Native Instruments

Using Processing Effects to Create Your Own Pads

9m 35s advanced Advanced
Author: Juan Cortés

Rather than patch-surfing, and using the same sounds everyone has access to, employ some originality and make your own pad patches/channel strips. This tutorial explores techniques for creating and processing pads from subtractive synthesis properties, filters and resonant frequencies, granular synthesis, reverb and delay, phasing, tremolo and compression.

Game Project Walkthrough: Siegebreakers

39m 03s intermediate Intermediate
Author: Jacob Pernell

Let's dive in and take a look at some of the music from a game project I recently worked on called Siegebreakers! I'll talk a little bit about my process and show you how I laid out the song in Logic, show you what samples I used, and also talk about setting up the track for having different intensity layers. You'll walk away from this video with a little insight into one person's process and hopefully pick up a few new tricks along the way!

The Art of Film Scoring

The Art of Film Scoring

3h 32m beginner Beginner • 6 videos
Author: Chris Fitzgerald

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The Art of Film Scoring is a 6-part primer into the technical and psychological aspects of film composition. Through the course we cover film music history, thematic analysis, music theory and composition, technical aspects of film scoring, and self promotion tips including resources for website creation and audio and film publishing. No prior film scoring experience is necessary. Students are recommended to own or have access to a computer with MIDI sequencing and audio recording software to complete the course challenges.

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Intelligently analyze the function of music in film
  • Spot the differences between score and diegetic music
  • Work with the technical and psychological aspects of film scoring to compose your own film music
  • Promote yourself as a film composer

Technical Aspects of Film Scoring: Digital Performer

COURSE 1h 54m intermediate Intermediate • 5 videos
Author: Chris Fitzgerald

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Digital Performer is arguably the standard music creation platform for film scoring. In use by many A-list Hollywood composers (including Michael Giacchino, Howard Shore and Danny Elfman), DP has rock-solid video syncing capabilities, and boasts many other unique features like punches & streamers to video, a multi-sequence “chunk” window allowing for total cue management in one file, and more. No prior film scoring experience is necessary. Students are recommended to own or have access to a computer with MIDI sequencing and audio recording software to complete the course challenges.

Game Audio Software

5m 07s beginner Beginner
Author: Akash Thakkar

There are many different software applications that game composers and sound designers use. This tutorials covers common DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation), software synthesizers, and samplers, with links to download free instrument plug-ins.

Behind the Scenes of a Film Score MIDI Mockup

1h 12m intermediate Intermediate
Author: Chris Fitzgerald

Being able to deliver a realistic-sounding, orchestral MIDI mockup is a critical skill to have, in order to stand out from the crowd as a film composer. Whether it's a mockup to give the director the gist of a cue before going to the recording stage, or the end product in itself, a full-scale orchestral cue can be done 100% "in the box". In this webinar we dissect an orchestral mockup.