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Evenant Summer Sale 2017

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Evenant is running until July, 12th 2017 a summer sale where you can save 20% on all courses and 15% on their bundles. Use the discount codes SUMMER20 (courses) or BUNDLE15 during checkout. All links used in this article are Affiliate Links and marked with an *

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I bought for myself The Aspiring Trailer Music Composer, Cinematic Music: From Idea To Finished Recording, and The Business Of Music Licensing and can report that I found those courses very helpful.

Cinematic Music: From Idea To Finished Recording

Evenant’s flagship course takes you all the way from an idea to a finished recording. It is a guide on composing, orchestrating, recording and mixing and takes you to the complete process. You can learn more here Cinematic Music: From Idea To Finished Recording*

From Idea To Finished Recording is the beginning composer’s complete guide to composing, orchestrating, recording and mixing orchestral music using modern day tools.
The course will take you through the entire process of writing a memorable track, orchestrating and record it using virtual instruments, before mixing and finally mastering it into a finished audio file.

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The Aspiring Trailer Music Composer

Evenant’s course on creating music for trailers.The Art Of Creating Music For Hollywood TrailersThe Aspiring Trailer Composer course introduces you into creating music

for motion picture advertising campaigns, and trailers. More here: The Aspiring Trailer Music Composer*
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This course is a complete introduction to the world of creating music for motion picture advertising campaigns. It’s a compilation of all the knowledge I’ve gathered after years of working in this industry, both as a composer and as a supervisor of my own publishing company.

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The Basics Of Modern Music Production

In this course, you learn more about music production to enable you to create soundtrack music. Learn what equipment and software you need, how to set it up, the fundamentals of creating soundtrack music, and get started writing your first tracks.  More about The Basics Of Modern Music Production*

The Business Of Music Licensing will take you through everything you need to know to start generating money from your tracks. From getting to know the industry and taking the first steps, to successfully generating a growing revenue from your music.

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The Business Of Music Licensing

This is a guide to help you on the business side aka how to make money. More details here: The Business Of Music Licensing*

This course is a complete beginners walkthrough on how to start making great sounding soundtrack music on your computer. The course includes everything you need from getting started, building up and learning all the vital parts of the modern home music studio to learning about fundamental music theory, composing soundtrack music and the fundamentals of mixing

and mastering, as well as recommendations for sample libraries and plugins.
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The Complete Evenant Collection

A bundle of all Evenant’s courses to date are included in The Complete Evenant Collection*

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Melodyne and Cubase are now Integrated

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With the new ARA integration, the interaction between Cubase and Melodyne is manageable, faster and compelling. With Cubase, yet another major DAW has integrated the ARA Audio Random Access interface extension. This makes using Melodyne in Cubase much easier. ARA allows you to just open the desired audio events directly in Melodyne – almost as though Melodyne were one of Cubase’s own editors. Melodyne matches when you transfer, reduce, increase, repeat or mute audio events in Cubase. ARAs integration clarifies the consequent arranging of Melodyne-edited content. Use of Melodyne with ARA in Cubase requires Cubase Version 10.0.30 and Melodyne Version 4.2.2.

Melodyne update is available here, Cubase Version 10.0.30 is available here.

Inserting Melodyne

With ARA, Melodyne is no longer inserted as a plug-in in the channel strip; instead audio events are equipped with it directly. This can be done by right-clicking on the event (and selecting “Melodyne” under “Extensions” from the context menu) or, even more swiftly, via the Infoline. You can do this event by event or select multiple events and equip them all with Melodyne simultaneously.

Melodyne in Cubase with ARA

As soon as you do this, Melodyne obtains access to all the audio data (of all the events) and can display their musical contents as audio notes and let you begin editing them immediately; the intermediate step that existed previously (when the material in question had to be ‘played through’ to Melodyne) has been eliminated.

