Making DJ Edits, Mashups & Remixes in Ableton
What you'll learn
- The basics of Ableton
- How to create DJ edits
- How to make a DJ transition track
- How to make a Mashup
- How to make a Bootleg Remix
- Laptop/Desktop computer (Mac or PC)
- Ableton Live 10 installed (Intro, Standard or Suite - Trial version will do)
- Audio Samples (we'll talk through this)
Being a DJ in the 21st century means that you need to be creating your own music, growing your profile and giving you unique tracks to play in your sets however getting gigs, managing your social media and promoting yourself takes up so much time that you just don't have the time to learn how to produce right?
With music production you need to learn the software, understand how to create a whole track from scratch and come up with your own individual sound - that's a steep learning curve!
This course has been designed differently - I'm going to teach you what you need, when you need it. We'll be learning how to create unique edits, mashups, transition tracks and bootleg remixes for your sets and along the way you'll be learning all the features you need to get you started with producing in Ableton.
We'll start of easy by just creating a simple track edit, taking a radio mix and extending it for you to play in your set. This will give you a basic introduction to Ableton, learning just the features you need to make that edit - meaning you'll have something you can use in your sets after the very first section!
After that we'll move onto making transition tracks and mashups, introducing more features of Ableton as we go so that you're not overwhelmed but you'll be surprised about what you're picking up.
Then finally we'll be creating a bootleg remix, using all the skills learnt in the previous sections to create a track that is mostly your own work.
By the end you'll be amazed by how many different skills and features of Ableton you know, all throughout creating music that you can play straight away in your DJ sets!
Who this course is for:
- DJs that want to learn to produce music
- Anyone with an interest in learning Ableton
Named Traxsource’s #19 house artist of 2018, Dirty Secretz (Richie Atkins) had one hell of a year and that trend is set to continue into 2019.
With tracks released on hugely respected labels like Nervous Records, Phoenix Music, Madtech, Stealth and Skint Records, he also runs his own successful imprint Everyday Hustlers. His tracks and remixes have gained support from heavyweights such as Armand Van Helden, Todd Terry, Roger Sanchez, Danny Howard, Sam Divine, Mark Knight and many more.
As a Pioneer DJ artist, Dirty Secretz is an ambassador for their hybrid DJ/production hardware, creating stunning performances on the DJS-1000, Toraiz and Nexus range of equipment. Using this state-of-the-art technology his sets combine live elements and on-the-fly remixing, along with being renowned for his unique edits that make every set special.
Passing on the knowledge, he has produced 5 online music production courses for Sonic Academy, teaching how to produce various sub-genres of house music in Ableton. Alongside this he runs his own Youtube channel giving out tips & tricks to up and coming producers, along with breakdowns of how he makes his tracks.
With his own unique house sound blending influences from US house, garage, soul, tech and classic house, his style is one fusion that’ll be hitting hard in 2019.