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  PT Record Modes A guide by Kari Estes This guide will only cover those available in the standard version, so unfortunately info about Trackpunch or DestructivePunch. Remember - the shortcut for record is ⌘spacebar, numpad3, or f12 Normal Normal record mode is the default that ProTools gives you. This mode is the simplest record mode there is…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 20th, 2022
Back in May 2020 when Logic 10.5 was first released, I was absolutely in love. Honestly, I don't think the honeymoon phase is ending anytime soon... Before the release of the all-powerful Logic version 10.5, I always found that drum programming in Logic was super annoying compared to other DAWs. There isn't anything wrong with using the piano roll to…
  • Logic, MIDI, Sequencing, Drums, Programming, Beat
  • May 20th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner.   In the video below, Althea walks us through creating Syncpoint Markers in Cubase. Follow along with this outline: Open markers tab using COMMAND + M Change the marker track to musical timebase (button with a quarter note on the marker track header). Turn off snap to grid Select the pencil…
  • Cubase, Marker, Track, film scoring, Video, Movie, Timebase, Timecode, SMPTE, Syncpoint, Sync, Picture
  • May 19th, 2022
Each DAW has its own lingo. There are so many discrepancies in vocabulary between DAWS, that it can be difficult to know exactly which terms mean what. Converting MIDI tracks to audio is one of the most important functions of any DAW, but each one handles the process differently.  In Ableton Live there are two main ways to convert a MIDI track to…
  • Ableton, Bounce, Freeze, Flatten, Audio, MIDI
  • May 19th, 2022
One of the most distinctive aspects of Ableton Live is its beautifully crafted “Session View.” Ableton LIVE gets its title from this live-looping-based interface which can be used in a multitude of different ways, all super awesome for workflow, composition, arranging, songwriting, beat making, and performing.  Many people have the false belief that…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 18th, 2022
The concept of bouncing seems to be one of the most misunderstood and confusing terms for beginners in music production. It seems like every DAW calls this something else, and every DAW has a different way of doing it. Below I have included some frequently asked questions regarding the topic: What the heck is bouncing? How is bouncing different than…
  • Logic, Logic Pro, Bounce, Bouncing, Exporting, Freeze, Freezing, Export, Stem, Stems
  • April 14th, 2022
Ableton Live is known for its powerhouse live performance functionality (hence the name “Live”), and provides an array of options for controlling projects without ever touching the mouse. Nowadays, many MIDI controllers come with preset mapping/control scripts that automatically map parameters in popular DAWs to different MIDI CC controls on a given…
  • MIDI, Map, mapping, control surface, Ableton, Live, Live Looping, Electronic Performance
  • April 14th, 2022
by Shirly Gurten In this introductory video, we'll provide a rundown on the various views in Ableton, how to select sounds, enter MIDI information and quantize.   Sign-up for a Peer Training today if you’d like to learn more about these and other topics at library.berklee.edu/training  
  • Ableton, Live, Ableton Live, DAW
  • April 14th, 2022
The Tempo Track Editor provides an overview of the project tempo settings & you can edit tempo events here. Open the Tempo Track Editor,  Project > Tempo Track, or press Ctrl/Cmd-T The Tempo Track Editor is divided into several sections: Tempo scale Shows the tempo scale in BPM. Toolbar It contains tools for selecting, adding, and changing…
  • Cubase, Tempo, Track, Editing
  • April 14th, 2022
Video by Aletta Steynberg. Outlined by Maya Wagner. When working with video in Cubase, you may need to adjust the frame rate of your project or the SMPTE timecode value at the project start.  Consistent Frame Rate To match the frame rate of your project to that of your imported video go to Project > Project Setup and adjust the frame rate of the…
  • Cubase, Video, Sync, Movie, Picture, film scoring, Scoring, Film
  • April 14th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner. In this video, we go over the basics of importing and exporting tempo tracks/tempo maps into Cubase! Follow along with these menu locations in mind: Exporting Tempo Map File > Export > Tempo Track Importing Tempo Map File > Import > Tempo Track
  • Cubase, Import, Export, Tempo, Track, Map, Tempo Map, film scoring
  • April 14th, 2022
Video and outline by A. Steynberg. Revised and edited by Maya Wagner.  Scroll down for the video and follow along in the following outline: The Tempo Warp tool in Cubase allows users to warp musical timebase events to follow linear events or timecode positions! There are 2 settings to take note of:      Warp Grid maintains…
  • Cubase, Tempo, Warp, Warping, film scoring, Movie, Picture, Tempo Map, Time Warp, Tool
  • April 14th, 2022