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  • 17. 17. Software View Modes
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  • 12. 12. Frequency | Pitch
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  • 17. 17. Secondary Color Correction
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    Premiere Pro CC 103
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  • 4. 4. Working with Plugin Latency
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    Logic Pro FastTrack 302
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  • 1. 1. Production-ready Presentations
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  • 20. 20. Regarding Pickup Notes
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    Dance Music Styles 114
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  • 9. 9. Minor/Major Key Changes
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    Reason FastTrack 201
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  • 11. 11. Scale & Gate
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  • 15. 15. Double Sharps & Flats
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    Push 2 101
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    This advanced Alchemy course explores the more complex aspects of Logic’s latest soft synth. Join SFLogicNinja and dive far down into Alchemy’s exotic world of sound design where you learn this Apple synth’s deepest secrets!
  • 5. 5. Melodic Note Mode
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  • 20. 20. Choosing a Scale
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  • 4. 4. Harmonic Choices
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    Loop Editor: Explored
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  • 14. 14. Set Management
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    Film Craft 101
    The Producer
    In this exclusive Film Craft course you learn the producer's leadership role from initial idea to final release. Master the craft of being a producer from award-winning filmmaker and renowned educator Michael Wohl!
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    Film Craft 103
    The Director
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    Pro Tools 303
    Dialog Editing For Film & TV
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  • 9. 9. Identifying Triads
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    Ear Training 102
    Harmony and Chord Progressions
    In the Ear Training 101 course you learned how to identify melodic notes and intervals. In this exercise-filled, 49-video course, Gregg Fine teaches you how to hear chords and harmonies. Educate your ears!
  • 8. 8. Working in Time Rather Than Bars & Beats
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    Logic Pro X 305
    Voiceover Recording and Editing
    Learn the art of recording voiceovers! This course, by voiceover artist and Logic Pro expert Jonathan Slatter, explains how to record, edit, and produce the most fundamental instrument of all: the Human Voice.
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    Orchestration 101
    The String Section
    Join A-list orchestrator, Thomas Goss – along with top professional orchestra players – and learn the art of composing and orchestrating for strings!
  • 13. 13. Modes from the Major Scale
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    Ear Training 101
    Melodies, Intervals and Scales
    Whether you perform, listen to or mix music, knowing the intervals and chords behind what you hear is an essential skill that all musicians need to have. The good news is that you can train your ears — beginning right here — in this course by Gregg Fine.
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    Keynote
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    Watch this in-depth 43-tutorial course, from our resident Apple guru Francesco Schiavon, to learn how to create attractive and informative presentations using Apple’s Keynote software on your Mac, iOS devices and iCloud!
  • 15. 15. DSP Slot 2: Temporal
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    Molekular 101
    Molekular Demystified
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    FL Studio 203
    Harmor: Synthesis on Steroids
    Harmor is an additive synthesis monster! In this 45-tutorial course, GW Childs explains how this Image-Line, instrument will change the way you think about making music!
  • 5. 5. Color Combinations
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    Graphic Design 102
    The Art and Science of Color
    Color is power and its underlying concepts are the tools that graphic designers need to know! Watch this in-depth course, led by entertaining expert Mark Gatter, as he demystifies and explores the art and science of color, in all its vivid glory.
  • 23. 23. MicroEdit Modes & Shapes
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    iZotope
    BreakTweaker: Explored
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    Music Theory 202
    Jazz Improvisation Techniques
    Musicians – playing jazz and other genres – use improvisation to explore their creativity and to generate musical ideas. This course – by the talented jazz artist Gregg Fine – shows how to unleash the power of improvisation in your music!
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    3m 31s
    Final Cut Pro X 107
    Core Training: Color Correction Masterclass
    Learn the art and craft of color correction – with editor and colorist Michael Wohl – using Apple’s Final Cut Pro X!
  • 15. 15. Using Transition Effects
    2m 51s
    Final Cut Pro X 106
    Core Training: Graphics, Titles, Transitions and Themes
    Final Cut Pro X 10.2.X is jam-packed with all kinds of way to create professional graphics. From titles to complex transitions, this course takes you through all of them!
  • 19. 19. Creating Secondary Storylines
    3m 5s
    Final Cut Pro X 103
    Core Training: Advanced Editing Masterclass
    Final Cut Pro X is filled with great pro editing tools. Join Michael Wohl as he explains the advanced techniques and reveals ALL the new editing features packed into Apple’s flagship video editor!
  • 13. 13. 7th Chords in Jazz
    3m 41s
    Music Theory 201
    Jazz Theory Explored
    Jazz tonalities influence all kinds of music from Pop to EDM. Discover how these colorful musical techniques work and learn how they’re constructed in this 34-tutorial Jazz Theory course by Gregg Fine...
  • 3. 3. Working with Connected Clips
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    iMovie 103
    Trimming, Titles, Transitions & Trailers
    In this iMovie course, Michael Wohl focusses on the techniques that give “your” iMovie that professional, refined look and feel. See how to fine tune, polish and add those finishing touches to add pizzazz your production.
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