Learn how to Sample for Hip-hop in Logic Pro
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Learn how to Sample for Hip-hop in Logic Pro

This class teaches the process of creating a professional sampled Hip-Hop beat in Logic Pro X.
4.1 (50 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
850 students enrolled
Created by Michael Marino
Last updated 4/2014
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 14 detailed tutorial videos
  • Sampling techniques that can be applied to Hip-Hop, Rap, or Electronica
  • Overview of the ESX24 Sampler, only found in Logic
  • Work with websites that have free sample downloads
  • Working with individual drum hit samples
  • Creating percussion and drum tracks from scratch
  • Chopping up and manipulating samples of songs
  • Understanding the appropriate places to sample in songs
  • Import and Export to ESX24 keyboard
  • Understanding Composition, Song Writing, and Melody Creation
  • Professional ways of Mixing and Mastering a sampled beat
  • Bounce projects in high quality formats
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  • Logic Pro X or Logic Pro 9 Software
  • Mac with an Intel processor Mac OS X v10.5.7 or later
  • A Web Browser such as Safari, Chrome, etc.
  • Midi Keyboard (Optional)

This course is designed for beginner users of Logic Pro 9 and Logic Pro X, who want to learn the professional way of sampling for Hip-Hop/Rap music. If you are a current Logic user and have always wanted to learn the skill of sampling, this course will teach you everything you need to know so you can publish your own beats.

This course is very detailed and is broken up into five sections. The first portion will cover Logic's ESX24, which is the sampler plug-in that is already preinstalled in the software. The next section will cover how to import drum sounds into the sampler, so that you can create your own personal drum kits. After, the course will teach some great techniques on how to sample sections from songs. This will allow you to construct a melody out of these samples so that you can overlap it with a Hip-Hop style beat. During this course, I will teach you how to properly mix your melodies and drum sections. Lastly, this class will teach how to master and finalize a sampled beat within the software.

If there are any questions, please ask! I read my inbox everyday, so I will be able to respond very quickly.

I am sure you will find this course to be an easy and fast tool for learning the professional way of sampling with Logic. I am looking forward on helping you achieve your goals with your music production. Good Luck!

Who is the target audience?
  • Songwriters and Musicians who want to produce.
  • Producers and DJs who have an interest in Hip-Hop music.
  • Producers who are interested in learning how to sample.
  • Beginners and Intermediates of music software.
  • Good for all levels.
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Curriculum For This Course
15 Lectures
The ESX24 Sampler
2 Lectures 10:00

This video is a quick overview of the ESX24 Sampler (Part 1/2). We will explore all the individual modules such as the Filters, LFOs, Envelopes, etc.

Preview 07:12

This video is a quick overview of the ESX24 Sampler's (Part 2/2). We will explore the sampler's built-in keyboard and it's advanced settings.

Overview of the ESX24 Sampler P.2
Downloading Your Samples and Music
2 Lectures 07:11

An engaging lesson on the best way to download/organize drum samples and drum kits from the internet. This lesson will include a few websites that you can use to download some free drum sounds. You may click on some of these websites on the Supplementary Material section.

Preview 03:58

An in-depth lesson on finding the right song for you to sample. I will provide the names of artists/bands that Hiphop producers commonly sample from.

Finding a Song/Importing to Logic

Downloading Your Drums and Music Quiz
1 question
Creating a Sample Melody
4 Lectures 28:40

A quick lesson on how to use the BPM Calculator in Logic to find the tempo of a recorded song. This already installed plug-in will allow producers to find the beats per minute, so the transient markers of a song line up to the bars of the Logic software. This makes it a whole lot easier than trying to cut and chop freehand.

Calculating the Tempo of a Song

A lesson on how to chop up sections of your song to create samples. Then I discuss how to import them into the ESX24 so the samples can be played. From then, you will be able to play your samples on your midi keyboard or pencil them in manually.

Chopping and Importing Samples to the ESX24

An in-depth lesson on how to create a melody out of your samples. This includes the pencil tool and the midi keyboard technique. Have fun with it and be creative!

Preview 08:03

A lesson on manipulating your sample melody with effects. This includes how to add effects such as reverb and delay to your audio. This lesson also covers how to mix your melody tracks by adding EQ and compression.

Adding Effects to the Melody w/ Mixing Techniques

Creating a Sample Melody Quiz
3 questions
Creating a Drum Track from Samples
3 Lectures 18:24

A tutorial on how to import your drum samples from files to the ESX24 sampler. Also how to create/save custom drum kits.

Preview 04:19

A lesson on how to create a Hip-Hop drum track to your sample melody.

Creating Drum Tracks

This is a lesson on how to add effects to all of your drums tracks. This also includes how to mix your drums using EQ and Compression.

Adding Effects to the Drum Tracks w/ Mixing Techniques

Creating Drum Tracks from Samples Quiz
2 questions
Mastering a Sampled Project
3 Lectures 21:51

A lesson on how to bounce a project in a proper format and how to prepare for mastering.

Bouncing the Mix/ Master Preparation

A lesson on how to master and finalize your sampled project.

Mastering the Mix

A lesson on how to bounce your mastered project for different uses and some tips on sharing your projects online.

Bouncing Mastered Track/ Share Project Tips

Mastering a Sampled Project Quiz
2 questions
1 Lecture 00:37

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About the Instructor
Michael Marino
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850 Students
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Producer/ Audio Engineer/ Songwriter

My name is Mike and I have been around the music industry all of my life. I am currently in the process of receiving my Bachelors degree in Mass Media/Music at CSUSM. While at school, I have co-founded Kroncial Studios in Temecula, California. I have been playing drums and percussion for ten years and have toured locally with bands. I also play the guitar and have co-written songs for local bands and musicians. During the past three years, I have become fascinated with the art of computer music, especially Hip-hop and Rap style music. I have experience in using softwares such as Logic, FL Studio, and Reason. The software that I am most comfortable with and have been using the longest is Apple's Logic Pro.