David Bode
Dave Bode is the leading 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 Music for Christmas PerformancesMusic and audio
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    In this tutorial, Dave Bode explains how he created several performance tracks for a Christmas events. He shows us how he arranged the tracks, and some useful time-saving techniques he used. He also talks about the complexities of working with video, and meshing recorded tracks with live performance and choreography.Read More…
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    Keyboards for Recording Part 5 – Recording Vocal SamplesMusic and audio
    In this video we continue talking about keyboards for recording – for non keyboard players. We cover tips on recording vocal samples, and playing them back with a MIDI keyboard. - make sure I add the video previewRead More…
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    Keyboards for Recording Part 4 – Recording Drums with a KeyboardMusic and audio
    In this video we continue talking about keyboards for recording – for non keyboard players. We cover how to record drums with a MIDI keyboard in a realistic way. In this tutorial we use Superior Drummer, but any similar drum plug-in will work.Read More…
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    Keyboards for Recording Part 3 - Recording Keyboard PartsMusic and audio
    In this video we continue talking about keyboards for recording - for non keyboard players. We cover tips on recording piano, organ and other keyboard instruments. Jump in!Read More…
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    Keyboards for Recording Part 2 - Setup, MIDI Recording and EditingMusic and audio
    In this video we look at how to hook up a MIDI and/or a USB keyboard to a computer, setting up the MIDI input in your DAW (Reaper) and check out the basics of editing and recording a MIDI track. We will go through quantization, cleaning up notes, velocity, pitch, drawing in notes, sustain pedal, and more!Read More…
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    Keyboards for Recording Part 1 - IntroductionMusic and audio
    This series of premium tuts looks at keyboards for recording. Open up your world to a ton of creative possibilities! In Part 1 we explore how to use a keyboard for recording, how to interface it with your computer, and look at the various sizes and weights that are available.Read More…
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    The Power of FreeMusic and audio
    In this tutorial we will explore the power of free plugins! I will guide you through a piece of music composed specifically for this tutorial. You will see all of the plugins I used for the synths, drums, bass, and effects... and they are all free!Read More…
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    Spacious Stereo Recording Using the Mid Side Microphone TechniqueMusic and audio
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    In this tutorial we look at how to set up a bi-directional or figure-eight pattern microphone and a cardioid microphone to achieve a stereo mid side microphone technique. We will talk about why this technique is useful, I will show you an example of a recording an acoustic guitar, and we will talk about why this method of recording is more mono-compatible.Read More…
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    Side Chain Effect ControllerMusic and audio
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    In this tutorial we will use a simple Rhodes piano sound and modify it using a side-chain effect. We will manipulate the the attack and sustain of the sound in several different ways using compressors and gates that are driven by a control layer. Then we will use other effects such as verbs, delays, distortion, and modulation to alter the tonal qualities to create something much different than what we started with.Read More…
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    Sound Effects for VideoMusic and audio
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    In this video we're going to talk about how to take ordinary sounding SFX, mix them together, combine them with other SFX to use as a sound design element for video. All of this inside of Reaper! In addition to taking pre-existing sound effects and modifying those, I'm also going to show you how to set up as sampler to key the typing SFX you hear in the video. We're also going to take a look at some basic track effects like EQ and compression to manage dynamics and transients.Read More…
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    How to Slice and Dice Guitar TracksMusic and audio
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    In this video I will show you how to slice up audio tracks to fix timing mistakes. I will be working on a track that I recorded with several guitar layers, bass, drums (midi), snyth, and more! I will also go into some basic drum programing as well as some basic track effects like compression and EQ.Read More…
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    Case Study - Orchestral Scoring To PictureMusic and audio
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    In this walk through video, I will talk about some of the methods I used to create this short orchestral piece for a patriotic tribute video to our military called, "I Fought For You." I will cover many aspects of the creation and production process for creating this piece of music.Read More…