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Trash 2 Explained

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Getting Started

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    Tutorial 1



    Learn what Trash 2 is and what it can do! Russ gives you the grand tour and shows you just what Trash 2 has for your sonic arsenal.

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    Tutorial 2

    General Settings


    Get Trash 2 looking just how you want without wasting valuable system resources.

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    Tutorial 3

    Spectrum Settings


    Find out how to optimize the spectrum analysis read out so it displays just what you need to see.

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    Tutorial 4

    IO Settings


    Learning to set the audio in and out at the right levels is essential to getting a great sound in Trash 2. Russ shows you how in this video.

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    Tutorial 5

    Modules Settings


    Discover the place to tweak the settings for Trash's Filter, Dynamics and Limiter.

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    Tutorial 6

    Convolve Settings


    Explore how to manage your IR library and make sure you get them loaded without any issues.

The Modules in Detail

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    Tutorial 7

    The Filter Modules


    This is where you can do anything from a simple bass boost, sparkle the top end or mangle the filters with modulators. Ffind out how to become a power filter user!

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    Tutorial 8

    The Trash Module


    This is the downright dirty section where you can do anything from a simple bit of saturation right through to sound obliteration. Learn how to talk dirty.

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    Tutorial 9

    The Convolve Module


    Ever wished you could have a room full of amps and cabs to play your guitar through? Ever wished you could play your drums though a washing machine? Well, whatever the space, the Convolve module gives you limitless options for putting your sound in different spaces, or even load your own. Russ shows you how!

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    Tutorial 10

    The Dynamics Module


    Get a full overview of the dynamics module with both the single and multi-band compressor / limiter as well as noise gates.

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    Tutorial 11

    The Delay Module


    Explore choosing from an array of different delays to add extra time-based effects to your sound.

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    Tutorial 12

    Preset Management


    Learn to find, save and organize your presets to increase your workflow with Trash 2.

Trash 2 in Action

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    Tutorial 13



    Russ shows you how to take a synth and create an entirely new set of sounds just from one basic track. By the end of this session you'll be mangling your sounds into ways you never thought possible.

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    Tutorial 14



    Discover how to take a tired old beat and morph it into something new using Trash 2.

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    Tutorial 15



    Find out how to take a basic guitar and make it into a killer guitar sound, or with some automation tricks, two sounds for the price of one!

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    Tutorial 16

    Bass Guitar


    One bass, but many sounds. See how to take a basic bass guitar and give it edge and rumble in this cool tutorial.

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    Tutorial 17



    Want to give your vocals some real edge? Or maybe get that cool radio sound? Russ shows you how to do both in this video.

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    Tutorial 18

    Mix Buss


    Take a basic dance mix and give it some real energy using these cool tricks. You'll never want a mix without this on it again.

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    Tutorial 19

    Reverb Tricks


    When is a distortion unit and full blown reverb effects plug-in? When you follow Russ' cool tricks for turning Trash 2 into a full featured convolution reverb!

Russ Hughes reveals the true power of the awesome iZotope Trash 2 plug-in, showing you all of its features and functions, as well as some creative ways to apply it to your tracks..

Russ starts at the beginning with a detailed introduction and then important first steps, such as input and output configuration and proper signal staging into the plug-in for the best results. He then covers every module in detail, explaining every feature and function within, as well as preset management tips to increase your Trash 2 workflow.

Russ then finishes with a ton of videos dedicated to creatively using Trash 2 on the most common instruments and tracks in your session, such as synths, beats, guitars, bass guitars, vocals, the mix bus and more!

Trash 2 is the ultimate plug-in for distorting, mangling and transforming your audio. It's a real sonic shapeshifter and Russ Hughes gives you the tour and tools to take your audio to new heights and depths. Get "Trash 2 Explained" today.

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started young. My father was a Jazz piano player who would play Oscar Peterson on the piano, I would go in as a kid and sit and listen to him in wonder. When he left the room I would try and knock out tunes myself. When I was 15 I swapped my bike for a really bad electric guitar which I went home and plugged into my sister's hi-fi, she was not impressed. From there I started having bands in the garage and the rest, as they say, is history.

2. What training have you had?

As a musician, no formal training, I just picked things up by ear. Over the years I've been lucky to work and play with some of the best musicians around, that rubs off on you, playing with great people means you either get better or get a different job! As a trainer I've done a lot of public speaking, presentations and seminars to groups of anything from 10 to 3,000 people. Again, you either get good or get hungry.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was 17 I bought myself a Tascam 244 Portastudio, that was a 4 track cassette based recording system that cost around $1800! In those days that was a miracle being able to record and mix on separate tracks. Once I got that then I was hooked, in fact I forgotten the stuff I've bought over the years, I just look music and technology and so recording ticks both of my passion boxes!

4. People you have worked with/for?

It's a long list and to name drop would sound like throwing pans down a stone staircase. I've worked with and for, in a technical and programming capacity UB40, T-Pau, Elton John, The Beat, New Order, Jools Holland, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, and Japan to name some of those blasts from the past... I'm old!

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I didn't know I was, perhaps it's the combination of my passion for the music and the gear coupled with a genuine desire to help people to use their gear without any barriers. I read the manual as a last resort (often because they are so badly written) so I guess that other's may feel the same, so I try to find a way of making things as simple as possible, I try not to pretend to be an expert, more a guy who's just figured it out. I also have a terrible sense of humour, which means when I train live there are a lot of laughs.

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Trash 2 Explained is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from top learning i have learn so much in a very short time and i can use trash now to push up my sound
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Took Trash 2 to a new level for me I have had Trash 2 for a couple months now but never really seen the benefit of the plugin until now. Russ explains the course very well and have now used Trash 2 in everything I have produced since this course. Highly recommended plugin and great course by Russ
Date published: 2016-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mind. Blown. This is the way to cover a product. The pacing, the depth, the insight. This is way over and above the call of duty. I gotta work with this thing a lot and then watch this series again. So good, but so many things Trash 2 can do. The more I look at iZotope stuff, like what is included in the Music Production Bundle 2, the more I kick myself for avoiding them while buying other things. iZotope and Trash 2 are the real deal. And so is the brilliant presenter here.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Trash 2 I definitely feel prepared and ready to work with Trash 2 after going through this series of videos. Thorough and well paced, simple and effectively explained.
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Thorough! This gave a very thorough look at Trash 2 and showed some excellent tips on how to get the most from it.
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Decent Start I bought Trash2 explained after purchasing the plugin as my first major distortion plugin. The course is very straight forward and useful. The two major problems were that it is expensive for being such as short course. Other classes I've taken throw in the sample and presets created in the course so that you can play with. Overall, good straight forward introduction but probably not worth 25$ but if you need a tutorial introduction to this plugin then eh
Date published: 2016-07-10
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