Music Production Fundamentals: Make DOPE Modern Trap Beats
What you'll learn
- How to design a modern trap beat from start to finish
- How to create melodies for your favorite modern trap type beats
- How to design trap drums, bass, and samples.
- How to mix and master a modern trap track with mostly stock plug-ins
- How to create a melody by flipping a piano sample
- 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 lol).
- A Digital Audio Workstation (I'll be using Ableton but the methods can apply to any DAW).
Do you listen to modern trap songs by artists like Juice WRLD, Gunna, and Internet Money?
How they’re able to achieve that modern sound?
Do you wish you could make your own beats to vibe, sing, or rap to?
Now you can.
You might be wondering...
How do you get your drums to sound authentic?
How do you achieve that modern, lofi, boom bap sound?
Where do you find the right sounds or instruments for this genre?
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.
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 modern trap music production is one of the beginner programs designed to help students gain an understanding of beat making with a step-by-step approach.
My goal is simple:
I am here to teach you a simple process to, warp audio, easily create drum patterns, mix, and make the beats that you hear in your head.
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.
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:
- Beginners who want to learn how to make Electronic Music
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.