This SUPER cool video shows how to make some fantastic percussion instruments out of items you can easily find around your house, or for cheap around your neighborhood. From plastic pails, PVC pipes, tin cans, buckets, 45 gallon drums and more. This video is short, but very inspiring when you see what cool things you can build on your own. Musical instruments can cost thousands of dollars, but with this video you can make dozens of instruments from items around your home!
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to record acoustic instruments in GarageBand '09.
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to use built-in software instruments in GarageBand '09.
In this video, we learn how to use Logic Pro: Changing presets in Logic instruments. First, insert the ES2 and add in a preset that you like. You can also use key strokes to step through presets instead of using the mouse to click through all of them. By doing this, you will save time while you are going through presets to audition a bunch of presets to find the one you want. Use the drop down menu within the instrument to find the different presets and then choose one you would like to inser...
This music editing tutorial gives an extensive overview of how to use Cakewalk's new Studio Instruments to build your Drum, Bass, Keyboard, and String tracks. This video shows Studio Instruments in use in both SONAR and Project5. Studio Instruments is a collection of 4 virtual instruments in one package that can be used in combination with SONAR or Project5 as this tutorial illustrates.
Watch as Martin Sitter shows you how to use audio instruments in Logic Pro 8. Learn how to use audio instruments like Ultrabeat and more in this Logic Pro 8 tutorial.
Learn how to add effects to instruments and vocals in this FL Studio audio production tutorial. Make sounds have more depth or tweak them for whatever musical needs and get a basic overview of mixing and mastering in FL Studio.
This music production software tutorial describes a hack to allow you to trigger an instrument or effect when you RELEASE a key in Reason 3 or 4. This is useful for guitar strums, Hi-hats, mutes or delays, or vinyl scratch effects. With this trigger trick you can create back beats easily. Have one effect produced when you push a key, and another when you release the key using release gates in Reason 3 or Reason 4.
Cakewalk Studio Instruments is made up of four high quality virtual instruments. Throughout this tutorial, Shane Olivier demonstrates how quickly you can integrate midi files and use Sonar's Step sequencer to producing quick, polished results. He also shows how Cakewalk Sonar DAW editions and Studio Instruments work together by adding Rapture LE (of a softsynth of your choice) into the mix. Watch as Shane Olivier shows you how to integrate Studio Instruments with SONAR.
Learn all about Combinator controller instruments within Reason 5. This official video guide from James Bernard of Propellerhead will teach you everything you'll need to know. Whether you're new to Propellerhead's virtual music studio application, Reason, or their newer DAW app, Record, you're sure to find much to take away from this brief video software tutorial.
DrawingNow teaches you how to draw musical instruments on a computer. Start by drawing a guitar and then draw all the other instruments on top and near it. Use straight lines for the neck and interior. Use curves on the outside. Make sure to draw simple shapes and add detail later. Also, don't over complicate your drawing. Remember to keep proportions. The trombone is all about curves and circles. Don't be scared if it doesn't come out smaller than the guitar. Finally add drums and you can al...
In need of a general introduction to NI's Massive synth instrument? Well, you're in luck, as this clip presents just that. For more information, including a detailed overview of the product, and to get started using Massive in your own sessions, watch this video guide.
In this video tutorial, we learn how to set up VST plug-ins and virtual instruments within Studio One. Whether you're new to PreSonus' DAW or new to digital recording more generally, you're sure to find much to take away from this free video software tutorial. Take a look.
If your LEGO men are raring to get a rock band going, then who are you to stop them? With a few LEGO blocks, you can easily create some nifty instruments for them to start jamming with. In this video, watch and learn the steps to creating a guitar, bass and cello out of LEGOs. Also, after the credits, check out the cool LEGO microphone!
Watch to learn how to say the names of musical instruments, like the trombone and the balalaika, in French. For intermediate French speakers--no English translation.
In need of a quick guide on how to create and use virtual MIDI-controlled synthesizer instruments within Pro Tools 9? This free video software tutorial from Lynda presents a complete and thorough overview of the process. Whether you're new to Pro Tools or just new to Pro Tools 9, Avid's first native, software-only version of their popular Pro Tools DAW, you're sure to find much of value in this brief view.
Playing musical instruments isn't just for band geeks anymore! This cool tutorial shows you how to use software instruments in GarageBand '08.
String instruments make up a large part of many orchestras and include the violins, violas, cellos and double bass. Learn all about the characteristics and history of string instruments with tips from a composer in this free music video series.
