T-RackS Tutorial

Working with T-RackS 5

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  • Getting to Know the Interface 9:59

    Getting to Know the Interface

    Learn about what T-Racks is and how it works, and get an introduction to the overall layout of the T-Racks interface.

  • Metering 10:48


    Explore ways to set and use T-RackS 5 Peak, LUFS, VU, PPM, Phase scope, Spectrum Analyzer, and Spectogram metering.

  • Dyna-mu 6:17


    Explore this new fantastic sounding compressor plug-in. The two fixed ratio modes, combined with its input/output gain staging and variable attack/release times, make it useful in a wide range of musical contexts.

  • EQual 3:13


    New in T-RackS 5, this Linear Phase EQ is intuitive and flexible. See how to grab and drag to create up to 10 EQ bands wherever necessary, and select from a wide range of EQ types, choosing between various curves that model the Q/Gain relationship found in different vintage hardware units.

  • One 3:31


    Explore One, a new all in one mastering plug-in, containing settings for presence, low end, mids, harmonic excitement, compression, transient control, and limiting, all in a single powerful plug-in.

  • Master Match 5:09

    Master Match

    Discover how to use this processor to learn the sonic characteristics of a reference track and the track you are working on, and then create an EQ and level curve to match the current material to the reference.

  • Working with Projects 5:23

    Working with Projects

    Learn how to set up and save stand alone T-RackS 5 projects, and how to navigate the Waveform View.

  • Mastering Quick Start with T-RackS 5 Pt. 1 7:52

    Mastering Quick Start with T-RackS 5 Pt. 1

    Examine a mastering chain that includes the EQP-1A, Dyna-mu, Precision Comp Lim, Master EQ-432, and Stealth Limiter processors, all set up to master the first of three songs by the artist Hayley Richman.

  • Mastering Quick Start with T-RackS 5 Pt. 2 5:48

    Mastering Quick Start with T-RackS 5 Pt. 2

    See how the second song is now set up with a different mastering chain, using Saturator X, EQ-PB, Bus Com, Dyna-mu, EQual, and the Stealth Limiter.

  • Mastering Quick Start with T-RackS 5 Pt. 3 4:59

    Mastering Quick Start with T-RackS 5 Pt. 3

    Discover how a variation of the previous mastering chain is set up to work with the third song. Compression from the British Channel replaces the Dyna-mu, and various parameters on the other modules are modified.

  • Assembly & Export 5:26

    Assembly & Export

    Learn how to assemble the tracks for final export with Track IDs, ISRC, and EAN/UPC Codes. Also see how the Export window options are used to reduce the sample rate of your masters to CD format audio.

  • Snapshots & Automation 3:31

    Snapshots & Automation

    See how to use Snapshots to change parameter values at different points in your song, and see how to enable parameters within the T-RackS 5 plug-in Suite version for automation within your DAW.

Product Overview

In this Groove3 video tutorial series, Eli Krantzberg reveals the new features found in T-RackS version 5, plus ways to use T-RackS to master your tracks and productions!

Eli starts by welcoming you and gives a solid overview of the overall layout of the T-Racks 5 interface. He then hits the ground running and covers the new Dyna-mu, EQual, and One plug-ins in detail with sonic examples.

Next, it’s on to Master Match, which allows you to learn the sonic characteristics of a reference track and the track you are working on, and then create an EQ and level curve to match the current material to the reference track!

Eli now gives some workflow tips such as how to set up and save stand alone T-RackS 5 projects, and how to navigate the Waveform View. He then gives you 3 mastering session videos for 3 different songs.

You’ll also see how to assemble and export your finished masters, as well as how to use Snapshots & Automation to change parameter values at different points in your songs for greater control and more!

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you have or use IK Multimedia’s T-RackS 5 powerhouse mastering solution, this series is a must see. Watch “Working with T-RackS 5” today!

