Reviews

Real world feedback from Groove3 customers.


Waves SSL Bundle Explained
...below basic
If you’ve never seen or used a compressor, this “tutorial” might be for you.
The presenter is actually pretty good and enjoyable to listen to, however this can really only be useful for the very inexperienced beginners who have never seen or operated a compressor or eq, it really doesn’t go much beyond that.
Also some of the info is plain incorrect like for example how the analog buttons work, they don’t switch all the analog modeled linearities on/off but they really work different in different plugins. In the waves api bundle for example they’re doing exactly that, switching the saturation and noise and added harmonics off, however in the SSL bundle that’s being demoed here it’s quite different, here the analog button just toggles the noise/hiss, even with analog off the plugin still adds the harmonics/overtones/saturation (I don’t know if it’s a bug/mistake in the coding that it’s different between the api and waves plugs, but that’s what it is), so the info that does how beyond the basic explanation of eq and compression is actually incorrect.
So while this tutorial is well produced and the presenter is very charismatic, it can only be seen as the most basic beginners guide to eqing.

Cubase 10 Explained
Good Explanation
Videos are easy to follow and have good delivery in the right amount so not to confuse the learner. cheers
Semi-Pro, Ableton Live, Cubase, Studio One

Synthesizer Terminology Explained
VVG
Excellent basic training, I found it very helpful
Hobbyist, FL Studio

Easy Steps to Bossa Nova Guitar
good
muy educativo
Student, Musician

All-Access Pass
Yeah
Like it a lot. Display a bit to small in a smartphone (there is more room).
Learning what I need commuting. I'm into Logic so Eli has become my best friend. He just doesn't know it yet. Well, everyone is good so far...
Add a little touch for smartphones and this is a definite 5-star.

U Produce™ Future Pop
Very good series. Enjoyed it!
Great videos. This guy knows his biz that's for sure!

Logic Pro X Score Editor Explained Vol 1
Excellent training
I've used finale and Dorico but this tutorial clearly shows the power and elegance of notation in Logic Pro x.

Studio One 4 Advanced
ANOTHER GREAT STUDIO ONE VIDEO
I have every studio one video that groove 3 has.This is no different from the others.Packed full of easy to follow tutorials.Marcus does a outstanding job of explaining all the new features in studio one 4.
As always, glad I bought the video.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer

Compression Explained
OMG! Compression doesn't scare me, anymore!
For anybody who doesn't understand compression, you NEED to watch this series. It will take some practice, but, at least I understand where I'm going now. Before, I was just turning knobs and hoping to get a usable sound. Now, I even know what a KNEE is! So, now off to download that cheat sheet! Thank you for this lesson. Very followable ... even for a beginner, like me!

The Complete Guide to Beginner DJ Mixing with CDJs and a Mixer
Ready, Set, . . .
Thanks DJ Shortee for thorough, clear instruction, with encouragement. Very helpful.
Professional, Musician, Beat Maker, Ableton Live

Mixing with Slate Plug-Ins
Great Video Series
Eli smashes it again with this great course. Full of tips and tricks, both with the plug-ins and mixing techniques. Also, this is a real song, a real mix and Eli doesn't shy away by re-visiting the mix and taking a different approach to achieve his original vision, which, is very important. Cheers, Eli!
Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV

SampleTank 4 Explained
Clarified a very complex program
Eli is one of the best trainers out there.
Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro

Reason 5 Explained
The Perfect Introduction to Reason 5
Tutorials don’t get much better than this. Covers everything you need to know to get up & running in Reason 5, and everything here applies to those instruments & effects which appear in newer versions of the application. The videos are succinct and informative with just enough real world examples to put it all in context. Highly recommended.

UA Unison Preamps & Channel Strips Explained
very detailed and specific
really gets into the meat of each plug-in

iZotope VocalSynth 2 Explained
Awesome!
I like this alot!

Compression Explained
Very Useful Short Course
Great coverage of compression, both in terms of hardware and software tools - this is an area I know I should understand better, and there were several directly practical tips I can now use.

Understanding Recording Signal Flow
Very beginner
This is more for somone doing a book report on recording. I hope they get more in-depth.

