Make Your First Hip Hop Track - For Fun and Profit!
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Make Your First Hip Hop Track - For Fun and Profit!

Learn how to make a hip hop track in FL Studio, by making one.
4.1 (7 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.
290 students enrolled
Created by Colin Warn
Last updated 12/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 5 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make hip hop tracks
  • Understand the musical creative process
  • Have a greater appreciation for their favorite musical productions
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Requirements
  • Download FL Studio. Paying for the full version helps, but the demo is all you need to get started.
Description

Learn How To Make Your First Hip Hop Track - No Experience Required!

Course last updated 11.27.2016

Learn the basics of making your first hip hop track from Colin: A professional music/ghost producer with 4+ years of experience.   With a discography of over 200 dance/hip hop tracks, his productions has received acclaim from the likes of Studio DMI, EDM(dot)com and many more.

In this course, you'll learn the fundamentals, shortcuts and best resources for learning concepts such as:

  • Music theory, or how to make kickass melodies
  • Sampling, how to do it in FL Studio, and how to do it legally
  • Mixing your track to sound it's best
  • Where to sell/share your finish tracks

......and much more!

So whether you're a rapper looking to make beats for your rhymes, or a hip hop enthusiast looking to make some beats to impress your friends, there's something in this course for you.


Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone interested in hip hop production
  • Anyone interested in gaining a deeper appreciation for hip hop
  • Rappers looking to make their own beats
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Curriculum For This Course
24 Lectures
02:20:20
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Welcome, About FL Studio, Overview of Course
4 Lectures 20:14

Find out who this baby-faced instructor is.  Learn that he ghost produces, has been making hip hop/dance music tracks for over 4 years, tours with vocalist Jordan Riley, and why he talks about himself in the third person so much.

Preview 01:36

Learn what FL Studio is, which big producers use it, and what to say when people give you a hard time about using it.

Preview 02:36

Learn about what mistakes I made when I was starting out, and how you can avoid them.

Production Mistakes to Look Out For as a Beginner
09:10

Learn about the fundamental building blocks of a track.

Preview 06:52
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Building the Track
12 Lectures 01:10:41

Learn how to draw in your own drum patterns in FL Studio.

Preview 07:09

Learn how to add instruments into FL Studio, in addition to learning about some resources that can help you create your own.

Preview 05:51

Step 2.5: Music Theory "Shortcuts"/Learning Resources
00:22

Learn how to tell FL Studio what melodies to play, when, and where.

Step 3: Create Melodies for Your Track (Music Theory)
09:27

Get a brief overview of what can be legally sampled, and what can't.

Step 3.5: How To Legally Sample Music
03:44

Learn how to sample in FL Studio.

Step 4: Sampling a Track into Your Song
05:58

Learn what mixing is and my take on it.

Step 5: Getting Your Track Sounding It's Best (Mixing)
14:37

Get a small taste of the variety of cool plugins you can throw on your tracks to give them a unique sound/feel.

Step 6: Spicing Up Your Track With Some Cool Effects
05:54

Learn how to make an element louder/quieter throughout the track, and how to automate any knob in FL.

Preview 03:56

What mastering is, how to approach this dangerous stage as a beginning producer.

Step 8: "Mastering" Your Track (How To Approach This As a Beginner)
06:44

Another method for adding elements/ear candy into your productions.

Bonus Step: Directly Dragging In Samples
03:46

You've made the track, now let me show you how to show it to the world!

Step 9: Exporting Your Track For The World To Hear!
03:13

A quick review to make sure you've grasped the core concepts of this course.

Review
3 questions
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Sharing/Selling Your Track
3 Lectures 00:34
Finding Rappers For Your Track
00:04

Where To Share Your Track Once It's Finished
00:11

Selling Your Track
00:18
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Bonus Section
5 Lectures 48:58
(BONUS ARTICLE) Additional Studio Gear To Get
00:56

Some free, cool plugins I use in many of my tracks.

(BONUS VIDEO) Cool, Free Effect Plugins To Get (And How To Install Them)
04:54

(BONUS VIDEO) Making a Professional Hip Hop Beat, Start to Finish p1
15:00


(BONUS VIDEO) Making a Professional Hip Hop Beat, Start to Finish p3
14:06
About the Instructor
Colin Warn
4.3 Average rating
344 Reviews
5,534 Students
12 Courses
Music Producer, Ghost Producer, Composing 1-2 Tracks a Week

Colin Warn is a dance music producer and a Middle8Studio ghost producer, hailing from Seattle.  For some reason he also enjoys talking about himself in the third person.

Alter ego DJ Veaux. He's been teaching music production on forums from the legendary Laidback Luke production forums to the Max Vangeli "The Lab" forums for over four years.  His productions have received praise from the likes of Studio DMI, recording studio for artists like Diplo and Borgeous. He's made about 200+ tracks as of writing this bio from hip hop to dance music, and he continues to make 1-2 tracks a week.

Currently touring with Jordan Riley, so while he isn't on the road he's sitting down to figure out how he can help his fellow producer become the best artist they can be.