Reviews

Real world feedback from Groove3 customers.


Session Horns Pro Explained
Very good and helpful
I am very pleased with this video. It helped me a lot understanding this product and improvred my workflow.

FM8 Explained
A lesson in clarity
I was reluctant to watch this video series when I saw that it was more than 3 hours long. I couldn't help but sigh inwardly and feel ever so slightly depressed at the prospect of spending so much time learning about one synth. But time flies when you're having fun. I found this really engaging and soooooooo succinct in its explanations. Highly recommended viewing for any users new to FM8.

Steve Jordan - The Groove Is Here
It's not as hard as you imagine to play with groove
It's not as hard as you imagine to play with groove

UVI Augmented Orchestra Explained
Powerful presentation of a powerful tool!
Eli nails another tutorial. Excellent presentation and full coverage. I LOVE his tutorials!
Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Acid, FL Studio, Reason, Studio One

All-Access Pass
Very helpful
Helping me find myself

Session Guitarist ELECTRICS Explained
Very helpful stuff
Eli covers everything you need to know. Both the more basic and the more advanced features of the plug-in are covered, and this is all done swiftly but without feeling frenetic. Thanks, Eli!

Producing a Song with Native Instruments
Great fun
This is the second series I've completed with Fabio (the first being his more recent Mix Review: Pop Synthwave) and it didn't disappoint.

I don't have all of the instruments that he's using here (can't justify the big bucks for Komplete 14 Ultimate) but I don't think that matters.

I like how quickly he works, I like that he explains why he's doing what he's doing, and I like getting an insight into a quite different workflow from my own. I find Fabio easy to follow and pleasant to listen to, so I'll be checking out his series on Creative Sound Design with NI Effects soon enough, I'm sure.

Session Strings Pro 2 Explained
Just as helpful for Session Strings 2
I don't have Session Strings Pro 2 but I do have the 'normal' one. Eli's video series covers everything you need to know for that one, too. I like the length of many of these NI series - given how many instruments there are in NI bundles, it's a relief that there's lots of more bite-sized series on each of the instruments.

ROUNDS Explained
Excellent overview
My previous review seems to have been deleted, perhaps because I mentioned another website?

Very succinctly explained by Scottie. A potentially intimidating instrument made accessible in a short space of time.

GLAZE: Making a Track
Great fun and transferable to so many other NI Play instruments
This was an entertaining series to follow along with. I'm not likely to make much use of Glaze but this series isn't about Glaze so much as the transferable skills when using the Play Series, with some more general wisdom nuggets regarding the relationship between envelopes and sound creation.

Everything that Larry does here could be done in any of the Play Series instruments, so this a worthwhile series to watch even if you don't have Glaze itself. Just open up Lo-Fi Glow or Hybrid Keys or whatever other Play Series instrument you happen to have, follow along, and start to feel more confident about using all the controls.

SUPER 8 Explained
Very useful series
I wasn't convinced by the sound of Super 8 towards the beginning of the series, but by the end I'd changed my mind.

I love the visual feedback this synth provides. I know many synths do, but this synth takes it one step further than most, so if you ever get confused about what you're doing, that visual feedback can be very useful.

Larry does an excellent job of introducing all key features and then putting them to use in some great sound design examples.

Working with Spectrasonics Sonic Extensions
Another great Eli series!
Eli Krantzberg is amazing. In every series of his that I've seen, he shares so much, even things that can be used in other apps. And all that he shares is inspiring. This series is no exception. I recently bought the Nylon Sky extension and Eli's insights will make NS and go-to for YEARS. Well done, Eli. And thanks so much!

MIDI Explained
Trust in Eli
I have a few Eli K tutorials. They are all excellent. Clear and easy to understand. Very knowledgeable. Great teacher.

Hal Leonard Bass Method
This is a great video that goes along with several related books!
This Hal Leonard Bass Method video is packed with so much info it seems best to watch the video first and then check out the Hal Leonard Bass Method books that are also available on Groove3.

You can play along with the video, but I was trying to keep up with the action on 3 different screens. It shows simultaneous bass clef music matched with what Ed is doing with both his left and right hands.

