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BreakTweaker Explained®

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Chapter 1: Introduction

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    Introduction (1:08)


Chapter 2: Playback and Sequencing

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    Interface Marriage (5:32)


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    Playing the Patterns (5:52)


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    Working with Presets (7:12)


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    The Sequencer (8:13)


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    Track Controls and Isorhythms (6:27)


Chapter 3: The Generator Engine

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    The Sample Generator (4:54)


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    Waveform Editing (5:19)


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    The Synth Generator (3:35)


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    Synthesis Types (7:20)


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    Modulation (4:55)


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    Envelopes (8:54)


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    LFOs (8:39)


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    Multiple Modulators (6:41)


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    Filters and Distortion (8:14)


Chapter 4: The MicroEdit Section

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    MicroEdit - Types (6:04)


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    MicroEdit - Slope (6:35)


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    MicroEdit - Gate (8:43)


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    MicroEdit - Step Effects (8:23)


Chapter 5: DAW Control

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    Automation (3:08)


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    Multi-Output Setup (4:11)


Learn to make beats that were never heard before with iZotope's revolutionary BreakTweaker software! Drum and studio guru Eli Krantzberg takes you on an all-encompassing journey through this ever-evolving drum sculpting and beat sequencing instrument!

Eli starts with an introduction welcoming you and setting the stage for things to come. Playback and Sequencing are first on the list, and Eli presents the user interface in detail, so you know exactly what you're looking at and how to use it. Playing patterns and working with Presets is next, followed by videos on the Sequencer, Track Controls and Isorhythms.

Eli then submerges into the Generator Engine, explaining in great detail the Sample Generator, Waveform Editor, Synth Generator, Synthesis Types, Modulation, Envelopes, LFO's Filters, Distortion and much, much more.

The MicroEdit Section is then revealed, and Eli explains all of the different mode types used to chop up and slice individual sequencer steps. He also covers Slope, Gate and Step Effects giving you complete control and creative license over your beats and grooves. He even demonstrates how to create pitched synth lines and harmonize them for truly mind blowing results.

Wrapping up the series, Eli gives you videos on DAW Control, using Automation to alter and record BreakTweaker's parameters, and Multi-Output Setup, so you can route individual BreakTWeaker tracks to separate tracks /channels in your DAW for further processing.

If you're into tweaking breaks and beats, this is one serious piece of software... Why not know it inside and out? Get the most comprehensive video tutorials available and watch "BreakTWeaker Explained" today.


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ghostwrtrone
Submitted 11 months ago

Complete coverage of features

Every feature is covered. Would like to see more creative uses of the software, though.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Cakewalk Sonar, Reaper

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Joe_Egan
Submitted 1 year ago

Detailed explanations

Gets right into the depth of BreakTweater, at a good pace, not going so fast leaving me feel, "how did he do that". Highly recommended.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer

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sharkieboy
Submitted 2 years ago

Nice job as always

Eli always explain all the options very clear and make you understand the possibilities of the product. I learn what i need to.

I am a: Semi-Pro

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choralriff
Submitted 2 years ago

Nice overview

Just what I needed to get started with Breaktweaker.

I am a: Musician, Sound Designer, Hobbyist

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Bruno
Submitted 2 years ago

very interesting video

good ratio what you take what you pay for me. This is good lesson to understand the secret beyond the instrument.

I am a: Hobbyist

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karapete
Submitted 2 years ago

worth every cent

informative, affordable, well put together,comprehensive, easy to follow

I am a: Musician, Hobbyist

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fastmath777
Submitted 2 years ago

very helpfull and clear

i am a beginner to edm . i have ableton and got breaktweaker this week .having fun .this course is clear and cuts to the point .nice keypoints recaps at the end of most sections . friendly and pro teacher .great !

I am a: Beginner

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TjSaurus
Submitted 2 years ago

Everything I wanted to know

Thorough and explicative, with good examples. Only thing I would add is that you can drag and drop a sample into the generator from your DAW.

I am a: Student, Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician

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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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BreakTweaker Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Complete coverage of features Every feature is covered. Would like to see more creative uses of the software, though.
Date published: 2017-09-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Detailed explanations Gets right into the depth of BreakTweater, at a good pace, not going so fast leaving me feel, "how did he do that". Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice job as always Eli always explain all the options very clear and make you understand the possibilities of the product. I learn what i need to.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice overview Just what I needed to get started with Breaktweaker.
Date published: 2016-12-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very interesting video good ratio what you take what you pay for me. This is good lesson to understand the secret beyond the instrument.
Date published: 2016-11-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from worth every cent informative, affordable, well put together,comprehensive, easy to follow
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpfull and clear i am a beginner to edm . i have ableton and got breaktweaker this week .having fun .this course is clear and cuts to the point .nice keypoints recaps at the end of most sections . friendly and pro teacher .great !
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Everything I wanted to know Thorough and explicative, with good examples. Only thing I would add is that you can drag and drop a sample into the generator from your DAW.
Date published: 2016-04-13
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