Reviews

Real world feedback from Groove3 customers.


Practical Music Theory Know-How
Difficult to Follow
This instructor gave overall correct information but made things harder than needed. The number system is sooo easy to explain... he made it confusing. His Circle of 5ths explanation was clumsy and inaccurate. I had to stop watching after he said the a G chord had a sharp (black key).... it doesn't. I can't recommend this video.

Studio One Automation Explained
Very Impressed
Marcus really knows his stuff. Very informative and well narrated. I recommend anyone with Studio One should watch this video.

Melodyne 5 Explained
Good Job
Everything you need to get started and then some. If you don't have Melodyne Studio, you'll definitely want it after watching this!

Studio One 4 Explained
Marcus To The Rescue
Can't say enough good things about this video. 5 stars all the way!

Working with T-RackS 5
Another Winner
I own this software but this video has shown me features that I wasn't aware that it even had!

How to Practice Music Production
Great Covid Price deal..
I haven't had time to try it at the moment due to corona/Covid .soon as I can I will upgrade or down grade the video's but great price during Covid

All-Access Pass
I am happy to have it.
It helps a lot to learn deeper

iZotope Neutron 3 Explained
Great Comprehensive Video
This was an eye opener to many hidden or glossed over features in N-3

Creating Acoustic Drum Grooves with Ableton Live
Excellent Tutor/Tutorial
Excellent tutorial. Well thought out and explained. Love the 'media' provided.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Reason

Sound Design with FL Studio
Great Stuff!!!!!
Really showed the power of sytrus to get those nasty tones. Thanks a lot!!

All-Access Pass
very helpful
I've learned alot very helpful courses

Mastering in Studio One: Beginner’s Guide
Can't Watch This
I'd love to hear the content but this guy sounds like he's talking to a first grader. Yes, it's labeled "for beginners" but it should be labeled "for toddlers" ... There's no excuse for this type of narration! Adults are the target group for this information. Grow Up! Babies DON'T MASTER SONGS.

Producing Drums with Superior Drummer 3
Very helpful
Great tutorial

Logic Pro X Explained
Top notch
Excellent delivery and concise, yet thorough, explanations

DAWs & Converters
bedankt, ok leuk om de video's te zien
i'm enthousiast
Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase

HALion Beginner’s Guide: Programming Synths
good knowledge coverage
Good presentation skills, good knowledge coverage

All-Access Pass
Best site to learn music production!!
I have been able to review all the things i learned in school for audio engineering and sound design. Mixing, mastering, creating the sounds you want from scratch, and so much more!

Lofi Jazz Hip Hop for Beginners
Better info on YouTube that's free
This series is pretty weak, the instructor doesn't do a good job at all explaining anything. There's so much silence with the viewer watching him doing things that he doesn't explain how or why. The chopping part had me cracking up, this isn't how you chop. Also, hip hop should not be robotic on a grid like this, learn off grid timing and turn quantization off. I'm not sure the instructor has much confidence and defiantly needs major improvements if they are to continue trying to teach others fundamental concepts. Stay away, you really won't learn much here as this is a very generic tutorial and quite disappointing considering all the other great tutorials on Groove 3.
Semi-Pro

Fingerpower - Level Two
Very good exercises. short , easy to memorize. I hope you make all six volumns available to your members
I've played through all of the exercises. They are definitely beneficial in making all fingers stronger and more even.
Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro

Logic Pro X Explained
Clear. Thorough. Engaging.
Eli Krantzberg is a seasoned educator who brings clarity, thoroughness, and thoughtfulness to every tutorial he creates. This is the most useful LPX overview tutorial I've worked through.

All-Access Pass
The All-Access Pass is a great deal!
I love the All-Access Pass. It gives me the ability to pull up instructional videos on any of the software I happen to be working with and get a demonstration of how to do what I'm trying to do. I just record as a hobby, and sometimes I may go six months or a year between projects. I tend to forget some of the software functions during those lull times. The All-Access Pass allows me to get back up to speed quickly. Great stuff!

Ear Training Explained - Intervals
A good start on ear training
I found the series to be a good first step on ear training. There's a consistent approach for all intervals. You still need to put in lots of time to internalize this, including finding your own reference tunes, but the series provides a useful structure.

