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Real world feedback from Groove3 customers.


Music Theory Explained
Lots of information
I would consider this an undergraduate course in music theory. There is a lot of theory packed into this series. My only negative, and it is not the course, is it contains too much info! I am more interested in a crash course for DAW work, and this gives much more than that. If you are looking for theory using midi/DAW (piano roll/drum editor) this does not really touch on that. Theory is shown exclusively using standard music notation. However, as stated, this is a very comprehensive course on music theory.
Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer

Superior Drummer 2 Explained
Answers I hoped for in Superior Drummer 2 private lesson
I have owned Superior Drummer 2 for several years and just used the stock NY Avatar kit default settings in Reaper. Recently I added drum triggers to an acoustic set so it was time to really learn the product. Scott delivers instruction in a very direct manner, no fluff to wait through. He covered every aspect of SD2 that I had wondered about in the past. I had been frustrated when going to drum forums online for answers. For some reason drum forums aren't the best place to go for explanations, many friendly helpful drummers are there to help but for some reason they don't like providing the amount of detail or backstory I needed. Scott delivers both in spades.

U Produce™ Jack Ü
Very Thorough
Really surprised at how in depth the videos on the site are, this one is quite intriguing and very clean and precise.

Songwriting Theory Explained
Simple, subject focused and helpful
Great mentor. All modules are brilliantly explained in layman terms for anyone to easily understand. Composition comparisons and explanations are very helpful. This even helps a person who has little basic music knowledge to become a composer by showcasing the creativity. Bloody marvellous. I am buying this product.

Mixing Drums in Logic Pro X
Just what i needed.
Thanks, I can see a clearer picture of mixing drums for my projects.

Songwriting with Vocal Acapellas
Very detailed and helpful video
So detailed and inventive it was full of things I can't wait to try.

Studio One Know-How: Voiceovers
very helpful
thank you all

Pro Tools MIDI Explained
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UA Apollo & Console Application Explained
Up and running with UA
This is a great introduction to the Universal Audio Console
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Pro Tools

All-Access Pass
Great!
One of my favorite subscriptions.
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason

All-Access Pass
Lots of good training videos
If there is any music software I want to learn more about, I probably can find a video on Groove3. Great job.

Alchemy 2 Explained
A very useful course, i definitely recommend.
I have watched a lot of Eli's tutorials, and i think he must be one of the best music teachers out there. He is very clear in his explanations, and never goes off on any unnecessary tangents, he just always sticks to the necessary training requirements. And this set of tutorials on Alchemy is no exception, because it is a very good course, full of relevant explanations, of this incredible synthesiser. It's a complex synth, for sure, but Eli makes it easier to grasp. I definitely recommend this course, to anyone who wants a better understanding of the Alchemy synth.
Hobbyist

Audio Mastering - Essential Practices
A great choice
One of the best available bibliographies about audio mastering. The book addresses the concept of mastering, its tools, and correct and consistent practice. great didactics. It could deepen some techniques and have interviews with other professionals.

Working with VSTs in Reason
Excellent!
Relevant and to the point.

Melodyne 4 Advanced
Lots of info here. You need to watch it multiple times to take it all in
This video opens up all the possibilities of this plug in! Eli K. really knows his stuff
Student, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

Sibelius 7 Explained
Very helpful!
Clear and concise breakdown of the functions and layout.

Melodyne 4 Explained
great help
this system is by far the best I have found, to the point and fast.
Beginner, Musician, Studio One

Logic Pro X Drummer Explained
A GREAT HELP!
As always Eli Krantzberg offers up another great tutorial, fully recommend this and any other vids Eli makes
Professional, Musician, Logic Pro

Logic Pro X Score Editor Explained Vol 1
SUPER HELPFUL!
This course is top level. And this is just volume 1. With this one, you get enough training to understand and use the power of the score editor in LPX.
Musician

Compression Explained
Detailed Breakdown
This series does a great job of breakdown what compression is and how it can be used in audio production. Plenty of examples of how to apply compression to audio with various tools. Author does a great job making the concept of compression easy to understand.

