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Vacuum Pro Tutorial

Vacuum Pro Explained®

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Sample this tutorial...
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    Show & Tell (6:38)


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    Customizing the Presets (7:41)


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    Working with the Oscillators (6:43)


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    Low Pass Filtering (7:56)


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    High Pass & Band Pass Filtering (9:32)


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    Filter Routing (5:18)


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    The Amp Envelope (6:02)


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    Using Envelope 4 (5:21)


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    Glide & Envelope Retriggering Controls (4:03)


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    LFO1 & the Mod Wheel (10:01)


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    LFO2 & the Modulation Matrix (4:16)


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    The Smart Controls Page (6:19)


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    Arpeggiator & Effects (7:41)


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    Automation & Settings (4:49)


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    Putting Vacuum Pro to Work (10:54)


Resident Virtual instrument guru Eli Krantzberg is back and this time he's sinking his teeth into AIR Music Technology's newest polyphonic analog tube synthesizer Vacuum Pro. This series takes an in-depth look at all of Vacuum Pro's features and options and gives you the knowledge you need to push this synth to its limits and warm up your synth tracks nice and hot.

Eli begins with a quick introduction to subtractive synthesis before exploring the interface and factory presets, and then moves on to all of Vaccum Pro's functions such as the oscillators, filters, filter routing, envelopes & controls and much, much more!

Vacuum Pro is an unbelievably gritty, powerful analog subtractive synth. Join Eli as he shows you how to make this synth get the dirty job done right... Watch "Vacuum Pro Explained" today.


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jlscott
Submitted 10 months ago

Great basic introduction to Vacuum Pro

Eli covered almost everything there is about Vacuum Pro, although at times he moved a bit too quickly to really allow understanding of the features being explained. However, he gives enough information that you can use and experiment on your own tracks to round out your knowledge with practical experience.

I am a: Hobbyist, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

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TRSR_1303
Submitted 1 year ago

Yet another great course.

10x guys! Keep up the good work. :)

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Spoq
Submitted 1 year ago

Now I know Vacuum...

For what it can do, Vacuum is a rather "simple" and easy to use synth so it is one I could have just learned to use by myself but it would have taken me a lot longer and I would have probably missed some things, so thanks.

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

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LAW HAV MERCY
Submitted 1 year ago

Great series!

Thank you Eli for a job well done. I'm new to the art and science of sound design and I had a few "AHA!" moments throughout the course of this series. My time viewing this course was time well spent.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Beat Maker

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antonio
Submitted 2 years ago

Great synth, great course

Everything you need to know about vacuum pro. And a bit of theory about subtractive synthesis.

I am a: Producer, Musician, Hobbyist

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Indemuse
Submitted 2 years ago

Great Tutorial!

I got the AIR Pack on sale and new that it was a powerful set of tools. G3 tuts are helping me get the most out of these awesome instruments!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Musician, Hobbyist, 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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Vacuum Pro Explained® is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Great basic introduction to Vacuum Pro Eli covered almost everything there is about Vacuum Pro, although at times he moved a bit too quickly to really allow understanding of the features being explained. However, he gives enough information that you can use and experiment on your own tracks to round out your knowledge with practical experience.
Date published: 2017-11-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Yet another great course. 10x guys! Keep up the good work. :)
Date published: 2017-08-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Now I know Vacuum... For what it can do, Vacuum is a rather "simple" and easy to use synth so it is one I could have just learned to use by myself but it would have taken me a lot longer and I would have probably missed some things, so thanks.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great series! Thank you Eli for a job well done. I'm new to the art and science of sound design and I had a few "AHA!" moments throughout the course of this series. My time viewing this course was time well spent.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great synth, great course Everything you need to know about vacuum pro. And a bit of theory about subtractive synthesis.
Date published: 2017-01-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tutorial! I got the AIR Pack on sale and new that it was a powerful set of tools. G3 tuts are helping me get the most out of these awesome instruments!
Date published: 2016-11-16
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