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Modern Sound Design & Mix Techniques

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    Advanced Bus Routing Pt. 1

    Here, we start our exploration of advanced bus routing by starting with a simple guitar riff and then set up bus channels and delay effects for a simple stereo effect.

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    Advanced Bus Routing Pt. 2

    Let's dig a little further into our effects options by moving into 3rd party plug-ins. Furthermore, we take our multiple wet channels and sum them for further processing and routing including EQ and bus compression.

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    Advanced Bus Routing Pt. 3

    Now that our wet signals are summed and treated we will now go into more detail and polish by further routing to Exciter, Flange, and Stereo effects.

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    Advanced Bus Routing Pt. 4

    Now with a very detailed and dense effects chain we move into adding a touch a reverb for even more sweetness and space.

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    Advanced Bus Routing Pt. 5

    Here, we look at some simple panning and mixing ideas to level out our sound design, and also look back and summarize how we got where we are to finish of this section.

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    Resampling - Intro

    Chris takes a moment to define what resampling is and its benefits.

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    Resampling Drums & Percussion Pt. 1

    Here, we start with an audio drum loop and basic MIDI programming, and look at ways to unify and merge parts in order to bounce in place for further treatments.

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    Resampling Drums & Percussion Pt. 2

    Now you'll learn some clever and functional uses of Flex Time and Groove Template to ensure detail and character in our drum loop.

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    Resampling Drums & Percussion Pt. 3

    See how to turn your audio loop back into MIDI for import to the EXS24 sampler for further modulation options. We'll also look at creative quantize options to alter the groove and feel of the drums.

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    Resampling Synth Lines Pt. 1

    See how to double a simple MIDI melody, as well as mix and render settings for further creative processing.

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    Resampling Synth Lines Pt. 2

    Now that our simple melody is audio, see how to cut, reverse, and fade the part making for more detail and expression than the simple synth MIDI data could provide.

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    Resampling Synth Lines Pt. 3

    Watch how to sum the audio tracks and look at final processing ideas like sidechain, pitching, and sends. We'll also audition our synth line over a simple groove to demo how effective our design has been.

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    Resampling with Flex Pitch & Melodyne Pt. 1

    One of the perks of resampling is that audio can now be treated in many ways that MIDI cannot. Here we'll look at ways to treat a rendered synth part using Flex Time or Melodyne.

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    Resampling with Flex Pitch & Melodyne Pt. 2

    Pitch programs like Melodyne and Flex Pitch use similar processing values like Pitch Drift, Formant, and Vibrato. Here we'll look in detail at these concepts and audition their use on a synth part.

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    Resampling with Flex Pitch & Melodyne Pt. 3

    Glitching and stutter edits have become more popular in not just dance music but also the commercial realm. Here we look at how tools like Effectrix or Stutter Edit can add interest and life to our resampled synth line.

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    Resampling with Flex Pitch & Melodyne Pt. 4

    Wrapping the series up, we'll take a deeper look into

Product Overview


Times have surely changed regarding the way we work with and manipulate audio, as new options and techniques are constantly being developed and explored. Studio guru Chris Herrera bings the first volume of videos focused on these methods, looking at cool advanced bus routing and resampling ideas and practices.

Chris begins by welcoming you, and then gets right at it with videos on setting up bus channels and delay effects, 3rd party plug-ins, summing channels for processing, and building effect chains. Although Chris is using Logic Pro X for these videos, much of the info will apply to your DAW and its tools.

Next you’ll look at some interesting panning and mixing ideas, and then explore what resampling is and how it’s used in today’s productions. See how to take basic drum loops and MIDI parts and bounce them for creative manipulation, including using Flex Time and Groove Quantize.

Moving on, you’ll see how to turn your audio loop back into MIDI for import to the EXS24 sampler for interesting modulation effects, and then how to transform synth lines and parts in a similar fashion.

Then it’s on to resampling with Flex Pitch as well as Melodyne and how to create intricate stutter effects and glitches, as well as other modern sounds and effects.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more detailed info. If you’re interesting in that “magic dust” to change up your sounds and give them a whole new perspective, check out “Modern Sound Design & Mix Techniques” today.


