Nobody likes to sit down with a manual for hours reading when all they really want to do is be in the studio creating, but do the anti-manual videos of Groove 3 really have all the answers?
Learning by video is generally seen as the much faster way to take in relevant info, much like comparing reading a book to watching a movie – you get the same story only much faster. While we generally agree with this method of learning, we also know that some video tutorials are totally inadequate and can teach you bad habits, and even worse possibly damaging your music production.
Groove 3 have been making tutorials for a while now, and as far as I’m aware were the first to offer such videos aimed at the pro audio community online, and the first to offer bi-monthly video content updates. They offer many different options for delivery of their content, such as watch online, digital download, boxed versions and even off the shelf in selected retail stores, not something you find from many if any of the other online tutorial communities. Groove 3 are also the only company to offer a 100% satisfaction Guarantee and have a FREE phone number for customer support, which to me at least, shows total confidence in their videos.
Groove 3 have managed to cover most of the major DAW software including the latest versions of Logic, Reason, Ableton, Pro-Tools, Reaper, Fl Studio and Studio One as well as covering third party VST plug-ins and the explanation of effects plug-ins plus Videos covering all aspects of production from mixing, recording to music theory and mastering, not to forget the inclusion of videos dedicated to designing and setting up your own studio.
Prices start from as little as $29.99 a month ‘auto re-new’ which gives you full access to all the videos all year round with the inclusion of any new material, if thats not for you then there is the option to buy bundles or single videos dependant on your needs with either digital download or boxed versions to which prices vary slightly from DVD to DVD on level of content.
The delivery of the online videos work extremely well streaming via the G-player which is both simple and thoroughly effective for online viewing, we have now viewed many of them with absolutely no issues what so ever. Although we’ve not experienced any problems we have contacted Groove 3 with questions and were completely surprised at the speed at which they got back to us, there are many companies that could learn from Groove 3′s customers services!
Usually this is the section where we would go into more depth about the products, however Groove 3′s catalogue is so extensive that we’d be writing for the next month. Instead what we are going to do is ask you to look out for smaller individual reviews with the inclusion of bundles and Bang The DJ’s own recommended views.
If you really can’t wait for the individual reviews then trust us when we say you won’t be disappointed with any of the content supplied at http://www.groove3.com we only hope they cover some of our suggestions as they go.