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Ableton Reason: How to create and connect devices

Chapter: Music

Topic: Patching and Messaging

When you start Reason the first time it’s always the same for the first user: How can I hear something? The many devices, knobs and cables can drive you crazy. Let’s try to find out how this thing work.

http://www.getimo.de/linkpage2/html/tuts.php?/linkpage2/html/tuts_english_reason_devices.php

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Music Theory for Beginners: Part 1 – Making Scales

Chapter: Music

Topic: Music Theory

There are many different kinds of scale, but the one which we will concern ourselves with here is the one most commonly used in western music: the major scale. We’ll also use it later on as a template to design six other scales, so you’re really getting your money’s worth with this one…

http://www.computermusic.co.uk/tutorial/theory1/theory1.asp

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Music Theory for Beginners: Part 3 – Basslines

Chapter: Music

Topic: Music Theory

In the final instalment of our begginer’s guide to music theory, we take a look at the basslines and where to put them, as well as a few modes to supplement the ones you’ve already learnt…

http://www.computermusic.co.uk/tutorial/theory3/basslines.asp

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A short course in Digital Video

Chapter: Editing

Topic: Basic Skills

An introduction to Digital Video camcorders, miniDV tape, capturing video, stills and audio; FireWire connectivity and both Editing and Sharing Videos. A very basic overview for beginners.

http://www.shortcourses.com/video/index.htm

TAGS: IEEE1394, IEEE 1394, encode, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DVD-Video, JPEG, DVD, Streaming

Zaxwerks Invigorator: Transparency Maps and Custom Edges in Zaxwerks Invigorator Pro AE

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: 3D Objects (or pseudo 3D) Objects for 2D Space

Invigorator is known around the world as the king of ”flying logo” animations. No one does it better or faster. But Invigorator is capable of a lot more than that. A question posed by a user in the COW?s Invigorator forum proves the point. The challenge: how to create a 3D crown. The solution: Use a custom edge and a transparency map. Jon Okerstrom shows you how in this project. Download the files and follow along. You’ll need Zaxwerk’s Invigorator.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/okerstrom_jon/crown/index.html

TAGS: custom, edge, rim, crown, Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator: Transparency Maps and Custom Edges in Zaxwerks Invigorator Pro AE

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: 3D Objects (or pseudo 3D) Objects for 2D Space

Invigorator is known around the world as the king of ”flying logo” animations. No one does it better or faster. But Invigorator is capable of a lot more than that. A question posed by a user in the COW?s Invigorator forum proves the point. The challenge: how to create a 3D crown. The solution: Use a custom edge and a transparency map. Jon Okerstrom shows you how in this project. Download the files and follow along. You’ll need Zaxwerk’s Invigorator.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/okerstrom_jon/crown/index.html

TAGS: custom, edge, rim, crown, Illustrator

Adobe After Effects: Transparency Maps and Custom Edges in Zaxwerks Invigorator Pro AE

Chapter: Compositing Tools and Techniques

Topic: 3D Objects (or pseudo 3D) Objects for 2D Space

Invigorator is known around the world as the king of ”flying logo” animations. No one does it better or faster. But Invigorator is capable of a lot more than that. A question posed by a user in the COW?s Invigorator forum proves the point. The challenge: how to create a 3D crown. The solution: Use a custom edge and a transparency map. Jon Okerstrom shows you how in this project. Download the files and follow along. You’ll need Zaxwerk’s Invigorator.

http://www.creativecow.net/articles/okerstrom_jon/crown/index.html

TAGS: custom, edge, rim, crown, Illustrator

Apple SoundTrack: Adding additional samples in SoundTrack (FCP Quick Tip #25)

Chapter: Music

Topic: Creating Sound and Music

I would hope that you haven’t exhausted all of the free loops that shipped with the program, but if you are looking to use other samples, this Quick Tip tells you how. When I met with Apple at NAB one of the first things I asked when they demonstrated SoundTrack was, “Can I use Acid Loops?” The answer was “Yes, no problem”. This really isn’t too much of a surprise since some of the creators of SoundTrack were some of the same people that worked on Sonic Foundry’s Acid program. SoundTrack recognizes AIFF and WAV files only (Acid Loops are WAV files). You can use QuickTime audio files, but according to Apple, playback quality may not be as good. This means if you want to use your MP3 files, you will need to convert them first.

http://www.digitalvideoediting.com/2003/07_jul/tutorials/fcpqt25.htm

TAGS: Acid, loop, wav, sonic foundry

Apple Final Cut Pro: There and Back Again – Workflow with LiveType 1.0 or 1.1 (FCP Quick Tip #24)

Chapter: Titling

Topic: Titling Workflow

However, by using the following steps, getting Final Cut Pro 4 and LiveType to work together is a snap. Note: With FCP 4.5 HD and LiveType 1.2, the workflow is simplified by importing the LiveType Project file – .ipr – directly to FCP as a clip.

http://creativemac.com/2003/07_jul/tutorials/fcpqt24.htm

TAGS: LiveType, save

Apple LiveType: There and Back Again – Workflow with LiveType 1.0 or 1.1 (FCP Quick Tip #24)

Chapter: Titling

Topic: Titling Workflow

However, by using the following steps, getting Final Cut Pro 4 and LiveType to work together is a snap. Note: With FCP 4.5 HD and LiveType 1.2, the workflow is simplified by importing the LiveType Project file – .ipr – directly to FCP as a clip.

http://creativemac.com/2003/07_jul/tutorials/fcpqt24.htm

TAGS: LiveType, save