April 26, 2007

Power Trips...

by Chris Randall

I've been thinking about making video tutorials for the Audio Damage products, to be included in our new (and nearly done) site, plus perhaps a series of "power tips" things for this site. A comment in this thread a couple months back got me looking at Camtasia for producing this sort of thing. I fear a bit of confusion viz. audio, but otherwise this looks like a handy tool.

I've downloaded the 30-day trial, and I'm going to give it a try by attempting to make a featurette about Dr. Device. We'll see how that works. But my question is thus: what would the Audio Damage customer like to see in tutorials? If I was going to have only one for each product, should it be a short general overview? Or a workout of a particular feature? Or a half-hour complete overview?

In considering your answer, perhaps maybe a link to a video tutorial you like, versus one you don't would be handy. Compare and contrast, etc.



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Apr.26.2007 @ 4:15 PM
regardless of opinions towards the products themselves, the new tutorial videos and product demos from the a.i.r. group on digidesign.com are quite good. phil jackson hosts them and they feature a nice balance of overal features, next level applications in a song and one or two out there useage ideas for the initiated. they go a long way to getting things set up, configured, applied and enjoyed.

any tutorials would be useful and appreciated. so many companies release amazing effects/instruments with deep and wide feature sets. however, so little time is given to presenting them in real world environments, experimental mixes or tips and tricks type production notes.

thanks for you efforts towards your customers getting the most out of your products.


Apr.26.2007 @ 4:28 PM
I have no opinion, since I'm reasonably sure I know how they all work inside and out, but Izotope's recent video tutorials I found to be thoroughly impressive:

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Apr.26.2007 @ 4:44 PM
It would be cool to see you building a preset from scratch.
What ever you do - just don't aim it to absolute beginners. This knob controls the delay time etc.



Apr.26.2007 @ 5:03 PM
The Audio Damage plugs are generally easy enough to use that if you know what you've bought, you can figure them out easily enough. So, as far as "tutorials" go, i think it would be best to demonstrate what people may be buying and possibly explain (or at least enumerate) the controls. It might also be good to demonstrate how to achieve whatever the most stereotypically desired result is for a given plug.

As far as the "Power Tips" go, it would be cool to be given ideas on how to achieve some of the more radical sound design possibilities that are possible with each plug-in.


Apr.26.2007 @ 5:32 PM
Voice overs by Diamond Dave.

Apr.26.2007 @ 5:49 PM
Wade Alin
yeah, it'd be cool to see the r&d part where you get mad and beat the fuck out of your computer.



Apr.26.2007 @ 6:08 PM
I vote for a quick overview then power tips because you GUIs are straightforward (well designed) and common usage is obvious.

Apr.26.2007 @ 8:22 PM
Like the OHmboys/FXpansion Vid without all the comedy. That vid was usefull as hell. It demonstrated various things the VST can do and than some. Video demo can probably attract a customer you may have otherwise wouldnt be a buyer.

Apr.26.2007 @ 8:23 PM
Pardon my shitty grammar/phonics above.

Apr.26.2007 @ 8:33 PM
Jeremy Cox
off topic, but have you tried the L3-16??
they just released it as a single plug... I love all the other waves limiting, but im mixed about this plug. Its hard to set, and the presets are very hit or miss. Plus it is a processor hog--it pegs out my mac pros 4 cores with it just on the 2 bus.

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