Musical instruments are lots of fun but boy, they sure ain't cheap. Dennis Havlena (the internet's true DIY instrument king) demonstrates some dedicated yankee ingenuity with his homemade alternatives (aka poor man's instruments). Dennis has created hundreds of hybrid, folksy instruments including bagpipes, banjos, psalteries, didgeridoos, hang drums, and dulcimers.
The triangle, rain sticks, claves and maracas are all types of percussion instruments that come from all over the world. Learn more about several types of percussion instruments from a professional musician in this free music lesson video series.
In this series of brass instrument care videos from our music professional, J.D. Keating will learn how to take apart your horn, soak it, clean it and put it back together again.
Make instruments out of household items. Annie Brunson has a degree in Music and Theater from Bretton Hall and has taught piano, oboe, and middle school band. Here she shows us craft projects on making percussion instruments.
Duane Carter shows us how to clean a brass instrument in this series of videos. Part 1 of 15 - How to Clean brass instruments.
Learn tips and techniques for playing percussion instruments in this free video clip about how to play shakers, wind chimes, and bongos.
For top performance, clean your musical wind instruments regularly. Learn how to clean wind instruments, from woodwinds to brass, in this free video.
Here are three awesome videos on whipping up lab quality instruments in your garage! Science is accessible!
Created by the University of Pennsylvania, these bots would impress Q himself. This army of mini quad-copters are controlled with rhythmic precision, a truly awe-inspiring collaboration of music and technology. From playing a synthesizer to drums and cymbals, each robots is multi-talented. The tiny helicopters are equipped with reflectors, making it possible to plot their position using infrared lights and cameras positioned around the room. Check out the video!
Choose a musical instrument to play by assessing your skills and talents in relation to that instrument. Pick a musical instrument with tips from a professional musician in this free video on music.
So you want to learn to play music but not sure which of the thousands of instruments is right for you? no problem. Here are a few that might tickle the musical bone in your body.
GM cars might be the flagship of American industrial production, but they are not very reliable for the most part. If something is wrong with one of the gages or instruments in your instrument panel cluster, you have to remove the panel and fix it. This two-part video will show you how to do that on most GM vehicles.
When you listen to a software instrument track that you've recorded in GarageBand, you might decide you want to alter the sound of your track. For example, you can change your track to sound like a different instrument. You can use the miniature keyboard to audition different instruments.
This audio editing software tutorial will show you how to create, setup, and use instrument tracks in Logic Pro. First, Connor Smith shows you how to pick instruments from the library browser in Logic Pro. Then, learn two different ways to create instruments in the Mixer window (first with manually inserting instruments, and then by using the channel strip settings). If you want to learn how to use instrument tracks in Logic Pro, this tutorial is a great place to start.
This video shows you how to oil piston valves on trumpets and all brass instruments from NAPBIRT and the Band Instrument Repair program at MN State College-SE Technical. This is an excellent video for learning about musical instrument maintenance and repair. Keep your horns in tip top shape with these oiling instructions.
Add a instrumet (or MIDI) track to your project in Pro Tools! This tutorial shows you how you can take advantage of many of the various functions available to you in Pro Tools and incorporate instruments into your current music project.
This instructional video demonstrates how to make an exciting stringed instrument from simple junk materials. This is one of the projects from Nick Penny's book "Making Musical Instruments from Junk". This musical instrument is called a poptar, because of the unique sound it makes. You will need a 2 liter plastic bottle, scissors, and plastic twine.
Take the best RPG of all time. Combine with the only instrument with invisible strings. And you have pure elf-worthy magic!
You can play and record a virtual instrument using studio one. You can also add new part to any song you want.
This video is a tutorial for setting up Native Instruments' Traktor Scratch system. While the setup can seem a bit confusing, with this video's help, you will be able to setup and use your system easily. You should practice setting this system up repeatedly, especially if you intend to use it in live performance, so that setup is quick, and troubleshooting is straight forward rather than a sweaty, nervous mess!
In the music world, it's safe to say electric instruments are more versatile, but they lack the portability of their acoustic counterparts. However, with the aid of your smartphone plus an audio interface, you can play your electric instrument anywhere — with all the pedal effects you please — and even record your efforts.
How To: Separate Vocals & Instrument Tracks from Your Favorite Songs to Make Karaoke Music or Play Along with the Band
Adobe Audition, Audacity, and other audio editing software have tools to isolate vocals and instruments in regular songs so that you can get an instrumental track for karaoke, vocals for an a capella version, or solo drums, bass, keys, etc. that you can use to learn the song yourself. The software is mostly for desktop computers, and it doesn't always do a good job, but that's where Moises comes in.