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Structure Explained®

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    Introduction

    Get a basic overview of Structure. See how to load it, learn about the interface, what a patch is, how to load patches, various options in Structure's preferences and much more.

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    Navigation

    Discover advanced navigation techniques in Structure. See how load patches and libraries from different places on your computer, how to create 'Favorites', how to drag loops from the timeline into Structure and much more.

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    Parts Overview

    Learn all about 'Parts' in Structure and how they are affected by the different parameters such as Transpose, Pitch, Mono Mode and many more.

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    Part Filters

    Explore the endless filtering possibilities in Structure and how they can make your sounds fatter and more interesting.

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    Part Amplifiers

    Discover how Structure's Part Amplifier section is used to control the length and duration of your sounds.

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    Part Modulation

    See how Structure's in-depth Modulation Matrix can be used to turn your otherwise plain sounds into dynamic sonic masterpieces.

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    Part Output FX

    Learn how to apply effects to a Part's Output Section to create deeper and more interesting sounds. See how to share effects to save CPU resources and more.

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    Create a Part & Patch

    See an in-depth look on how to turn audio of individual electric guitar notes played in Pro Tool's timeline into a beautiful sounding patch and part in Structure. Discover how Structure recognizes numbers in the file name and assigns a MIDI note number accordingly, how to tune individual samples to a reference pitch, apply effects and much more.

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    Smart Knobs

    Learn all about Structure's powerful Smart Knobs feature that allows you to easily assign various parameters for easy tweaking and automation control.

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    Key Switches

    Explore Structure's in-depth Key Switching features that allow you to create more interesting patches and or more variation to your sound.

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    Modulation & LFO

    Discover Structure's awesome LFO section and what it can do for your patches. See how it can affect panning, modulation and more.

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    Using Zones

    Learn all about Structure's Zones and how to use them to create more complex patches.

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    Building Drum Kits

    Get the lowdown on creating drum kits in Structure. See how to map individual sounds and set amplitude, decay, velocities, hi-hat mode for realistic hi-hat sample control and much more.

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    Make a Magic Pad

    Watch Russ create a wondrous sounding complex pad patch in Structure that responds to your slightest touch, tempo and nuance. Russ applies everything you've learned so far to create the 'Magic Pad'.

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    Using Effects

    Russ goes in-depth into Structure's exhaustive effects section and routing. See what you can really do with Structure's effects.

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    The REX Player

    See how you can import and utilize REX files within Structure. Discover how you can then replay them differently and create something entirely new… truly endless possibilities!

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    The Waveform Editor

    Russ wraps up the series with an in-depth look at Structure's powerful Sample Waveform Editor where you'll learn about it's features and functions, creating fade ins and outs, setting loop points, cross-fades and more.

Product Overview


Presented by AIR Users Blog founder and Pro Tools maven Russ Hughes, "Structure Explained" is your solution to the sometimes puzzling virtual sampler, Structure.

This in-depth series is for beginner to intermediate users of the full version of Structure and will reveal many of its powerful features and functions. Learn how to easily navigate its windows and menus, load and create patches and parts, apply filters, modulation, effects, utilize "Smart Knobs", key switching, build custom drum kits and much more.

If you want to get the most out of the full version of Pro Tool's amazing virtual sampler Structure, look no further. "Structure Explained" will enable you to work Structure like a pro and elevate your sounds and productions to the next level. Solve the Structure puzzle today...


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LadyL
Submitted 6 months ago

so so

The video was somewhat helpful, but it would be nice if the instructor new how to play more urban music, and showed it more as a sampler. Chopping and slicing up samples and loops to create a whole new sound.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools


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Gnarls
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent!

Structure offers great potential for sound manipulation and the author offers some very inspiring examples. All the main aspects of the controls are clearly explained, making for informative and entertaining viewing.

I am a: Musician


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TheSappySamara
Submitted 2 years ago

Fantastic, if a little outdated.

Would love a look into the new features of version 2.0, but these videos definitely help you get off the ground.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Logic Pro


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ronnie
Submitted 3 years ago

great learning video

this video from groove 3 was as good as most of them and I own a lot of them.My only problem with the video was from the audio in which seemed he was not using a pop filter.I have to admit the constant pops of the word parts and patches which he said a lot got a little annoying,but other than that I'm glad I bought this video and once again I learned a lot from groove 3 videos

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


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Tmuss
Submitted 3 years ago

very helpful

I love Groove3 its my go to tutorial site.