Ableton Live 10: Tips & Tricks
Straight up
Thanks for the tips. Short videos so you can try them out right away if you want. Not drawn out at all just the pertinent focused tip.
Hobbyist

EZdrummer 2 Explained
Really good tutorial!
This tutorial is really nice. Very informative and straight forward.
Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

Modern Sound Design & Mix Techniques
Very helpful
Great tips

iZotope Neutrino Explained
Really great stuff!
Neutrino makes very subtle changes to your mix, and the tutorial shows you exactly what they are and how it works. Great job!

Reverb Explained
verry helpfull
i learned some new trick the i can defanetly use!

Reason 9 Know-How: Workflow Enhancements
Not the best series I've seen on Groove3
I can see why this is a free tutorial. A very limited, short and fast race through some basic features that is rather self-explanatory in the first place.

Delay Explained
very happy
a lot off information i picked up on this tutorial

Compressors Explained
Excellent course. Loads of useful information
It's a wonderful thing to see all these classic compressors in action and here how each one can sculpt your sound

EDM Songwriting & Production
Really solid information
I found this course very useful. The title is misleading because it's useful for any kind of electronic music genre.

SampleTank 4 Explained
Excellent video series.
Eli does a great job of clearly and quickly introducing the new SampleTank 4. This series takes a very deep and complex instrument and makes it accessible and easy to navigate. Thank you, Eli.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Acid, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

iZotope Neutron 2 Explained
Super Helpful Intro To Neutron 2. Can't wait to watch more
Love this training. Definitely worth it if you've just bought neutron 2 and need to learn how to use it like me haha
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Logic Pro

SampleTank 4 Explained
Excellent Tutorial
Great tutorial,very matter of fact and to the point, will be looking out for this Instructor on other tutorials.
Hobbyist, Producer, Logic Pro

Creating Epic Cinematic Compositions
A very clear and practical course
I enjoyed this course. I've some experience in the area, but it was great to see the trainer's perspective, and I gained a lot of handy practical tips on how to improve my work.

MOTU CueMix FX Explained
Dissapointed older version has gone
Groove2 used to have a series about older MOTU hardware. That's the whole reason i became a paying subscriber. I wanted to view that series again as e reminder and refresh vertain procedures. UNfortunately that series has gone.

First Song with MASCHINE MK3
Succinct, professional overview
Nice flowing runthrough of various processes. Showcased some useful creative options with Maschine.

Logic Pro X Explained
Very to the point, ALOT of information!
The depth and detail of the class is teaching me far more than I've learned about Logic before.

Synthesizer Terminology Explained
Great basic knowledge with nice illustration.
Good for anyone begin to learn synth

Home Studio Know-How: The Room & Acoustics
Looks like a lot of hassle
Okay if you have plenty of time and motivation to see this through. Would be nice if there was a simpler method even if the end results were less effective.
Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Pro Tools

First Song with FL Studio
Excellent
Very Helpful

Improvising Know-How: Modes
Amazing simple and an "eye opener"
This course shows how a highly skilled teacher can teach in a simple way.
Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

Practical Music Theory Know-How
Amazing! Very very skilled teachter! And can do it so simple.
This course shows how a highly skilled teacher can teach in a simple way.
Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

Arturia Pigments Explained
Detailed look at Pigments
Unlike some videos that only touch on the main features of a synth, I thought this series went into just enough details of everything to give you more than enough info to start making or modifying patches.
Musician, Reaper

McDSP Plug-Ins Explained
Essential training.
Very informative. I work in Reason, and the McDSP presets aren't available to me, so learning to use the individual plug-ins is essential.

Creating Electronic Drum Grooves with Ableton Live
High quality content
I like the way this instructor deliver his training. Details such as highlight the mentioned part in the screen video are very welcomed. I also like the sample and drum kits that come with this training.

Reason 10 Explained
Everything you wished you knew
This course is a must for any Reason user

Captain Chords Explained
fantastic
very good insight to the program

Creating Epic Cinematic Compositions
Excellent - recommended.
Very well constructed series - Gary is a great teacher.