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Working with T-RackS 5 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 22 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from God bless you too Eli Nice video series
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Could be more helpful with more "why" instead of who, what, where and how. I just bought T-Racks 5 after watching the first couple of your tutorials about it. It appears to be the best product I could find to Master my songs in Cubase 10.5. Luckily it was on sale for this Black Friday for a big discount after waiting to get it after about 6 weeks seeing it for the first time in your Class. Immediately I watched all of the tutorials. To be honest I have to say that I am not certain this was as helpful I hoped.(Note I have been recording In Cubase since Ver.7.0 came out 13-14 years, using the Cubase EQ, Compression etc. plugins. More recently I decided to try Mixing and Mastering my songs more professionally.) I found the lessons helpful enough finding the buttons and some of the 38 plugins capabilities, graphs and such but not much more than that. I ALMOST ALWAYS FIND that trainers whether training about Photoshop, Microsoft Windows, Web Design, Cubase ( they are the best I think), Toontrack products, even music lessons like guitar playing or piano etc. all do the same thing whether in video or in books. Trainers show us the who can use it, what it will do, where to find what it does, but seldom "why" to use that function over another setting. For example...The 2nd lesson about metering shows me where to look at the numbers, the graphs, the options, the buttons etc. but not why an acoustic guitar sound should be using a different setting for different reasons. There is an assumption that a person wanting (for example) to buy and learn about T-RackS 5 already know sa lot more about Compression, EQ, Limiters than they may not know and why they need that setting changed. The trainer is showing sound examples as he is quickly making changes and only saying "that is better" but not why. Also I know that everyone hears differently, wants a different sound etc. and that is subjective. Therefore a trainer should explain why he thinks "that is better" and should also be able to explain "why it is better" in his example. I think taking 1 or 2 plugins, like EQ (as simple as they are) to show "why" it would completely the change an acoustic guitar sound with out having to figure it out after hours of listening. Listening to complete songs with vocals, bass, drums, guitars, keyboards etc. doesn't help with these plugins alone. Maybe you should do a series of T-RackS 5 plugins for individual Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals and Bass tracks to help blending and mixing those tracks first before Mastering a final version. After watching this course (I'm starting again)I had to review a PC Music Magazine I bought 12 years ago (when I couldn't afford a lot of expensive plugins), to understand what the key purposes and differences they were. Cubase lessons didn't help either in their tutorials or the manual. Thanks for reading my thoughts. mmwebmarketing@gmail.com RG
Date published: 2020-12-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from excellent explanation easy to understand and follow
Date published: 2020-12-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another Winner I own this software but this video has shown me features that I wasn't aware that it even had!
Date published: 2020-09-20
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from More Than Basics The in depth tips an tricks without all the unnecessary commentary about nothing. straight to the point real world working environment examples. I will say that if you are a novice in real studio monitors and Critical listening environment treatment then you may need to invest in a good pair of headphones for this . AWESOME
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Overview Great overview of a few key processors and how to perform mastering in T-Racks.
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from T-RackS 5 Top mark for teaching 10/10
Date published: 2020-07-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nicely done! Very helpful Nicely done! Very helpful
Date published: 2020-05-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from As always, great stuff! Eli Krantzberg tells me stuff I need to know. This is not an "every detail" tutorial, but when you are considering a purchase it is very helpful to know if you are spending your limited money wisely. EK is a musician and is largely in the genres I prefer. So I can tell if a product will work for me. Now I know I can purchase the product and use it. As soon as I buy it, I'll watch this all again. Ha! It is so handy to be an unlimited member. Score again for Groove3.
Date published: 2020-04-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent Excellent overview of an application that has far more hidden under the hood than I realized!
Date published: 2020-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tutorial for the T-RackS 5 Well worth the investment and time.
Date published: 2020-02-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from as always - Eli is an absolutely competent dude and does very helpful courses aside to the competence and knowledge of Eli on every technical and practical issues is very well educated in speaking and moderating. No senseless "uhh´s, ahem´s or ahh´s" nor stuttering around. Eli tells the story, the facts and the practical use and possibilities of the themes-thats it. Some of the other "teachers" (but stutterers...) should take telling lessons from ELI.
Date published: 2019-09-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very good! Explains very clearly and concise how to work with T-Racks. really help me to understand how it works.
Date published: 2019-07-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent video. A good program that Eli explains so well (as always)
Date published: 2019-04-17
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Great incite This video certainly cleared up a lot of things I didn't know and I would make anyone who uses T-racks watch this as a standard.
Date published: 2019-02-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really great general introduction As always with Eli, a great well thought-out presentation
Date published: 2019-01-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really informative! These tutorials are really cool and presented so well. I am so glad that I took the chance and gave these lessons a trial.
Date published: 2019-01-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice Overview If you're new to T-Racks 5, this is an excellent tutorial...well done!
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from A good teacher who covers a lot of ground clearly I was surprised how quickly Eli Krantzberg speaks in this tutorial - he manages to cover many essential points, some of them far from obvious but vital for the user, in five-minute bursts. I found the information he chose in these movies very practically helpful. One small point, which this tutorial has in common with the earlier T-RackS series by Groove3 - the effects of different settings are rather too subtle for my liking, especially since the commentary is louder than the music.
Date published: 2018-04-29
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Helpful ... From my point of view the explantations are a bit too fast. But overall i got nice new input and information which is not covered by the manual. Thumbs up !! 3 Stars for "value of Groove3 training" only because it´s my first training and i´ve to see some others. Ralf
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Working with T-RackS 5 This video really outlines the capabilities of the T-Racks 5 Suite. Very informative!
Date published: 2017-12-31
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good TrackS info plus some mastering tips Covers a lot of detail but easy to follow. Good use of the 3 example songs. Specific to TrackS of course.
Date published: 2017-12-29
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