Reviews

Real world feedback from Groove3 customers.


Pro Tools Ninja Guide
Very Detailed!
Extremely helpful and in depth analysis of various aspects of Pro Tools. Nicely done!
Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

Scaler Explained
Outstanding overview
I’ve been using Scaler for awhile and their tutorials are good. But this overview was in-depth and brought home some functions I struggled to understand on my own. Scaler along with this video series is a game changer in my workflow. Thanks Larry!!
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV

All-Access Pass
Great Products !
The crew at Groove 3, have put together easy to understand video classes. From DAWS to the plug ins you use with them. If you have a musical interest there's a mini class for you.

MASCHINE 2 Explained
Great way to get started with Maschine
This tutorial is perfect for those who are just getting into Native Instruments Maschine software. Tutorial was clear and easy to follow and there are additional tutorials in the end covering recent updates to Komplete that enhance workflow. Great stuff!
Musician, Producer

Studio Secrets with Krish Sharma
Really good!
A perfect example of production and studio workflow, presented in a practical and concise way.
Reccomended!
Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer

Reason 9 Beats Bootcamp
Perfect
Short, sweet, and useful.

Creativity Kickstart
A great way to learn where to start
For a non-educated music developer, the need for guidance is crucial for learning the basics. I have been learning on my own for many years using several different DAWs and needed to focus on the developmental side of music.

All-Access Pass
One of the best learning platforms for producers
Quality contetn

Eventide H3000 Factory Explained
Extremely helpful
this plugin looks quite intimidating at first glance, although the tutorial breaks it down into clear and concise elements. now i can say that i can easily manipulate the plugin to get the sound i want

Ableton Live 11: New Features Explained
Exactly What I Was Looking For
This was the sort of course I was looking for: I’ve been using Live since v9, so I just wanted a succinct and clear explanation of the new features in Live 11. The lectures also include novel ways to use the new features in Live, in addition to a straightforward explanation of what they are. Thoroughly satisfied ????????
Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live

EXHALE Explained
Very Informative.
I am about 25% into this tutorial and I have learned a lot. This is a very powerful vocal instrument capable of making a ton of different sounds with a ton of options.

Loop Based Production Explained
Exactly what I was looking for
The instructor clearly put careful thought into what he wanted to present, and how, before making the videos, and the result is impressive. This course doesn't really go beyond a basic introductory level, but that was just fine for me, and it still covered quite a lot. I've never worked with loops before and wanted to get an idea of how it's done, so I got exactly what I wanted out of this course. I don't use Pro Tools, so it was interesting to see some of that DAW's idiosyncrasies, but I was not inspired to move away from Studio One.

Pro Tools Signal Flow Explained
Always Helpful
Gave me a lot of clarity!
Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

MASCHINE Know-How: The Basics
Perfect to get started.
Very well explained, and broken down to simple, easy to understand sections.

Logic Pro X: Mixing Electronic Music
Spot on
all the techniques used are what i've seen around but never seen the process of how its all put together to create a pro sounding mix.

iZotope Ozone 9 Explained
AMAZING
My jaw was dropping as how he made tons of things seem very easy to digest and gave me more information for me to look up after i was done with the series.

Output Analog Strings Explained
Great Video-Helped Me Out A lot.
This video was really helpful. I had this vst for a while and I wasn't using it because I didn't know how. It was explained in a way that I could understand with a lot of examples that I could easily follow.

FabFilter Pro-Q Explained
So happy I have this plug-in now!
Thanks Eli, so happy I own this plug-in now. This was a great thorough tutorial that was quick and simple to get through. Very easy to understand, and straight to the point with some basic practical uses.
Logic Pro

MASCHINE Know-How: Ideas View
Excellent
All of this guy's videos are good. Easy to understand, even for a Maschine novice like me. Ideas view is great.

