Drum Production Bible: Secret Methods For Modern Beat Making

Go from beginner to advanced by learning today's drum programing techniques!
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  • Lectures 28
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 12/2015 English

Course Description

**Introductory pricing - Price will increase on March 1st, 2016

**2/1/16 - Over 250 new students!!

Are you new to programming drums?... In just 2 short and inspiring hours you'll be creating better tracks that will impress your clients... Watch the free sample lectures below!

Want to produce stunning songs? It all starts with compelling drums!

We're skipping the "boring fundamental stuff". This course IS NOT about that...

Instead, we've chosen a handful of practical drum production tricks/approaches that we use to make $1,000+ tracks for our clients! You're about to go from beginner to intermediate :)

Each lesson gives shows the step-by-step process, discusses the creative decisions that were made, and allows you to hear the technique put to use in a real song.

The purpose of this course is to help music creators like you learn the secret tips and tricks that make tracks sound unique and relevant. These techniques can be applied to any modern music genre including but not limited to: Electro, Hip Hop, Pop Rock, Indie, Future Pop, Alternative RnB, etc.

This course is easy to follow and is beneficial for music creators of ALL levels especially beginners!

Do I need specific DAW?

Nope! Although we use Logic X you can use any DAW that you want!

Why should you take this course?

Your personal production brand is simply a combination of the techniques you know and you perception of how to best execute them. We promise that you'll absolutely LOVE learning all of these different approaches to producing drums and will be inspired to make better music.

Who are we?

This course was created by us, The Songwriting Team. We're a full time production company that creates relevant music for 200+ clients in over 20 countries. We understand what goes into making songs that clients want to pay for. We have a passion for making music and love sharing our knowledge with the world.

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What are the requirements?

  • Great for beginner and intermediate drum programmers
  • Basic knowledge of music production is recommended
  • A desire to make awesome music

What am I going to get from this course?

  • You will be able to make drums that sound way freaking cool
  • You will be able to make your productions sound more relevant and interesting
  • You'll know how to build out drums that will support your client's songs in a way that will make them love you
  • You will know how to effectively work with loops and samples to create the big picture sound that you're after
  • You'll be able to use processing and effects more creatively which will make your friends jealous
  • You will be inspired to develop your own drum production techniques

Who is the target audience?

  • Music producers (beginner and intermediate) and creators who love making fresh and relevant music
  • Pop, Hip Hop, Electro, Indie, Alternative RnB, and Pop Rock music creators
  • Creatives who want to create radio ready tracks that clients will pay for

What you get with this course?

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Are you ready for modern drum production awesomeness? In the next few hours you'll find yourself more knowledgable and inspired to make better music. This video will introduce you to your course, your instructor, and tell you more about the exciting topics that you'll get to learn how to master. Enjoy!


I want you to get your money's worth! This text lecture goes over some important tips to make your learning experience the best that it can possibly be.


In this intro lecture we will discuss 3 different ways of programming drums. We'll describe each approach and their pros and cons.


Read this disclaimer before starting the next section of the course...


In this lecture you'll learn about the benefits of "By Hand To Grid" and why we choose to do it on most of our productions. This well help prime you for the lectures to come...


In this inspirational drum production tutorial we show you how to use sounds that aren't drums to create awesome drum patterns. We took it a step further by choosing sounds that supported the message of the song. Slick huh?


In this drum production tutorial we show you what "toppers" are and how they will forever change your beats!


In this drum production tutorial we show you a few different drum programming techniques that will allow you to be super creative with using loops. If you think you "can't be creative with loops" then you're in for a big surprise. Manipulating, stretching, distortion, and chopping up loops can create various effects and add vibe!


In this drum tutorial you'll learn new ways to use those same ol' 808 kicks. We all know the "normal" ways to use 808 kicks but there are some really cool synth and impact effects that you can make with them. Check it out...


In this drum production tutorial we will show you how to creatively use low passing to make your drums sound more modern. This is great for moody RnB, modern pop, EDM, and alternative hip hop!


One of the problems with programming drums is that they can lose "feel". In this drum programming tutorial you will learn how to choose the right loops and manipulate them so that they support your tracks. We use this drum programming secret on almost every track we make!


Boring cymbal crashes and impacts? This drum programming secret will change that! With one small move you can add a new dimension and movement to unexciting transitions.


This drum production tutorial is more of an inspirational challenge! We demonstrate how you can program a drum beat with no hats or cymbals forcing you to get creative with percussion, sounds, and accents to make the track great!


Distortion is in. In this drum tutorial we show you what you could be capable of when distorting tracks. A lot of times it's the perfect thing!


In this drum production tutorial we show you a secret to manipulating the decay of your samples to create stunning effects and detail.


The 80's sound is hot! In this drum production tutorial we discuss the layers that go into creating that 80's snare. There's a layer in there that you don't want to exclude!


Ghost notes are tricky in the programming world. Not anymore! In this drum production tutorial you'll learn how handcraft ghost notes for added realism.


Cymbals are another thing to get right when programming drums. In this drum production tutorial you'll get some practical tips for making your cymbals sound more like a real drummer.


In this drum tutorial you'll learn a cool technique that will add unique texture to your beats.


What's the sound of future drums? In this drum production tutorial we show you how creatively adding tonal elements will spice up your tracks and make them more modern sounding.


In this drum production tutorial we'll show you how crazy you can get with mangling and manipulating "drum line" loops to make hard hitting drum tracks. And yes... I'm talking about the marching band kind!


In this drum programming tutorial you will see how you can creatively use 6 different versions of a kick drum, in this case an 808 kick, to create a synergistic effect. Crazy stuff!


It's easy to get stuck on the same patterns. The four on the floor is overused. The purpose of this drum programming tutorial is to help you challenge yourself and think outside the box when creating new rhythms.


This drum production tutorial is very practical and usable! You'll learn a great process for quickly making programmed demo drums sound radio ready while cutting time.


This is a free video from our YouTube series where we do a full walkthrough of how we programmed drums for a client's song. Enjoy!


This is a free video from our YouTube series where we do a full walkthrough of how we programmed drums for a client's song. Enjoy!


We hope that you loved learning all of these new modern drum production techniques. Now it's time to put them to good use!


Here are a few of our favorite resources for modern drum production techniques

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Instructor Biography

The Songwriting Team, Relevant education for exceptional music creators

The Songwriting Team is a music production agency and songwriting company based in Nashville serving over 200 clients in 21 different countries. We specialize in creating relevant music for our clients who range from singer-songwriters and bands to companies and TV networks.

We also have a passion for helping other independent music creators build their brand and make better music. We've proven that you can independently forge your own path in the music industry without managers, publishers, or labels and our goal is to inspire you to do the same. Our teaching style is both relatable and practical.

We can teach you what recording schools can't.

In our spare time we also run an awesome pro audio blog called "Break The Factory" which is loaded with free articles and tutorials. Our courses and articles have been featured on The Pro Audio Files, Recording Studio Rockstars Podcast, Rekkerd, Mix Notes TV, Splice, and many more trusted pro audio resources.

We hope that you enjoy our courses! You're in for a real treat.

Keep Creating!

Daniel, Christian, and Tom

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