Rod Burutsa is the Founder and President of Heaven's Disciples, a digital arts and multimedia entertainment company featuring bookscomicsfilmsgames, music, merchandise, and clothing.

Rod Burutsa is the Founder and President of Heaven's Disciples, a digital arts and multimedia entertainment company featuring bookscomicsfilmsgames, music, merchandise, and clothing.

Heaven's Disciples Slack Workspace

I've created the Heaven's Disciples Slack Workspace at https://heavensdisciples.slack.com.

Anyone in the Heaven's Disciples Team with an @heavensdisciples.com GMail account is able to join the workspace.

Oracle Java SE 8 Programming Ed 1 Course

I've taken the Oracle Java SE 8 Programming Ed 1 Course and received an attendance certificate.

I took the course in preparation for the 1Z0-809 (Java SE 8 Programmer II) Exam so that I can become a Professional Java SE 8 Programmer.

Oracle Java SE 8 Fundamentals Ed 1 Course

I've taken the Oracle Java SE 8 Fundamentals Ed 1 Course and received an attendance certificate.

I took the course in preparation for the 1Z0-808 (Java SE 8 Programmer I) Exam so that I can become an Associate Java SE 8 Programmer.

Heaven's Disciples WordPress Theme Development on GitHub

I've signed up for a GitHub Team account. I'll using GitHub private and public repositories to create a WordPress theme, WordPress plugins, Web-based software, Java desktop and mobile software, and other software projects for Heaven's Disciples Media.

My first project will be the Heaven's Disciples WordPress Theme.

 

Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble Blank Journal

I've designed the Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble Blank Journal, which is now available at the Heaven's Disciples Store.

Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble Ruled Line Journal

Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble Ruled Line Journal

I've designed the Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble Ruled Line Journal, which is now available at the Heaven's Disciples Store.

Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble Ruled Line Journal

Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble Ruled Line Spiral Notebook

I've designed the Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble Ruled Line Spiral Notebook, which is now available at the Heaven's Disciples Store.

Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble Ruled Line Spiral Notebook

Men's Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble High-Top Sneakers

I've designed the Men's Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble High-Top Sneakers, which are now available at Heaven's Disciples Wear. The sneakers have a blue marble canvas design and the outline of the Heaven's Disciples HD log on the outside of each shoe. The shoe is available in US sizes 6 through 12.

Men's Heaven's Disciples Blue Marble High-Top Sneakers

"Learning Reason 9" on LinkedIn Learning

On Fridays, I focus on Heaven's Disciples Music. Today, I'm taking the Learning Reason 9 online course from LinkedIn Learning. I'm taking the course to help me prepare for the launch of the Lifecore Music Beats subdivision of HD Music. Even though I'm using Propellerhead Reason 10 to compose and produce our music, the Reason 9 courses are the latest so far on LinkedIn Learning.

The course comes with Reason project exercise files. Course topics and contents include–

  1. New in Reason 9.5.x
    • Using VST plugins in Reason
    • VST control voltage (CV) routing
    • MIDI drag and drop
    • Delay compensation
    • Hyper-Threading support
  2. Set Up
    • Set preferences
    • User interface overview
    • Navigate the Reason browser
  3. Record Audio
    • Record audio tracks
    • Record with the virtual guitar and bass amplifiers
    • Loop record
  4. Record Virtual Instruments
    • Record virtual instrument tracks
    • Create music with the players
    • Create synth lines with the RPG-8 Monophonic Arpeggiator
    • Create step-sequenced synth parts
    • Combine software instruments
    • Record automation of synth parameters
    • Live sampling
  5. Create Beats
    • Make beats with loops
    • Step-program drum beats with Redrum
    • Draw drum beats in the sequencer
  6. Edit Your Recording
    • Common sequencer functions and tools
    • Audio Slice editor
    • Vocal Pitch editor
    • Pitch and vocal synth effects
    • Bounce audio clips to MIDI
    • Tempo and time signature automation
    • Work with time stretch/compress
  7. Mix Your Recording
    • Mixer overview
    • Set levels and stereo pans
    • EQ (equalization)
    • Compression
    • Effect sends
  8. Finish Your Recording
    • Export tracks as individual files
    • Master your own recording

LinkedIn Learning

I've subscribed to LinkedIn Learning to strengthen my creative and technical skills and build Heaven's Disciples. My LinkedIn profile now has a premium account.

I decided to join LinkedIn Learning after find out that Lynda.com became part of LinkedIn. LinkedIn Learning has videos, courses, and learning paths, which are collections of related courses and video playlists. Learning paths include multiple courses from different instructors. I'm going to begin my online learning journey with these 2 learning paths and music production instructional videos:

I'll be posting my progress as I complete the videos, courses, and learning paths.