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In this course, we show you how your instructor builds a Downtempo production, from start to finish, as if you’re sitting beside them in the studio.
This course includes:
• Instructor Feedback. From the moment you start, each lesson includes a private questions area, for course members only.
• Course Extras: Downloadable audio samples to support your lessons and get you started with your production right away.
Course Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Digital Audio Workstation: Ableton Live 10
In this video you are introduced to the final audio master of the beat you will create in this course.
Josh Bess explains what you learn in this course, and introduces the song you will create, by utilizing the Music Production Method.
Learn how to begin the music production process, from a music producer stand-point, with the use of a single recorded guitar part.
Learn how to choose a fitting drum loop for your song, in relation to the rhythm and accents of the other instruments.
Learn how to adjust the rhythm of individual drum hits in Live 10, with warping.
Learn how to transform a repetitive ticking of a clock, into a percussive element in your song.
Learn how to accent the backbeat of your music with a recorded clap loop.
Learn how to add depth to your music with the use of a recorded vocal one-shot and frozen reverb in Live 10.
Learn how to search and find bass notes played by a guitar, utilizing the frequency visualizer of the FabFilter Pro-Q 3.
Learn how to humanize the feel of a bass part written with MIDI, by adjusting the note rhythm, in time with other acoustic instruments.
Josh Bess introduces you to the second part of this course, sound design.
Learn how to adjust the pitch of non-tonal instruments, with a frequency shifter in Live 10.
Learn how to humanize the feel of a MIDI synthesized bass part, with the use of an amp attack, sustain, decay, and release.
Josh Bess introduces you to the third part of this course, mixing and mastering.
Learn how to balance your mix, with the foundational element of volume mixing.
Learn how to mix individual frequencies with a parametric EQ, to fit the tracks of your mixdown together like a puzzle.
Learn how to widen the stereo image of a clap track in your mix, with the use of panning and automation in Live 10.
Learn how to widen the stereo image and create stereo movement of a percussive element in your mix, with the use of Auto Pan in Live 10.
Learn how mesh a kick and bass together in your mix, with the use of the FabFilter Pro-C 2’s sidechain compression feature.
Learn how to automatically maintain troublesome volume levels in specific frequency ranges, with the FabFilter Pro-MB multi-band compressor.
Learn how to increase the volume of your master output, along with limiting the dynamic range with a FabFilter Pro-L 2 limiter.