All-Access Pass
Very Helpful!
Very useful and detailed courses, professional teachers and excellent sound and picture quality.
Only one wish - make subtitles, preferably in several languages. Sometimes it’s not clear enough to me the first time.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Ableton Live, Cubase

Digital Performer 10: Editing MIDI Explained
Helpful!
I liked the tutorial, but could have used a little more in depth work and attention to keyboard shortcuts. It does have a lot of very helpful beginning information and a couple of tidbits that help for workflow. Would recommend doing it if you're new to DP in any way.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Digital Performer

Output Arcade Explained
Somewhat helpful
Arcade output is a lovely product and a killer as well as grove3.com platform. Unfortunately the mentor explained "what" output does in his tutorials but failed to explain the "how to" part in practical. There are many **** vids and trainings explain the what part, but we pay to learn the how part in practical demonstration. We are not sound engineers and pros rather simple people instead. Therefore, groove 3 really need to emphasize on appointing the correct mentors to demonstrate those videos. Cheers

All-Access Pass
Excellent!
Very affordable. Easy ongoing access.

u-he Diva Explained
Difficult to follow because you can't see keys input
I found myself confused in a number of sections because I couldn't tell whether I was hearing a result of movement on the keyboard or within the synth. This video needs to be updated with a view of what's being played.
Professional, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

Synthesizer Terminology Explained
Succinct, logical
Really succinctly and logically explained. Good work dude!

All-Access Pass
Wonderful learning ressource
The majority of the courses I've looked at so far were truly informative and very helpful. Though you might have to scroll through a couple of videos on a precise topic to find one that matches your actual level of understanding of this topic. But this no drawback.

Ozzy Osbourne: Guitar Play-Along
Very cool and informative.
I watched Mama, I'm Coming Home and I liked having both the acoustic and electric guitar versions. Great teacher on this.

SampleTank 4 Explained
For a rather newbie, very helpful, although sime details should have been treated better.
The patches used, grooves etc. should have been specified and made available to make it easier to follow on my own instrument. Some features are treated too superficially, like pitch bend up/down and round robin.

Synthesizer Terminology Explained
Fine walkthrough of concepts.
Should have been talking more slowly. More examples (there are a lot already) would also have been appreciated.

MODO Bass Explained
More to Plugin than meets the eye
Helps you find all the hidden features that show that this Bass Plugin has a lot of depth

Session Horns Pro Explained
I love it!
I know nothing about horns or how to use them, but this course is changing all that.
Beginner, Musician

Recording Vocals Explained
Great insight!
I love the tutorial as it takes you through the production of a typical vocal track from raw to finished product. I can't wait to put this information to use.

Practical Music Theory Know-How
Superb!
This series from Tom is brilliant! With great pacing and instruction, it's a must see for an insight into understanding musical structure.

Orchestral Composing with NI Symphony Series
The PERFECT Starting Point for the NI Symphony Series
Really gets under the hood of what each section of the Symphony Series can do. Great tutorial!
Professional, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cubase

AirEQ Explained
Great Plugin! Great Tutorial! Great Eli!
Great Plugin! Great Tutorial!Great Eli!

Superior Drummer 3 Explained
Superior Drummer 3 Explained
All the videos are very helpful but I was hoping for more hands on interfacing with my DAW. Real world stuff like creating a song and adding groves and deleting groves accessing SD3 from the daw, etc, There was one vid that showed some editing but he did it so fast I have no idea how he did it. Dont get me wrong this is worth it I just need a few more basics. Im an 80's musician from the day of hoping your drummer doesn't show up drunk! This stuff is kinda new to me.

Songwriting with Vocal Acapellas
Very very helpful
it´s exactly want i need as a songwriter AND producer and mixer...please please more videos like this...and please also in other kinds of music (Rock, etc.)