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Jorge Costa
Submitted 3 days ago

Very helpful

Great tips


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Christos
Submitted 4 months ago

Nice and inspiring advices!

I found the whole approach of sound editing very clear and inspiring and in very artistic way. Well done!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason


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Ear Shock Music
Submitted 7 months ago

Give use more and go deeper

I've been using Logic about 20 years and still find little gems watching other pros explain their work. Chris does an awesome job of explaining the reasoning behind his choices and processes.

I belong to *website removed* and composed and submitted about 80 tracks in the past year. Some EDM, some orchestral, indie, rock, whatever the listing asks for. A few of my EDM tracks have been forwarded but frequently I get feedback that my synth sounds are dated and my production techniques not modern. Yet I use the latest synths and current sound banks so what the . . .

Anyway, Chris please do some more videos and dive deeper into advance production technique. You are awesome!

Thanks!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro


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J1
Submitted 1 year ago

Meh

should be titled an interesting adventure in what someone calls modern sound design

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for the review
I'm sorry if you didn't learn anything from the series. I hope you didn't misinterpret the title and miss out on the techniques Chris had to offer. Sound design using electronics has been around for so long that our training has to be classified by era to avoid confusion. Early days/vintage, 90's (when a lot of sub genre sound and technique was booming, all the up to current or modern sound design.
The title isn't referring to a specific style or interpretation of music nor does it imply someones taste in a style. It's merely meant to separate sound design of the past from current techniques.

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afar
Submitted 1 year ago

intrigue

Very well taught.

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


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Jorge Costa
Submitted 3 days ago

Very helpful

Great tips

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Christos
Submitted 4 months ago

Nice and inspiring advices!

I found the whole approach of sound editing very clear and inspiring and in very artistic way. Well done!

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Reason

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Ear Shock Music
Submitted 7 months ago

Give use more and go deeper

I've been using Logic about 20 years and still find little gems watching other pros explain their work. Chris does an awesome job of explaining the reasoning behind his choices and processes.

I belong to *website removed* and composed and submitted about 80 tracks in the past year. Some EDM, some orchestral, indie, rock, whatever the listing asks for. A few of my EDM tracks have been forwarded but frequently I get feedback that my synth sounds are dated and my production techniques not modern. Yet I use the latest synths and current sound banks so what the . . .

Anyway, Chris please do some more videos and dive deeper into advance production technique. You are awesome!

Thanks!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro

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J1
Submitted 1 year ago

Meh

should be titled an interesting adventure in what someone calls modern sound design

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for the review
I'm sorry if you didn't learn anything from the series. I hope you didn't misinterpret the title and miss out on the techniques Chris had to offer. Sound design using electronics has been around for so long that our training has to be classified by era to avoid confusion. Early days/vintage, 90's (when a lot of sub genre sound and technique was booming, all the up to current or modern sound design.
The title isn't referring to a specific style or interpretation of music nor does it imply someones taste in a style. It's merely meant to separate sound design of the past from current techniques.
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afar
Submitted 1 year ago

intrigue

Very well taught.

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

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Modern Sound Design & Mix Techniques is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful Great tips
Date published: 2019-03-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice and inspiring advices! I found the whole approach of sound editing very clear and inspiring and in very artistic way. Well done!
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Meh should be titled an interesting adventure in what someone calls modern sound design
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from intrigue Very well taught.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Give use more and go deeper I've been using Logic about 20 years and still find little gems watching other pros explain their work. Chris does an awesome job of explaining the reasoning behind his choices and processes.

I belong to *website removed* and composed and submitted about 80 tracks in the past year. Some EDM, some orchestral, indie, rock, whatever the listing asks for. A few of my EDM tracks have been forwarded but frequently I get feedback that my synth sounds are dated and my production techniques not modern. Yet I use the latest synths and current sound banks so what the . . .

Anyway, Chris please do some more videos and dive deeper into advance production technique. You are awesome!

Thanks!
Date published: 1969-12-31
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