What kind of YouTube channels you are following?


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Hey there guys, I was wondering what channels you are watching-following in YouTube?
I personally feel all of them are kind of the same sh!t kind of mediocre videos and people trying to edit the videos nicely.

Do you think that many YouTube channels are for the newbies of music production? I feel like all of them are trying to learn stuff to people that are new and have no idea. What do you think ? and what do you think would be best for a You Tube channel?

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A random selection of some good channels I've seen:

Mike Verta - https://www.youtube.com/user/MikeVerta
The Unleashed livestreams are some of the most valuable material I've seen.

John Powell - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo00fLTBosL4EGGhi164cEQ
He's recently been releasing videos where he switches between his mockups (with midi on screen) and the final recording.

Michael Patti - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvKv40cbSS06Posoc73u2bw
In particular, a couple of gems on compositional techniques:

Jazz Duets - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqimxUbWsE26KSpx2_OcmmA
General music theory (with an emphasis on jazz/soul) and some great videos on ear training and how to improve your inner ear.

David Bruce Composer - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh-PyMficPzVAihCJkFJVAA
Various interesting composition related analysis and discussion.

FilmScoreAnalysis - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk_jzTmW2Fmfnm70c2kZHpQ
Transcribes and analyses film scores...especially those of John Williams.

Daniel James - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCelK8dBKY0Xs5oRI6sJf7aA
Goes in-depth trying out new libraries - when he covers one, you get a pretty good picture of what it can do.

Christian Henson - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCXxhRVYvBOX45_gxr0iHA
Entertaining content on sample library production, the industry, etc.

Dan Worrall - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQnz5mUTDkGwKvIQ9uyqiXw
Mixing and production. Goes really in depth with plugins and what they're doing behind the scenes.


Alex Ball - for entertaining videos about producing in different styles: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrUAuvM2Dhf6ibh50EvILlw

Alan Belkin - for counterpoint and composition: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUQ0TcIbY_VEk_KC406pRpg

Gear Grotto
- for more in depth about processing: https://www.youtube.com/user/thegeargrotto/featured

Guy Rowland - for sample library walkthroughs and template building: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtBlIrl__YxIEjuZs8vHU1g

Jason Graves - for Cubase stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJgb7jTnTKz0_FkhYWKG0w

JunkiXL - for more Cubase stuff: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCor9SN3lpO-BT2aBvAwBptw

Orchestration Online - for learning craft: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSt_ZRe_mla4tRgYC_GNElQ

And a bunch of company profiles for their occasional tutorial like ProjectSAM, iZotope, SlateTV, Soundtoys, SpitfireAudio, Dorico, Fabfilter


I just hang around pretending I know something
Well, since this is off-topic, some of my favorite videos to watch are by the Wynns and have nothing to do with music https://www.youtube.com/user/gonewiththewynns

The photography is wonderful and I just love the actual sailing videos, though the underwater stuff and drone shots are great as well. Very relaxing.

I do like a lot of the ones mentioned above. And Rick Beato. But much of the time I watch walk-throughs of things I've bought, trying to learn to use them.


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I'm a huge fan of self-tuition of music on YouTube; there's so much information available now, we really live in a golden age for this. Here are my favorites, with my Top 10 highlighted (**):

Developers with good YouTube channels that go beyond their own products

**Christian Henson (Spitfire) (perhaps my favorite Music channel on Youtube - great insights, ideas, and generosity to the community)
Paul Thomson (Spitfire)
Troels Folman (8dio)
Project Sam Scoring Tutorials
Orchestral Tools

General Music Production/Orchestration/Composing
**Ashton Gleckman (incredibly talented and knowledgable; gives detailed walkthroughs and often provides project files to his compositions)
**Mike Verta (extremely good; interesting and fun to watch; conveys a LOT of information, but his videos are long so you need plenty time)
Alex Moukala
Guy Rowland
ASDR Music Production
Modern Film Composer
Produce Like a Pro
Ashraf El-Zifari
Yuri Wong
Andrew Chellman
Epikus Composer
David Das
Music Production Tutorials
Dirk Ehlert
Sonic Academy

Piano Lessons:
**Bill Hilton (beginner focussed, but clear and informative)
Piano Lessons on the Web
Mangold Project
Jazz Piano School

Guitar Lessons
David Walliman
**Paul Davids (amazingly talented, fun casual style; great insights that will make you want to practice!)

Bass Guitar Lessons
Talking Bass

ThatCelloGuy (not instructional, just covers, but wow, can this guy play!)

Accessible Music Theory:
**Rick Beato (I wouldn't always put him in the 'accessible' category, but he's focussing more on beginner's lately)
**Signals Music Studio (guitar-based, but general applicability; extremely clear and instantly applicable information)
**mDecks Music (they make 'Mapping Tonal Harmony Pro' - a great app for music theory)
Jazz Duets
Music Matters

**MusicTechHelpGuy (exceptionally good/detailed/explained - by far the most comprehensive of any Logic tutor on YouTube)
**Mikael Baggstrom (quirky presentation, but concise and very useful 'top 5' style tips)

Gear Review:
Sounds and Gear

Sample Library Reviews
The SampleCast
Sample Library Review
Cory Pelizzari
Hifimidi (guitar VSTs)
Time and Space
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