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Music & Audio Learning Guides

What better way to learn new music and audio skills than with a series of carefully crafted learning guides? Each guide is a curated selection of free tutorials designed to help you master a new skill, from arranging for strings to songwriting and composing.

With so much jargon to master in this field, you'll appreciate the guide to music and audio terms. It's perfect for beginners, and even seasoned audio pros will discover some new terms. There are dozens more guides designed to help you master all aspects of music and audio, so why not dip in and see what you can learn?

  1. Subtractive Synth Basics

    7 Posts
    You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis (or virtual analog), including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this series, we'll show you how. 
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  2. Creating a Realistic Bass

    3 Posts
    Sculpture is a unique instrument to Logic in that it is something called a 'component modeling synth'. Where Logic's other synths are the more standard FM and additive synth types, Sculpture tries to make a virtual model of an actual acoustic instrument which mimics that instrument's physical properties. In this series we'll look at how this unusual synth operates, and how we can manipulate its parameters to create a realistic electric bass sound.
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  3. Producing Vocals: From Mic Placement to Mixing

    22 Posts
    Lead vocals, background vocals, samples, vocoders. Each type of vocal track, and each genre, require different techniques, microphones and gear. You want them to sound professional, on pitch, and full of life.

    Vocals can carry both the meaning and emotions of a song, so you want to get them right. This can include choosing the right mic and mic placement, working with vocalists and choirs, capturing the right mood, the use of samplers and vocoders, and getting the mix right. There's a lot to learn! Here is a range of tutorials from basic to advanced that explain it all.
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  4. Masterful Reverb: Everything You Need to Know

    13 Posts
    Reverb is an incredibly important effect that can add life to a track. How you use it is totally up to you. Reverb can be subtle or blatant, sound natural or add interesting flavors to the mix. Using it effectively takes skill and experience, and knowing the right techniques.

    Here is a broad collection of tutorials that aim to teach you those techniques, starting with great advice for the beginner, progressing to advanced techniques, and showing you how to produce some classic reverb effects. Work through them in order, or jump to the tut that most interests you. When you're finished, review what you've learned with the quiz.
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  5. Demystifying the Mod Matrix

    2 Posts
    Many advanced synths in Reason have a Mod Matrix – an essential component in creating great patches. In Part 1 we become familiar with the way the Mod Matrix works, and in Part 2 we cover some more advanced topics.
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