Band-in-a-Box: Getting Started
Great overview/review!
I had BIAB *many* years ago but never used it much. Wanted to purchase it again and since I was already familiar with what it does in general, I was hoping to find a course that would help me get up to speed quickly just focusing on the fundamentals. This is just what I was looking for!
Semi-Pro, Musician, Logic Pro

Kush Plug-Ins Explained
Very Dated
This series states that Kush only has two plugins, they have 13 included in their Subscription. Not very helpful.
Semi-Pro, Producer, Audio Engineer

iZotope Ozone 9 Explained
Excellent Insight
It also provides a peek at different workflows and the purposes the module serves. In-depth introduction to Ozone 9...
Student, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Reason

Working with T-RackS 5
God bless you too Eli
Nice video series
Beginner, Student, Hobbyist

EZdrummer 2 Explained
Nice pace.
Even though I knew the basics on EZDrummer2, I picked up a couple of tips going through the tutorial.

KOMPLETE KONTROL Software Explained
Perfect
Great content and easy to follow!
Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Studio One

All-Access Pass
LOVE IT
GREAT WAY TO GET TO KNOW SOFTWARE

Arturia Pigments Explained
Superb Review
There's something about pace and clarity that is profoundly good in this class on Pigments 3. Nothing blows past you in a flurry of details and everything is laid out simply and clearly. This is what every such presentation should be.

It seems that Pigments is now a mature product containing all the different kinds of synthesis and modulation routings and FX where if you wanted to buy and master one and only one synth, this is the one to get. Off the top of my head you get old school analog oscillators, sample playing, wave-table, and additive harmonic engines. FM-DX7 style modulations seems built in to all the synthesis engines. It's just an astounding swiss army knife instrument with tons of bells and whistles that I cannot begin to list in a short review like this.

In short, if you want a synthesizer to master and make your own, this is the one. And having this video series as a companion to make it all clearly understandable as you master the various aspects is a huge plus as well.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Reaper

Smart Controls Explained
Great Easy Explanation of Smart Controls
Great Easy Explanation of Smart Controls

I really enjoyed this one, simple and straight to the point with a nice extra video from Eli.
Logic Pro

KOMPLETE KONTROL MK2 Power Start
Excellent course! Loads of useful tips
Great intro to using all sorts of hardware/software features of KK that would otherwise not be intuitive to learn.

Band-in-a-Box: Getting Started
Good introduction
I've been using BiaB for a while, but this series showed me a lot of things I had forgotten. Very useful and well explained.
Professional, Musician, Pro Tools

All-Access Pass
A wealth of knowledge!
An excellent source of information and inspiration. Very good and to the point instructional videos and books made by top performers and educators. The Groove 3 simply rocks! ????????

Logic Pro X Know-How: The Marquee Tool
Useful Information
Complete and to the point

Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
its too small to see anything.
impossible to read it. too small

Band-in-a-Box: Getting Started
2020 BIAB for MAC
Eli Krantzberg (instructor) said this was, "2020 BIAB for MAC" as the last line in the video series.

I think this should have been made clear in the Groove3 title.

The features may be the same between MAC and PC versions of BIAB, but the terminology of the short cut keys gets confusing. The layout is also different enough to make it challenging to follow along at times, and I had to use the help menu in BIAB to translate some of the short cuts.

You should have an intermediate level of understanding of BIAB and your DAW. It may be too confusing for absolute beginners. However, there are enough nuggets of tips and tricks to make the purchase worthwhile.

Also, as of now, June 2021, the series is already out of date, but still very useful.

Logic Pro Explained
Excellent First Time / Old Time user's Tutorial
Eli is an excellent teacher. There is no doubt about it. Now, Logic is really a big DAW with so many features. I'm a very old user (e-magic Logic on Windows), so I needed a strong fast basis. This course is a perfect start (yes, 7 hours are just a start!), however, Eli could dive deep into some features especially those tricky ones and he refers to more extensive courses regarding the specific chapter. For me, it is an excellent first course and it covered "really" more than I need to make my music.
Now, some criticise Eli he haven't delved deep into this or that topic, but to do that I believe he needs 70 hours to explain all (no exaggerations!).
As a result, I probably need to watch it again to grasp all the info and shortcuts. It is a great foundation/reference on Logic.
Hobbyist

Understanding Recording Signal Flow
Great intro do recording engineering
Covers all the basics many courses fail to explain this simple.