This video is a great review of music theory and nomenclature as it relates to bass guitar and it makes the accompanying books seem familiar and perfect for more practicing later.
Student, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live

GLAZE Explained
Very clearly explained
Great overview of the plug-in.

Creating Epic Cinematic Compositions
excellent course
This was a very well done course. In particular I liked seeing how he built up the different layers. The Braam section was particularly well done. Very interesting to see how to build up those big sounds

Neutron 4: Beginner's Guide
Powerful Tool Requires Powerful Explanation
Eli Krantzburg’s tutorial are always thorough, detailed, clear and immediately useful. Neutron 4: Beginner’s Guide is no exception. I’ve been using this plugin for a while, but had never explored the extraordinary depths of possibilities this tool provides. There are so many options in this tool. Having a great teacher, like Eli Krantzberg, reveal how to use Neutron 4 has been an enormous help to me.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Reaper

Joe Pass - Solo Jazz Guitar
Great video!
To be able to watch Joe Pass like this is really amazing. He's at the top of the list of guitar greats and when I was a kid, he was a total mystery to me. Now, he's right there doing his thing and he makes it all look so easy. It's great.
Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Reason

Using an Oscilloscope for Music Production Explained
Wish the description had mentioned the instructor wasn't using Logic's Oscilloscope.
It's okay but I felt stuck at the start when the instructor said he was using an oscilloscope that costs £69. Made it difficult to follow along with as I didn't have that plugin.

Melodyne 5 Explained
Useful Practical Interpretation : A key tutorial to professional Vocals
This tutorial and Eli as teacher, are a notch above anything I have seen and used .
All those under the hood details come together to be used so effectively.
I use the lesson segments practicing on a vocal track I recorded. and it is mind blowing.

The one element Pitch Tune Macro combined with Chord Scale is truly unbelievable. How this artificial intelligence gets so artistic. when carefully used It is undetectable that the vocals were tuned.
I am just learning this fairly complex tool.
So exciting.
In the past I looked at Melodyne as too complicated it may have been or they have a marketing/explaining issue? but now with Eli's help, it has become my go to tool for tuning vocals.
The studio level is wild. I have the assistant and it is already doing miracles.

Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

EZbass Explained
Toontrack EZ Bass
If you're looking for the best tutorial on the web regarding EZ Bass Explained " Look no further then here on Groove 3. You saw the rest now see the best. Hands down !!!

VALVES Explained
Great teacher
Eli is always so clear in his workshops
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

Impact XT Explained
Not really helpful.
I usually consider Eli a very talented educator, but this time - IMO - he failed completely. He takes too much for granted, jumps back and forth between different topics and uses some strange examples he should better have left to younger generations (e.g. weird vocal chops). I've been using Impact XT for quite a while - more intuitivly rather than systematically, but haven't gained any useful insight so far. Sorry, Eli - but I love almost all your other tutorials.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Bitwig Studio, Mixcraft, Reaper, Studio One

All-Access Pass
Amazing educational value!!!
The All Access Pass, is the best musical investment that I have ever made.
It has only been one week, and it totally inspired me to learn many needed skills In understanding music theory, DAW recording techniques, guitar chord theory, mandolin basics, midi programming, singing range pitch skills, mastering audio recordings, etc.
The videos and books, have answered so many of my questions, and truly inspired my musical journey.
Absolutely my best music investment to date!

Creative Effects Processing with GUITAR RIG
Absolute Awesome Site!
I can express how much I appreciate all the wonderful learning experiences I’ve had studying tutorials here on this amazing Site.
Great job!

All-Access Pass
I'm positively surprised!
I liked the training on Cubase. Then, I wanted to learn how to use Kontakt. I'm lazy ... well, let's say busy. I don't have much time, not enough, to spend on learning (important) tools like this.
Wow!
That's the key. Using Groove3, I learned. And was entertained.
Today, I tried the one about VALVES. --> Superb! I only looked at the "overview", and already, I know I will watch the whole thing.
I'm really happy to have joined Groove3.