Edit Multi-Track Drums in Logic Pro X
LOVE IT. ADVANCED STUFF.
Years of learning logic and I have never learn the stuff explained in this course. I see this as advanced multi-track editing in LPX. Love it.
Musician

Smart Controls Explained
POWERFUL SMART CONTROLS
One of the features of LPX that I haven't used due to the lack of knowledge. But from now on, thanks to these course I know what is all about.
Musician

Production Review with Bob Horn & Erik Reichers - Episode 1
Super helpful and inspiring.
Loads of good information on all aspects of putting the track together! From production decisions to mix decisions, so many good ideas in this, it's excellent!

Harrison Mixbus 5 Explained
Mixing
Very helpful videos
Beginner, Producer, Beat Maker, Digital Performer

Studio One 4 Explained
Concise and Focused
Marcus does a great job explaining the ins and outs of Studio One. Topics are relevant and applicable right away.

MASCHINE MK3: Getting Started
Excellent Course!
I enjoyed this teacher, very thorough, stayed on topic, easy and fun to follow.
Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

Django Reinhardt: Guitar Play-Along
Disappointing !!!
"Each song starts with a lesson from a professional guitar teacher, then the teacher performs the complete song along with professionally recorded backing tracks that include on-screen guitar tab."
Only the third track comes wit onscreen tab .
There is no taboo, so if you try to learn the solo by tab you have to start the third video play along with tab - very bad approach.
Otherwise the quality is very good.

Songwriting with Vocal Acapellas
Enjoyable and Detailed Throughout
Eli does a very good job from start to finish, describing and explaining the detail of songwriting with acapella stems in these engrossing tutorials. This is a great step by step example of how a musician can use these acapellas to help with creativity, especially when faced with writer's block. Great practical examples of the use of Melodyne, timing placement, rhythm, resampling, soft synths, transition FX creation, automation, reverse reverb, mixing, organisation and arrangement.
Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Pro Tools

Studio One 4 Explained
Top Shelf Video!!
Marcus is a great instructor - information - very well done ... clear and concise
Musician, Producer, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

Cubase 10 Explained
Great Balance of Overview and Workflow Detail
Many courses show a good overview of the features of DAWs - most of which are quite evident and can be figured out easily.

Then there is a layer of how certain moves can be accomplished with a DAW, and this is where it get much less evident.

What is great about this course is that after covering the features - with good musical examples, by the way - there are great examples of practical workflow elements that translate into the real life use of Cubase.
Hobbyist, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

Blues Rock: Guitar Play-Along
Some of my favorite players.
I am excited to learn to play these tunes by my favorite guitar players. I love blues rock, and this fits the bill.
Hobbyist, Musician, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar

Exporting Multi-Tracks in Logic
EYE OPENING!
I though I knew enough to export in LPX, but after finishing this course I am blow away by all the quirk functions related to exporting.
This course has taught me what I need to know to resolve future problems that I might encounter while exporting.
Musician

Intro To Music Publishing: A Creative and Business Perspective For Musicians
very well delivered
very informational
Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Studio One

Cubase 10 Explained
As usual, absolutely excellent!
Just learned of features of Cubase 10 that I didn't even know were there!

Flex Pitch Explained
ALL I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT FLEX PITCH.
Great course. All I need to know about flex pitch that will help me to improve my productions.
Musician

Reason 10 Explained
Really comprehensive and organized!
If you are just starting or need a refresher, this course will really help. Succinct, to the point, and lots of great examples. Well done.
Professional, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, Cubase, Logic Pro, Studio One

All-Access Pass
Simply Great
My most important tool to check out, how things work

Digital Performer 10: Editing MIDI Explained
Good Introduction
This was a good overall intro and review for those already familiar with these features.

