Create Music With Recordings Of Items You Can Find Around The House | Marc "Selec" Zimmermann | Skillshare

Create Music With Recordings Of Items You Can Find Around The House

Marc "Selec" Zimmermann, DJ/Radio Host/Teacher for DJing & Music Production

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17 Lessons (1h 22m)
    • 1. Welcome!

      1:40
    • 2. Choice Of Items

      1:36
    • 3. Setting Up Your Recording Session

      4:03
    • 4. Recording With A Microphone (Connected To Your Computer)

      6:07
    • 5. Recording With External Equipment

      1:03
    • 6. Importing Further Recordings

      2:00
    • 7. Typical Sampler Parameters

      6:10
    • 8. Processing Percussive Samples

      6:58
    • 9. Bonus: More Percussive Samples

      9:35
    • 10. Processing Long/Looped Samples

      8:10
    • 11. Basic Beat Loop

      4:40
    • 12. Changing The Pitch

      3:58
    • 13. Basic Melodic Loops

      8:45
    • 14. Create Tonal Samples With Short Loops

      4:02
    • 15. Variations & Arrangement

      7:36
    • 16. Mixdown

      4:17
    • 17. Class Project and Bye!

      0:56

About This Class

In this class, you will learn to make music from recordings of items you can find at your home, only using your favorite DAW (or a demo version of a DAW) and a cheap or built-in microphone or your mobile phone.

I'll guide you though the following steps:

  1. Choose a pool of items to get some rich sounding recordings. 
  2. Set up a recording session in a DAW of your choice (any DAW with a sampler plugin will be fine). This should be also a good start for future projects.
  3. Record the items in a proper way to get rich recordings. You won't need any expensive equipment for that, any microphone you have at hand (even built-in mics) will to the trick. I'll do some of the recordings with help of my mobile phone.
  4. Edit the recordings and organize the sounds into a sampler plugin of your choice. We'll use different techniques to get a variety of results.
  5. Program a simple midi loop to build a foundation for a piece of instrumental music and create varitions.
  6. Use the different parts to create a short song with a simple arrangement.
  7. Process a mixdown of the parts into a single audio file.

Have fun making music without spending money on equipment!