Giuseppe Ottaviani – MASTERCLASS (TUTORIAL)

By | May 12, 2022

 

Release year: 2020
Manufacturer: Giuseppe Ottaviani
Manufacturer website: https://www.giuseppeottaviani.com/masterclass/
Author: Giuseppe Ottaviani
Duration: 13 hours
Handout type: Video tutorial
English language


Description: Giuseppe Ottaviani is a musician who has long been regarded as ‘the producer’s producer’: a man renowned for sonically superior recordings and the hit-rate to substantiate them. Simply, with Giuseppe, music comes before all.
Giuseppe’s grouped the course into 8 chapters, comprising of 100 individual videos, which run over 13 Masterclass hours. Giuseppe discusses initial inspirations and how to approach melody, drums, bass, and the fundamental aspects of track composition. He also shares his experience in mixing and mastering, whilst giving clear insights (all subtitled in English) into his arguably peerless work approach.

Content :

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
Chapter length: 5mins
1.1 – The idea of a Masterclass
1.2 – The Purpose of the Masterclass
1.3 – Achievements of the Masterclass
CHAPTER 2: BEFORE WE START
Chapter length: 26mins
2.1 – Hardware vs software
2.1.1 – My two cents on this
2.1.2 – How do I use it?
2.1.3 – What’s the actual difference?
2.1.4 – The idea above all
2.2 – Showing you the real thing
CHAPTER 3: INSPIRATION
Chapter length: 58mins
3.1 – Home and studio environment
3.1.1 – The piano and the random stuff
3.1.2 – Studio Gear
3.1.3 – Other artists and genres
3.2 – Gigs and the Live 2.0 idea
3.2.1 – Why I choose to create music live
3.2.2 – Club vs Festival Audiences
3.3 – My “Reverse It” concept
3.3.1 – Backwards is the new forwards
3.3.2 – A new world of inspiration
3.4 – The Random Randomness
CHAPTER 4: MELODY COMES FIRST
Chapter length: 1hr 57mins
4.1 – It’s all about the melody
4.2 – Giuseppe’s Melodies
4.2.1 – The way I write them
4.2.2 – Technology does help
4.2.3 – Resolution is key
4.2.4 – Question and Answer
4.2.5 – The big Trance Arpeggio
4.2.6 – Layering two different melodies
4.2.7 – Simple vs more articulate
4.2.8 – Audio becomes midi
4.2.9 – Sing your melodies
4.2.10 – Shazam is your friend!!!
4.2.11 – My signature sound
CHAPTER 5: MAKING A NEW TRACK
Chapter length: 7hrs 58mins
5.1 – Setting up a new project in Cubase
5.2 – The Main Lead
5.2.1 – Writing the melody
5.2.2 – Adding layers
5.2.3 – Hardware layer and levels check
5.3 – The secondary lead
5.3.1 – It’s called secondary for a reason
5.3.2 – Hardware and extra layering
5.4 – Pads / Strings
5.4.1 – Finding the right chords
5.4.2 – Hardware layering
5.5 – Piano
5.5.1 – My favourite one
5.5.2 – Being creative
5.6 – Kick drum
5.6.1 – Synthesis vs sample pack
5.6.2 – My favorite sampler
5.6.3 – Kick layering vs parallel compression
5.6.4 – Dynamic, Saturation & Equalization
5.6.5 – mono vs stereo
5.6.6 – Making our kick drum
5.7 – The main bass
5.7.1 – Writing the bass line
5.7.2 – Choosing the sound
5.8 – Middle-range / side bass
5.8.1 – Choosing the sound
5.8.2 – Adding an extra layer
5.9 – Pluck
5.9.1 – The Giuseppe pluck
5.9.2 – Writing the pluck melody
5.10 – Drums
5.10.1 – The main parts
5.10.2 – The extras
5.10.3 – The fillers
5.11 – Vocals
5.11.1 – Microphones
5.11.2 – Making demos
5.11.3 – Tuning with Cubase Vari-Audio
5.11.4 – Creating harmonies
5.11.5 – Audio processing
5.12 – The Arrangement
5.12.1 – Sections
5.12.2 – Think first vs free falling
5.12.3 – Making the raw structure
5.12.4 – Transitions and filters
5.12.5 – Recording the external hardware
5.13 – Final structure check
5.13.1 – Let it sink in
5.13.2 – Making sure it’s DJ friendly
5.13.3 – The GO vinyl check method
5.13.4 – The GO YouTube check method
5.14 – Final mixing and levelling
5.14.1 – Sections levels
5.14.2 – Sections EQ balance
5.15 – Radio Edit
5.15.1 – Keeping it essential and exciting
5.15.2 – Mind the mixing
5.16 – Pre-mastering
5.16.1 – Stereo bus
5.16.2 – Stems
5.16.3 – Remix parts
CHAPTER 6: MASTERING
Chapter length: 1hr 26mins
6.1 – Introduction
6.1.1 – No miracles in here
6.1.2 – Mixing vs Mastering
6.1.3 – Self mastering vs mastering services
6.1.4 – Stereo bus mastering vs stem mastering
6.1.5 – Loudness, loudness, loudness
6.1.6 – Using 3 human senses is better than 1
6.2 – In The Box mastering
6.2.1 – Stereo bus mastering chain (ITB)
6.2.2 – Stem mastering chain (ITB)
6.3 – Out Of The Box mastering
6.3.1 – Stereo bus mastering chain (OTB)
6.3.2 – Stem mastering chain (OTB)
6.4 – Club vs Radio edit
CHAPTER 7: REMIXING
Chapter length: 1hr 26mins
7.1 – Generally speaking
7.2 – Different approaches
7.2.1 – A bit of a different melody
7.2.2 – A much different melody
7.2.3 – A totally new melody
7.2.4 – Same melody, different sound
7.2.5 – Same melody, same sound
7.2.6 – Wrong style
7.2.7 – Different vocal arrangement
7.3 – Remixing an instrumental track
7.4 – Remixing a vocal track
CHAPTER 8: STUDIO TIPS
Chapter length: 28mins
8.1 – Priorities
8.2 – Room shape
8.3 – Acoustic panels
8.4 – Speakers / Headphones
8.5 – Testing your studio acoustic
8.6 – Closing

 

Sample files: none
Video Format: MP4
Video: Codec: H264 – MPEG-4 AVC (part 10) (avc1) Video resolution: 1920×1080 Frame rate: 25
Audio: Codec: MPEG AAC Audio (mp4a) Sample rate: 48000 Hz Bits per sample: 32


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