FabFilter Pro-R Explained
Super in-depth, not too boring, creative examples

worth watching

All-Access Pass
Brilliant
Excellent service

Phonec Explained
easy to follow
Great lecture skills, very easy to follow

Production Techniques & Strategies: Is My Track Finished?
Great Tips!!!!
Already learning lots of cool stuff from these videos. Thank you for your time and helping out!!!

Ableton Live Racks Explained
Excellent Tutor/Tutorial
Scottie Dugan is got to be one of the best presenters here at Groove 3. Very helpful stuff.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Reason

All-Access Pass
Just started using it...
The content is great thus far, very detailed and easy to follow along. I also like that each video is not too long.

Logic Pro X 10.4 Update Explained
Got questions? This video has the answers!!
Many questions that I've had about this particular update were addressed in this tutorial by Eli. For me it's a relief, because I had held off updating my macbook until late last year [as my laptop was an older model]. And, unfortunately, that meant not keeping up w the updates with everyone else.

However, after viewing this video my grasp of this update has increased tremendously! Definitely worth the watch! And as always with Eli, there are cool tips and tricks that make you do a double take & rewind.

Logic Pro X 10.4.2 Update Explained
Concise insightful info
Thorough explanations of this particular update that may have gotten overlooked.

Creating Epic Cinematic Compositions
simply awesome
it has helped to learn how simple it is to create amazing cinematic compositions

Creating Epic Cinematic Compositions
"Groove3 - Creating Worst Without Genre Music for even lower than beginners"
Usually, Groove3 videos are good. The mentors are really great. But not this guy.

The guy has no clue what he is talking about. People nowadays will make just any random videos they can get on their mind.

Explained in videos:

1. Creating ostinatos = He already has piano melody, talking about chords, no smooth talking, no one realizes him; Then he talks about cc#1 for ostinato things, its done by velocity in notes, not any cc#1, plays end of something that sounds bad with piano, sounds annoying like kid jumping over piano with legs.

2. Whole 5 minutes video to copy paste notes, well done.

3. Added violas in same registry as first violins, and made horrible sound, showing he has no clue what he talks about.

4. Using horns with in muted dynamic range, which will hurt your ears, creating some bad melody.

5. Adding more piano!!!!

6. Pulsating synth. After ruining orchestral instruments, lets fix it by some loop already done by someone smarter than you.

7. Risers and effects - EDM epic cinematic music.

8. Random percussion hitting, luckily that library sounds good however you hit it.

9.. More percussion random hitting not knowing what hes doing.

10. Adding scale and wasting woodwinds on it.

11. Not very informed chord spelling (that B6 is not a B6 at all in that context)


Honestly, these contents are a 'UDEMY WORTH CONTENT'. These type of contents are basically, trying to degrade the value of GROOVE3.

EZbass Explained
Groove 3 is my go too!
Great video demo for this product! Thank You

Captain Chords Explained
Extremely Helpful and Useful
This course is super comprehensive and a great way to learn how to construct chords if you’re not well versed in music theory.

Not only that; this course makes you want to brush up on music theory, which in my opinion is an even bigger takeaway.

Cubase Chord Track Explained
Great course!
Good deep dive into the chord track features! Exactly what I needed! Thanks!
Hobbyist, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

All-Access Pass
Awesome and extremely helpful!
This has been an amazing gift that iZotope gave me after upgrading my bundles

Arturia CS-80 V Explained
Great overview of a slightly different classic!
Overall this was a great overview of a classic which has a few different architectural features not found on every other classic analog poly of the era, and the bass and lead patch examples made good use of the combined filters to show why they're great to have. I also really loved the inclusion of the summary video at the end - that is a fantastic touch that ALL instructional courses should do! I found the pad sound to be a little too similar to the bass and lead to be a useful example, and I would have liked to see the use of the multis especially for layering in the pad, to really demonstrate the power they bring to this synth. But overall this was one of the best organized and presented courses I've seen recently. There were a few niggles - the audio from the synth is scratchy - I've noticed this on other Groove3 videos recently, not sure if it's a mastering artifact or what, but when sound is the point, it's a little distracting. Also there was a section where the playbar at the bottom is covering the hover-over details that the instructor was talking about, so if you had engaged it recently, you couldn't see what he was referring to. But overall a great course.

All-Access Pass
Educational experience
This is as useful as reading the manual! It helps you learn to use what you already have. And it helps you make informed decisions on future purchases too!