However, since the data transferred by Cubase is limited to what lies between the boundaries of the event at the moment you first equip it with Melodyne, it is advisable to do this sooner rather than later. It is especially important to do it before narrowing the event boundaries in Cubase, as otherwise, you will be unable to widen them again subsequently.

Learn more about how to use Melodyne with Cubase you can go here.

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Walker Review -a Footstep Foley Designer by UVI

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Walker by UVI Review

Walker is a complete and adaptable footstep foley tool for film, games, ads, and post-production. Walker was created to create realistic foley sounds quickly. UVI did send a review copy with no strings attached. Walker is not about Moonwalk; it is all about adding tension and dynamic to scenes.

Installation

After purchase you register a code with UVI and download the instrument, a quick iLok activation is needed. Walker runs in UVI Workstation version 3.0.3+, and Falcon version 1.6.2+

Sound

WALKER is a foley library, foley sounds are needed for movies when you need to add sounds that are not available for a scene. Any foley and post-production professional will need new sounds made by walking around in different spaces. Created on a library of over 25,000 samples, Walker lets you pick any blend of 3 different mic pairs (placed near and far), 6 types of shoes, 14 surfaces with ground effects and 8 varieties of clothing. With Walker, you are the Foley artist in post-production.

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  • Realistic and customizable footstep sounds for film, video and post-production
  • Includes 6 shoe types, 14 surfaces with texture layers and 8 clothing materials
  • Optimized workflow with 100 presets organized by location

With the effect tool, you can perform steps in perfect sync with your movie source. To create an even more believable sound you want to adjust the volume of clothing, shoes, scuffing, floor and ground effects like creaking wood, dirt, leaves and branches, and water.

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The sounds of legs brushing together and fabric movement during steps. Select from 8 material options including jeans, cotton, leather, leather with metal, polyester, raincoat, synthetic and tweed.

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Six different shoe types can be selected – a few more I have myself: men’s dress shoes, heels, work boots, trainers, boots and bare feet. Choose shoe squeak variations, adjust step volume, volume variation and pitch.

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Foley sounds are definitively needed, so far when I did need such sounds, I did reach out to BoomLibrary or Film Riot/ Triune Sound. With this tool, I can enhance scenes with the much demanded sonic reality.

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User interface & Usability

The Interface is fully designed to help a professional sound artist to produce foley sound. You pick a shoe, surface, pants fabric and some special sauce like EQ, compression and reverb. Then you hit the floor running or if required walking…

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Walker – User Interface – Global Controls

Some direct Tips and Tricks from UVI foley Experts

Learning to Walk

  • To use Walker, alternate between C2 and E2 keys, which are regular left and right footsteps
  • Between these two notes, the D2 plays a “Stop”, which is when the foot rubs against the floor
  • B1 and F2 keys play “Scuff” which are less perfect footsteps
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Blend Heel and Toe

Footsteps are composed of two samples played successively, called “Heel” and “Toe.” If you want to bring these two sounds closer together for more realism, try increasing the Sens knob until Heel and Toe almost overlap when you play, and then, on the Adv page, lower the gain of either the Heel or Toe sound.

Distance

To match most of the scenes in movies, you will certainly have to turn the Distance more than halfway. Footsteps will naturally sound less in your face, with smoother transients and less presence. Your MIDI Modwheel is automatically assigned to the Distance knob which is convenient to change it very quickly and to make automation while you are recording.

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Reverb

Concerning reverb, Walker uses a highly-optimized convolution-based reverb which will sound just right in most cases. You can tweak it in the Fx page. If you want to use another reverb in your DAW instead, unlink Distance and Reverb Send, and set the send value to zero.

Tweak the Footsteps in a Few Clicks

Starting from any preset, if you want to quickly modify how your footsteps sound:

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  • Color: switch between the 3 microphones, change the pitch
  • Enveloppe: tweak the Resonance; shorter to have a little decay and a tight result, longer to be less chirurgical and more natural
  • Dynamic: the Compressor in the Fx page is simple but efficient, lower the Threshold and the dynamic is immediately contained

EQ is the Key

Don’t hesitate to mess with the EQ in the Equalizer section, which is pre-reverb, and can drastically change your footsteps’ sound. The second EQ, in the Reverb section, is post-reverb and it affects the feel of space.