KOMPLETE KONTROL Software Explained
Great summary series!
Kranzberg does as great job as usual! Very thorough without wasting a lot of time, it covers everything you need to know about Komplete Kontrol S/W.
Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Acid, FL Studio, Reason

MASSIVE X: Sound Design Vol 1
Excellent, lots of points that piqued my interest!
As someone who started in the 1980s with Juno and Yamaha hardware synths, despite having embraced software synthesisers I still have a natural tendency to limit my sound design to standard features as though still limited by the early hardware.

This course has led me through some parts of contemporary synthesisers that I wouldn't normally use, in fact, Massive-X is not one of my goto synths although it might well have become so.

Would love to see Thomas do a sound-design course purely on 'exotic' or 'unusual' patches which make full use of this kind of advanced capabilities in contemporary software synths.

There is a lot of stuff out there on various sites (and Groove3) on recreating 1980s vintage sounds, I know how to do that, my challenge is breaking out of that box!
Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound for Film/TV, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Reaper, Studio One

Band-in-a-Box: Getting Started
Disappointing
I wish Groove 3 would learn something from other educational services such as Linkedin Learning, for instance. There, courses are carefully crafted, generally starting with an overview of the software being taught, explaining about system requirements, different versions and options, general set up, as well as offering practice files with exercises explained in the video lessons. None of this is available here. In this course, Eli is just rushing through the program; his presentation is not well-prepared, as it clearly is in his older courses. Please, Eli, do take a few more hours to prepare and offer subscribers a more friendly-paced and in-depth content. And please, Groove 3, take off the site your 10-year old courses that have lost most of their educational value.

Notion Explained
The "doctor" does the job. Leaving the key strokes off in the screencast, however, is ludicrous. Offering practicing files is also desirable. Plus there seems to be a mistake in the last chapter, no sound comes out of the trumpet (reviewing the work before publishing would also be nice, since this is a paid service). The course is also outdated, newer versions of the program have been out for a while. It would be nice if Groove 3 would offer a more advanced course on the latest edition of Notion.
The "doctor" does the job. Leaving the key strokes off in the screencast, however, is ludicrous. Offering practicing files would also be desirable. Furthermore, there seems to be a mistake in the last chapter, no sound comes out of the trumpet (reviewing the work before publishing would also be advisable, since this is a paid service). A chapter on the integration with Studio One is also missing. Finally, the course is outdated, newer versions of the program have been out for a while. It would be nice if Groove 3 would offer a more advanced course on Notion's latest edition.

Apple Loops Explained
Interesting and Useful
Learned much and got new ideas

The Legendary Bass of Chuck Rainey
Chuck Rainey!
Great ideas from one the best bassist ever!

Recording Vocals Explained
Plenty of insights
4.8. Not 5 because it could get more in detail into mixing and back vocals fx
Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

Ableton Live 11: New Features Explained
Short-effective videos right on topic
Short informative videos with no unnecessary information. Just what one needs to learn Live 11 update quickly.

Band-in-a-Box: Getting Started
Good series
I always like series by Eli Krantzberg. The crispness of the video is the best I've run across on Groove3.

I've been using BIAB since the 1990s and discovered things I didn't know (or had forgotten). For example, the meaning of the "=" sign in the track names was new to me.

Since the product was originally written for the PC it would have been nice to see the PC version used as it is always released about six months ahead of the Mac version.

I'd like to see a series on creating one's own real tracks, real drums and other more advanced features.
Musician, Reaper

Working with Ableton Live MIDI Effects
Awesome!
Super awesome tips and tricks for creativity. Also very pleasant voice and well spoken, clear instructions and explanations.

Generate Explained
Basically Manual read out loud
Great plugin and nice to see it in video, but content is basically just a man reading out a manual and pointing to the knob manual refers on plugin UI. Probably faster to just read the manual.

BATTERY 4 Explained
Great introduction
I was too lazy to read the manual! ;-) This is exactly what I was looking for, an introduction to get an impression of what is possible within Battery 4.
Beginner, Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live, Reaper

More EDM Insider Secrets
Picked Up Some Stuff Here
Worth a watch

Compression Explained
Very clear and well explained videos.
This is very well done and explains compression very well. Takes time to absorb all the parameters and functions and how it all works, but this is very clear.