I am a: Musician, Producer


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corwinjames
Submitted 3 years ago

Very helpful

I have watched two videos so far and find the videos very helpful. I can tell I am going to learn a lot more going through the rest of the videos. Looking forward to it.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist


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tetragony
Submitted 3 years ago

Makes it easy to start with structure

worth the money. great overview. nice examples. good quality.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician


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LadyL
Submitted 6 months ago

so so

The video was somewhat helpful, but it would be nice if the instructor new how to play more urban music, and showed it more as a sampler. Chopping and slicing up samples and loops to create a whole new sound.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Pro Tools

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

Gnarls
Submitted 2 years ago

Excellent!

Structure offers great potential for sound manipulation and the author offers some very inspiring examples. All the main aspects of the controls are clearly explained, making for informative and entertaining viewing.

I am a: Musician

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

TheSappySamara
Submitted 2 years ago

Fantastic, if a little outdated.

Would love a look into the new features of version 2.0, but these videos definitely help you get off the ground.

I am a: Beginner, Student, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Logic Pro

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

ronnie
Submitted 3 years ago

great learning video

this video from groove 3 was as good as most of them and I own a lot of them.My only problem with the video was from the audio in which seemed he was not using a pop filter.I have to admit the constant pops of the word parts and patches which he said a lot got a little annoying,but other than that I'm glad I bought this video and once again I learned a lot from groove 3 videos

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

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

Tmuss
Submitted 3 years ago

very helpful

I love Groove3 its my go to tutorial site.

I am a: Musician, Producer

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

corwinjames
Submitted 3 years ago

Very helpful

I have watched two videos so far and find the videos very helpful. I can tell I am going to learn a lot more going through the rest of the videos. Looking forward to it.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist

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

tetragony
Submitted 3 years ago

Makes it easy to start with structure

worth the money. great overview. nice examples. good quality.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician

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

1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started young. My father was a Jazz piano player who would play Oscar Peterson on the piano, I would go in as a kid and sit and listen to him in wonder. When he left the room I would try and knock out tunes myself. When I was 15 I swapped my bike for a really bad electric guitar which I went home and plugged into my sister's hi-fi, she was not impressed. From there I started having bands in the garage and the rest, as they say, is history.

2. What training have you had?

As a musician, no formal training, I just picked things up by ear. Over the years I've been lucky to work and play with some of the best musicians around, that rubs off on you, playing with great people means you either get better or get a different job! As a trainer I've done a lot of public speaking, presentations and seminars to groups of anything from 10 to 3,000 people. Again, you either get good or get hungry.

3. When did you get into recording?

When I was 17 I bought myself a Tascam 244 Portastudio, that was a 4 track cassette based recording system that cost around $1800! In those days that was a miracle being able to record and mix on separate tracks. Once I got that then I was hooked, in fact I forgotten the stuff I've bought over the years, I just look music and technology and so recording ticks both of my passion boxes!

4. People you have worked with/for?

It's a long list and to name drop would sound like throwing pans down a stone staircase. I've worked with and for, in a technical and programming capacity UB40, T-Pau, Elton John, The Beat, New Order, Jools Holland, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Duran Duran, and Japan to name some of those blasts from the past... I'm old!

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I didn't know I was, perhaps it's the combination of my passion for the music and the gear coupled with a genuine desire to help people to use their gear without any barriers. I read the manual as a last resort (often because they are so badly written) so I guess that other's may feel the same, so I try to find a way of making things as simple as possible, I try not to pretend to be an expert, more a guy who's just figured it out. I also have a terrible sense of humour, which means when I train live there are a lot of laughs.

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Structure Explained® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 7 .
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from so so The video was somewhat helpful, but it would be nice if the instructor new how to play more urban music, and showed it more as a sampler. Chopping and slicing up samples and loops to create a whole new sound.
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Excellent! Structure offers great potential for sound manipulation and the author offers some very inspiring examples. All the main aspects of the controls are clearly explained, making for informative and entertaining viewing.
Date published: 2017-12-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic, if a little outdated. Would love a look into the new features of version 2.0, but these videos definitely help you get off the ground.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from great learning video this video from groove 3 was as good as most of them and I own a lot of them.My only problem with the video was from the audio in which seemed he was not using a pop filter.I have to admit the constant pops of the word parts and patches which he said a lot got a little annoying,but other than that I'm glad I bought this video and once again I learned a lot from groove 3 videos
Date published: 2017-04-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very helpful I love Groove3 its my go to tutorial site.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful I have watched two videos so far and find the videos very helpful. I can tell I am going to learn a lot more going through the rest of the videos. Looking forward to it.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Makes it easy to start with structure worth the money. great overview. nice examples. good quality.
Date published: 2016-09-26
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