This course is a complete guide to making music using digital sources - loops, synthesizers, and samplers. The Overview and Concepts sections present a brief history of digital music production and the role of the producer as well as providing a foundation of basic audio and MIDI concepts used throughout the course. There are two general sections, Synths & Samplers and Time & Pitch which illustrate the techniques of digital music production. These sections use examples primarily from Native Instruments Absynth and Kontakt as well as Pro Tools Elastic Audio, FL Studio, and Spectrasonics Stylus RMX.
There are four sections which address creating music for specific instrument groups: The Drums section uses examples from FXpansion BFD and GURU as well as Ableton Live Impulse and FL Studio. The Guitar & Bass section focuses on East-West Ministry of Rock, MusicLab RealGuitar, and Spectrasonics Trilogy. The Jazz & Orchestra section includes examples from Garritan Jazz & Big Band, Synthogy Ivory Grand Pianos, Cakewalk Dimension Pro, Propellerheads Reason Piano Refill and Kontakt. The Vocals section covers vocal editing and processing using Melodyne Celemony and the Waves Vocal Bundle as well addressing such topics as Vocoders, stutter, and vocal extraction.
This is the second release of the course and incorporates a number of new discussions and examples including:
Digital Producer - Know It All! is presented using Adobe Flash and is available in DVD and digital download formats for Microsoft Windows XP/Vista and Apple Macintosh OS X.