Music Production Fundamentals: Make Fresh Latin Trap Beats
What you'll learn
- How to easily warp, chop, and manipulate audio
- How to easily re-create your favorite Bad Bunny beats
- How to design sounds for drums, bass, and synths.
- How to mix and master a Bad Bunny type track with mostly stock plug-ins
- How to create melodies and recommended instruments to do so
- How to achieve the gritty analogue sound you want without wasting money on expensive gear
- How to make better decisions in terms of sample choice and sound design
- 2-3 hours of focused time with no distractions
- A mouse (not required but will GREATLY speed up your workflow. Stop using the trackpad)
- A Digital Audio Workstation (I'll be using Ableton but the methods can apply to any DAW)
Do you listen to latin trap beats and wonder how they do it?
Are you curious how these producers achieve that specific sound?
Do you wish you could make your own beats to rap, sing, or turn up to?
Now you can.
If you’ve listened to Bad Bunny on Youtube or Spotify then you know what I'm talking about.
Trap beats seem simple on the surface, but there's more to them than you'd expect.
It took me hundreds of beats to finally figure out what was missing in my production.
I tried to learn on my own through random youtube tutorials and blogs I read online.
I spun my wheels for years.
And after teaching hundreds of students I know now why.
The answer is simple:
We think because the information is out there we can do it ourselves.
But with the internet sending us new tutorials every other day it leaves us feeling even more confused than when we started.
How do you apply sidechain compression?
What plug-ins are best for your beats?
How do you manipulate audio to chop better samples?
There's no clear cut path.
It took me years of trial-and-error, wasting time trying to learn concepts I thought I needed only to end up months later in the same spot.
So what’s the alternative?
After being frustrated with how confusing my own journey was learning music production I decided to do something about it...
I created Beat School, an online academy that teaches the foundational elements of music production in a simple and effective way.
This course on music production is one of the beginner programs designed to help students gain an understanding of beat making with a step-by-step approach.
In this course you'll learn:
-How to easily warp, chop, and manipulate audio samples
-The key elements that go into a well produced track
-Mixing techniques that are essential to achieving your specific sound
-How to achieve the gritty analogue sound you want without wasting money on expensive gear
-How to create beats with only stock plug-ins and free resources
-How to design drums to knock
-How to make better decisions in terms of sample choice and sound design
-Only the necessary information that you need to make dope beats, without the overwhelm and confusion of complicated techniques
My goal is simple:
I am here to teach you a simple process to, warp audio, easily create Bad Bunny type drums, mix, and make beats that you can sing along to.
In this course I won’t overwhelm you with fancy software or advanced techniques. You’ll learn exactly what you need to get producing as fast as possible.
In doing so, I have built what I believe is the most effective way to easily make beats.
My courses are effective, impactful, and include extra resources to help you level up.
In the Class Project section you'll be able to download all the files I use so that you can create your own beats and follow along with me.
That being said, your progress is completely up to you. I can’t do the work for you.
But I CAN lessen the learning curve, provide an easy to follow blueprint, and shave years off your path to mastery.
I hope to empower you with the knowledge, practice, and resources you need to realize that this isn’t rocket science.
You can do this.
If you are willing to invest in yourself and commit to learning a few hours a week, I have no doubt you’ll be able to achieve your goals with music.
You ready to rock?
Download the files, set aside a few hours for dedicated learning, and let’s make some beats!
Who this course is for:
- Inspired music makers new to production
Ay! I'm Kia.
I'm an artist and educator who believes life wouldn't be the same without music.
In 2016 I founded Beat School, an online platform and series of educational programs to help aspiring artists and producers learn how to make beats, accelerate their growth, and stay inspired.
I'm originally from New York but these days you'll find me traveling around the world writing songs or playing beats on a rooftop somewhere.
Life is too short not to do what you love, let's make something.