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SUBSTANCE Explained®

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    Presets & Main Page (3:47)


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    The Edit Page (5:02)


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    The EQ Page (2:48)


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    The Filter Page (6:00)


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    The FX Page (5:01)


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    Modulation with LFOs (6:32)


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    Step Sequencer Modulation (3:23)


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    Flux Modulation (4:04)


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    The Arpeggiator (7:06)


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    Working with the Macro Sliders (8:47)


Output has done it again! This time they’ve created the ultimate bass synth machine for your DAW, and Eli Krantzberg buckles up his miners helmet and take you deep into this low frequency beast.

Eli covers it all from in-depth overviews, to comprehensive explanations of loading and saving presets, using the Edit Page, EQ Page, Filter Page, and FX pages for total sonic control of your low end.

You also explore Modulation with LFOs, Step Sequence Modulation, Flux Modulation, creating cool parts with the built-in Arpeggiator, working with Macro Sliders and more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you’re ready to take your productions down low, watch “SUBSTANCE Explained” today!


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Harry5
Submitted 1 year ago

Clear, Concise and Inspires One To Use The Plugin

Eli's video helped simplify what can be a bit of complex plugin. Yeah, you can sit and read a manual, or spend hours figuring it out, but I'd rather watch this and get on with using the plugin. I usually watch a section, play around with what I've learnt and then move onto the next video. Eli is excellent at getting across the nuts and bolts and leaving you to be creative.

I am a: Musician, Producer

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Zola
Submitted 2 years ago

The long and winding road

Lots of 'what', but very little 'how' or 'why'. The software comes with an instruction manual, the main value of video is contextualizing the learning. Eli you are patient and clear, but the 'lessons' here seem rote.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer

Response from :

Hi there, thanks so much for your feedback. We're sorry you didn't fully enjoy this seres. This title is more of a video manual, so maybe you will get more inspiration from the "Producing Bass Lines with Output SUBSTANCE" title we have on the site. That is a more creative sound design title which SUBSTANCE is obviously great at! Thanks again, -Groove3 Team
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choralriff
Submitted 2 years ago

Great intro to Substance

Definitely got me up and running sufficiently with Substance.

I am a: Musician, Sound Designer, Hobbyist

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still
Submitted 2 years ago

Introductory Explaination

'SUBSTANCE Explained' is a solid introduction to Output's SUBSTANCE. This course makes me want to know more about what substance is capable of.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Sound Designer, Beat Maker

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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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SUBSTANCE Explained® is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear, Concise and Inspires One To Use The Plugin Eli's video helped simplify what can be a bit of complex plugin. Yeah, you can sit and read a manual, or spend hours figuring it out, but I'd rather watch this and get on with using the plugin. I usually watch a section, play around with what I've learnt and then move onto the next video. Eli is excellent at getting across the nuts and bolts and leaving you to be creative.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great intro to Substance Definitely got me up and running sufficiently with Substance.
Date published: 2016-11-21
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Introductory Explaination 'SUBSTANCE Explained' is a solid introduction to Output's SUBSTANCE. This course makes me want to know more about what substance is capable of.
Date published: 2016-11-05
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from The long and winding road Lots of 'what', but very little 'how' or 'why'. The software comes with an instruction manual, the main value of video is contextualizing the learning. Eli you are patient and clear, but the 'lessons' here seem rote.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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