Rick Beato YT Videos: great for understanding song construction/elements

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Michael7, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Michael7

    Michael7 Dr. Squier

    I just stumbled across this guy's YT videos on deconstructing songs to analyze their elements, and it was really helpful and worthwhile to me. Here is the example I found.

     
  2. RetiredNSquired

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    Love Beatos stuff. Also check out his buddy Rhett Shull. Excellent player, and puts out some of the best guitar content on YT.
     
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  3. DougMen

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    How is it that he can isolate each track without having the master multitrack tape? Is there software that can do that now?
     
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  4. jordnot

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    Yes, that would be intersting to know.
     
  5. dboulders

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    I’d love to know this too!

    also Beato is the man! Crazy collection of gear he has too
     
  6. SubSailer671

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    I believe he uses ProTools software.
     
  7. backporchmusic

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    That was really interesting, thanks. I will be watching more of his youtubes.
     
  8. DougMen

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    So, you can play a CD, and ProTools can isolate every track somehow, and mute all the others? I can't imagine how any software could do that. How do you select which track you want to isolate, when there's multiple guitar or vocal tracks?
     
  9. SubSailer671

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    Doug,

    I don't know. It seems like magic to me. I have heard Rick Beato mention that he uses pro-tools in one of those "What makes this song great" videos he does.

    I don't have a home studio, nor do I have software for one. I haven't used Pro-Tools.

    I *can* imagine software that can do this, at least some of the time. You could easily isolate left, right, and middle. You can further isolate by frequency bands. You can use a dsp emulator to isolate "like" sounds. Hell, you could probably train an AI to recognize different instruments.
     
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  10. DoctorBB

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    He’s stated before that sometimes he can’t get a master so I think he has copies of them on the songs he does.
     
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