Orchestral Library Toolbox
This taught me more about orchestration than anything else I’ve looked at.
Truly good explanations of various aspect of orchestration and design. Thank you

Output Portal Explained
Informative
The information was very go the music wasn't to my liking but the information was on point

First Song with FL Studio
Very Good!
It helped me a lot. good shortcuts too.

Producing EDM in Logic Pro X
Very informative, but not up to date with new Logic 10.5.
This course uses Logic 9 and some Logic X. It would be nice if it was up to date with the new Logic 10.5 or even Logic 10.4.
Semi-Pro

Iris 2 Explained
Now I look more confidently at Iris 2
Now I will create analog patches. After all, Iris 2 is a lot of cool samples from hardware

Compression Explained
One of the best courses I have watched
Hands down one of the best courses about audio. So clear and so understandable! Exactly what I was looking for, and in depth. Thanks

Studio One 5 Explained
Excellent
Everything I Needed To Know

Microphone Preamps Explained
Very Helpful
Brought clarity to some questions I had.
Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

Thorn Explained
Very Helpful!!
The videos offer a good introduction to Thorn. You quickly learn the structure, signal flow, filter section, etc. and so the many possibilities of sound shaping in Thorn. The videos helped me a lot to understand this synthesizer. Thanks for that.
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Bitwig Studio, Logic Pro, Studio One

iZotope VocalSynth 2 Explained
Very Helpful!
Good insight into the many possibilities of the VocalSynth 2. It was fun and very educational. Thank you-
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Bitwig Studio, Logic Pro, Studio One

All-Access Pass
The best website for production .
I have been through all kinds of websites and tutorials and stuff on the internet, for almost a year i havnt found any content that explains everything in details and gives a variety and order in his classes!
i got this all access pass through the izotope bundle and i think it was the best deals i have ever made !!!
thank you and i hope i'd get more proffesional with this website, you got my reccomendation. waiting for a whole world of new content to come

All-Access Pass
Beginner's Guide to Dorico
A lot of useful content for every musician / composer or home studio owner wisdhing to use Dorico !
Hobbyist, Musician, Digital Performer, Studio One

All-Access Pass
Extremely thorough!
There is always so much to learn. I came across Groove 3 through a number of some very high profile music industry friends. There is so much knowledge here at my fingertips. I sometimes just sit and watch a series in order, or if I have a specific issue, I can just go search for it and the problem is solved!

Structure Explained
great
helps a lot

Melodyne 5 Explained
Better than Celemony's tutorials
I love the way Eli Krantzberg explains things. It's ordered and sequential. First this simple thing, then this more advanced technique, then this tricky thingy. So you build a foundation first.
I've learned more in one night than I learned in a week at Celemony. I'm not saying Celemony's tutorials weren't helpful, but at times I felt I was watching an ad for what Melodyne is capable of doing, whereas Eli shows actually how to use it.
Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Acid, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

Cubase Dynamics Explained
Very helpful
Although this tutorial is mainly geared towards Cubase users it’s super helpful for anybody interested in learning about dynamics plugins. You learn what those plugins are all about and how and when to use them. The practical examples really helpful too.
Hobbyist, Cubase

Cubase 10: Mixing Explained
Really very good!
For beginners it is MUST SEE...

iZotope VocalSynth 2 Explained
A great help
This program offers a massive amount of options and they are explained in detail.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

All-Access Pass
Worth it
I continue to find useful content most everyday on groove 3, have learned so much!

Electronic Music Producer’s Guide: Distortion
Perfect!
A short but very comprehensive course that managed to answer all of the questions I had about distortion and also showed some exciting tricks for sound design. Delivery was very clear and the examples succinct which made for a very enjoyable experience overall. Much better than piecing this stuff together yourself on YouTube!
Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Reaper

FL Studio: Beginner's Guide
A good starting point.
If you're new to FL Studio or need a refresher. This is a good start. Covers the basics; not too deeply but enough to get you up and running.
Hobbyist, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Studio One

EZdrummer 2 Explained
Great overview
Everything at just the right level..not to deep, not too shallow.

Logic Pro X 10.5 Update Explained
very Helpful
Great course, does explain point by point in details this great update, when you have no time to read a the Logic bible this is the solution.

Mixing with Pro Tools 2019
Great way to mix
This tutorial makes me be regretted buy all my useless plugins . A easy way to mix a song, great song , thanks.

