David Bode
Upstate New York
Dave Bode is an expert on video and audio production in the upstate NY area. Working as a camera operator, editor, inventor, motion graphics designer, recording engineer, and studio musician, he truly is the Production Swiss Army Knife. Dave has created content for VH1 and Discovery Networks as well as inspirational videos that have been seen by millions. In early 2011, Dave started his own business (BODEMEDIA.TV) helping people create great looking videos.
Tutorials
  • Music & Audio
    Producing an EP Part 02: Recording Electric GuitarsProducing%20an%20ep%20part%2002%20 %20recording%20electric%20guitars preview
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    In this series we'll look at several aspects of creating a 6-7 song EP. In Part 2 we'll look at recording electric guitars for two of the tracks. We'll check out how to set up recording direct with effects to create some very cool guitar tones.Read More…
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    Producing an EP Part 1: Scratch Tracks and Acoustic GuitarsProducing%20an%20ep%20part%2001%20 %20scratch%20tracks%20and%20acoustics 400
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    In this series we'll look at several aspects of creating a 6-7 song EP. In Part 1 we'll talk about the scope of the project and how that relates to your investment in time and effort. We'll also check out some ideas on how you can get more locked in by using scratch tracks, and talk a little about tracking acoustic guitars.Read More…
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    How to Create Orchestral Christmas Music: Part 2Orchestral christmas music part 02 preview 400
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    In this video we'll be picking up where we left off in the last tutorial, talking about another Christmas themed-orchestral track. We'll go in more detail about chord structure and melody creation. We'll look at instrumentation and orchestration to see how they affect the overall tone of this piece of music, with the idea of keeping things simple. We will be checking out strings, woodwinds, choir, percussion, and more!Read More…
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    How to Create Orchestral Christmas Music: Part 1Orchestral christmas music part 01 preview 400
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    In this video we will be exploring some ideas to create a Christmas-themed orchestral track. We will be looking at instrumentation and orchestration to see how they effect the overall tone of this piece of music. We will be checking out strings, woodwinds, brass, choir, percussion, and more!Read More…
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    The Quest for Better Guitar Tone: Part 1Guitar tone series part 01 400
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    In this series we will check out a few different guitar/pedal/amp setups to help you in the quest for better tone! In this video we are going to sit down with Evan Thorpe to talk about his setup and what he uses to create different sounds and textures. We will look at some examples of how to combine pedals and pickups to create really nice pop/rock tones.Read More…
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    Working with Multiple MIDI Items in ReaperWorking with multiple midi items in reaper 400
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    In this tutorial we will explore some tools that you can use to edit multiple MIDI items in Reaper. We will look at the benefits of using the track list and the media item views in the MIDI edit window and go over some other useful shortcuts to help your workflow.Read More…
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    Explore Kuass' Amplifikation One Amp PluginKuass amplifikation one 400
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    In this tutorial, we will look an excellent guitar amp plugin called Amplifikation One from Kuassa. We will explore the tonal possibilities by walking through the distortion modules, amplifier head models, cabinets, and microphone options.Read More…
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    Expand Your Sonic Palette with Voices of RaptureExpand your sonic palette with voices of rapture 400
    In this tutorial, we will take a look at using a Kontakt library called Voices of Rapture: The Soprano by SOUNDIRON. We will demo a bunch of patches and then look at some examples using this library. To help better use some of the phrase based patches we will check out a technique for automatically transcribing the audio and writing MIDI data. This is a great way to visually see the content in a particular phrase patch and it makes it a lot easier to use the patch for composing.Read More…
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    Beef Up Acoustic Guitars with WavesFactory's StrumGTR AcousticBeef up acoustic guitars with strumgtr 400
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    In this tutorial we look at how to beef up a recorded acoustic guitar track by using a VI guitar. In this case we will be using WavesFactory's StrumGTR Acoustic. We will go over how to program the MIDI and think about strum patterns to get the most out of this simple but effective Kontakt library.Read More…
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    Expand Your Sonic Palette with Olympus ElementsOlympus elements tutorial 400
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    In this tutorial, we will take a look at SOUNDIRON's Olympus Elements Choir Kontakt Library. We will check out the main patches in the library and look at some tips to make it easy to use. We will be looking at three short example tracks that use the library and talk about some sequencing and programming things to keep in mind to get the most out of this library!Read More…
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    Shotgun Microphone 101Shotgun microphones 101 400
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    In this tutorial we will be talking about shotgun microphones. We will talk about what a shotgun microphone is and how they work. We will also look at some common usages and talk about some uncommon applications where a shotgun mic can be the right tool.Read More…
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    Expand Your Sonic Palette with High School DrumcorpsHigh school drumcorps 400
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    iIn this tutorial we will walk through a Kontakt drum library from SOUNDIRON called High School Drumcorps. We will demo a bunch of patches to figure out how you might use these in different projects. We will also take a look at a short drum cadence and check out a few ways to use this library and tweak it to get a really big sound.Read More…