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Captain Beat Explained®

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6 Videos | Length: 45min 9sec
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Chapter 1 : Captain Beat Explained

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    Interface & Getting Started

    In this first video, we look at the user interface, inputting notes using MIDI and our cursor, and then changing velocity values for individual hits.

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    The Panels & Kits

    Now we look at the Basic, Control, Effects and Export panels in Captain Beat, as well as explore patterns and how to save them. We then investigate Kits and how we can mix and match patterns and Kits to create interesting and varied grooves.

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    Custom Kits & Arranging

    In this video, we cover saving custom kits and working with the sections tabs to enable Song Arrangements to cover our arranging needs.

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    Making a Beat Pt. 1

    We now construct a beat manually by inputting notes, and then make some adjustments to create different alternative sections. We then export the master bounce for each section to outline this workflow.

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    Making a Beat Pt. 2

    In this final video, we construct a beat using patterns, and then make some adjustments to create different alternative sections made up of different patterns. Finally, we export the stems for each section to outline this alternative workflow.

Chapter 2 : Version 5 Update

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    New Features in Captain Beat

    Larry explains and explores the new Drum Fill feature of Captain Beat, which allows you to quickly generate high quality drum fills in different genres. You'll also see how to build a beat using the extremely useful Foundational Rhythms to quickly generate a custom drum groove. Larry then outlines the new Import and Export functions for Captain Beat.

Product Overview


Studio wiz Larry Holcombe delivers Captain Beat video tutorials! Learn all of Captain Beat's features and functions, as well as how to create a beat from scratch. These videos are designed for new Captain Beat users that want to harness the power of this inspiring virtual drum instrument and sequencer.

Larry welcomes you and then goes over Captain Beat's user interface as well as how to input notes using both MIDI and or your cursor, plus how to change the velocity values for individual drum hits. Next you'll explore the Basic, Control, Effects and Export panels in Captain Beat, as well as Patterns and how to save them. You'll then look at Kits and learn how you can mix and match patterns and Kits to create interesting and varied grooves.

Moving on, Larry shows you all about making custom kits and and how to arrange them to form your song structure. Last but not least, you'll see now to construct a beat manually by inputting notes, and then make adjustments to create different alternative sections, followed by ways to export your new stems for each section of your song to be used as tracks in your DAW.

To see what these detailed Captain Beat tutorials show you, and how you can use Captain Beat to make killer drum tracks for your songs and productions, see the individual Captain Beat tutorial descriptions on this page. Make pro sounding beats for your tracks today... Watch "Captain Beat Explained®" now.


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Captain Beat Explained® is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another Great Course Great addition to the other Captain Chords course. Well done and clearly explained.
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Not efficient! This tutorial is too long for several parts and not useful. Make it shorter and clearer instead of playing around uselessly with beats over beats.
Date published: 2020-05-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Good Fast and komplete overview.
Date published: 2020-04-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Gets To It Thanks for this course! Captain Beat looked promising when I first got it, but watching other videos, including this course, has me see the power of using this plugin. Looks really efficient from a time-saving perspective, yet really clear visually...and got some great tips and ideas just watching the course. So much packed in a very short amount of time. I appreciate that!
Date published: 2020-03-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Groove 3 is my go too! Awesome tutorial I will be using this a lot now thank you GROOVE 3
Date published: 2020-02-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Direct and clear Everything is cleared well explained. This course is really easy to follow
Date published: 2020-02-02
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful I’m glad o found in Depth tutorial on this . I have had this plugin my arsenal but don’t pay much attention to it. But after now I’m gonna utilize it so well
Date published: 2020-02-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good run through! Nice explanation of features and functions. It's part of a series of products which are, on the surface, ' A bit gimmicky', but they are really useful if you have writers block, or just want to very quickly develop an idea. I find that it's too easy to get bogged down with editing sounds / patterns and I feel more productve if I just push on with a complete idea and then do fine editing at a later point. The aptain tools and similar products are interesting from this point of view and the video explanation here is great!
Date published: 2020-02-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Simple to follow Simply shown. Great for a beginner like me.
Date published: 2020-02-02
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