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Controlling Ableton Live With ClyphX
  • Learn how to use ClyphX Pro
  • Controlling Ableton ...
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  • Learn how you can leverage ClyphX Pro features in ways that benefit your specific Ableton Live workflow.
Learn how to make Weapon SFX with Weaponiser by Krotos!
  • Weapon Sound Design
  • Learn how to make We...
  • No Reviews
  • Weaponiser is the only all-in-one solution for weapon sound design. We’ll show you how to use the plug-in to streamline your workflow, audition and customise it's library of professionally recorded weapons and presets, add some high-end, real-time synth
Dehumaniser is a flexible & powerful tool for processing vocals!
  • Vocal Processing in Dehumaniser
  • Dehumaniser is a fle...
  • No Reviews
  • In this MasterClass lecture we’ll look at real-time processing for films and games, vocal effects and instruments using the plugin’s unique modular workflow to create dynamic and unique effects.
Masterclass on Modular Synthesizers
  • Lucid Grain’s Masterclass
  • Masterclass on Modul...
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  • Watch Lucid Grain dissect their modular live set. Learn how to compose music and perform live sets with a modular case from a musicians perspective.
Learn how to become a better mix engineer with Pro Tools
  • Mixing EDM in Pro Tools
  • Learn how to become ...
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  • In this lecture we will cover the basics of mixing electronic music, as well as some more advanced techniques and workflows for creating competitive commercial masters.
Plankton Electronics Ants Masterclass
  • Understanding modular synthesis
  • Plankton Electronics...
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  • Plankton Electronics shows us around Ants! and gets into basic aspects and examples using the synth for sound production.
A close look at the hardware MIDI Step Sequencer, SEQ!
  • Polyend Seq Masterclass
  • A close look at the ...
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  • Polyend give an in-depth overview of the highly regarded hardware MIDI Step Sequencer, SEQ. You’ll have the opportunity to see what makes this step sequencer stand out from the crowd.
Novation Circuit 1.6 Update & Power User Features!
  • Novation Circuit Power User Features
  • Novation Circuit 1.6...
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  • Novation Product specialist Chris Calcutt will be taking a deep look at how to use the popular Novation Circuit and will also be covering in depth all the new features added by the 1.6 update.
From Studio To Live Performance
  • Synthpop with Stereospread
  • From Studio To Live ...
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  • Discussion of sequencing, effects, vocal processing, and MIDI implementation using products from Korg (Minilogue, Monologue, volca FM), Novation (Launchpad Pro, Launch Control XL), Universal Audio (UAD Apollo), and Ableton Live.
Interface Design In Electronic Music
  • Interface Design In ...
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  • Kim Bjørn dives into some of the topics covered in his new book. Together we explore user centered design principles, core layout ideas for electronic instruments, and look into some of the ideas, concepts and instruments covered in the book.
Scoring software for the 21st century
  • An Introduction to Dorico
  • Scoring software for...
  • No Reviews
  • Dorico helps you write, print and play back music notation to the highest professional standards. Created by the world experts, Dorico combines the finest engraving of the last millennium with the cutting-edge technology of the next.
Sound Design & Synthesis
  • Novation Peak
  • Sound Design & Synth...
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  • A deep look at the brand new Novation Peak 8-voice polyphonic synthesizer. In this presentation Novation’s own product specialist Chris Calcutt (-CALC-) will take you through this powerful synth and what it is capable of.
Synth to Song: Creative EDM with Analog Synths in Ableton Live
  • spaceprodigi Masterclass
  • Synth to Song: Creat...
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  • Learn the ins and outs, pun intended, of using analog gear to make music in Ableton Live with spaceprodigi, a 16 year old progressive house artist known for only using analog synthesizers in her productions.
Patching A Buchla-Style Synth In NI Reaktor
  • Synth Masterclass
  • Patching A Buchla-St...
  • No Reviews
  • Join Matthew Friedrichs on a tour of exotic West Coast patches and timbres. This lecture will feature West Coast patching on his latest Reaktor Block synthesizer, Lyrebird, so grab a copy and patch along!
An expressive and customizable MIDI controller
  • ROLI BLOCKS Masterclass
  • An expressive and cu...
  • No Reviews
  • ROLI BLOCKS is a growing modular music making system that takes advantage of cutting-edge expressive technology which allows you to shape sound through touch.
by Novation
  • Circuit Mono Station Masterclass
  • by Novation's own pr...
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  • A deep look at the brand new Novation Circuit Mono Station the paraphonic analogue synth/sequencer combo with Novation’s own product specialist Chris Calcutt (-CALC-)!
Dude - The Mini Feedback Laboratory
  • Dude Masterclass
  • Dude - The Mini Feed...
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  • The Dude is a mini mixer that can be really useful in scenarios with a lot of pocket operated equipment, but by connecting it more advanced way one can turn it into a tone generator / feedback monster.
With Make Noise 0-Coast Patchable Synthesizer
  • Sound Design Masterclass
  • With Make Noise 0-Co...
  • No Reviews
  • We will be discussing the creation of custom sounds that are ready to be collected into your sampler or digital audio editor for further processing or composition.
Exploring Advanced Features in iZotope RX 6
  • RX6's modules with Jeff Manchester
  • Exploring Advanced F...
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  • Jeff Manchester, a product specialist with iZotope, demonstrates some of the newest modules, features and improvements in RX6. This lecture is a must for anyone that needs any sort of audio restoration or improvement in their life!
Eurorack sound design with Endorphin.es
  • Eurorack sound desig...
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  • In this lecture Andreas Zhukovsky & Julia Bondar from Endorphin.es give us a in-depth tour of their Shuttle Rack, which consists of 5 Eurorack modules in one single 84hp faceplate. It's beautiful and sounds fantastic!
Friday January 20th at NAMM 2017
  • NAMM 2017: Friday At NAMM
  • Friday January 20th ...
  • 1 Reviews
  • 7 videos showcasing gear from leading audio manufacturers including Korg, Erica Synths, Universal Audio, and IRCAM.
Saturday, January 21st at NAMM 2017
  • NAMM 2017: Saturday At NAMM
  • Saturday, January 21...
  • 1 Reviews
  • 9 videos showcasing gear from leading audio manufacturers including Buchla, Slate Digital, Softube, Yamaha, Modal, Hotone, and Warm Audio.
Thursday, January 19th at NAMM 2017
  • NAMM 2017: Thursday At NAMM
  • Thursday, January 19...
