Drum Programming Masterclass, Part 3: Advanced Programming
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Drum Programming Masterclass, Part 3: Advanced Programming

Build Better Beats through drum programming patterns and style tips including Hip Hop, Footwork, Funk, and much more!
4.5 (33 ratings)
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305 students enrolled
Created by Jason Allen
Last updated 10/2019
English [Auto]
Current price: $16.99 Original price: $24.99 Discount: 32% off
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 7 articles
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • At the completion of this class, students will understand and be able to use basic beat patterns, talk about beat rhythms, and build unique and progressive beats from their own sample libraries (which they will get from this course).
  • Programming drums into a track
  • Making Hip-Hop Beats
  • Making Footwork Beats
  • Making Funk Beats
  • Drum transitions
  • Fills and drops
  • Glitch Drum Programming for IDM, Breakcore, and other genres
  • 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.

** Udemy Top Seller **  Courses by this instructor are consistently listed in Top Selling 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 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 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 3: ADVANCED DRUM PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES is a comprehensive class - that means there are three (3!) different classes that together make the complete sequence. This is Part 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. And as a special bonus, I'm going to give you a LOT of MIDI files in this class of all the beats we've made. Throughout the class I'll be giving you whole sessions you can download and use in your own tracks.

Topics include:

  • Tools of the trade

  • 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

  • "The Breath"

  • Transition Examples

  • Fills

  • Sidechaining (side-chain)

  • Programming Footwork beats

  • Syncopation

  • Pitch and Drums

  • Tuning Kick samples

  • Melodic Percission

  • Mixing drums

  • Frequency space and drums

  • Programming Funk

  • Programming Glitch

  • Using Glitch plugins

  • FREE plugins for advanced techniques

  • ... And much more!!!

Analysis Tracks:

  • Snoop Dogg: Nothing But a G Thang

  • Eminem: Loose 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

You will not have another opportunity to learn Beat Programming in a more comprehensive way that 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.

** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough drum programming course available ANYWHERE on the market - or your money back (30 day money back guarantee, as per Udemy Terms) **


Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:

⇢  "It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows the complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier." - M. Shah

⇢  "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

⇢  "Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed." - A. Tóth

⇢  "VERY COOL. I've waiting for years to see a good video course, now I don't have to wait anymore. Thank You!" - Jeffrey Koury

  "I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!" - A. Deichsel

⇢  "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.
Course content
Expand all 43 lectures 02:57:01
+ Programming Beats to a Track
9 lectures 38:28
Getting Intimate with the Bassline
Example Track
Make Sure Your Swing Matches (or dont?)
Side Chaining: Finding Great Rhythms We Can Use In the Track
Here is the Example Track Again, Modified.
Just for Fun: Experimenting with other Beats
The Track, one more time
+ Genre Study: Hip Hop
5 lectures 24:52
Analysis: Nothin' But a G Thang (Snoop Dog, Dre. Dr)
Analysis: Lose Yourself (Eminem)
Analysis: Skeleton Key (Dessa)
Download: Complete Session
+ Transitions and the Beat
5 lectures 20:21
The Breath
Subtract Before You Add
Transition Experiments
Download: Complete Session
+ Genre Study: Footwork
3 lectures 20:49
Analysis: High Life (Boylan)
Analysis: 114799 (DJ Slugo)
+ Pitch and Drums
4 lectures 16:22
Tuning Kick Drums
Melodic Percussion
Mixing: Bass and Kick Clashes
Frequency Space and Drums
+ Genre Study: Funk
6 lectures 21:08
Analysis: Cissy Strut (The Meters)
Analysis: Cold Sweat (James Brown)
Analysis: Sexy MF (Prince)
Analysis: Amen Brother (The Winstons)
The Amen Break
Download: Complete Session
+ Drum Glitch Plugins
4 lectures 11:21
Overview of Glitch Techniques
Fracture (Glitchmachines)
Hysteresis (Glitchmachines)
Stutter Edit (Izotope)
+ Wrap Up
3 lectures 08:04
What comes next?
Thanks and bye!
Bonus Lecture: Discount Offers & Mailing List