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Acid Pro Total Production Essentials Tutorial


Recording artist, producer, and engineer Jonathan Kagi will guide you through the exciting world of audio and multimedia production. You will learn every detail of running ACID, along with many of the other popular production applications on your PC, such as Cakewalk Sonar and Fruity Loops. You will learn to correctly outfit your computer and turn it into a full-blown production studio. This series has it all- audio, MIDI, video, songwriting, technical and theory. Learn about all the new and emerging technologies in the world of digital production, including Pure Wave and Firewire audio, and hot new video applications like Arkaos VJ, and Vegas. Turn your PC into powerhouse workstation and generate media in the format of your choice. Click a movie topic below to get started right away.

Welcome

Introduction

Course Primer

Technical Considerations
Training Objective

CD Extras

Samples and Loops
Work Files

Technologies

D/A A/D Converters
ADAT /SPDIF optical – Light Pipe
SPDIF coaxial - RCA
USB
MIDI
mLAN
Sync

Drivers and Hardware

Drivers I
Drivers II
Echo Layla 24
Echo Surround I
Echo Surround II

The Acid Window

Overview
The Tracklist
The Timeline
The Window Docking Area

Customizing Acid

Toolbar
Time Display
Grid Spacing
Track Properties

Preferences

General
Audio
MIDI
VST Instruments
Video
Editing
Sync

Acid Projects

Setting Project Properties
Adding Media
BeatMapper
File Management
Acid-zip
Tools

Key

Project Key
Key Change
Track Key
Event Key

Editing Events

Making Selections
Basic Edits
Ripple Edits
Splitting and Joining Events
Slipping and Sliding Events
Event Envelopes

Working in the Track View

Standard Markers
Time Markers
Command Markers
Regions
Tempo
Adjusting Time

The Chopper

Select In Chopper
Grid and Snapping
Navigation and Commands
Selections
Increments
Inserting Selections
Destructive VS Non Destructive Edits
Processing Duplicates
Regions in the Chopper

Recording

Recording Audio 3:23
Recording MIDI
Recording Input from Other Applications
Multiple Takes

Working with Tracks

Track Effects
Plug-in Chains as Packages
Track Envelopes
Bus Envelopes
Assignable Effect Envelopes
Effect Automation Envelopes
Adjusting Envelopes

Non-MIDI Tracks (Audio Tracks)

General Track Properties
Stretching Properties
Replace File
Time and Pitch Stretching
Stretch Markers
Render to New Track
Export Loops

MIDI Tracks

MIDI Track Properties
Routing MIDI
Recording MIDI
Render MIDI Soft Synth
Quantize MIDI
Step Recording

Yamaha - Open Plug-in Technology (OPT)

OPT
Acids OPT Editors
Voice Editor MIDI Setup
C-Console

Using the Mixer

Pre and Post
Multiple Mixer Controls
EQ and Compression
Mixing with Waves
Waves Masters
Automating Mixer Controls
5 1 surround

Rendering

Rendering Separate Files
Rendering Projects
Publishing to the Internet
Writing to CD
Rendering Surround

Vegas Video

Capture
Edit
Render

Mastering

Sound Forge I
Sound Forge II

Waves DSP

MondoMod I
MondoMod II
Enigma
Enigma Controls
RenVerb Early Reflections
RenVerb Time and Decay
RenVerb Pre Delay
RenVerb Automation

Reason

Remote Control
Wiring Reason
Build and Export
Rewire with Live and Sonar

ZeroX

Seamless Looper
BeatCreator

Akaos VJ

Automatic or Manual
Create your Synth
Record and Render Movies

Native Instruments

FM7 and Pro53
FM7 Loops
NI VST Effects

Fruity Loops

Fruity Loops


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