T-RackS Tutorial

Working with T-RackS 5

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    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.

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    Metering

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

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    Dyna-mu

    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.

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    EQual

    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.

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    One

    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.

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    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.

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    Working with Projects

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

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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Daron Macke
Submitted 8 months ago

Nice Overview

If you're new to T-Racks 5, this is an excellent tutorial...well done!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cubase, Pro Tools


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beeflin
Submitted 9 months ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Logic Pro


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Kuwski
Submitted 10 months ago

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

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for your honest review!
The sub category 'value of training' is for this specific video. I hope you found it's value more than 3 stars.
Please check out our other videos. I think you will be happy with what you find.

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derk the producer
Submitted 1 year ago

Working with T-RackS 5

This video really outlines the capabilities of the T-Racks 5 Suite. Very informative!

I am a: Hobbyist, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar


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norm
Submitted 1 year ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Reaper


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Daron Macke
Submitted 8 months ago

Nice Overview

If you're new to T-Racks 5, this is an excellent tutorial...well done!

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cubase, Pro Tools

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beeflin
Submitted 9 months ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Logic Pro

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Kuwski
Submitted 10 months ago

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

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for your honest review!
The sub category 'value of training' is for this specific video. I hope you found it's value more than 3 stars.
Please check out our other videos. I think you will be happy with what you find.
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

derk the producer
Submitted 1 year ago

Working with T-RackS 5

This video really outlines the capabilities of the T-Racks 5 Suite. Very informative!

I am a: Hobbyist, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

norm
Submitted 1 year ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Reaper

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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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Working with T-RackS 5 is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 5 .
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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