Producing Voiceovers in Pro Tools
Very insightful
While this is an older version of Pro Tools, I was still able to learn a lot from this tutorial. Being that I'm on a PC, I seriously appreciate how the instructor gave you both Mac and PC hot keys. I highly recommend this course. This video also shows how Avid is good about not drastically changing their product.

Eric Clapton - Acoustic Classics - Guitar Signature Licks
Great set of lessons for those who have some guitar experience
Great set of lessons for those who have some guitar experience
I.E. is you just got your first guitar last week you might these lessons a bit too challenging.

Quickly & thoroughly covers the material in an informative manner.

KOMPLETE KONTROL Software Explained
Profound knowledge, with minor drawbacks
The more video tutorials I watch on Groove3, the more often I have the same experience. The courses are good and teach a lot of helpful content, but two disadvantages are almost always the same:

- The lack of version information: I remember that very few courses included information about when they were released or which version of the software they were aimed at. This remains a complete mystery and often you only realise afterwards that the software described is years behind the current version you are working with.

- Lack of didactic concept: The same applies to the way the knowledge is conveyed. One notices that the authors know their stuff and explain the elements of the software point by point. But it often appears somewhat erratic and a recognizable workflow on how to operate with a certain target in mind is even rarer than the version info mentioned above.

Finally, I find the video tutorials really good as a starting point. But they could be even more useful if they took into account the points I mentioned.
Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase

Impact XT Explained
It gave me a great start
I had played with it a couple times, but never was very serious about it. I now have a very good command of how it works, and I took it from there!

Auto-Tune Pro X Explained
Easily explained
Lays down the foundation nicely to use

Eventide H3000 Factory Explained
Essential viewing to demystify.
A concise overview to a plugin with overwhelming possibilities.

Studio One Presence XT Explained
It gave me the start I needed
I had to use Presence XT, but never had before. I video showed me the things I needed to do to start using it functionally.

KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series Explained
old
this is too old. Not relevant to latest versions and updates. Is there an updated version in the works?

Came here specifically for this course and extremely disappointed
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Cubase, Logic Pro

Harrison Mixbus Explained
Hi5 , Mixbus MUST HAVE!
Searching and researching... then Finding This Gem! Thanks so much for this resource. There are no other video series for Harrison Mixbus Anywhere! Great Product!
Professional, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV

Studio One 6 Explained
Unlocking doors
I am part of the 'over the hill' gang who did not grow up with computers. Studio One 6 is very much a challenge for me in certain aspects. At times the mouse movements in this 'course' are a bit too fast for me. But that aside, I like the course very much. There is a bit of review at the end of each chapter. The teacher is quite likable. I still could use a class like this for the computer challenged. Never the less i am very happy with my purchase
Professional, Musician, Studio One

Cubase: Mixing Explained
Really good introduction to mixing in Cubase
I have read a number of articles on mixing, and explored a number of courses, but this is the best one for a bottoms up explanation. Using the built-in effects makes it accessible to everyone, and while I have seen a lot of different approaches to mixing, this is an excellent foundation.

I share the criticism of another reviewer that gain setting should be done using the PreGain knob rather than the faders, as I have seen done in other courses. This avoids the problem of making adjustments lower down on the fader scale, where small moves have a bigger effect.

It might have been more effective if the included audio was more poorly recorded, so that we could see more examples of how to respond.

Other than that, I found this course extremely helpful and strongly recommend it.
Hobbyist, Producer, Ableton Live, Cubase

All-Access Pass
Useful
Useful to me, and has several topics that I have had questions about.
Semi-Pro, Logic Pro

EZdrummer 3 Explained
Nice clear presention
Gives a good overview of how EZDrummer works and how to incorporate it into a musical workflow. Thanks!

Mixing 101 - Mix Session from Hell
Not a session from hell by any means
The title of this series is really misleading. It's a pretty normal mixing session, with no significant mixing surgery required. Kenny is really engaging, as ever. As a minor aside, I did find his unusually frequent rising intonation became a little distracting at times. I don't remember this being so noticeable in other video series I've watched with Kenny - all of which have been fantastic. It's nice to see a punk rock song being worked on - too often, these mixing series take an EDM track of some kind that has been made entirely in the box.

