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Welcome to the Creative Technology Center's just launched knowledge base!   We wanted to create a resource where student's could find many of the frequently asked questions we ran into on a day-to-day basis at the CTC, as well as share some of our favorite tips and tricks in a variety of audio, notation, video editing, game audio and post-production…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022
Visits to the CTC may be made as a walk-in or booked in advance via our website.  We are located in the Library at 150 Mass Ave. View our available software and usage policies prior to booking. Please bring your own laptop power adapter. Unfortunately, no printing is available. Workstations Hardware and software specs can be found on the…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 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
Introduction Logic’s Auto Sampler is an incredible device that has been around for a really long time! It just recently got an interface update with Logic 10.5 and it provides a super cool way to capture hardware synth patches or save software instrument stacks with effects into one sampled instrument! Auto Sampler basically takes an audio signal and uses…
  • Logic Pro X, Sampling, Sample, Auto Sampler
  • April 14th, 2022
by Eric Levine In the Creative Technology Center, the iMac stations are equipped with Komplete Kontrol MIDI keyboards. These are versatile and configurable to many different types of software instrument controls. Here is how you can set them up with the provided sustain pedal.  First, open the application "Komplete Kontrol" Next, click the 5 pin…
  • MIDI, Sustain, Pedal, Keyboard
  • April 14th, 2022
by Blair Pershyn In this class video, we look at synchronizing film and audio in Logic as well as working with markers and tempo.     *Towards the end of the class, there were some technical issues with calculating a tempo curve. Below is a follow up video going over that topic more clearly.    
  • Logic, Film Scoring, Film, Synchronization, Sync to Picture
  • April 14th, 2022
Written by Althea Steynberg, Edited & Submitted by Michael MacDonald  A Step by Step Guide  For Film Scoring students at Berklee using Cubase in their work and major, we purchase the FIlm Scoring Bundle as part of our Major Package Bundle! How exciting! Within this FS (Film Scoring) Major Bundle, we purchased a library of instruments known…
  • Film Scoring, Cubase, Templates, Expression Maps
  • April 14th, 2022
As someone who does an immense amount of live looping performances, loves producing with tactile controllers and has been obsessed with her iPad Pro since the day she bought it, I am shocked by the fact that it took me this long to start using the Logic Remote. Let me tell you, this is LIFE CHANGING. Logic Remote is an iOS app that works as a…
  • Logic, Mixing, App, iPad, Remote
  • April 14th, 2022
The topic of "track types" may come across as one which doesn’t require much explanation. Yet, this seemingly simple topic can actually become quite deep! Today I thought I would provide a little introduction to the types of tracks in Pro Tools and some of their main purposes.  Pro Tools, like many DAWs, is all about routing. It’s about recording,…
  • Tracks, Pro Tools, Mix, Mixing, Bus, Bussing, Aux, Routing, Audio, MIDI, Recording
  • 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
Ableton Live Suite offers three different EQ plugins as part of its native plugin collection. Each of these EQ plugins has its own unique features and strengths. Let’s jump in and explore each one! Channel EQ Features Channel EQ is a basic but important EQ plugin that emulates classic analog three-band EQ consoles. Channel EQ features a nice graphic…
  • Abelton, EQ, Frequency, Mixing, Plugin
  • April 14th, 2022