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  • Turning a Drum Beat into a Bass Part 6:17

    Turning a Drum Beat into a Bass Part

    This video shows how you can take your drum rhythm ideas and convert them to baselines that follow the groove.

  • Using Sequencers to Write Melody Ideas 3:07

    Using Sequencers to Write Melody Ideas

    This video explores how you can use different editors, like the Sequence Editor to Help you come up with melody ideas over your typical Piano Roll Editor.

  • Using Arpeggiators to Create Beats & Melodies 6:19

    Using Arpeggiators to Create Beats & Melodies

    If you're stuck for ideas you can use a MIDI Arpeggiator effect to help you come up with new beats and melody ideas for your songs. See how!

  • Re-Pitching Drums to Change Up Beats 5:50

    Re-Pitching Drums to Change Up Beats

    This video shows you how you can re-pitch your drums to enhance your drum beats.

  • Re-Pitching Audio with a Sampler 7:15

    Re-Pitching Audio with a Sampler

    Continuing on from the previous video, discover how to re-pitch audio through a sampler for an alternate sound.

  • MIDI Chord Effects for Chord Ideas 5:45

    MIDI Chord Effects for Chord Ideas

    Watch how you can use MIDI Chord effects and Chord apps to help you come up with cool chord progression ideas for your songs.

  • Creating Stutter Gated Effects 11:02

    Creating Stutter Gated Effects

    In this video, Gary shows you how you can create your own stutter gated audio effects through the editing tools in your DAW.

  • Using Reverses in Your Productions 8:58

    Using Reverses in Your Productions

    Here we go over how you can create and use reverse sounds in your productions for transition effects and for creating extra interest in the mix.

  • Create Your Own Vocal Drum Beats 11:35

    Create Your Own Vocal Drum Beats

    In this video, Gary shows you how to record a beatboxed voice drum idea into your DAW, and then how to process it and layer it with other drums to create your own unique drum beats.

  • Using Extreme Time Stretching Techniques 6:34

    Using Extreme Time Stretching Techniques

    See how to use the application "Paul's SoundStrech" to apply extreme time stretching to your audio and how it can be used in your productions.

  • Creating a Filtered White Noise Riser Effect 7:14

    Creating a Filtered White Noise Riser Effect

    Here we show you how you can take a white noise sample and process and automate it to create a riser transition effect in your songs.

  • Resampling Audio Through the Sampler 8:16

    Resampling Audio Through the Sampler

    Explore how you can take an instrument, bounce it down and then pull it into a sampler to further process the sound through the sampler's processing effects.

  • The Filtered Telephone Vocal Effect 7:51

    The Filtered Telephone Vocal Effect

    This video shows you how to create that classic telephone-style sounding filtered vocal effect. This works great to create contrast against other vocals in your productions.

  • Robotic Synth Voices with Pitch Correction 7:14

    Robotic Synth Voices with Pitch Correction

    Here Gary shows you how you can use a pitch correction effect to make your vocals sound robotic & synthetic. Another nice way to create contrast with your vocals in the mix!

  • Creating Vocoder Effects 7:00

    Creating Vocoder Effects

    Watch how to create a Vocoder style vocal effect with your vocal audio and vocoder instrument effects.

  • Vocal Re-Pitching Techniques 12:23

    Vocal Re-Pitching Techniques

    This video shows you how you can use a sampler to re-pitch your vocals, and how the re-pitching changes the timbre and tone of the vocal.

  • Using Sidechaining to Give Pumping Effects 7:06

    Using Sidechaining to Give Pumping Effects

    See how you can use sidechaing compression to give pumping effects to your transition sounds and instruments.

  • Volume Automation for Sidechaining 4:31

    Volume Automation for Sidechaining

    In this video, Gary shows you an alternative way to create a sidechaining ducking effect through volume automation, allowing more micro control over the ducking effect.

  • Layered Sounds to Make One Complex Instrument 8:43

    Layered Sounds to Make One Complex Instrument

    Explore how you can layer up multiple instruments to make one complex instrument in your productions.

  • Multiband Saturation Effects 9:55

    Multiband Saturation Effects

    In this video, Gary shows how to build up a multiband effect in your productions.

  • Morphing Between Sounds with Volume Control Automation 4:30

    Morphing Between Sounds with Volume Control Automation

    Watch how you can use volume automation to create an effect that sounds like you are morphing between two instruments. Also the benefits of region based automation over track automation are explained.

  • Lo-Fi Effects to Create Contrast 7:36

    Lo-Fi Effects to Create Contrast

    Gary shows you how you can use lo-fi effects, like bit crushing effects to create contrast in your mix.

  • Spectral Editing Your Sounds to Create New Sounds 7:30

    Spectral Editing Your Sounds to Create New Sounds

    Finally we finish off the series showing you how you can use spectral audio editors to manipulate your sounds visually and create new sounds in your productions!

Product Overview


Gary Hiebner delivers cool "getting creative videos" when using your DAW! Learn all kinds of ways to make interesting new sounds and effects with any DAW. These creative DAW tutorials are perfect for those just starting out using any DAW, as well as for more intermediate DAW users.

Gary welcomes you and then starts with a video on how to turn your drum beat into a bass part, which is a great production trick for getting a tight rhythm section groove. He then shows you how to use sequencers and arpeggiators to compose melody lines and beats that you may not ever have thought of. Re-pitching your audio is then shown and you'll see how this is great for enhancing and alternating otherwise plain sounds, into ones with a lot of character.

Moving on, you'll see how to use MIDI chord effects & chord apps to help you come up with interesting new chord progressions, create stutter gated audio effects, use reverse effects for transitions, apply extreme time stretching to your audio for other worldly sounds, resampling audio through a sampler for more effect options, and create filtered telephone fx and robotic synth voices with pitch correction tools.

Throughout the rest of the DAW video tutorials, Gary shows you things like using sidechaing compression to produce pumping effects, using a sidechaining ducking effect via volume automation for complete control, layering sounds for impact, assigning knobs and faders on your MIDI controller to parameters within your DAW, morphing between sounds for wild effects, making lo-fi sounds for contrast, and much, much more.

To see what these getting creative DAW tutorials show you and how they'll help you make interesting new sounds and effects in your DAW, see the individual creative DAW tutorial descriptions on this page. If you're ready to explore a world of new sounds and production techniques, this collection of creative DAW videos are just for you... watch “Getting Creative with Your DAW" today!


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