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  • 8 videos showcasing gear from leading audio manufacturers including Teenage Engineering, Elektron, Dave Smith Instruments, PreSonus and Roli.
The Art of Mastering with Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen
  • Lurssen Mastering House
  • The Art of Mastering...
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  • Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen, from the Grammy and Oscar winning mastering house team, sat down to talk mastering concepts and best practices. They also showcased their new digital mastering console VST available now via IK Multimedia.
Exploring LinnStrument
  • LinnStrument's Tour
  • Exploring LinnStrume...
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  • Roger Linn, a household name in creative and groundbreaking music hardware engineering talks about and demos his newest creation. The LinnStrument is an expressive MIDI controller for musical performance unlike anything else on currently on the market.
Eurorack MasterClass
  • Sound Machines
  • Eurorack MasterClass
  • No Reviews
  • Watch the head developer from Sound Machines give an in-depth and exclusive look at their newest synth. The MODULÖR114 Eurorack Analog Modular Synthesizer!
Noise Engineering do a deep demo of Basimilus Iteritas Alter
  • Noise Engineering
  • Noise Engineering do...
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  • Stephen McCaul from Noise Engineering will be doing a deep demonstration of Basimilus Iteritas Alter. The demo will cover the basics of the module getting all the way into the more advanced tips, tricks and techniques of these great sounding modules!
Mastering With Piper Payne
  • Learn about Analog Mastering
  • Mastering With Piper...
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  • Professional mastering engineering Piper Payne discusses mastering and how to use her analog mastering console to master singles and albums.
Befaco Eurorack MasterClass
  • Assorted Eurorack synth topics
  • Befaco Eurorack Mast...
  • No Reviews
  • Find out about Befaco's DIY Eurorack modules, custom gear, community and what the future has in store! And, of course, watch full on synth patching sessions!!
Mixing with Neutron
  • Neutron MasterClass
  • Mixing with Neutron
  • No Reviews
  • iZotope's product specialist Evan Allen goes through the new and exciting features of Neutron, their latest mixing channel strip plugin.
Bastl Instruments
  • Eurorack Modules Showcase
  • Bastl Instruments
  • No Reviews
  • Bruno, of Bastl Instuments, shows us a number of their custom Eurorack modules. From the ever popular Kastl and Bit Ranger to the epic Popcorn Sequencer. If you are a fan of Euroracks you will be a fan of this Lecture!
Erica Synths Eurorack MasterClass
  • Selected Topics in Eurorack
  • Erica Synths Eurorac...
  • 1 Reviews
  • Girts & Kodec from Erica Synths cover several key synthesis concepts including Advanced Enveloping (HADSR & ASR) and Percussion Synthesis.
Building Beats & Synth Leads
  • Patchblocks Minijam Studio
  • Building Beats & Syn...
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  • Learn how to build drum patterns on the tek.drum, record parameter automation as well as shape and play lead sounds with the tek.waves wavetable synth. Also, integrate and sync other equipment for a pure synth hardware music making experience.
Building Small Oscillators That do a Lot
  • Reaktor Blocks Masterclass
  • Building Small Oscil...
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  • If you have ever opened a Reaktor Block and wondered how it works, this is the class for you. Block builder Matthew Friedrichs will walk you through the design process of two of his favorite Blocks.
Sneak Peek: Befaco Preview Superbooth17 Synth Modules
  • Superbooth17 Masterclass
  • Sneak Peek: Befaco P...
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  • During superbooth17 Befaco will be presenting a bunch of new modules in their pursuit of the "ultimate weapon”. A concept every single modular user thinks, dreams, and argues about!
Get Creative & Experiment in Rhythmology with Keith Robinson
  • RHYTHMOLOGY: Loops without Borders
  • Get Creative & Exper...
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  • RHYTHMOLOGY is a game-changing, dynamic rhythmic sequencing and effects engine accompanied by a world-class loop library - perfect for all styles of music production. Insider, Keith Robinson, shows us some of its most powerful features and capabilities.
Ableton Push Drum Sequencing Workflows & Tips
  • Brian Funk (AfroDJMac) Masterclass
  • Ableton Push Drum Se...
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  • Learn advanced drum sequencing techniques from Ableton certified trainer Brian Funk, also know as AfroDJMac.
DIY Modular Synth Secrets With Erica Synths
  • Erica Synths Masterclass
  • DIY Modular Synth Se...
  • No Reviews
  • Erica Synths talks about and demonstrates good DIY practices, from through-hole to SMD soldering while taking breaks to showcase their brand new, soon to be released, DIY Synth!!
N.E.D. Support Videos
  • N.E.D 3 101
  • N.E.D. Support Video...
  • 3 Reviews
  • N.E.D. 3 lets you download and view tutorials on your computer, and also sync downloaded tutorials to your iPhone or iPod Touch!
Core Logic
  • Logic 101
  • Core Logic
  • 130 Reviews
  • Watch as Martin Sitter shows you how to build a song from the ground-up using Logic. This tutorial is produced by Apple's Original Logic Courseware designer!
Core Logic 8
  • Logic 8 101
  • Core Logic 8
  • 403 Reviews
  • Learn how digital audio works as you build a song from the ground up using Logic.
Core Soundtrack Pro 2
  • Soundtrack Pro 101
  • Core Soundtrack Pro ...
  • 46 Reviews
  • Video is two-thirds audio ... thankfully, Final Cut Studio 2 includes Soundtrack Pro! Learn pro audio postproduction tips and tricks in this 4 hour tutorial-video series!
Mastering A.Pack
  • DVD Studio Pro 207
  • Mastering A.Pack
  • No Reviews
  • A.Pack is the Dolby Digital Encoder that ships with DVDSP Versions 1, 2, and 3. A classic software application ...
The Science of Final Cut
  • Final Cut 5 102
  • The Science of Final...
  • 25 Reviews
  • Setting-up sequences, editing clips, keyframing effects, creating perfect audio, and multi-camera editing ... these video tutorials let you SEE and HEAR how!
Mastering Your Mac
Logic For Video Editors
  • Logic 7 203
  • Logic For Video Edit...
  • 8 Reviews
  • Video is two-thirds Audio. Consequently, Video Editor's need Logic. These tutorials demonstrate how to score video.
  • Logic 7 105
  • Logic's Environment ...
  • 25 Reviews
  • You may have heard that Logic is an object-oriented audio editor. The Environment window holds the key to understanding why ....
Mastering Logic 7
  • Logic 7 101
  • Mastering Logic 7
  • 98 Reviews
  • Covering all aspects of Editing, Recording, and Mixing, these video tutorials let you SEE and HEAR how songs are created.
Mastering DVD Studio Pro
  • DVD Studio Pro 101
  • Mastering DVD Studio...
  • 42 Reviews
  • Encoding Video, designing menus, using subtitles and alternate audio/video streams ... these video tutorials let you SEE and HEAR how DVD-Video is created.
Custom Menu Templates
  • DVD Studio Pro 105
  • Custom Menu Template...
  • 6 Reviews
  • DVD-Video design includes a lot of repetition. Some projects need dozens of menus based on the same design. Custom templates to the rescue ...