The four stars is purely because of the false advertising. This is not a mix session from hell.

ABBEY ROAD 70s DRUMMER Explained
Awesome work!
Really liked the reviews at the end of each section
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Digital Performer, Logic Pro, Reason

bx_console Focusrite SC Explained
A solid overview
I got this plug-in as part of the Focusrite Clarett bundle. This series is therefore a welcome surprise, and provides a good overview of the features.

Just a heads-up: it seems pretty clear that Eli is assuming that viewers will already be very familiar with how to use EQ, compression, gating, and de-essing; if you're not, you will be lost and frustrated quickly.

Definitely recommended viewing for anyone who owns this plug-in and already knows their way around the various tools the bx_console Focusrite SC brings together under one roof.

Turntable Technique
Terrible
Just watch the guy scratch and you will know this isn't the person you want to learn from.

Chop Builder for Rock Guitar
A Queens/Long Island Malmsteen Knockoff
I gave this 1 star for its comedic value. This guy obviously thinks highly of himself, which never bodes well in an educational situation.
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Acid, FL Studio, Cubase, Reason, Studio One

Compression Explained
Good explanations
I learned more detail in those videos than I have in the last 10 years of trying to learn about Compression. I have many videos from Groove3 and every one is to the point and very educational.

All-Access Pass
Rich in Content
The All-Access Pass offers a significant variety of videos, books, and other products covering a versatile range of subjects.
Hobbyist, Musician, Ableton Live

GarageBand Explained
GarageBand for a total beginner.
Excellent introduction to GarageBand. Easy to follow along. All the information you need to get started. I like how it is divided into easily digested sections. Another professional course from Eli.
Thanks!

Spire Explained
Informative but outdated
Great training from LH, as always, but this course looks to be about 6 years old now, and there have clearly been a fair number of changes since (new menus, new oscillator modes, new filter types).

Some of the features mentioned either no-longer exist, or have been moved/renamed. The course is overdue a refresh.

Wavelab 11 Explained
Clear, thorough, and concise!
For me, transitioning from Audition to Wavelab 11 Pro has been a bit of a challenge. This course has helped me leapfrog in my learning. It has provided exactly the information I needed in the shortest possible time. A great investment.
Semi-Pro, Audio Engineer, Cubase

Logic Pro X Know-How: Bass Amp Designer
Great quick overview of Bass Amp Designer
Enjoyed this. Short and sweet but also as informative as you'd want it to be. Great stuff from Doug, as always.

u-he Diva Explained
Thorough Explanation.
There is a lot to take in here, so it was great to find this comprehensive and well thought out course, which has some great examples of the features being put into action.

All-Access Pass
Logic Pro
very excited to take this on my journey

Songwriting with Band-in-a-Box
Seriously cool!
This course is jam packed with useful info. If you're interested in seriously upgrading your game and getting maximum benefit from the product, just do it. I'm so impressed...
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer

Neutron 4: Beginner's Guide
Sharp and to the point
A great way to catch the main features of a new plugin to a level where you can use it in your DAW and explore further.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro

Electronic Music Producer’s Guide: Dynamics & Compression
goooodddd!!
goooooooooooooooooooooooooooood!

Pro Tools Explained
Excellent Tutorial as usual.
I stopped using Pro Tools at PT11 when the yearly subscription became too expensive for me as a hobbyist with a home studio but now with the more affordable subscription i am using PT2022 and the tutorial videos are terrific.

Band-in-a-Box: Getting Started
More helpful than product videos by far!
Before I even started this series, I thought I was a pretty advanced BiaB user. Well, right from the first few videos, I was picking up stuff that I hadn't known or thought about before. There are some *very minor* differences between the instructors usage guidance for Mac that don't directly apply to Windows, but that's easily overcome and not worth downgrading my overall rating. This was an excellent investment and I highly recommend it, if you want to rapidly advance your level of skill and knowledge. I should also call out that, rather than just watching it, you should have the product open and try what's being demonstrated yourself, as it'll help you with retention and deal with variations between versions.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer

All-Access Pass
Great breadth of content but difficult to search & find relevant materials
I really want to like Groove. There is a ton of seemingly great content on a lot of subjects I'm interested in. For some reason though, whenever I sit down to choose something to dig into, I find it difficult to pick something or find what I'm looking for. It's hard to explain but is similar to analysis paralysis.

