Chapter 1 : Introduction
Luke explains the outline for this tutorial series and how Toontrack's products can be used to produce original song tracks.
Chapter 2 : Creating a Song Track with EZkeys
Learn how to audition various presets and MIDI parts within the EZKeys interface.
Luke shows you how to build a song track by adding MIDI blocks into the song creator of EZKeys.
Learn how to modify your song by editing individual MIDI blocks.
Chapter 3 : Creating a Drum Track with EZdrummer 2
An explanation of the Southern Soul 60's preset used in this tutorial series.
Learn how to create brand new drum tracks and how to manipulate them using the Edit Play Style function within EZdrummer 2.
Luke shows you how to add drum fills to your drum track using MIDI fills from EZdrummer 2 MIDI packs.
Learn how to create the same track arrangement from EZKeys/EZdrummer 2 within Studio One.
Modify your drum fills within the "Piano Roll" MIDI editor of your DAW to create custom fills.
Chapter 4 : Creating a Bass Track with EZkeys
Chapter 5 : Adding FX To Individual Instrument Tracks Using EZmix 2
Luke explains some of his favorite EZMix 2 presets for the Drum Bus and Bass tracks.
Learn how to layer multiple instances of EZKeys with unique EZMix 2 presets.
Export MIDI tracks from EZKeys and arrange them within your DAW to create movement within your song track.
Chapter 6 : Modify Your Drum Track Using Superior Drummer 2 & EZmix 2
Luke uses a Superior Drummer 2 preset with the same settings as EZdrummer 2 and shows you how to manipulate the drum track using exclusive features from Superior Drummer 2.
Luke shows you how to use EZMix 2 on individual drum tracks using a Multi-Channel Output configuration with Superior Drummer 2.
Luke explains how to create a "Para Comp" channel and how to use EZMix 2 to create an overly processed drum track that can be mixed in with the original drum track.
Chapter 7 : Creating Vocal Tracks with EZmix 2
Luke makes a few final modifications before sending the track to the vocalist. He explains how to transpose the song track down a couple steps to better fit within the vocalist range.
Spencer Hansen discusses his vocal tracks and what he thinks about when recording vocals and writing lyrics for an original song.
Spencer discusses some of his favorite EZMix 2 presets for lead vocals.
Learn how to create a Background Vocal bus channel that can be processed using multiple instances of EZmix 2.
Spencer adds a custom organ track to help the song build in the final chorus and outro.
Chapter 8 : Mastering with EZmix 2
Luke explains how you can use EZMix 2 on your Master Bus to add that final polish to your song tracks.
Learn about the importance of using reference speakers and minor adjustments during the final stages of the mix/mastering process.
Listen to the finished track with and without FX to hear the impact EZMix 2 can have on your individual tracks and on the Master Bus.
Luke recaps this series with a quick outline how Toontrack's products were used in the creation process of this original track.
In this video tutorial series, Toontrack guru Luke Oswald and vocal extraordinaire Spencer Hansen create a groovy Neo Soul song from scratch, all the way to master mix using only Toontrack products and a DAW. Plus, the info can be applied to any genre too!
The dynamic duo uses EZkeys, EZdrummer, Superior Drummer and EZmix to get the job done, along with the basic functions of Studio One. The info can be applied to any modern DAW, so everyone will get something from this series.
See how to create drum, bass and keyboard parts, sketch out the different sections of the song, arrange them, edit and produce them, add vocals and then mix & master for a studio quality sound.
See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you are into this style of music, or just want a great course on using Toontrack products creatively, watch “Songwriting & Producing with Toontrack: Neo Soul” today!
Why Users Choose Us
There are many things our users love about Groove3, but a couple always stand out at the top when asked why people choose us as their learning resource.
We meticulously craft professional quality tutorials that are thoughtful, informative and done with attention to detail. We stand behind our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and are trusted by 1000s of users every day.
Save Time & Money
Our library brings over 1700 hours of quality instruction to you fingertips and we release new content every week. Don't waste your valuable time scouring the web for information you may never find or is cumbersome to use and potentially can't be trusted.