Drum Programming Masterclass: COMPLETE (Parts 1, 2, and 3)
What you'll learn
- At the completion of this class, students will be able to use basic beat patterns, and build unique and progressive beats from their own sample libraries
- The 6 keys to understanding meter and pulse
- The 3 most important elements of the drum pattern
- The 5 keys to a drum groove with "feel"
- The most important elements to the "basic pattern"
- The top 5 reasons to add "swing" to your patterns
- Students should be comfortable with an audio sequencing application (Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, FL Studio, Fruity Loops, etc.) Any audio sequencer will work.
- Students should be ready to make tracks using beats!
- Sample libraries are not required. Samples will be provided.
- Students do not need to know how to read music, rhythms, or any music theory.
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This course is "5-Star Certified" by the International Association of Online Music Educators and Institutions (IAOMEI). This course has been independently reviewed by a panel of experts and has received a stellar 5-star rating.
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.
100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy 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 basic rhythm theory, and learning where (typically) we put the kick, the snare, and the hi-hats. Then we will learn to adapt that pattern to work for a number of different styles.
DRUM PROGRAMMING MASTERCLASS, COMPLETE is a comprehensive class - that means there are three (3!) different classes that together make the complete sequence. This is the COMPLETE sequence and includes all of parts 1, 2, and 3.
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.
Tools of the trade
Working on the Audio Grid and MIDI Grid
The 8th and the 16th
Reading Drum Patterns
Where to find good, free, samples (My favorite sites!)
Forming the Groove
The "Basic Pattern"
Off Beats and Down Beats
Why work with samplers?
How samplers work
The classic hardware samplers: The Roland 808
Note On, Note Off Issues
Drum and Bass patterns
"Playing It In"
Using Ableton's Groove Settings
Using Effects in a Drum Pattern
Elements of Trap
Programming Trap Beats
Finding the beat in a track
Matching swing settings (or not)
Using multiple beats on the same track
Programming Hip Hop Beats
Transitions and the Beat
Programming Footwork beats
Pitch and Drums
Tuning Kick samples
Frequency space and drums
Using Glitch plugins
FREE plugins for advanced techniques
... And much more!!!
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
Snoop Dogg: Nothing But a G Thang
Eminem: Lose Yourself
Dessa: Skeleton Key
Boylen: High Life
DJ Slugo: 114799
The Meters: Cissy Strut
James Brown: Cold Sweat
Prince: Sexy MF
The Winstons: Amen Brother
...And many more!
And of course, once you sign up for any part, you automatically get huge discounts on all of my other classes.
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.
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⇢ "Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts... It's the best investment in leveling up my skills so far.." - Z. Palce
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⇢ "The basics explained very clearly - loads of really useful tips!" - J. Pook
⇢ "Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!" M. Smith
Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series.
Who this course is for:
- Students who are making tracks, but want a better handle on how to program drums.
- Students are interested in electronic music and want to learn the fundamentals of drum programming.
Jay is a #1 best selling music teacher on Udemy. He is the author of the #1 best selling music theory course on Udemy, "Music Theory Comprehensive" (21 parts), and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians (5 parts), which have been purchased by more than 170,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries. He is also the author of the best-selling book, Music Theory for Electronic Musicians.
He is a PhD in music, university professor, and a best selling music producer. He brings this authenticity to all of his Udemy courses.
Jason Allen (better known as J. Anthony Allen) has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers.
J. Anthony Allen teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, where he runs the Music, Media, and Management program. He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer, co-founder, owner and CEO of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis, the CTO of Ion Concert Media, and sole owner and producer of music education courses under the umbrella of Punkademic Courses. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music.
J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelor's degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way.
If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.)