Overview This tutorial set is for the Yamaha MODX Workstation and gives an in-depth explanation of all of the features, menus, and controls that will bring you to a professional level. You will instantly have the knowledge to edit performances and record your own music in a concise list of videos that total nearly 3 hours!
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About the Author
Paul Duffey is certified trainer for the last 18+ years. He is also certified trainer and video content provider for other affiliates such as TechnicalLead.com.
1. Introduction - Runtime 13:27
This is a very comprehensive video that gives an overview of the controls and capabilities of the Yamaha MODX, also discussing in comparisons other workstations like the Montage and Kronos.
2. Navigating Performances/Live Sets - Runtime 9:18
Learn how to quickly browse and select sounds (Performances) in the MODX, you'll also learn how to save sounds to a favorites section called "Live Sets".
3. Navigating Scenes/Solo/Mutes - Runtime 3:45
Begin to understand the steps and procedures for selecting using arpeggios and storing those into scenes to quickly change patterns.
4. Front Panel Knobs (tone adjustments) - Runtime 9:04
Dive into sound editing processes by utilizing the MODX front panel knobs. This video gives you an understading of what paremters are changing that are buried deep in the Performance edit pages.
5. Arp Scene Assign Store - Runtime 8:37
In this video Paul explains the steps to set up assign arp patterns to be triggered with the scene buttons.
6. Motion Sequencer - Runtime 14:37
Paul explains how to use and adjust parameters with the motion sequencer, a unique feature to the MODX that allows you to create custom step based patterns that change your sounds in time to the beat of the tempo.
7. Effects Section - Runtime 15:57
In this tutorial you'll learn how to adjust dynamic controls that change routing and effect settings in a Performance.
8. Splits and Layers (Elements) - Runtime 7:54
Learn how to use the MODX's interface to quickly set up splits and layers using Elements, the building blocks of "parts" in a Performance.
9. Splits and Layers (Parts) - Runtime 2:51
It's easy to set up splits and layers in the MODX to divide and combine sounds across the keys using "parts". In this lesson you'll be guided through the steps to edit and create your own.
10. Element Edits - Runtime 13:30
Paul explains methods and demonstrates how to edit more in depth parameters found in "Elements" (the base wave forms used to create parts in a Performance.
11. Audio Recording - Runtime 10:07
In this video Paul narrates in detail the process for setting up the MODX to record internal audio recordings.
12. Internal Midi Recording - Runtime 14:56
In this video you'll learn how to record internal midi songs in real-time, saving those recordings to the MODX internally.
13. Downloading Cubase - Runtime 13:32
Learn how to access, download, install, update, and set up the Cubase software to record with the MODX.
14. Recording Arps to Cubase - Runtime 14:11
Learn how to record MODX internal arpeggios/drum patterns to the sequencer in Cubase.
15. Realtime Recording to Cubase - Runtime 3:11
IThis video explains how to record in realtime from the MODX to Cubase.
16. Syncing BPM in Cubase - Runtime 2:08
Discover how to sync the MODX to Cubase so arpeggio timing is accurate to a recording pass in the Cubase track.
17. Saving Cubase Project - Runtime 3:52
Paul explains how to save Cubase Project files to be worked on at a later time or saving your work progression.