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Output Portal Explained®

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    The Main Page

    See and hear how the simple macro controls on this page are used to control complex granular synthesis parameters.

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    Grain Controls

    Explore the parameters used to slice the audio up and then process the resulting grains.

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    Macros & XY Controls

    Learn how to modulate parameters with the XY Controls by assigning the two Macro controls to various granular synthesis parameters.

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    Modulation Envelopes

    Explore how these two freely assignable multi stage envelopes are used to modulate the granular synthesis parameters.

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    FX & Master Section

    See how to work with the two effects slots that run in series after the Granulator, and then finally the Master section with its filters and compressor.

Product Overview


Eli Krantzberg delivers a series of Output Portal tutorials! Discover what this fantastic granular effect plug-in can do for your tracks and productions. These Output Portal tutorial videos are designed for the new Portal user who wants to know all of the basics and get up and using it fast.

Eli welcomes you and then starts out by covering the Main Page, and its simple macro controls used to dial in complex granular synthesis parameters. The Grain Controls are shown next, and you'll explore all the parameters used to slice the audio up and then process the resulting grains.

Macros & XY Controls are then revealed, showing you how to precisely modulate parameters with the XY Controls, followed by the lowdown on Portal's Modulation Envelopes, which are freely assignable multi stage envelopes used to modulate the granular synthesis parameters for wild effects.

Finally, Eli explains the FX & Master Section in-detail, including how to work with the two effects slots, and the Master section with its powerful filters and compressor.

To see what each Output Portal video tutorial teaches you and how it can help you learn the features found in Output Portal, see the individual Portal tutorial descriptions on this page. Start using Portal fast, and get the most out of it with these detailed Output Portal videos... Watch “Output Portal Explained®” today.


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Casnh
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Helpful start to a tricky effect

Eli Krantzberg always does a great job with all of his tutorials, including this one. I think Portal is unusually challenging because it's so different from the effects we normally use. It seems like Portal can produce really unique and musical effects but getting there takes more effort than say, a regular delay or distortion effect. One comment on Groove3 videos in general. The "Explained" videos are a great starting point but ideally they'll be paired with a follow-up series. How about starting an "Applied" series to go along with your "Explained" videos? So "Explained" introduces the basic idea of each product, then "Applied" shows you how the product might be used in various situations? You basically already do this with some products but I'd like to see a lot more follow-up video series paired with "Explained" videos.

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Thanks so much for your kind words! We will keep your title name in mind, but yes, our "Advanced" and "In Action" titles usually cover how the product might be used in different situations. Enjoy the site!

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Casnh
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Helpful start to a tricky effect

Eli Krantzberg always does a great job with all of his tutorials, including this one. I think Portal is unusually challenging because it's so different from the effects we normally use. It seems like Portal can produce really unique and musical effects but getting there takes more effort than say, a regular delay or distortion effect. One comment on Groove3 videos in general. The "Explained" videos are a great starting point but ideally they'll be paired with a follow-up series. How about starting an "Applied" series to go along with your "Explained" videos? So "Explained" introduces the basic idea of each product, then "Applied" shows you how the product might be used in various situations? You basically already do this with some products but I'd like to see a lot more follow-up video series paired with "Explained" videos.

Response from :

Thanks so much for your kind words! We will keep your title name in mind, but yes, our "Advanced" and "In Action" titles usually cover how the product might be used in different situations. Enjoy the site!
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Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Output Portal Explained® is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Helpful start to a tricky effect Eli Krantzberg always does a great job with all of his tutorials, including this one. I think Portal is unusually challenging because it's so different from the effects we normally use. It seems like Portal can produce really unique and musical effects but getting there takes more effort than say, a regular delay or distortion effect. One comment on Groove3 videos in general. The "Explained" videos are a great starting point but ideally they'll be paired with a follow-up series. How about starting an "Applied" series to go along with your "Explained" videos? So "Explained" introduces the basic idea of each product, then "Applied" shows you how the product might be used in various situations? You basically already do this with some products but I'd like to see a lot more follow-up video series paired with "Explained" videos.
Date published: 2019-06-30
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