EQ Explained
Excellent!
A very good introduction to EQ with plenty of practical examples for how it can and should be used.
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Studio One

Phase Explained
Helpful!
Good introduction with some simple examples of how phase issues can be solved that you can absolutely used for your own production.
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Studio One

Ozone 10 Explained
Wonderful!
It's hard to fault any of the Eli Krantzberg product tutorials, and this is no exception. Just the right amount of detail, conveyed clearly and concisely. Fantastic job.

Soundtoys Plug-Ins: Getting Creative
Waste of ££
Well, while it might be little bit useful information ti total newbies and beginners, I find this course poor quality, horrible bad mixed audio examples,, where any processing only audible in solo. Soundoys website has way more advanced mixing techniques from differenr artists on they website for free, also Mitch Thomas is fun to watch. The only benefit is, that is was cheap, but not worth it.

Studio One 6 Explained
I have been using studio one now for 12 months and thought I knew it All. Eli has once again educated me there are still short cuts and processes of studio one I have not found.
Very informative. Eli does a great job as always.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

EastWest Voices of Soul Explained
Very Informative!
He explains the difference between the Opus and the Play systems! As well as straightening out some misunderstanding I had with the Interface!
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer

EastWest Voices of Soul Explained
Good Pacing, through, well done!
Larry did a very nice job taking Voice of Soul through its paces in a way where it was easy for me to pick it up. His explanations were concide and clear, a job well done.
Hobbyist

UVI Falcon 2 Explained
Fantastic, in-depth tutorial
Tutorials are excellent and very insightful.

UA Apollo & Console Application Explained
Perhaps best for those who already have some experience in this area.
I'm not new to music production, but I have no prior experience with hardware console setups and I struggled to get the whole picture here.

The DAW integration video was what I was most interested in, yet as some others have mentioned, that was a little lacking in explanation. I wanted to understand the end-to-end process and see the equivalent settings in the Console, but it only focused on the DAW. I think there was also some miscommunication where he spoke of remapping something 'in the Console application' yet I believe he might actually have been talking about Logic at that moment.

With software monitoring turned off (the suggestion here) I don't believe I'll be able to hear non-UAD plugins, and I was left wondering whether the suggestion was to enable/disable Software Monitoring only for tracks that exclusively use UAD plugins, or to do ALL monitoring through Console (and if it was the former, would the suggested routing setup make it difficult to switch back and forth?)

I enjoyed the trainer's delivery, and some videos were very informative, but overall I felt the order of videos could have been better thought out, and the DAW integration video could have been more thorough.

All-Access Pass
Besides learning the latest software there is a treasure trove of instruction on guitar, keys, bass and vocals
I subscribed to fill in the gaps of my knowledge of software I use from IK Multimedia.

Then I started looking at the older but excellent tutorials on slide guitar which led to me discovery other instruction videos such as blues finger picking. It's interesting to get lessons from people like Andy Summers.

While doing that new tutorials of interest have been popping up such as Kontakt 7 Explained which I'm thinking about upgrading to.

Mix Review: Pop Synthwave
Very interesting presenter
I enjoyed this a lot. Not really a fan of the genre, to be honest, but that's not really the point. What's important is that Fabio provides clear easy-to-follow explanations on why he made his mixing decisions. Nice to see a variety of 3rd party plug-ins in use too, as well as a bit of love for a few of Logic's very own, in particular Tape Delay.

Slap Bass - The Ultimate Guide
Great beginner intermediate guide to slap style
The instructor was very good and thorough on basic exercises and techniques to get started with the slap n pop technique.

