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Tutorials

Tutorials

In addition to the tutorial videos featured below, every student at the Recording Connection can schedule live, individual tutorial sessions on anything in our curriculum they need help with, and as often as needed.

Dave Pensado Video Tutorials

Dave Pensado is a Grammy Award winning (for the 2008 Mary J. Blige's Growing Pains Album) mix engineer who recently partnered with the Recording Connection and shared his hundred plus Into the Lair tutorials with our Students.

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Pro Tools Video Tutorials

Pro Tools is the industry standard DAW (digital audio workstation) developed by AVID. It works with both PC and MAC. If you want to be successful in music you need to know Pro Tools. The following Pro Tools tutorials will help you setup, run and use Pro Tools.

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Logic Pro Video Tutorials

Logic Pro X is another popular DAW developed by Apple for use on MACs. Recently upgraded, Logic Pro X has become very robust and is the DAW of choice for track production by some. It’s low price and increased versatility contribute to its popularity.

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Ableton Video Tutorials

Ableton Live is a music production and performance software program who’s strength is in both MIDI based projects and live performance based projects.

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Reason Video Tutorials

Reason, from PropellerHeads bills itself as a music production software studio. It has an outstanding virtual patch bay. While primarily considered a consumer product, Reason does cross over into the professional world.

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Audacity Video Tutorials

Audacity is a free multi-track audio editor for both Windows and MAC. While limited, it is very easy to use and can handle basic audio tasks well.

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Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental Video Tutorials

The following tutorials are supplemental lessons and exercises to our audio engineering and music production curriculum. They cover Equalization, Compression, Mixing, Effects and more.

