Ultrabeat is not only one of Logic's most powerful software instruments, it's also one of Logic's least used. And that's a shame, because with a few simple tips and tricks under your sleeve, it's easy to unleash the awesome power of this amazing drum machine. Joined trainer, Steve Horelick, as he shows you everything you need to know to program beats, sound design and master all the features Ultrabeat has to offer. Unleash your beats with Steve H's Ultrabeat Unleashed!
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Frankie wrote on April 27, 2011
This is an excellent tutorial that will get you up and running with Ultrabeat in no time. It helps explain things that the Logic manual only touches upon or not at all. I recommend it highly for those who want to create realistic drum sequences.
David Freeman wrote on August 5, 2009
Steve H, what can I say?
I have been to college and paid big bucks to learn more about audio production. I wish I had saved my money and downloaded your tutorials earlier.
Steve explains very complicated concepts very carefully in easily digestible language. I absorb the know how very quickly and enjoy the learning process.
Cant think of critical feedback because these videos already go way beyond my expectations. Also very affordable.
Michele wrote on July 24, 2009
Great tutorial from Steve.
It takes you through all the necessary steps to get grips with Ultrabeat.
Hamish Hector-Taylor wrote on July 4, 2009
I have found all of the tutorials I have used so far to be incredibly useful. What has appealed to me the most, as opposed to working my way through 900-odd pages of PDF, is the following:
1) even if there is only one useful tip in each two minute video, that tip makes a huge difference to the way I can operate the programme
2) most video clips contain a great deal of info, that I would never think to seek out otherwise
3) each tutorial is in order! They follow pretty closely along a real life timeline of starting with zero, then having a finished end result. And they seem to match up fairly accurately with what I want to know at the time, too.
I like the fact that the tutors have taken the time to each produce a polished piece of work, that shows not only how each program works, but also shows their depth of knowledge (and personality too).
I have two suggestions:
The NED Library section shows all of the tutorials I have purchased. When I click on one, especially one with a large number of tutorials (eg logic 8 101), i kind of wish the other tutorials would disappear, so I can view all the chapters of one tutorial at the same time, without having to scroll up and down.
Also, I was wondering if there was a way that NED could change the colour of the text, or highlight the text, of the tutorials I have already watched? Or maybe a star or similar icon next to the unwatched tutorials, that disappears once they've been viewed for the first time?
These are both so minor details but I would hate to discover a year down the track that I missed a great tip because I thought I'd already watched a tutorial.
I love using Logic, and all the more so as a result of your training, so thanks very much!
roeland wrote on June 20, 2009
the tutorial really got me started. Having a hard time to break loose from ultrabeat and get back to the whole programme!
Hector Schisa wrote on June 20, 2009
I'm an old fashioned musician, just listen and hit the keys, even though I've about 30 years experience with computers. So I did not want to take the time to figure out ultrabeat by trial and error. The tutorial was very helpful and made up for what was lacking in Logic manuals and my own instincts. A few questions were left unanswered, but it gave me a great start on what otherwise would have been a much longer learning curve. Worth it for me, will consider other tutorials.
Joe Blomberg wrote on May 9, 2009
I really liked Ultrabeat Unleashed. It answered nearly all of my questions about Ultrabeat. I am new to drum machines and the tutorial was basic enough to geet me started. As I improve and go back to the tutorial I find it still useful.
Joe Davenport wrote on May 6, 2009
The class was perfectly detailed in the functions and capabilities of Ultrabeat. Anyone who will be using Ultrabeat should check out this turorial. I do wish there had been more tips and tricks concerning application.
alexander gorodezki wrote on May 6, 2009
this one has helped me a lot! after watching i was able to create my own custom made ub drumkits. now i understand every knob and this great instrument is my weapon of choice for creating beats! thanks so much!!!
Alex Tan wrote on April 30, 2009
The tutorials are very well put together, I love the extra efforts of clearly indicating the regions & Steve is very engaging with his explanation, which is the number 1 important factor in teaching...
The only problem I have is the volume seems very soft, it certainly can bebnefit from a compressor!!!