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

Project Description

Create a piece of music with recordings of items you find at your home.

ASSIGNMENT

Your project for this class will be to create a short piece of music, consisting only of recordings of items you can find at home. 

You're free to choose the items, the input source (use your cell phone if you don't have a microphone), the DAW or editing software and the sampler plugin(s) you want to use (Ableton Live has a demo version that has all needed funtionality in the first month).

You should use some of the techniques presented in class, but you don't need to use them all. Take them as a source of inspiration for your own project and develope you own ideas.

STEP BY STEP

As a rough guideline, these are the steps to take, you might change the order at some stages:

1. Choose the items you want to record.

2. Set up a session in a DAW of your choice.

3. Record all items, either with a microphone, your cell phone, a field recorder or other methods.

4. Start processing the recordings into a sampler plugin of your choice.

5. Use some of the techniques shown in the video material to improve the effect of your recordings.

6. Program several short loops consiting of beat patterns or melodic parts.

7. Duplicate your loops and create musical variations.

8. Use the patterns to program a simple arrangement.

9. Level out the volumes and give the sounds some a last polishing in context.

10. Mix down your project.

DELIVERABLE

The deliverable you post in class will be the final result. You can use plattforms like Soundcloud, Dropbox or similar to post the link. Include some additional information about your choice of items and the techniques you used, if you like to!


HAVE FUN!

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