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Dave Pensado TutorialMixing Live Drums – Into The Lair #85
Ableton TutorialIntroduction to Ableton
Dave Pensado TutorialHow To Mix Rock Guitars (and get them WIDE!) – Into The Lair #86
Logic Pro TutorialLOGIC PRO X Creating Vocal Harmonies
Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental TutorialLESSON 10 VIDEO 2
Dave Pensado TutorialMixing Background Vocals – Into The Lair #63
Audacity TutorialDAWS Compared: AUDACITY and GARAGEBAND
Logic Pro TutorialLoops and More in LOGIC PRO X
Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental TutorialLESSON 13 VIDEO 1
Dave Pensado TutorialGet GIANT Synth Bass Tracks In Your Mixes – Into The Lair #76
Logic Pro TutorialHow to Add New Patches to the ESX24 in Logic Pro X
Logic Pro TutorialLOGIC PRO X Drummer Part 2
Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental TutorialLesson 16 Video 2
Logic Pro TutorialMIDI FX in Logic Pro X
Logic Pro TutorialHow to Keep Logic Pro X Running Smoothly
Audacity TutorialEffects In AUDACITY Part 2
Logic Pro TutorialFlex Pitch in Logic Pro X
Dave Pensado TutorialVocal EQ Techniques – Into The Lair #82
Dave Pensado TutorialDigital Clipping Is Your Friend! – Into The Lair #87
Logic Pro TutorialRetro Synth in Logic Pro X
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #44 – Various Types of Reverbs
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #43 – Working With Multiple Instrument Tracks
Dave Pensado TutorialDissecting a Mix Pt. 2 – Into The Lair #65
Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental TutorialLESSON 13 VIDEO 2
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #46 – How To Make Your Mixes LOUD!
Logic Pro TutorialLOGIC PRO X Bass Designer
Pro Tools TutorialUsing D-Verb Plugin in PRO TOOLS
Dave Pensado TutorialVocal Delay Effect Tricks and Tips – Into The Lair #73
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #55 – 80's Snare Drum Trick
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #37 – Using Pads While Mixing
Dave Pensado TutorialHow To Create Reverb Effects from Delays – Into The Lair #74
Dave Pensado TutorialAll About Audio Compression Ratios – Into The Lair #81
Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental TutorialLESSON 15 VIDEO 2
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #38 – Instrument Levels in a Mix
Logic Pro TutorialThe Reverse Effect In LOGIC PRO X
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #32 – Vocal Mixing with EQ, Compression, and Effects Part 1
Dave Pensado TutorialTop 10 Mix Mistakes (Part 1) – Into The Lair #54
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #35 – Vocal Delay Techniques
Logic Pro TutorialFREE Virtual Instrument For LOGIC PRO X
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #34 – Mid-Side EQ Technique
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #45 – Ozone 5 Advanced Overview with Dave Pensado
Dave Pensado TutorialiZotope RX3 Plugin Overview – Into The Lair #90
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #48 – Enhancing Elements of a Mix
Audacity TutorialAUDACITY Layout Part 2
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #54 – Top 10 Mix Mistakes (Part 2)
Logic Pro TutorialHow To Make A Dubstep Wobble in LOGIC PRO X
Logic Pro TutorialLOGIC PRO X Drummer Part 1
Logic Pro TutorialAdd Sub Bass To Your Kick Drum In LOGIC PRO X
Logic Pro TutorialFREE EXS24 Patches LOGIC PRO X
Dave Pensado TutorialAudio Mix Trick Using a Signal Generator – Into The Lair #67
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #56 – Tracking Drums with Greg Wells and Ian MacGregor [FULL]
Dave Pensado TutorialHow to Use Aux Sends While Mixing – Into The Lair #41
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #33 – Vocal Mixing with EQ, Compression, and Effects Part 2
Logic Pro TutorialKey Commands in Logic Pro X
Logic Pro TutorialChange Tempo Without Affecting Pitch In LOGIC PRO X
Dave Pensado TutorialHow To Fix Over De-Ess'd Vocals – Into The Lair #85
Pro Tools TutorialUsing 7 Band EQ in PRO TOOLS
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #51 – Mixing Multiple Synthesizers (Similar Frequency Ranges)
Dave Pensado TutorialHow To Use Reference Mixes – Into The Lair #71
Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental TutorialLESSON 15 VIDEO 1
Dave Pensado TutorialThe Top 5 Things To Do Every Mix – Into The Lair #69
Dave Pensado TutorialHow To Maximize Your Bass Tracks – Into The Lair #86
Audacity TutorialEffects in AUDACITY Part 1
Logic Pro TutorialTrack Stacking in Logic Pro X
Logic Pro TutorialLOGIC PRO X – A First Look
Dave Pensado TutorialCreating Vocal Delays Without Plug-ins or Hardware – Into The Lair #61
Logic Pro TutorialSampling In LOGIC PRO X Part 1 Regions
Dave Pensado TutorialStereo Hi-Pass/Lo-Pass Filter Technique – Into The Lair #75
Audacity TutorialAUDACITY Layout Part 1
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #36 – Techniques for Mixing Synthesizers
Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental TutorialLESSON 10 VIDEO 1
Dave Pensado TutorialHow to Mix Cymbals – Into The Lair #84
Logic Pro TutorialGlitchy Piano Effect in LOGIC PRO X
Dave Pensado TutorialMixing Kick Drums – Into The Lair #88
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #52 – DBX 160 + Pultec Kick and Snare Parallel Compression Trick
Dave Pensado TutorialMixing Vocals for Earth Wind & Fire – Into The Lair #60
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #57 – Ear Training Part 1 [FULL]
Dave Pensado TutorialTelefunken Mic Shootout (Part 2)
Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental TutorialLesson 19 Bonus Video 2
Logic Pro TutorialSampling in LOGIC PRO X — Part 2: Transients
Dave Pensado TutorialHow To Mix A Song Based on It's Style – Into The Lair #68
Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental TutorialLesson 16 Video 1
Dave Pensado TutorialDave's Favorite McDSP Plugins – Into The Lair #89
Logic Pro TutorialLogic Remote App in Logic Pro X
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #40 – Creating Interesting Vocal Effects
Dave Pensado TutorialA New Idea for Vocal Delays – Into The Lair #83
Audacity TutorialHow to Export An Audio Mix In AUDACITY
Dave Pensado TutorialTelefunken Mic Shootout (Part 1)
Dave Pensado TutorialNew Side Chain Compression Techniques – Into The Lair #66
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #49 – Manipulating Top End on Vocal Tracks
Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental TutorialLESSON 14 VIDEO 1
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #39 – Triggering Drum Effects Using Samples
Dave Pensado TutorialDissecting a Mix Pt. 1 – Into The Lair #64
Pro Tools TutorialChanging Track Color in Pro Tools
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #58 – Ear Training Part 2 [FULL]
Pro Tools TutorialUsing the Compressor/Limiter in PRO TOOLS
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair # 53 – Advanced Parallel Compression Techniques
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #42 – Working with Bass and Kick Drums
Logic Pro TutorialSidechain Compression in LOGIC PRO X
Audacity TutorialHow To Import .WAV Audio In AUDACITY
Logic Pro TutorialFREE LOGIC PRO X Audio Effect
Audacity TutorialHow to Download and Install AUDACITY
Dave Pensado TutorialGet Great Vocal Reverbs Using 3 Mono Sources – Into The Lair #84
Dave Pensado TutorialKeyboard Shortcuts You Need To Know – Into The Lair #78
Pro Tools TutorialIntroduction to Pro Tools: The Industry Standard for Music Production
Logic Pro TutorialVocoding In LOGIC PRO X
Dave Pensado TutorialHumanizing Digital Tracks – Into The Lair #72
Reason TutorialIntroduction to Reason
Dave Pensado TutorialRetaining Transients When Using Limiters – Into The Lair #62
Dave Pensado TutorialWorking With Low Frequencies – Into The Lair #59
Logic Pro TutorialIntroduction to Logic Pro X: A Powerful Tool for Track Production
Dave Pensado TutorialMaster Low End on Stereo Bass Tracks – Into The Lair #77
Audio Engineering / Music Producing Curriculum Supplemental TutorialLesson 19 Bonus Video 1
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #50 – Mixing Pro Lead Vocal Tracks
Dave Pensado TutorialInto The Lair #47 – Creating LOUD tracks w/ EQ and Compression