Scaler Explained
There's better on UTube
Very boring

KONTAKT 7 Explained
Informative
Kontakt is an incredibly deep instrument and having some prior knowledge of routing and processing will allow you to get more out of the lessons. However, for most users, it’s all you need to know. As always, Eli knows his stuff, and he isn’t shy about taking you into the weeds. If you can stay the course, you’ll learn something.
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Logic Pro

Referencing with Metric AB Explained
Excellent! Teaches you how "you" can use Metric AB not just what it can do.
Very intimate view into Laurence's thought process of not only using the plugin but how referencing can really up your game and at the same time cause you to become discouraged and how you can balance the two.

Padshop & Padshop Pro Explained
Very useful - please update!
A good tutorial series on Padshop and granular synthesis in general. Would be nice to update this with the new features available in Padshop 2.

Songwriting Theory Explained
Really interesting stuff...
Love the fact that there are so many examples of how to apply this theory. Worth watching just for the chapter on melody and harmony.

The Mechanics of Mixing in Logic Pro X
One of the Best Videos Available
I loved the entirety of this set of videos. Eli takes you from start to finish, and he pulls all sorts of great stunts on the way. All is done contextually, and he includes a few experiments along the way, sharing his thoughts on their pros and cons as he adjusts them or selects from competing ideas. He also walks you through what he is thinking as he contemplates moves he might make.

He glosses pretty quickly over some of the technicalities--e.g., keyboard shortcuts he takes, but he still generally refers to them for your convenience.

This is a first class job from which I learned a ton. Thank you!

Tim

Eventide Anthology XI: Getting Creative
Very helpful !!!
very interesting !!

All-Access Pass
Helpful
I’m good
Beginner, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Studio One

GarageBand Explained
More than worth it
I tried all the youtube tutorials. But unlike video editing software, where you can find excellent free tutorials on youtube, for Garageband it’s never really complete or detailed. This course is. And it’s divided in really well-measured bits, so that you can always go ahead, whether you only have 10 minutes or if you have several hours. Concise and clear. I’m a professional teacher myself and I’m impressed.
Musician

All-Access Pass
Great insights and tips
Groove3 produces great videos about software, and offers many time-saving hints.
Hobbyist, Cakewalk Sonar, Studio One

Studio One 6 Explained
Excellent as always!!!!
This was a great overview of Studio One in general and specifically the new features in version 6. For me I always find Eli's videos extremely well organized and clear in intent and execution. Fantastic!!

Melodyne 5 Explained
Extremely helpful and good deep learning for Melodyne
Eli explains and demonstrates all possibilities very well. Like his style on explaining! Easy to master plugin more after this course.

All-Access Pass
Professional tutorials
A very broad selection of lots of tutorials on software and hardware. I would appreciate a little more on voice production like for podcasting. Some of the content was a little too slow or detailed. Would like to have more focus on the main parts of interest.
Professional, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase

KOMPLETE KONTROL S-Series Explained
Great intro to S Series
Reading the reviews before watching the course I thought it would be bad. This was great! Not too long on any one topic, at 2x speed I have my new MIDI controller pretty well overviewed in my mind in no time. Exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks for the good work on this Multiplier.

Joe Pass - Solo Jazz Guitar
I’m a fan of Joe Pass !
I already have this video on my computer, but wanted the course accessible on my phone. Mr. Pass really explains how he thinks about chord melody. He makes it simple to process . A true master !

All-Access Pass
Explaining Logic Pro
I love that every video segment teaches the features with realistic, practical examples. For me, this is the best way to learn not only the how, but also the why.

The Mechanics of Mixing in Studio One
Quite helpful for Studio One users.
It's been little bit hard to follow along in some points, but quite insightful and enjoyable as a whole. Great song by the way...!!

SampleTank 4 Explained
Very helpful,, very matter-of-fact, does not waste your time!
FishmanTriple play, sample tank 4, controlled by helix floor excellent combination . These videos show me exactly what I need to know and when I need to know as quickly. Well worth the money.

EQ Explained
Great!
It's helped me a lot to better understand not only how EQ works, but also the methodology behind, which is more about cut and find balance in sound rather than just boosting frequencies. Thanks again Eli.

