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Alchemy 2 Explained®

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Chapter 1: Working with Presets & Performance Controls

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    The Magic Potion (5:10)


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    The Name Bar (4:14)


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    Working with the Browser (4:06)


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    Working with Tags (4:00)


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    Overview of the Performance Controls (3:38)


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    Customizing the Transform Pads (6:31)


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    Knob, Pad & Envelope Controls (4:37)


Chapter 2: Advanced view - Source Controls

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    Source Master Controls (3:21)


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    Importing Audio (5:01)


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    Source Subpage Controls (4:03)


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    Source Filters (3:22)


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    The Additive Element (5:38)


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    Spectral Resynthesis Element (2:31)


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    Formant Filters (5:17)


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    The Granular Element (5:11)


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    Virtual Analog Parameters (4:48)


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    XFading Between Sources (3:01)


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    Elemental Morphing (5:00)


Chapter 3: Modulation

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    Introduction to Modulation (5:26)


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    Working with LFOs (5:17)


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    AHDSR Envelopes (3:34)


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    Multi Stage Envelope Generators (4:52)


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    Sequencer (6:13)


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    Note Properties (3:54)


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    Performance Controls (3:18)


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    Intro to ModMaps (4:37)


Chapter 4: Source Edit Window

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    Source Edit Window Overview (1:54)


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    Inspector Group Controls (6:33)


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    Inspector Zone Controls (3:41)


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    Keymap Editor (2:28)


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    Zone Waveform Editor (4:13)


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    Additive Edit Window (4:43)


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    Spectral Edit Window (5:17)


Chapter 5: Arpeggiator & Effects

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    Arpeggiator Basics (5:55)


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    Arpeggiator Sequencer (6:08)


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    The Effects Rack (6:49)


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    Master Voice Section (7:31)


Chapter 6: Update

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    10.2.1 Update (11:52)


Logic Pro X 10.2 integrated Alchemy 2, one of the most powerful virtual instruments ever made. In this three-hour video training tutorial series, Eli Krantzberg teaches you how to become a Alchemy wizard and unleash all of its power on your music!

Eli starts with Presets and Performance Controls, showing you around the new GUI before diving into the Name bar, Browser, Tags, and Pads, with their related settings,enabling you to get creative fast. Next, he digs into the Advanced View, where you'll see how to further manipulate your sounds.

Eli then covers the cool, deeper features like Importing Audio, various Controls, Filters, Synthesizer Elements including Additive, Granular, and Virtual Analog, as well as Crossfading And Morphing. From there, Eli dives into Alchemy's extensive Modulation Controls, Options, and Routings, including Note Properties, Performance Controls, and how to use ModMaps. Your synth sounds will never be the same.

The next series of videos feature the Source Edit Window, which includes the Inspector, Keymap, and Zone Waveform Editor controls giving you even more control over your patches and presets. Eli wraps up the series with four videos on Alchemy's amazing arpeggiator and effects which add movement and even more color to your sounds.

If you're just getting into Logic Pro X 10.2 and have yet to discover Alchemy, or if you're an experienced Alchemy user looking to learn some new magic tricks, watch "Alchemy 2 Explained" today!


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HåkanS
Submitted 8 months ago

Quite the workout!

The amount of information that is given in the scope of this course is enormous. I would have like better example sounds and context use to keep me more motivated htrough the many videos. But i have a completely new view on Alchemy now and the first thing i am going to todo is to try the image import and play around with that :) I would have liked a add on course for sound design for different styles. Such as course for EDM sounds. or cinematic etc...Why not how to use Alchemy for classic music with samples?

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro

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Sevari
Submitted 10 months ago

Excellent walk-through

A well articulated and comprehensive walk though that also illuminates some of the finer functions - like multi pattern arpeggiator.

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chrisedu
Submitted 1 year ago

great one

not too technical tutorial but quite good at explanation

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Modmanjedi
Submitted 1 year ago

very cleared , easy to follow

step by step , can't ask more than this..!! good for non synth guy like me :)

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DustinDynastyNelson
Submitted 1 year ago

Great Advice and help!

The tutorials are really helpful, thanks!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Alchemy 2 Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Quite the workout! The amount of information that is given in the scope of this course is enormous. I would have like better example sounds and context use to keep me more motivated htrough the many videos. But i have a completely new view on Alchemy now and the first thing i am going to todo is to try the image import and play around with that :) I would have liked a add on course for sound design for different styles. Such as course for EDM sounds. or cinematic etc...Why not how to use Alchemy for classic music with samples?
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent walk-through A well articulated and comprehensive walk though that also illuminates some of the finer functions - like multi pattern arpeggiator.
Date published: 2017-07-21
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from great one not too technical tutorial but quite good at explanation
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very cleared , easy to follow step by step , can't ask more than this..!! good for non synth guy like me :)
Date published: 2017-04-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Advice and help! The tutorials are really helpful, thanks!
Date published: 2017-03-23