MASCHINE Know-How: Ideas View
Learn alot
I can always use the information when putting together tracks

EZkeys Explained
Fantastic forensic explanation
Some people use only the minimum without exploring and knowing the little tricks. I know more than I know now after viewing and that's what counts

Logic Pro X Know-How: Bass Amp Designer
WONDERFUL.
Logic Pro X gives us a Bass Amp Designer to be used as a bass virtual amp an a virtual DI box. Now I know how to used them.
Musician

Logic Pro X Know-How: Pedalboard
TO THE POINT.
I now know how to used the pedals in Logic Pro X. The tutorial are straight forward. Easy to follow and easy to learn.
Musician

200 Blues Licks
Very good
Very good

First Song with MASCHINE MK3
EXCELLENT TUTORIALS.
I now have the knowledge to start making songs with Maschine.
Musician

Mixing with Neutron 3
GREAT WAY TO START MIXING WITH NEUTRON 3
This course is great for learning how to mix with neutron 3.
Musician

Logic Pro X Key Commands Explained
WONDERFUL.
Excellent key commands to learn to be more productive.
Musician

Cubase 10 Explained
Insightful, very well explained
I want to apply what I'm learning here, like I said very well explained, easy to follow. From the way Paul shows us, I retain the sense of the flow within the program.

Using iOS Apps to Create Electronic Music
Great overview
I had no idea the iPad had this much available for it. Really opened my eyes to how useful it is for music projects and will need to look into getting one so I can try these things.
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Bitwig Studio, FL Studio, Reason

Pro Tools 2018 Explained
I thought Marcus was really helpful
Now anything I'm not to sure of like my memory needs a little jolt then I can go to that specific video and jog that memory, absolutely brilliant and I'm really pleased for the help, well worth the money and even better with the two for one price

Pro Tools Elastic Audio in Action
Great video just the start of video were to fast a pace
Loved the video's but Im not sure if it was nerves at the beginning but it started at a real fast pace till the video 5/6 then it seemed you calm down and it was then I started to enjoy your video's other wise all is good keep up the great work

Jimi Hendrix Smash Hits: Guitar Play-Along
Excellent presentation!
I like the view ( looking down on the guitar) it is a great visual that shows you exactly how to play the music. I also like how the different parts are shown on other instruments or with a slide.
Hobbyist, Musician, FL Studio, Cakewalk Sonar

Improvising Know-How: Modes
just Brilliant!
Learned alot... i already knew but just a bit more nuance

All-Access Pass
This site is a gold mine!
I have just found this through Kenny Gioia's Reaper videos. This site is a gold mine! Great topics and great tutorials. I'd like to say thank you for all this material for such a low monthly price.

All-Access Pass
Very Very helpful
like all the information you need to know about on videos

Using iOS Apps to Create Electronic Music
Astonishing useful for music making on iPad
Short, to the point, with good examples, concisely presented. In an hour I learnt more than other courses give in three or four times longer. Had to keep a notebook handy for the list of useful music-making apps to buy tho. His explanations of the intricacies of using Audiobus 3 are particularly detailed and useful.
Hobbyist, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Reason

Studio One 4 Explained
Great basics course
I've used the software before but it was a great refresher and he goes over the most important basic aspects of the software. Recommend if you're new or need a brush up on the information.

Reverb Explained
Very helpful
This course has answered some of the questions about reverb that was looking for in other courses and never got! And the added bonus of the instructor using some of the plugins that I own and use on a regular basis!
Hobbyist, Logic Pro

MASSIVE X: Sound Design Vol 1
Excellent Presentation
I have only one recommendation. I think thatThomas speaks just a little to fast. If he could just speak a little more slowly it would make his presentation absolutely perfect.

Studio One 4 Explained
Fantastic intro to Studio One
Really loved going over this in a couple of days - went from barely knowing Studio One to feeling confident about the basics.

Vengeance Avenger Explained
Great Overview
A great set of tutorials to demystify Avenger. I had no idea that it could do so much.
Hobbyist, Musician, FL Studio, Reaper, Studio One

The Complete Guide To Beginner DJ Mixing With A Serato DJ Controller
Excellent!
Great examples. Passionate, skilled, and knowledgeable teacher. I learned a lot.