EZdrummer 2 Advanced
good tips
learned some stuff that will be helpful when creating drum patterns. which to me is the most time consuming part of making a song

Arturia Modular V Explained
very good
Lots of information again to get through, but some realy good examples and clear explanations.

UVI Drum Replacer Explained
Very helpful getting going on using the plugin!
Nice job explaining the use of the plugin. Good examples, and pretty clear on what everything does within the plugin. I will definitely watch this again as needed to brush up on what I might forget.
Student, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

Mic Choices & Placement
Very basic and very good
This is a basic but very good introduction to the world of microphones and recording techniques.

Beginner’s Guide to Mastering with Ableton Live
Very helpful
very well explained...loved it...thank you!
Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live

Pro Tools Mixing Tips & Tricks
Learned tricks♥?♥?♥?
Some of the automation control keys are new to me. I have used pro tools for years. Self taught. No manual. Good stuff to learn.

VocAlign Ultra Explained
Eli does it again. Super helpful!
I needed to learn how to use this plugin to enhance my audio. Eli did a very decent job explaining how to make good use of it. I can't wait to see what I can creat with it!
Student, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

Producer's Guide to Optimizing Your DAW & Computer
Very inspiring - New thoughts - very sophisticated! Love it.
Helpful thoughts - insights that go deeper than I ever thought about it. Very helpful and - a extremely interesting instructor/tutor. Perfect!

Compression Explained
Better Than Advertised
I'm loving the course. Already learned more than I anticipated and I'm only on the 3rd video!!!

Producing & Engineering High End / Top End
Some Good Stuff Here
Worth a watch to pick up some tricks n tips.

FL Studio 20: Beginner's Guide
great
still watching great deal

MIDI Orchestration Explained
Excellent information!
Great content and detailed explanation provided. Excellent resource for beginners and intermediate composers in the realm of midi orchestration.

MASCHINE MK3: Getting Started
Outstanding Course
This course provides an excellent introduction to Maschine MK3. Easy to follow, with just the right amount of detail, well-conveyed. Looking forward to taking Sami's other Maschine courses, after practicing what I've encountered in this course.

Though I gave 4 stars to questions about viewing quality and ease of use, those ratings pertain to streaming hiccups, perhaps due to internet traffic issues on the weekend I was watching.

Reason Drum Sequencer Explained
Very Helpful!!!
Another favorite in the Reason video series!!

Creating Epic Cinematic Compositions
Not clear introduction
The first introduction , it seems
s that Gary had a mistake by naming the
piano sketch parts : sloppy ?

Reverse Engineering Synth Sounds Explained
Good initiation
Very good explanation to the soft synth sound design process.

All-Access Pass
Great information!
I'm sound producer, Groove3 information is very interesting for my music production and composition.
Thanks!

Pro Tools Mixing Tips & Tricks
Excellent use of time
This is a very well balanced and helpful tutorial packed with tips to dramatically improve workflow/quality. Wish I had found this sooner.

Arlen Roth – Slide Guitar
Great information in the tutorial.
Great tutorial for learning the open tunings and beginning licks.
What a great player.

Notion Explained
Wonderful Service!
Exactly what I've been looking for!
Hobbyist, Musician, Reaper

First Song with FL Studio
Very Helpful!!
This was a very comprehensive and fun tutorial. I felt I got a really good grasp on the basis of creating a song in FL Studio. Thanks!!

Studio One 2 Explained
Quality Tutorial on Studio One
Coming over from Ableton, this has been invaluable series! Thanks to Groove3 and Bill Edstrom for this professional content. A+

Logic Pro Explained
explained in very simple language.
as I am an engineer using protools for almost 20 yrs, always wanted to learn logic and this is the best way.
Professional, Audio Engineer

Xfer Cthulhu Explained
Helpful introduction
This was easy to understand and put into practice.
Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live

BreakTweaker Explained
Great Tutorial!
Fantastic explanation on how to use BreakTweaker...let the beats flow! Randomize those micro-edits!
Semi-Pro, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Reaper

STUDIO DRUMMER Explained
very good quality instruction
So good so far...I am giving 4.5 out of five because there can always be something better
Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live

Mastering with Logic Pro Explained
Perfect explained - Thank you so much!!!!!
Helped me a lot!!!

