MultiMedia Applications

Multimedia applications are those programs that integrate more than one media at a time; browsers are the most obvious. However, the term has come to include the use of programs that enable the use of any component that isn’t simple text and static graphics, such as audio, video, animation, virtual reality, conferencing and monitoring.

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Ableton Live 9 - Sampler: How To Use Key Ranges
Viewers will learn key ranges in Sampler to make their sampled instruments sound more realistic

1. Gather samples of various notes and drag them to Key Range panel

2. Set proper root key for each sample

3. Select all the samples with Command-A (or Ctrl-A on PC) then Control-Click (Right-click on PC) and Sort by Key (Ascending)

4. With all samples still selected, Control-Click (Right-click) and Distribute Ranges Around Root Key

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Ableton Live 9 - Sampler: Adding Velocity Sensitivity to Your Instruments
Viewers will learn how to include realistic velocity sensitivity to their Sampler instruments.

1. Set the Vol<Vel parameter in the Filter/Global tab to your desired setting

2. Gather samples of hits of various intensity, and drag/drop into Velocity zone window

3. Select all the samples in the Velocity zone window, and Control-click (Right-click on PC) and select Distribute Ranges Equally

Ableton Live 9 - Introduction to Racks
Viewers will learn the basics of creating custom device Racks in Ableton Live.

1. Place instrument(s) and effects onto a track, and select them all by holding the Shift key and clicking on the device title bars

2. Group them by typing Command-G (Ctrl-G on PC) on your computer keyboard

3. Notice that the rounded corners are gone from each individual device in your new Rack, and the entire Rack has rounded corners instead, indicating it now acts as one unified device

4. Change the name of the Rack by clicking the title, typing Command-R (Ctrl-R on PC) and entering the new name

5. Add more devices to the Rack by dragging them into it, making sure that the yellow vertical line is at the correct point of insertion

6. Map a parameter to a Macro by Control-clicking (Right-click on PC) the parameter, and selecting the Macro to assign it to from the pop-up menu

7. Rename a Macro by selecting it, typing Command-R (Ctrl-R) and entering the new name

8. Save your new Rack as a preset by dragging it by the title bar to your User Library

Ableton Live 9 - Introduction To Drum Racks
Viewers will get an overview of how to make and use Drum Racks in Ableton Live.

1. Load new Drum Rack into empty MIDI track

2. Fill rack with audio samples

3. Re-arrange sample slots as necessary

4. Adjust parameters of each slot to tailor each sound as desired: sample start, filter, transposition, etc.

5. Proceed to create beats

Ableton Live 9 - How To Make and Install Live Packs
Viewers will learn how to turn a Live Set into a compressed Live Pack file, and how to install Live Packs.

1. Make: File > Collect All And Save

2. File > Manage Files

3. Click Manage Project

4. Click Create Pack

5. Select save location

6. Install: Double-click .alp file to open it

7. In Live, select save location and click Open

8. Navigate to the location of the unpacked Project to open it

Burning DVDs with Nero Suite
Viewers will learn how to create burn videos onto a DVD using Nero Suite including creating a DVD menu and chapters.
Logic Pro X: Interface Overview
This video will give a brief orientation and organization of Logic Pro X, and how to access different work spaces quickly with keyboard shortcuts.
How to Install and Customize Fonts in Adobe Illustrator CS6
The viewer will learn how to download, install, and customize fonts inside Adobe Illustrator CS6.

1. To install and use a font: Go to and download a premade font

2. Unzip it, and open it up by double-clicking

3. Press “Install This Font” in the lower right hand corner of the preview box

4. Wait for it to install into the Font Book

5. Open up Illustrator (or restart it if it was already open)

6. Create a new blank document

7. Use the type tool to create some text

8. Select the text and use the font dropdown menu at the top to select a font

9. To customize a font: On the top menu bar, choose Type > Create Outlines

10. Use the direct selection tool to select individual anchor points

11. Drag or use the arrow keys to customize the letter

Processing Images for a Timelapse Video
This video teaches viewers how to process images for a time-lapse video. Programs required: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe After Effects, Video Editing Program.

1. In Adobe Lightroom: Import sequence image files into Adobe Lightroom

2. Develop settings of an Image

3. Sync developed image settings with entire library

4. Export working library

5. In Adobe After Effects: Import Lightroom edited photos into Adobe After Effects

6. Set the frame rate of sequence. Right Click on Image folder > Interpret Footage > Main

7. Create new composition

8. Apply Warp Stabilizer effect

9. Export sequence clip

10. Open and work with in video editing software

Create an Image Slideshow Video in Final Cut Pro 7
Users will learn how to set proper sequence settings, scale images, paste attributes, add transitions, fades, and music.

1. Open up Final Cut Pro 7 and Create a new Project

2. Set the Sequence Settings. a) Click File > Easy Setup > Format > Apple ProRes 422 (forum recommendation for photo slideshow) OR b) Use custom sequence settings: Sequence > Settings

3. Import your Images by either a) dragging them into the Browser Window or b) Dragging in the folder containing the images to the Browser Window

4. Drag a photo file from the Browser Window into the timeline

5. Adjust the Photo's Duration by using the Select tool (keyboard shortcut = a) and dragging the end part of the photo out (it will look like your'e stretching the rectangle)

6. Once you've found a desirable photo duration, drag in the rest of your photos into the timeline and edit their duration. You can use the Cut tool (keyboard shortcut = b) to cut down the length.

7. Color correct photos by double clicking on the photo you want to color correct in the timeline. You should see it appear in the View window. Now to the Effects Tab > Video Filters > Color Correction > and Drag Color Corrector into the Viewer Window. Adjust color settings accordingly

8. Add video transitions: Effects Tab > Video Transitions > Dissolve > Cross Dissolve. Now drag Cross Dissolve into the Timeline and insert it in-between the photos/clips you'd like to transition.

9. Add Music by dragging in an MP3 into the Browser window, and dragging the MP3 File into the timeline. Cut the song using the Cut Tool

10. Export video. File > Export > Quicktime Conversion > Save

Batch Image Resize in Photoshop
Users will learn how resize a batch of photos from a single command in Photoshop via Photoshop's Image Processor.

1. Open up an Image you'd like to resize in Adobe Photoshop

2. Adjust the image size according to your preferences. Image > Adjustments > Image Size. Write down the new dimensions.

3. Open up Image Processor. File > Scripts > Image Processor

4. Select the source folder of images to resize

5. Select the destination folder where the new images will be saved

6. Under File Type, check "Resize to Fit" and enter your desired dimensions

7. Uncheck "Run Action" unless you have an Action you'd like to implement

8. Click "Run"

9. Check new images and make sure they've processed correctly


MultiMedia Applications

Multimedia applications are those programs that integrate more than one media at a time; browsers are the most obvious. However, the term has come to include the use of programs that enable the use of any component that isn’t simple text and static graphics, such as audio, video, animation, virtual reality, conferencing and monitoring.