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Novation Circuit Power Start

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    Getting Started

    Josh explains how to power on your circuit, along withintroducing the basic audio output connections.

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    Building Drum Grooves in Circuit

    Josh now introduces you to the drum sequencer in Circuit and how to use it to compose a beat.

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    Changing Your Drum Samples

    See how to access and use Circuit's sample library for easy sound selection.

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    The Velocity Button

    Josh reveals how to utilize velocity to create movement with your drum grooves in Circuit.

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    Using & Creating Patterns

    Josh shows how to create and choose from the various patterns in Circuit.

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    The Mixer Section

    Josh explains the mixer section in Circuit and how to use it.

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    Circuit FX

    Josh now demonstrates how to use the FX section in Circuit.

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    Adjusting Tempo

    Learn how to speed up and slow down the tempo within Circuit quickly and easily.

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    Adding Swing

    Josh explains how to utilize and apply the swing settings in Circuit for different feels and grooves.

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    Synth & Scale Modes

    Learn all about the synthesizers and scale mode found in Circuit.

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    Creating a Synth Sequence

    Watch how to create synth sequences in Circuit using its built in sequencer.

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    The Gate

    Josh explains and demonstrates how to use the gate function on your synth notes for more interesting parts and patterns.

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    Recording a Synth Pattern in Realtime

    Josh explains and demonstrates how to record a synth pattern in realtime in Circuit.

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    Using Sidechain

    Discover how to use the sidechain feature in Circuit for the popular pumping compression sound.

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    Nudge it!

    Josh now shows you how to utilize Circuit's Nudge feature to create rhythmic variation in your sequences.

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    Setting Length

    Learn all about the Length feature that's used to create dynamic variation in your sequences.

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    Synth Macros

    Josh reveals how to use the macro controls to apply expressive sound changes to your music.

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    Recording Macro Movements

    See how to record macro movements in realtime for cool effects and dynamics in your tracks.

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    Creating Drum Macros

    Josh now introduces the main functions of Circuit's drum macros.

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    Recording Drum Macro Movements

    See how to record drum macro movements in real-time for more interesting drum parts.

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    Recording Mixer Movements

    Learn how to record mixer knob movements in realtime for better mix control and creativeness.

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    Saving Your Session

    Josh explains how to save all of your ideas into a session for easy recall later.

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    Master Filter & Master Volume

    Discover how to utilize the master filter and volume in your productions.

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    Importing Custom Samples

    Josh explains how to import your own sound samples into Circuit, and thanks you for watching the series!

Product Overview


In this video tutorial series, Novation pro Josh Bess shows beginners how to get up and running fast with Novation’s Circuit, the way-cool all in one sequencer, synth and sampler!

Josh begins by welcoming you and goes over the important basics such as getting started and connection setup. He then jumps right in and demonstrates how to build drum grooves, and change your drum samples.

Next, Josh breaks down the finer points of Circuit including the Velocity Button, Using & Creating Patterns, the Mixer Section, Circuit’s built-in Effects, Adjusting Tempo, adding Swing, and the Synth & Scale Modes.

Josh now gets more into the creative side of things and shows you how to Create a Synth Sequence, Record a Synth Pattern in Realtime, Use Sidechaining, Nudge notes for a better feel, Using Synth and Drum Macros, as well as Recording them, Importing Custom Samples and much, much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to Novation’s Circuit, or just want to brush up on the basics, this is the series for you… Watch “Novation Circuit Power Start” today!


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Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Good Material !

This tutorial has been very concise, clear, easy to understand and to the point, it will help out anyone that wants to understand and develop the skills of mastering the Circuit and use the knowledge for the creative processes of producing music.


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Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Good Material !

This tutorial has been very concise, clear, easy to understand and to the point, it will help out anyone that wants to understand and develop the skills of mastering the Circuit and use the knowledge for the creative processes of producing music.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Josh Bess is a music producer and educator, born and raised in New York, currently based in Tokyo, Japan. 
Josh Bess is an Amazon Books Top Selling author in the music category with his book, Electronic Dance Music Grooves published with Hal Leonard Corporation. 
 
Josh has music production, composition, and artist credits with Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO, and more, along with original music releases with electronic music labels, such as Armada Music, Bosphorus Underground Recordings and Naschkatze Underground Recordings.
 
Josh offers private teaching to aspiring music producers on his website, http://www.joshbess.live.

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    Creating a Natural Drum Sampler

    In this course, Josh Bess explains how to create a natural sounding and feeling drum sampler, from the use of pre-recorded samples. Josh demonstrates how to quickly build this tool and provides a fully detailed explanation of how to apply this idea to your own creation process.

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    Creating a Song Inspired from a Vocal Sample

    In this Josh Bess Ableton Live Webinar, you’ll see how to create a full song from a simple one-shot vocal sample including how to get started, progress, and finish as well as other helpful techniques!

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Novation Circuit Power Start is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Good Material ! This tutorial has been very concise, clear, easy to understand and to the point, it will help out anyone that wants to understand and develop the skills of mastering the Circuit and use the knowledge for the creative processes of producing music.
Date published: 2018-02-11
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