Synthesizer Terminology Explained
Great For Beginners
Quick and easy way to get a 30,000 foot view of synthesis. Excellent explanations without getting overwhelmed and confused by the moderator's expertise.
Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer, Reason

Microphone Preamps Explained
Must watch for newbies.
Great overview. Really lets you hear the difference in mic pres.
Hobbyist

Reason 9 Know-How: The Players
Unbelievably useful and v good value for a short course
Should have started on this early on my Reason journey ... short, simple but really effective, but I wish I'd watched this early on. The players are SO useful, if you know what to do with them and how to link them together. Watched the whole set in one session the first time, then went back to specific tutorials to get the most out.
Hobbyist, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Reason

Mix Review with Bob Horn & Erik Reichers - Episode 2
Once again you can not get better than this here at groove3
Bob and Eric are great at their in-depth analysis of mixing from scratch. Each step of the way is carefully explain for every turn on the various plugins.
Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cubase, Reason, Reaper

Electric Slide Guitar
Great for me and I am a compleat novice.
Very easy to follow and builds nicely on the information. I enjoyed the whole concept.
Professional

Beginner's Guide to Dorico
Very complete and concise.
Learning Dorico really benefits from an organized high-level presentation, so that you can see how it works, but then get down into the details. I think this does a great job of that. He explains things very concisely, but completely.

Cubase 10 Explained
Good explanations and examples
I found that I was floundering with Cubase 10, and this course was a good introduction to many features that I knew in SONAR, but couldn't figure out in Cubase. THANKS!

First Song with REAPER
some good some not so good
Some helpful steps in how to get going. I have other questions, esp. about VSTs that have driven me bonkers.

All-Access Pass
Very helpful.
I am just getting started. I find that after experiencing studio one for the first time on my own, these videos guide my learning experience systematically which greatly fine tunes the learning curve.

Amplitube 4 Explained
VERY HELPFUL
Got me going in the right direction!

Studio One 3 Explained
Most consistent tutorials online!!
Great stuff!!
Musician, Producer, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

iZotope Neutron 2 Explained
Very good. Break away from the presets
Break away from the presets and just slapping on the track assistant. This will explain all the intimidating settings and let you know what everything does. I have not used Neutron a lot, mostly because I did not know what I was doing. No I can't wait to start a next mix with it.
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Cubase

Cubase 10 Explained
Extremely useful
I've been using Cubase for 5 years and I had a reasonably good idea about what I could do with it... Or so I thought. I was going to just go to a few chapters, but I ended up watching the full set since I found there was something to learn in all of them. Well presented and at a good pace.
Hobbyist, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

Logic Pro X Automation Explained
Brilliant and detailed
I have not completed viewing all the videos but so far its been excellent in helping me understand the way in which you can use it. This is very detailed and the explanations are spot on. What does work well is the short length of each video , easier to retain info and the recap at the end if each video. Recommended for a better understanding and work method.
Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro

KONTAKT Explained
Suuuper Helpful
Eli is terrific of course, and I liked how he really got in depth. You have to go back and watch the videos a few times in order to get all of the details. This is a good thing!

Mix Review with Bob Horn & Erik Reichers - Episode 1
in-depth analysis of choice selection
Patient clear understanding of what goes into a final mix.
Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cubase, Reason, Reaper

KONTAKT 5 - Working with the Factory Library
Wayyyy better than I thought!
Talk about going down the Rabbit Hole!! This is like an extension of Eli's previous tutorial Kontakt Explained. My mind was blown on this series!!!

iZotope Nectar 3 Explained
Was surprised by how much more there was to learn
I didn't think there would be THAT much I had overlooked about this plugin but I was wrong. Good job Eli
Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Reason, Studio One

MASCHINE MK3: Getting Started
Too fast for a beginner!
he moves super fast, and some of my maschine settings doesn't match what he has on his maschine. If there's a Q&A maybe I would give this a higher review. I read another review that says the same thing. Please implement a Q&A so that we don't get stuck!

DiscoDSP Discovery Pro Explained
Just always the best!
I have not watched a bad video on this site yet. I love the detail and the extrapolation of the technical to the musical. After teaching you how to do something they always tell how and where you might use it.

Getting That Vintage Sound
Good explanations on a few under covered plug-ins
Very helpful
Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Studio One

Getting That Vintage Sound
Superb!
Great stuff!!
Producer

Electric Slide Guitar
Nice Refresher or Great Into
Great quick review on mostaspe ts of Delta slide

Logic Pro X Drummer Explained
Wow, didn't know that the LPX drummer was that versatile!
Learned a lot from this series, immediately applicable knowledge, ready to be put into use! Great series.

Synthesizer Terminology Explained
Good stuff
Definitely geared toward the beginner. Contained useful info.

