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Novation Circuit Power Start

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    Tutorial 1

    Getting Started

    1:38

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

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    Tutorial 2

    Building Drum Grooves in Circuit

    1:55

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

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    Tutorial 3

    Changing Your Drum Samples

    2:12

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

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    Tutorial 4

    The Velocity Button

    2:30

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

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    Tutorial 5

    Using & Creating Patterns

    4:11

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

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    Tutorial 6

    The Mixer Section

    1:43

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

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    Tutorial 7

    Circuit FX

    1:55

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

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    Tutorial 8

    Adjusting Tempo

    1:13

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

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    Tutorial 9

    Adding Swing

    1:45

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

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    Tutorial 10

    Synth & Scale Modes

    2:25

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

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    Tutorial 11

    Creating a Synth Sequence

    1:35

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

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    Tutorial 12

    The Gate

    2:34

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

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    Tutorial 13

    Recording a Synth Pattern in Realtime

    2:06

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

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    Tutorial 14

    Using Sidechain

    2:50

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

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    Tutorial 15

    Nudge it!

    1:43

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

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    Tutorial 16

    Setting Length

    2:41

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

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    Tutorial 17

    Synth Macros

    1:29

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

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    Tutorial 18

    Recording Macro Movements

    1:34

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

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    Tutorial 19

    Creating Drum Macros

    1:25

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

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    Tutorial 20

    Recording Drum Macro Movements

    1:06

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

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    Tutorial 21

    Recording Mixer Movements

    1:40

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

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    Tutorial 22

    Saving Your Session

    1:07

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

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    Tutorial 23

    Master Filter & Master Volume

    0:46

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

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    Tutorial 24

    Importing Custom Samples

    4:38

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

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!

Eugenio Jedi Martinez
Submitted 2 months 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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JOSH BESS is a percussionist, electronic performing artist, and Ableton Certified Trainer. Performing with multiple artists and employing a wide variety of styles, he is experienced in jazz, funk, Latin, pop, rock, and more. In addition to performing, Bess developed an interest in music production and went on to earn his college degree in audio engineering and jazz commercial performance. He has fused his knowledge and his ear for audio production with his percussive background to develop an efficient and creative electronic workflow—a combination that he regularly puts to work in his compositions and live performances. For more information, visit www.joshbess.net.

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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