All-Access Pass
Awesome training and value for money
Great video selection, and quality training on such a wide range of products. Highly recommended to anyone that is really serious about learning deep dives on products and techniques

Logic Pro X Explained
Bite-size learning packed with info
Many short videos with lots of info in a well-structured course. I can watch them all at once to find out about things I didn't know before, but more importantly for me, I can look for a very specific subject and get a lot of details in 5 or 7 minutes of watching these videos and then go and apply my new knowledge right away. For me, this is the way it makes things stick and makes me a little better at working with Logic every day.

Talking Drummers
Heart warming and inspiring
Not an instructional video where you take away taught techniques but its difficult to not just jump up and try stuff out as you watch these guys working

Logic Pro X 10.5 Update Explained
Treasure Trove of Info!
Eli's ability to provide both general overviews of the new features in this update and delve into the granular aspects is quite impressive! I've been finding gems of information throughout; and it's like discovering Logic Pro X all over again!

Cubase 10: Editing Audio Explained
Great tutorial
So useful, this just what i 've expected

iZotope Neutron 3 Explained
Quite helpful
I've been using Neutron 3 for a little while now and have been getting my head around some of the aspects of it, but this was great, and it actually also helped reinforce basic plugin principles, too!

Mastering in the Box Explained
Fantastic tutorial, just one problem.
Really great stuff, worth watching multiple times. The only frustrating thing is that Michael talks a lot over the audio examples, making it hard to hear the subtle changes he's talking about. It would be better to do all the explaining first, than just let the music play to hear the diffences.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Cubase

EZbass Explained
Very Helpful
Helpful tutorial to get a good insight into the many possibilities of the EZBass. Highly recommended.
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Bitwig Studio, Logic Pro, Studio One

All-Access Pass
Awesome Training info
I have been using Groove 3 for several years. When I purchase something new. It gives me more information on that purchased product.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Studio One

BIAS Amp 2 Explained
Best $20 you'll ever spend.
Very detailed instructions to master the Bias Amp 2 Software.
Professional, Logic Pro

FL Studio: Beginner's Guide
I learned quite a bit from Tyler's tutorial.
I had been stubborn about learning FL Studio; it was hard to wrap my ahead around coming from a traditional DAW. By teaching me the basics of the software, Tyler's FL Studio tutorial for beginners has helped me to respect and appreciate FL Studio as a DAW and lifted my initial apprehension and prejudice such that I can now finally delve into FL Studio and use it to create some music. Thank you Tyler for opening my eyes and helping me see past by bias. I look forward to watching further FL Studio-based tutorials from Groove 3.
Beginner, Hobbyist, Producer, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

Pro Tools Ninja Guide
Really useful!
Lots of little tips to take away and use straight away.

All-Access Pass
Such a helpful resource
So much to offer on-tap and always available. A huge resource of knowledge and information.

EZbass Explained
Har ikke kommet noen vei uten.
ok
Musician, Studio One

Novation Impulse Explained
Just explaining what each controller/button do, no practical application...
I'm excited with all the functionality of impulse. But there was very little practical information on this video series.

u-he Diva Explained
Good for beginners to synthesis and a general introduction to Diva
Full disclosure; I'm an advanced user with many years of experience in programming synths, and have already worked in Zebra for years. I normally make film music, and use synths on a regular basis.
For me this course was just scratching the surface, and didn't really cover anything I wouldn't get from the manual. It could be a great course for someone new to synthesis AND new to Diva. It's not the best course for either. But if you just bought Diva as your first synth but have no idea how everything works, then this is for you.
Otherwise - just read the manual :)
And for Groove3 in general. I really wish there was an option to speed up videos!
Beginner, Student, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Cubase, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Pro Tools, Reaper

All-Access Pass
Amazingly helpful
Really good way to learn the tools i have. Very insightful and straightforward. Loads of content and properly explained/illustrated

Cubase 10 Explained
great material and has a glitch on my computer requiring frequent reloading
keeps freezing and requiring reloading on my mac

Cubase 10: Editing MIDI Explained
Badly explained, few examples
Many features and the fine points of their application were badly explained. Few examples were given.