Microphone Preamps Explained
helpfull
it help me understand more about preamps

Logic Pro X Know-How: The Marquee Tool
This is Gold! The Marquee Tool is now a favorite tool!
Seriously, I've rarely used the marquee tool for anything worth mentioning, but after watching this series I now use it constantly. Never imagined that it packed all that punch!
Awesome little details that makes editing so much faster and easier. This series is a "must watch", and I'll go through it again to pick up all the details.

Project Management for Musicians
Interesting angle for musicians
It's good to be aware and focused on what you're trying to achieve with your music projects. This book helps put everything in context and gives you a chance to see the whole picture. Very useful information.
Professional, Musician

u-he Zebra2 Explained
Very good at the basic level
I found it helped enormously my basic understanding of the synth but it left me wanting more. The descriptions of each component were excellent but at the end of the course it was like being in a void. I needed help in actually knowing how to go on and produce my own sounds.
Hobbyist, FL Studio

Vienna Smart Orchestra Explained
GREAT!!!
a super detailed explanation by Eli,thats covering every aspect of the synchron player and the smart orchestra,Eli shows you hidden features wich are hard to find on your own,a must have video course for people who have the vienna smart orchestra
Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer, FL Studio

Melodyne 4 Explained
Very good
Only thing is. The instructor could slow down his speech a bit for people whose mother language is not english
Semi-Pro, Musician, Cubase

Superior Drummer 3 Explained
extremely helpful!! WELL DONE!!
I always get the knowledge to tackle all the technology that I would not understand without the fine instruction that Groove 3 has to offer.

Creating Realistic MIDI Strings
Interessante Erklärungen nur schade das es nur in englisch ist.
Wenn es in deutsch wäre würde es mir noch wesentlich mehr nützen und helfen helfen.

Synthesizer Terminology Explained
Clear and Helpful
This course really simplifies, demonstrates and explains the terminology clearly. Making it easier to understand how controls and elements of any synthesiser can be used in practice. Some great tips on specific uses such as ring modulation, pulse width modulation, pink and white noise.
Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Pro Tools

Softube Modular Know-How: The Basics
Very Quick intro to Softube Modular
A straight-forward, to-the-point introductory video showing the features of Softube Modular. Any person unfamiliar with Modular will benefit from looking at this video first.
Semi-Pro

Vienna Smart Orchestra Explained
Clear, Concise and Helpful
I found this course expanded my knowledge of VSO beyond that which I gained using the documentation. I would recommend this course to anyone, beginner to expert, as it highlights some aspects that are deep inside VSO.
Hobbyist, Producer, Ableton Live, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Mixcraft, Reason, Studio One, Samplitude

Pro Tools Automation Secrets
My Mind Of Videos
I Like these Videos Very much, It opens the doors of and brings you into the Secrets of Pro Tools. Thanks Guys and Gals.
Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools, Reason

SONAR Platinum Advanced
Excellent Material
Very nicely structured with high quality contents and delivery. Keep it up !

Pro Tools 2018 Explained
Great initial walkthrough
Covers most all basic functions and situations. Instructor is clear and explains everything at a good pace to cover a lot of ground but not blow through all the features too quickly, which made retaining the info easy.
Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

Synthesizer Terminology Explained
Good for beginners
A basic introduction to synthesis. Could do with better visuals and better sound examples. The compression of the audio in the videos creates unpleasant artefacts . When talking about modular (hardware) synthesis, it would be great to actually show at least one example. Overall it looks like a beta version of a Groove3 course.
Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

HALion 6 Know-How: Getting Started
First time for me using Halion
Well this is what I needed to get me going through the basics. I got Halion for the first time last December and dived straight into overwhelm.

I’ve muddled through but this video has given just what I needed to break down some of the confusion.

This is a basic tut especially for first timers. Very much looking forward to seeing much more in-depth vids on this great plugin.
Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro

EQ Explained
Very helpful
Great tutorial! I had no idea what EQ is about before I watched it. Every tutorial explains everything precisely and step by step. A lot of examples and good pace at which things are introduced.
Beginner, Student, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

Compression Explained
Very helpful, but something isn't right...
Something isn't right with that explanation about adding effect with serial compression (Tutorial 11: Stacking Things Up). With that logic, four compressors with 1:1 ratio should work like a single one with 4:1, but that just isn't going to happen :)

Too bad there is no way to discuss a particular video separately and get a reply from the course author, like on some other learning platforms...
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Bitwig Studio, Studio One

Cubase 10 Explained
Amazing!
Incredibly concise, straight to the point, while also being complete, and a goldmine of techniques and tips.

