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BreakTweaker Tutorial

BreakTweaker Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Introduction

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    Eli welcomes you to BreakTweaker Explained!

Chapter 2 : Playback and Sequencing

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    Interface Marriage

    Learn about the three main sections of the interface and how they work together.

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    Playing the Patterns

    Learn how to trigger the sounds and playback patterns live and from within your DAW. Explore how the gate, latch, and re-trigger playback modes work on overlapping and non overlapping trigger notes.

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    Working with Presets

    Explore the Global and Generator preset browsers, and see how they are used to change various aspects of the current preset in real time as BreakTweaker is playing.

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    The Sequencer

    The Sequencer is used to program which steps the track's generator's sounds will play. Learn to create, delete, move, edit, cut, copy, and paste steps, tracks and patterns.

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    Track Controls and Isorhythms

    Learn how to control track auditioning, naming, gain, pan, muting, and soloing; and how to create complex sounding Isorhythms by altering individual track lengths and playback speed.

Chapter 3 : The Generator Engine

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    The Sample Generator

    Each Generator lane can be based either on a sample player or dual oscillator synth. Explore the sample generator functions including parameters for auditioning, tuning, gain offset, playback direction, and how to use the Discover button to search for related samples.

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    Waveform Editing

    Explore the waveform editor and learn to import, trim, loop, layer, and crossfade samples.

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    The Synth Generator

    Listen to a small sampling of the raw waveforms, from simple to complex, BreakTweaker offers as starting points in it's synthesis engine, and see how the waveforms are tuned, and able to be modulated continuously rather than in stepped increments.

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    Synthesis Types

    Discover the ways that two oscillators can interact with each based on Additive, Ring Modulation, Amplitude Modulation, and Frequency Modulation synthesis

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    Discover how modulation sources, destinations, and ranges are set up to animate the movement of generator engine parameters over time.

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    Envelopes are customizable multi stage shapes that are used as modulation sources. See how they can effect amplitude, pitch, and wave shape

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    See how these repeating cyclical shapes are controlled and applied as a modulation source.

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    Multiple Modulators

    Explore the relationship between two modulator sources when they are applied to the same parameter.

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    Filters and Distortion

    Explore the variety of filters and distortion effects available to sonically enhance oscillator and sample based generators, and hear the effects of having some of the various parameters modulated with LFOs.

Chapter 4 : The MicroEdit Section

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    MicroEdit - Types

    Learn about the four modes BreakTweaker's MicroEdit engine uses to chop up and slice individual sequencer steps.

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    MicroEdit - Slope

    See how the tension and rotation knobs are used to control how the microedits are distributed across the step, and how the shape settings are used to tune the microedits into musical scales and riffs.

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    MicroEdit - Gate

    Explore the gate section of the MicroEdit engine, and hear how it interacts with the sample length and re-trigger function.

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    MicroEdit - Step Effects

    Watch as a pitched synth line is created and harmonized using step based pitch offsets, fades and effects.

Chapter 5 : DAW Control

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    See how host automation, or hardware automation, is used to alter and record BreakTweaker's parameter values.

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    Multi-Output Setup

    See how BreakTweaker's tracks are routed to multiple outputs and processed individually with McDSP plug-ins in Logic Pro X.

Product Overview

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.

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BreakTweaker Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 18 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial! Fantastic explanation on how to use BreakTweaker...let the beats flow! Randomize those micro-edits!
Date published: 2021-05-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from BreakTweaker I had this plugin for months and totally forgot about it. It came with the Izotope 8. I accidentally came across a video on you tube, became interested, and to my surprise found I already had it and installed. I've used Groove3 often and always found their videos helpful so I bought this.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Beautifully Explained! I'm always amazed by how calm and soothing Eli's voice is in addition to how detailed his courses are. Every plugin is broken down to, as Eli likes to put it, its 'nuts and bolts'. This BreakTweaker Explained tutorial is no different! It's like reading the entire manual under 3 hours! It's amazing!
Date published: 2020-12-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from What I needed . This follows the manual pretty good. It is nice to see the unclear passages in the anual cleared up. This guy is a great instructor. He is easy to understand. The coarse moves quite swiftly without a bunch of side tangents. All in all a big 2 thumbs up!
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This is what I've been looking for I gotta say, I’m impressed. This is sooo much better than any of the tutorials I found on youtube. I’d recommend this. If all Groove3 tutorials are this good, it bodes well!
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli helped me to immediately understand BreakTweaker! I just finished Eli's "Studio One 5 Explained" series, this one was next on my list. To my surprise he was the instructor on this series as well! I immediately knew this was going to be a good tutorial. He had me up and running pretty efficiently on Studio One in less than one week, so I knew that learning a single plugin instrument with him would be a piece of cake. I had been hearing/reading several glowing reviews of BreakTweaker for awhile. Out of the blue recently I found it on sale, so I decided to go ahead and jump on it. When I first opened it up I was a bit perplexed, only because I've never seen a single virtual drum instrument that combines so many different elements. I wasn't discouraged, but I knew I would have to put it on the backburner as I had just made the switch from FL Studio 20 to Studio One 5. Had to prioritize and learn the DAW first. Couldn't be happier with BreakTweaker, and this series really showed me how to get maximum functionality from it. Eli is a fantastic instructor, he teaches things in the order that makes the most sense. When you learn things in one video, you're already putting them into practice to learn things in the next video. The constant building and re-building on the fundamentals gets you comfortable on the subject quickly. Even if you already own and use BreakTweaker, I'm willing to bet there's several things in this series that you would love to know. Would definitely recommend to a beginner or someone with prior experience. Thanks again, Eli!
Date published: 2020-09-26
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from A hit... Eli always does a pretty good job being thorough but not tedious. Keeps the tutorial moving and uses creative examples. There were a few segments that were a bit slow, but then I'm very familiar with synths with 4 decades of experience...
Date published: 2020-06-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial Perfect length of tutorial and great content!
Date published: 2020-05-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Course Breaktweaker is an intimidating tool, but Eli explained all the various parts of it in a clear and effective way. Just what I needed.
Date published: 2020-03-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Great Provides info and context side by side so the info coming from the instructor is reinforced by the sounds we're hearing from the synth. Very easy to follow and understand.
Date published: 2019-10-31
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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