All-Access Pass
Awesome IK Multimedia tutorials!
Just bought the Total Studio MAX at Black Friday and suddenly 30 days of free Groove3 tutorials dropped into my mailbox. Should've bought a lottery ticket as well! Enjoyed every minute of the tutorials. Good stuff!
Beginner, Musician, Bitwig Studio, Cakewalk Sonar

BFD 3 Explained
Very Helpful
A very thorough exploration of this excellent piece of drum software.
Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Pro Tools

Danny Gatton 2 – Strictly Rhythm Guitar
Gold mine, not instructional method
This course has made me a noticeably better player; I recommend it highly. It makes you work, but there are lots of nuggets of rhythm guitar gold in here.

Danny doesn't break down every single chord or figure he plays. It does take some work. This is certainly not a modern course - it's a little scattered, the chord diagrams are sparse, and you likely will not get everything he is doing in one go. I haven't learned everything in this course yet. This is more of a collection of great ideas than an instructional method. Personally, I see this as a positive, but it is certainly not everyone's cup of tea.
Semi-Pro, Musician, Pro Tools

Expanding Your Studio with Vienna Ensemble Pro
Profound overview - that could have been compacted
Gary Hiebner explains VSL really well and in this course you get the important aspects clearly. I have only little to criticize.

The explanations seem partly drawn out and you could have had it in less time. The example project is unnecessarily large in my eyes (with a lot of instruments) and so the same steps in setting up different connection types are done over and over again. The examples would work the same if you only used two or three VST instruments. If you don't understand it right away, you can repeat the video - the effect would be the same.

I think the little digression into the world of network configuration is nice, though not quite correct/complete. The fact that you can ping a computer does not mean that communication with it will work. It only means that ICMP is enabled na dnot blocked by a firewall! A pretty important detail. But of course there are detailed instructions on the net, not least in the help section on the VSL homepage itself.
Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase

MASCHINE MK3: Getting Started
Fairly good, but missing a red line to follow
The machine-software/hardware combination is a monster to tame, and Sami Rabia does a good job explaining many details of the system. Unfortunately, it doesn't feel like a real course, but more like a filmed reference of all the functions....
He moves from button to button, encoder to encoder, screen view to screen view in his explanations and has a lot to talk about. But it is still difficult, if not impossible, to understand the overall concept of the machine workflow in this way.

To be fair, Sami has more videos on Maschine and it may become clearer there. It's also possible that my expectations were wrong? In any case, his style of explanation is very pleasant, I will stick with it and watch more courses from him!
Hobbyist, Musician, Cubase

All-Access Pass
Everything you need!
They have more courses and content than I could imagine. All very well detailed and explained. I totally recommend it. How it improves, it would be nice if they could create or update their mobile application to access the content also from my phone.

All-Access Pass
Very Helpful
I have been using Groove 3 for years now for all my upgrade training, Isotope Cakewalk, Melodyne, etc.
Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase

Ableton Push 2 Explained
Helpful and Professional
Push 2 can be rather intimidating. Yes of course you can watch free clips on YouTube and/or read the official PDF but honestly this course was well put together and was helpful to me. Almost everything is there to get you started and more. I would have loved more details on some parts but that is all. At the famous question: would I buy it again the answer is yes.
Semi-Pro, Producer, Ableton Live

Logic Pro X Know-How: Amp Designer
Great stuff from Doug, as ever
An excellent overview of Amp Designer. Nuff said.

Exponential Audio Stratus Explained
Get to the point, Eli!
Eli knows his stuff, no doubt, but his tendency to get lost in the minutia is frustrating. By the time he’s finished fiddling, you’ve forgotten what you’ve learned. This series does not need to be an hour long, twenty minutes of which is just listening to him fiddling with controls. I understand that viewers are interested in what the software sounds like, but a quick example should, and would, suffice.
Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Logic Pro

Logic Pro X Know-How: Pedalboard
Excellent brief overview of Pedalboard
Really enjoyed this, just as I do every time I do a course with Doug. The only criticism I have is the choice of guitar audio we are asked to listen to as he illustrates the pedals in use. Given that Pedalboard is naturally suited to guitars, it would be better to have more inspiring guitar audio to listen to. Otherwise, great course.
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