Serum Explained
Helpful and inspiring
I found this walk-through exemplary in fundamentals for Serum and I have a better core understanding of the vst now. I wish you could of done a little more putting it all together for further inspiration. Also a bit more on sequencing for arpeggio and note placements.

Pro Tools 2018 Explained
What are you waiting for?
Sometimes I don't want to have to put in the work to learn a DAW properly. However, this pro tools tutorial is fantastic. The videos are short and to the point. I have no problem running through chapters in just one sitting. Immediately after each video I want to go and try out what I'm learning. If you are like me and have lazy tendencies, just give it a shot. In the end you'll just be watching videos somewhere else. So, what are you waiting for?

AAS Strum GS-2 Explained
Thought I knew Strum GS-2 but this shows much more
I thought I had a good understanding of Strum GS-2 but this showed so much more. I’ll need to revisit many parts as it is more powerful than I even imagined. The course was easy to follow and much more complete than I would have thought.

Home Studio Know-How: The Room & Acoustics
Home Studio Know-How - very informative.
Although I haven't had the time to watch all of the videos, I have been able to pick up quite a few bits of information to help improve my future recordings.
Due to the limited spare time I have, I feel I cannot give a fully accurate rating of ALL the videos which make up the course but if they are all of the same level as the first two, I will be very happy with them.
I have purchased other videos from Groove and found them exceptionally good - otherwise I would not have purchased any further items!!
Keep up the great work and the sooner you have video tutorials on Magix Samplitude, the better for me.
Hobbyist, Musician, Samplitude

All-Access Pass
Purchased this for one product but am blown away by many others
I figured at the price I can check out one course whilst I cannot access my main computer. So far I have spent several days looking at other courses and have learnt heaps. I will get to what I wanted but am too busy looking at stuff I thought I knew. I’m sorry I didn’t do this years ago.

iZotope RX 6 Explained
Amazing but...
First I'd like to thank Scottie, for this amazing set of tutorials. His pace is just right, he doesn't rush it and explained things in its simplest forms. Things I've read in RX manual but I couldn't understand. And now I'm at 50% through and I'm really happy I found this course. But it could have been better if there was a way to share with us the files and examples he used during the training. Not that there's not enough audio materials in this world that needs repairing, but it's more straight forward and it's not the end of the world. Thank you Scottie well done. And thanks Groove3 this all Access-Pass is just unbelievably fantastic, the amount of content and books is just amazing! Thanks.

Cubase 10 Explained
most useful cubase tutorial ever
smooth ,clear ,easy and enjoyable
Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Producer, Sound Designer, Cubase

MOTU AVB Interfaces Explained
Excelent tutorial!
A must-see for folks like myself who are new to the power of AVB. Great work MOTU!
Hobbyist, Musician

EQ Explained
Excellent course. Loads of useful information
Great video series with lots of well presented information

Ableton Live 9 Explained
Excellent course for beginners to Live
I am skilled at another DAW but recently decided to learn Live 9. Mainly because I am forming a live electronic music ensemble and Live is simply the best way to do this. I had Live 9 and got this course and it has been excellent. Scott does an excellent job here and all in the right order. Crawl before you walk and run etc.. This is a well organised course. I have tried others as well and they are messy in comparison. They jump all around the place and leave out important info. Scotts' course is well organised and thorough. Scott is a certified Ableton trainer and all I can say is they must have a very high bar in order to become one. They have trained Scott well and Scott can now train you well. I have been putting off learning another major DAW for a long time but after doing this course all I can say is it was fun and a dream.
Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Studio One

Mastering with Waves - Grand Masters
Very helpful for Waves users
I have used Waves plugins for a number of years but never took time to go through the manuals for the plugins, this was very helpful though and provided some insight on some of Waves' best tools for mastering and how to get the most out of each. Definitely recommend this video, especially if you're like me and never read the manuals or worked with the hardware versions of the modeled plugins.
Professional, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Acid, Pro Tools

Producing Tropical House
Most informative.
I appreciate that he includes a section on mastering.
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