patterns are used to modulate parameters in the six Mod Effects available in the FX Engine.

After that, Eli explores the Flux control, which applies a secondary step-sequencer dedicated to generating fluctuations in the main modulation values, as well as a video on Mod effects. The last two videos cover Insert Effects, Macro Sliders, Presets, and all Automation options that you have available.

Get the lowdown on Output EXHALE and breathe some life into your songs and productions Watch EXHALE Explained today!

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One of the most creative plugins I've ever used!

I'm amazed at the complex sounds it can produce, and the quality and sound of Outputs plugins are excellent. Worth every penny!

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Submitted 1 year ago

Well explained

I am new to Exhale and this course really helped me learn what Exhale is capable of achieving, Eli does a great job at explaining the features!

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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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EXHALE Explained is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from One of the most creative plugins I've ever used! I'm amazed at the complex sounds it can produce, and the quality and sound of Outputs plugins are excellent. Worth every penny!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Well explained I am new to Exhale and this course really helped me learn what Exhale is capable of achieving, Eli does a great job at explaining the features!
Date published: 2016-03-01