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  • 11. 11. Chaining Octaves
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  • 12. 12. Dual Button Options
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  • 5. 5. DCO Section
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  • 7. 7. Linking Sample Start Times
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  • 16. 16. Octave Dividers
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  • 17. 17. Manipulation with Additive Elements
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    Logic Pro X 208
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    Alchemy = mind-blowing synthesis. It’s that simple.... and Apple’s reimagining of this deep instrument gives Logic users an exclusive, musical tool that ushers in a new era of music production. Learn Alchemy right here with David Earl!
  • 5. 5. Setting up an Arpeggiator
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    GarageBand 301
    Make EDM
    GarageBand with its array of powerful synths, Drummer and MIDI tools is a great DAW for EDM production. Learn EDM and GarageBand at the same time in this 23-tutorial course by producer Rishabh Rajan!
  • 7. 7. Layering with Harmonics
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    Pop Arranging Explored
    Great sounding guitar parts don’t happen all on their own. There’s a lot of musical techniques that you can deploy to ensure that the parts all work together and sound their best. That’s what this course is all about!
  • 13. 13. Pad Layering & Chords
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    Maschine 2.0 301
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  • 16. 16. Double-stops and Divisi
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  • 41. 41. Recti-Fi, Lo-Fi, & AIR Lo-Fi
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    The Plug-Ins Explored
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  • 1. 1. An Introduction to Color
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    Logic Pro X 106
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  • 3. 3. How Octave 1 and MIDI Controller Work
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    Reason 7 202
    Buffre
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    Outside The Box 103
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  • 7. 7. EQ Types
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    (The) Art of Audio Recording 203
    EQ
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    Reason 6 202
    Buffre
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