Studio One MIDI Guru Guide
Very helpful!
Very helpful!
Studio One

Mix Review with Bob Horn & Erik Reichers - Episode 2
Wonderful Service!
So professional and kind masters!
Hobbyist, Musician, Reaper

EDM Digital Mixing with Analog Results
Worth A Watch
Always good to see how someone else works.

All-Access Pass
A Lotta Fun
Some really great material on here

iZotope Neutron 3 Explained
Seriously good
NGL, this is probably one of the best courses I have seen on G3. Author comes across as very knowledgeable, with very practical examples. No fluff, just straight to the point. I could easily follow along on my own track as it's presented in a way that makes it easy to apply. Good work!!!

Home Studio Know-How: The Room & Acoustics
VERY HELPFUL
HE GOT STRAIT TO THE POINT I LOVE IT

Logic Pro Explained
Very well explained and Detailed
Detailed and thorough explanation of Logic, for beginners and intermediate users too. Learnt a lot

Top Ten EDM Don'ts
Picked Up Some Stuff Here
Picked up some stuff here and the video wasn't too long so great

All-Access Pass
Wonderful Service!
It has helped me understand Mixing and Mastering easily and interestingly. Keep up the great work!
Hobbyist, Musician, Reaper

Session Horns Pro Explained
Very Helpful
Really good teacher. He explains things very well. I come away with knowledge not stress from not understanding.

iZotope RX 8 Explained
Great Tutorial! Extremely helpful.
Reviewing one video alone from this tutorial helped me solve a major issue I had with clicks on a track I recorded years ago. I'm looking forward to going more in depth. Thanks for this.

Mixing Electronic Music with UAD Plug-Ins
Yup Easy To Watch And Helpful
Easy and helpful walkthrough

Infected Mushroom Pusher In-Action
Nice series. Short and to the point.
Very informative!
Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reaper, Studio One

Apple Loops Explained
Helpful ++
I'm enjoying this one a whoooole lot. I bought it to share with my friend.
GREAT info.
Student, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Cakewalk Sonar, Logic Pro

Home Studio Know-How: The Room & Acoustics
Very Insightful
Extremely useful information covering the fundamentals of how sound works in a space and how to best treat it. Excellent video series.

All-Access Pass
Great learning website
I think this is wonderful i am old school, the way people can learn from the internet and the website is amazing to me back in the old days i read a lot of books to learn how to work thing out, now it must easy and your teacher are great...thank for this website and YouTube of course...

Cubase: Working to Film Explained
Excellent
This is an excellent introduction to matching music and sound effects to video in Cubase, and also how to go about using transitions, tempo changes etc. Gary shows how to do this on an actual project and it's very useful to see his way of working. He has a relaxed but very detailed way of teaching. Thoroughly recommended for anyone learning how to use Cubase with film. Thanks Gary!

Omnisphere 2 Explained
Very good Omnisphere introduction
Very good Omnisphere introduction with quite a few interesting tips
Beginner, Musician, Producer, Bitwig Studio

Mastering in Studio One: Beginner’s Guide
Excellent!
Great intro to mastering in Studio One. Learned a lot. Super pleasant course with Santana's song throughout. Gary is a great teacher and his accent is cool; I'm considering a trip to South Africa to learn some of it myself! Highly recommend!

All-Access Pass
Excellent!
The pay as you go monthly pass is a great price and it's all access so all of the great Groove3 assets are available for the duration. Easy to use. Great quality content. Reasonable price. I'm not sure how it could be better at this point! Just keep adding new content. Thanks guys!

EZdrummer 2 Advanced
Delivers as promised!
Done well! I learned much. Need an update from 2016 though!!

Emily Remler - Advanced Jazz and Latin Improvisation
Very cool
Like the dirt under her fingernails. I miss girls like this.

Mixing with Pro Tools
Great tutorial!
Just what I needed!
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