Drum Programming Masterclass, Part 2: Samplers & Sequencing | Jason Allen | Skillshare

Drum Programming Masterclass, Part 2: Samplers & Sequencing

Jason Allen, PhD, Ableton Certified Trainer

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42 Lessons (3h 16m)
    • 1. Welcome & Introduction

      4:03
    • 2. About Me

      5:20
    • 3. Tools (I'm going to be using Ableton Live, but any audio program will work!)

      1:28
    • 4. Review: How To Read Rhythms

      4:01
    • 5. Review: The Basic Beat

      2:29
    • 6. Why Work With Samplers

      2:56
    • 7. Hardware Drum Machines

      5:03
    • 8. The basic outline of a Sampler (in Ableton Live)

      5:29
    • 9. The basic outline of a Sampler (in Logic Pro X)

      2:11
    • 10. Advantages of MIDI

      4:36
    • 11. Note On/Off

      6:33
    • 12. Velocity

      2:20
    • 13. Setting up a MIDI Track

      1:38
    • 14. Back to the basic beat

      4:49
    • 15. The Basic Drum and Bass Pattern

      3:34
    • 16. Analysis: John B - Up All Night

      7:53
    • 17. Analysis: Sub Focus - X-Ray

      10:48
    • 18. Analysis: Konflict - The Beckoning

      7:54
    • 19. "Playing it in"

      3:41
    • 20. Quantization and Settings

      4:06
    • 21. Controllers

      3:08
    • 22. Recording Controllers

      6:28
    • 23. Ableton's Groove Settings

      4:20
    • 24. The basics of Dubstep

      5:17
    • 25. Analysis: Skrillex - Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

      11:03
    • 26. Analysis: Flux Pavillion - I Can't Stop'

      4:52
    • 27. Analysis: Flux Pavillion - The Drop Section

      4:48
    • 28. Adding some life with effects

      1:25
    • 29. Filtering

      4:41
    • 30. Delay Effects

      3:47
    • 31. Reversed Sounds

      4:03
    • 32. Pitch'

      2:55
    • 33. The basics of Trap

      8:32
    • 34. Analysis: Gent and Jawns - Turn Up

      14:14
    • 35. Analysis: The Drop - Bro Safari

      9:14
    • 36. Dynamic Effects

      1:15
    • 37. Ghost Notes

      5:03
    • 38. Noise Risers

      4:06
    • 39. Volume for Variation

      2:15
    • 40. Coming Soon!

      1:22
    • 41. Wrap Up

      1:31
    • 42. Bonus Lecture

      0:36
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About This Class

**  Courses by this instructor are consistently listed in Top Selling Online Music Courses.

This is a class designed for music producers who are ready to get serious about drum programming. The art of programming drums on a MIDI grid, in drum machines, or with audio files can be tricky to master but when you finish this class, your tracks will have the extra energy that comes from professional drum tracks.

Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a "Mover and a Shaker," and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 

I'll be using Ableton Live and some Logic in this course, but it will be easy to following along on whatever program you are most comfortable with. We will start the class off with an explanation of working with samplers and working on the MIDI grid. Then we will learn to adapt that pattern to work for a number of different styles, including Drum and Bass, Trap, and Dubstep.

DRUM PROGRAMMING MASTERCLASS, PART 2: SAMPLERS & SEQUENCING is a comprehensive class - that means there are three (3!) different classes that together make the complete sequence. This is Part 2.

Also in the class, we will be doing a number of analysis projects. That just means we will load up some tracks, and re-construct the beat in the track. Doing this will help us to see how those beats are built and guide us in making our own beats.


Topics include:

  • Tools of the trade

  • Where to find good, free, samples (My favorite sites!)

  • Tools of the trade

  • Why work with samplers?

  • How samplers work

  • The classic hardware samplers: The Roland 808

  • Note On, Note Off Issues

  • Velocity

  • Drum and Bass patterns

  • "Playing It In"

  • Quantization Settings

  • Controllers

  • Recording Controllers

  • Using Ableton's Groove Settings

  • Dubstep Patterns

  • Using Effects in a Drum Pattern

  • Filtering

  • Delay Effects

  • Reversed Sounds

  • Pitch Shifting

  • Elements of Trap

  • Programming Trap Beats

  • Dynamic Effects

  • Ghost Notes

  • Noise Risers

  • Humanism

  • ... And much more!!!

Analysis Tracks:

  • John B: Up All Night

  • Sub Focus: X-Ray

  • Konflict: The Beckoning

  • Skrillex: Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites

  • Flux Pavillion: I Can't Stop

  • Gent and Jawns: Turn Up

  • Bro Safari: The Drop

You will not have another opportunity to learn Beat Programming in a more comprehensive way than this. Start here.

The course is a roadmap to MAKING STUNNING TRACKS with better drums.

All the tools you need to produce great drum tracks are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences - not just academic theory.

Please click the "Take This Course" button so you can start making better beats today.


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