Martin Sitter

Martin Sitter
Apple's original courseware author for Logic Studio, Soundtrack Pro, & DVD Studio Pro, Martin Sitter is a best-selling technical writer, and the founder of macProVideo.com!


Most people know me from the Apple Pro Training Series.

I started teaching in 2001, at the Vancouver Film School. There, I taught DVD-Video design and Audio Mastering.

During that period, I also began designing and authoring Apple's official courseware for Logic and DVD Studio Pro, in the Apple Pro Training Series.

In 2003 I left the Vancouver Film School to become Apple's Lead Trainer for Logic. In that capacity, I traveled to many of the world's premier universities and multimedia schools, training Professors and Instructors in the official "Apple Method" of teaching their applications (a method I designed, through my work creating Apple's courseware).

During that period, I started macProVideo.com and released our first DVD Studio Pro and Logic video-tutorials.

In 2005 I stopped teaching for Apple, and turned my focus entirely to macProVideo.com. While I continue to write courseware books for Apple, these days my focus is on video-based education.

I live by the principle that efficiently commanding your computer can create dramatic shifts in your life. Here's some examples ...

Software now gives everybody the ability to create, mix, and master music that sounds as good as songs on the radio. Video editors use Macs to make box-office hits. And happily, Apple users have been given a front row ticket to the show:

With an Apple computer, anyone can tell their story!

I created macProVideo.com to make the story-telling easier. Our tutorial videos show you how to use software through moving pictures, and sound. Learn quickly and then spend your time creating stories, instead of dreaming about them.

Welcome to macProVideo.com!

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