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Beat Detective Explained®

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    Beat Detective Overview (6:11)


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    Defining an Audio Selection (5:00)


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    Generate Audio Beat Triggers (4:09)


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    Editing Audio Beat Triggers (5:32)


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    Region Separation (2:03)


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    Conforming Regions (6:25)


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    Edit Smoothing (3:22)


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    Generate Audio Bar Beat Markers (2:55)


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    Extract Groove Template from Audio (4:22)


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    Applying a Groove Template to Audio (4:57)


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    Creating Rex Type Loops (4:38)


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    Tighten Multi-Tracks (9:18)


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    Calculate Audio Tempo (2:55)


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    Matching Loops (7:02)


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    Define a MIDI Selection (3:25)


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    Generate MIDI Beat Triggers (4:26)


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    Edit MIDI Beat Triggers (3:31)


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    Generate MIDI Bar Beat Markers (2:41)


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    Create MIDI Groove Templates (3:40)


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    Applying MIDI Groove Templates (3:23)


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    Calculate MIDI Tempo (3:08)


The industry standard for learning Pro Tools Beat Detective, "Beat Detective Explained" contains 20 tutorials covering every feature, function and option found in the Beat Detective interface window, as well as cool practical examples on how to use it in your Pro Tools productions.

You'll learn all the features and options as well as creating groove templates from audio, matching loops, tightening up multi-tracks, creating REX files and more.


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Nyj
Submitted 1 year ago

Good - I'll be back when I need more than just setting bar markers

The voice was a little irritating - and the ancient version of Pro Tools made it look a bit dated, but the information was useful. Explanation of hot keys used would have been good

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools

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rus5
Submitted 1 year ago

Really REALLY Bad

Reminds me of the old Sedric Pieretti course on compression which has mercifully finally been removed. Obviously, the problem Mr. Simcox is hearing is with this author's actual voice and is not due to his browser - that's what the guy sounds like. Please have Michael Costa do the new version. If he's not available, please consider Scottie Dugan or Kenny Gioia. Thank you for realizing this needs to be corrected. It's not an accident that Groove 3 is getting better every year.

I am a: Student, Musician, Audio Engineer, Pro Tools

Response from :

Hi there! Sorry you didn't enjoy the voice over, as stated earlier, this is a very old series, but it is a topic worthy of a refresh. We will get it done! Thanks, - Groove3 Team
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synthpup
Submitted 1 year ago

Never truly understood BD till today

This was a great way to get to know BD. Should be upgraded to more recent versions of PT.

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Acid, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

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Johnny Simcox
Submitted 1 year ago

Beyond Annoying

In regards to Mariano's review i agree. I avoided this series for years, I don't care if the information is solid or not. It is pure torture listening to this guy. As if his voice wasn't bad enough they had to robotize it. What are you thinking?

I am a: Professional, Musician, Pro Tools

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. It's certainly appreciated.
As you may have noticed, this tutorial was shot when Pro Tools 7.1 was current so it is one of our older lessons. I will put in a customer request for a more updated tutorial using a current version.
Also, I can assure you we did not robotize his voice. If you seem to have chopping or robotic sounding audio, you might try clearing your browsers cache and cookies and even restarting. With a clear browser your audio should play back more smoothly.
Thanks again for your review and continued support!
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Mariano
Submitted 1 year ago

Helpful

The Beat Detectvie video series really needs an update. I didn't learn much about working with complex drum rhythms, in the end, I chopped the regions with de BD and then y had to move them around manually, and adjust manually all fades as the "smoothing" ate most of the transients. Also the video quality of this series is not good, it seems done like 10 years ago. And the narrator needs to relax too, I felt like I was attending a "Lear to speak english in 10 weeks" course, with every video starting with the "Welcome to the...", really annoying. The voice had a really robotic tone. It looks like a really old and outdated tutorial.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools

Response from :

Hi there, thanks so much for your review. We agree, that particular series is very old and could do with a refresh, although the content is still solid. We will put it in our schedule! Thanks again, - Groove3 Team
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Cool Breeze 711
Submitted 2 years ago

New Horizons

This has opened new horizons. What an excellent product.

I am a: Producer, Musician

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Beat Detective Explained® is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 6 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Good - I'll be back when I need more than just setting bar markers The voice was a little irritating - and the ancient version of Pro Tools made it look a bit dated, but the information was useful. Explanation of hot keys used would have been good
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Really REALLY Bad Reminds me of the old Sedric Pieretti course on compression which has mercifully finally been removed. Obviously, the problem Mr. Simcox is hearing is with this author's actual voice and is not due to his browser - that's what the guy sounds like. Please have Michael Costa do the new version. If he's not available, please consider Scottie Dugan or Kenny Gioia. Thank you for realizing this needs to be corrected. It's not an accident that Groove 3 is getting better every year.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Never truly understood BD till today This was a great way to get to know BD. Should be upgraded to more recent versions of PT.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 2.0 out of 5 by from Helpful The Beat Detectvie video series really needs an update. I didn't learn much about working with complex drum rhythms, in the end, I chopped the regions with de BD and then y had to move them around manually, and adjust manually all fades as the "smoothing" ate most of the transients. Also the video quality of this series is not good, it seems done like 10 years ago. And the narrator needs to relax too, I felt like I was attending a "Lear to speak english in 10 weeks" course, with every video starting with the "Welcome to the...", really annoying. The voice had a really robotic tone. It looks like a really old and outdated tutorial.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from New Horizons This has opened new horizons. What an excellent product.
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Beyond Annoying In regards to Mariano's review i agree. I avoided this series for years, I don't care if the information is solid or not. It is pure torture listening to this guy. As if his voice wasn't bad enough they had to robotize it. What are you thinking?
Date published: 1969-12-31
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