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by Maya Wagner This post includes a video tutorial!! Scroll down to check it out. Many people have no clue that this feature exists. It changes the game for workflow and midi sequencing. It is… capture recording. Capture recording takes literally a second to set up; simply right click anywhere on Logic’s control bar at the top of the screen and check the…
  • Recording, Logic, hacks, Tips, Secrets, Logic Pro, Capture
  • April 14th, 2022
All versions of Ableton Live come with the Simpler. In contrast, the Sampler is $99 dollars on its own, or included with Ableton Live Suite.  So, it’s assumed that the Sampler is bigger and better than Simpler, but what are the actual differences? What can you do with Sampler that’s worth an extra $99?  Well, the short answer is that Sampler is…
  • Ableton, Sampling, Sampler, Simpler, Synthesis
  • April 14th, 2022
Automating MIDI parameters such as Pitch Bend and Velocity are super important, especially when you want to get specific sounds and really go deeply into specific aspects of your project. Automation means controlling a parameter over time, giving a user more control over their sounds and tracks. This post will focus on automating specific MIDI protocols for…
  • Logic, Automation, MIDI, Logic Pro, Sequencing, Automate
  • 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 are required to work from a Cubase Profile Template that the Film Scoring department so kindly created for us! It's extremely helpful for getting up and running in Cubase…
  • Cubase, Templates, Profile, Getting Started, Film Scoring
  • April 14th, 2022
by Blair Pershyn Mac OS Transformations D'oh! I left my caps lock key on again by accident while typing an email. Has this every happened to you? Almost all of us use computers everyday, but few can type without looking at their hands. You bump the caps lock key by accident and the next thing you know you have a paragrapgh of text to fix. You don't have…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, MacOS, email, hacks
  • April 14th, 2022
By Tristan Klopp Copying and pasting can make you really efficient in Finale - but sometimes you want to only copy/paste certain aspects of the score. Finale's filter lets you choose what to include or leave out of your copy/paste. In the Edit menu, you can see the option to "Use Filter" and "Edit Filter".  The checkmark next to "Use Filter"…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Finale, Filter, Copy/Paste, Notation
  • April 14th, 2022
By Tristan Klopp   Having a strong lead sheet is one of the first and most important steps to running an effective rehearsal and putting on a tight show. I've played original music for multiple artists, and also led bands through playing my own, and the quality of the lead sheet plays a big factor in how the show goes. A great lead sheet makes your…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Finale, Leadsheets, Roadmap
  • April 14th, 2022
This video will go over some important aspects of setting your preferences in Logic!  If you aren't getting audio out of Logic, having trouble with your MIDI controller, or having buffering issues, this video ifs for you!!  
  • Logic, Buffering, Audio Setup, Audio, Preferences, MIDI
  • April 14th, 2022
You’ve probably heard that Ableton being referred to as the “queen of sampling.” Well… maybe not in that phrasing. But if you know anything about Ableton, you probably get that it's a sampling beast. A sampler is a multisampling tool. It can be used for many different purposes, but with a quick Google search, you’ll find that the biggest and most common…
  • Ableton, Sampling, Sampler, Synthesis
  • April 14th, 2022
Javi Lloret   WHAT IS SAMPLE RATE? To put it simply, we call Sample rate the number of amplitude recordings a computer takes per second. This graph will get you a more visual image of how it works: As you can see there’s a waveform in green, and it has been divided into small pieces. Those pieces have a unit of amplitude (dB…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • April 14th, 2022