Console 1 Explained
Console One Explained is Excellent!
Not only an excellent video explaining Console One in detail but a great tutorial on the basics of EQ and Compression.
Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Cubase

All-Access Pass
Very helpful!
No background muzac other than explanatory sounds: Good!!!
Sound balance between talking and demo playing excellent.
Theme depth very good.

However, videos load slowly and may sometimes just stop playing showing a big GT arrow.

Ableton Live 10 Explained
Easy to understand
This moves at a decent pace...some tutorials labour the same point for too long but this one moves at pace allowing you to get in there an create without waiting too long.
Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Ableton Live

UAD Apollo 2 Console Explained
Smooth and streamlined.
Doesn't waste time. Good, clear, and articulate speaker. Filled in a few gaps on a program I use daily. Nice!

HALion Beginner’s Guide: Programming Synths
A good start
There's just so much to Halio 6, and I wanted to get a good grounding. This course is a good start ...
Hobbyist, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, FL Studio, Studio One

Studio One 4 Explained
Very Informative
Great presentaion. Well done. Can't wait to watch the advanced tutorials.
Beginner, Musician, Cubase

Mix Review with Bob Horn & Erik Reichers - Episode 1
Very Helpful
I appreciated the detailed and in-depth nature of this review.
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Digital Performer

Cubase 10 Explained
Great start!
This turned out to be an enlightening video series on Cubase. I found some things very interesting like how automation is handled.

Eventide Anthology XI: Getting Creative
Mind Expanding
Good job with the plugins . . . I learned a lot.

But the scratch track got annoying very quickly.
Professional, Musician, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase, Logic Pro

Beat Making with MASCHINE
Excellent insight
Some excellent ideas here. I found this both useful for general techniques and also the specifics. I recently upgraded to the mark three and this was a great help in getting me familiar with it.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Sound for Film/TV, FL Studio, Pro Tools, Reason, Reaper, Studio One

All-Access Pass
Awesome!
It's an amazing resource for anybody who's learning how to do this by themselves. It's like having a reallife tutor.

Output Arcade Explained
Pretty Cool!
Output Arcade is not overly complex, and it's a lot of fun. The lessons are to the point, and even if you miss something the first time around, you can watch it over and over until you "get it."

HALion 6 Know-How: Getting Started
It is great but.....
I like this but it is outdated. Many of the things mentioned in these video's no longer work in Cubase 10

Logic Pro X Know-How: Advanced Audio Importing
Pick up some new tips!
Long time logic user, love my key commands and definitely picked up a few more here. Worth it for the intermediate to advanced logic buff.

Ableton Live 10 Explained
Great content!
Scottie does a great job explaining with detail all you need to know about Ableton Live 10. Really liked the tone of his voice and the quality of the content
Professional, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

Studio One 4.5 Update Revealed
Very Good Studio One Update!
Excellent and to the point! I'd only suggest a slower pace from time to time when remarking or summarizing . All in all an excellent trainer

EDM Songwriting & Production
Multiplier is just Brilliant!
Love this guy! His love of the technical aspects of sound and music is obvious and he communicates with amazing clarity! Wow. Super Intelligent guy! I wish you the best of luck with your music... you should be up there on the Charts!! I dont think those who are on the charts have anywhere close to your knowhow!

1001 Jazz Licks - A Complete Jazz Vocabulary for the Improvising Musician
Helpful
To early to say, but I hope this is included with an audio or video section as well!
Professional, Musician, Ableton Live, Cubase, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Nuendo, Pro Tools, Reason, Studio One

Output Arcade Explained
hope this isn't all I get for $15
There's nothing that numerous ****** videos don't explain. There was zero instruction on how to make a melody (for example) from a sample...but plenty on turning knobs to change a texture.
Hobbyist, Musician, Pro Tools

All-Access Pass
A wealth of knowledge
Groove 3 all access pass offers months of viewing and reading for a very affordable price. Already made great use of it and will continue to do so.
Professional, Musician, Cakewalk Sonar
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