Compression Explained
very helpful tutorial!!! if you have any doubt about compression!!
this is the tutorial that you need about compression!!!!
Student, Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason

Delay Explained
Fire!
Great explanations, and tips... very dope tutorial!
Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason, Reaper

Producing an Epic String Arrangement from Score
Very helpful!
It is an excellent tutorial because it explains a clear, rational and working musical form. You study step by step the basics from which to build a complete small piece of music: a perfect tutorial for all beginners. I wish there were a thousand tutorials like this: one for each music genre.
Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Studio One

Creating Epic Cinematic Compositions
Very Helpful indeed!
It is an excellent tutorial because it explains a clear, rational and working musical form. You study step by step the basics from which to build a complete small piece of music: a perfect tutorial for all beginners. I wish there were a thousand tutorials like this: one for each music genre.
Hobbyist, Musician, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Studio One

Captain Chords Explained
Useful
Good basic level introduction of this software for first time user.

All-Access Pass
All Access Pass
I am very satisfied so far. for $15 a month there's a huge amount of training on most subjects. I would recommend this site to anyone, newbie or pro that either wants to make music their career or just a better fundamental knowledge of what they're doing.

My one and only gripe is my favorites don't transfer from watching on the computer vs watching mobile. I also cant figure out how to favorite an entire program vs one single video on the phone so that's part of the problem too

All-Access Pass
Awesome!!!
I've subscribed to Groove3 forever (and I think under a different company name). Amazing tutorials and unmatched value. Ohhhh, if I had something like this in the 70's........but, it's never too late! :/

FL Studio: Beginner's Guide
FL Studio: Beginner's Guide
Very well explained!

Logic Pro X Explained
The very best Logic Pro X tutorial!!
First let me say that I am a fan of EK. He is clearly at home on this software and has lots of Logic tutorials, but this is the most complete "from the ground up" tutorial he has done. If you want more advanced stuff Groove3 has about a million hours of it, but I consider myself a moderately advanced Logic person and still found a lot of meat on this bone.
I found it very well explained and easy to understand and enjoyed watching the song develop. I will be implementing a bunch of these working ideas in future projects.
Thanks Eli, and thank you, Groove3.
Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One

Top Down Mixing Explained
Very straightforward demonstration of the top down method
Krantzberg has a pleasant instructional voice which keeps the listener engaged. This video is very easy to follow and helpful for engineers looking to quickly get a mix into good shape. Would definitely recommend!

Trash 2 Explained
very helpful
great

Sampling Techniques for Modern Musicians
Great Course
Right to the point. Have Ableton sampler open before you start and follow along.

FL Studio: Beginner's Guide
I've searched for years for something like this...
I've owned FLS ever since it was ported to the Mac. It's pretty different from what I am used to (Studio One, Cubase, Logic, Bitwig). No matter how many tutorials I looked at - even stuff from SeamlessR, FLS, other paid tutorials - it never "clicked". I just couldn't grok it. THESE are the first tutorials where it seemed to make sense, where I could turn the tutorial off and go on and play with what I learned by myself without getting confused.

He moves pretty quick, and I hope he does a deeper dive into FLS at some point. But this course opened up FLS enough, that I can explore it more on my own without getting frustrated and get a good feel for what makes it unique. And, I think I can revisit some of the videos from SeamlessR and others and get a lot more out of them.

Highly recommended.
Professional, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, Cubase, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Reason, Studio One

Logic Pro X Score Editor Explained Vol 1
Very good
Quite helpful.

Waves OVox Explained
Nice theory, awful examples
Was really excited to learn about the versatility and crazy stuff to produce with OVox, the theoretical info was good, like the explanation of how to use it, but when putting into practice it was a full fail. Not preparation at all so very bad sounding examples, nothing sounded even creatively well, so all that power of the plugin was smeared by the examples

iZotope Ozone 9 Explained
Sweet
Great series if you are new to Ozone 9

Cubase 10.5 New Features Explained
Not great
Did not go into sufficient detail about options for macro creation and video export.

Failed to mention how to clear the retrospective midi buffer or discuss how retrospective midi relates to MPE and expressions.

Inadequate explanation of Padshop 2's spectral oscillator, particularly what the "Purity" knob really is.


Synth Know-How: Layering
Didn't really learn much
He uses a lot of hyperspecific 3rd-party plugins, doesn't really explain what he's doing, uses and doesn't really get into the fundamental ideas behind layering. He basically just creates a few layered synth and you watch, and that's it.

EQ Explained
eq revealed
very informative video series
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