Dynamic Range

If the character on-screen is thin or small, try to bring the Dyn Range slider to the left and increase the Pitch by a few semi-tones. On the contrary, if the character is more plump, bring the Dyn Range to the left and lower the Pitch.

Stairs Mode

The Stairs Mode simply inverts the Heel and Toe when you play, so that you hear the Toe then the Heel.

Rating:  Five out of five stars

Walker by UVI is a complete foley design tool that includes everything a professional foley artist needs to produce lifelike footstep and movement sounds. Walker was designed from end-to-end for a professional foley and sound-effects artist to meet the demanding tasks of the next job. It is a library for professionals.

Walker a Footstep Foley Designer by UVI
Walker a Footstep Foley Designer by UVI

UVI’s Walker is an amazing tool for sound production effects that you need in the post-production without spending money on building a foley studio.

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Evenant Back 2 School Sale 2017 ( 30% off courses, bundles are 25% off)

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Evenant Back 2 School Sale 2017

Evenant Back 2 School Sale 2017 (until Sep,8th 2017) has begun where you can save 30% on all courses and 25% on their bundles. Use the discount code “BACK2SCHOOL” during checkout. All links used in this article are Affiliate Links.
30% off with the discount code “BACK2SCHOOL” on:

25% off with the discount code “BACK2SCHOOL” on:

I bought for myself The Aspiring Trailer Music Composer, Cinematic Music: From Idea To Finished Recording, and The Business Of Music Licensing and can report that I found those courses very helpful.

Cinematic Music: From Idea To Finished Recording
Evenant’s flagship course takes you all the way from an idea to a finished recording. It is a guide on composing, orchestrating, recording and mixing and takes you to the complete process. You can learn more here Cinematic Music: From Idea To Finished Recording

From Idea To Finished Recording is the beginning composer’s complete guide to composing, orchestrating, recording and mixing orchestral music using modern day tools.
The course will take you through the entire process of writing a memorable track, orchestrating and record it using virtual instruments, before mixing and finally mastering it into a finished audio file.

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The Aspiring Trailer Music Composer
Evenant’s course on creating music for trailers.The Art Of Creating Music For Hollywood TrailersThe Aspiring Trailer Composer course introduces you into creating music for motion picture advertising campaigns, and trailers. More here: The Aspiring Trailer Music Composer

This course is a complete introduction to the world of creating music for motion picture advertising campaigns. It’s a compilation of all the knowledge I’ve gathered after years of working in this industry, both as a composer and as a supervisor of my own publishing company.

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The Basics Of Modern Music Production
In this course, you learn more about music production to enable you to create soundtrack music. Learn what equipment and software you need, how to set it up, the fundamentals of creating soundtrack music, and get started writing your first tracks. More about The Basics Of Modern Music Production

The Business Of Music Licensing will take you through everything you need to know to start generating money from your tracks. From getting to know the industry and taking the first steps, to successfully generating a growing revenue from your music.

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The Business Of Music Licensing
This is a guide to help you on the business side aka how to make money. More details here: The Business Of Music Licensing

This course is a complete beginners walkthrough on how to start making great sounding soundtrack music on your computer. The course includes everything you need from getting started, building up and learning all the vital parts of the modern home music studio to learning about fundamental music theorycomposing soundtrack music and the fundamentals of mixing and mastering, as well as recommendations for sample libraries and plugins.

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25% off bundles:

The Complete Evenant Collection
A bundle of all Evenant’s courses to date are included in The Complete Evenant Collection

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Cinematic Music Starter Bundle
Cinematic Music Starter Bundle includes

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Trailer Music Bundle

Trailer Music Bundle includes

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