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Drum Programming Masterclass, Part 3: Advanced Programming

Build Better Beats through drum programming patterns and style tips including Hip Hop, Footwork, Funk, and much more!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 56m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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** Udemy Top Seller **  Courses by this instructor are consistently listed in Top Selling Music Courses.
This is a class designed for music producers who are ready to get serious about drum programming. The art of programming drums on a MIDI grid, in drum machines, or with audio files can be tricky to master but when you finish this class, your tracks will have the extra energy that comes from professional drum tracks.
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated Udemy instructor, and university professor. In 2017 the Star Tribune featured him as a “Mover and a Shaker,” and he is recognized by the Grammy Foundation for his music education classes. 
100% Answer Rate! Every single question posted to this class is answered within 24 hours by the instructor.

I’ll be using Ableton Live and some Logic in this course, but it will be easy to following along on whatever program you are most comfortable with. We will start the class off with an explanation of working with samplers and working on the MIDI grid. Then we will learn to adapt that pattern to work for a number of different styles, including Drum and Bass, Trap, and Dubstep.
DRUM PROGRAMMING MASTERCLASS, PART 3: ADVANCED DRUM PROGRAMMING TECHNIQUES is a comprehensive class – that means there are three (3!) different classes that together make the complete sequence. This is Part 3.
Also in the class, we will be doing a number of analysis projects. That just means we will load up some tracks, and re-construct the beat in the track. Doing this will help us to see how those beats are built and guide us in making our own beats. And as a special bonus, I’m going to give you a LOT of MIDI files in this class of all the beats we’ve made. Throughout the class, I’ll be giving you whole sessions you can download and use in your own tracks.

Topics include:
•Tools of the trade
•Finding the beat in a track
•Matching swing settings (or not)
•Using multiple beats on the same track
•Programming Hip Hop Beats
•Transitions and the Beat
•”The Breath”
•Transition Examples
•Sidechaining (side-chain)
•Programming Footwork beats
•Pitch and Drums
•Tuning Kick samples
•Melodic Percussion
•Mixing drums
•Frequency space and drums
•Programming Funk
•Programming Glitch
•Using Glitch plugins
•FREE plugins for advanced techniques
•… And much more!!!
Analysis Tracks:
•Snoop Dogg: Nothing But a G Thang
•Eminem: Lose Yourself
•Dessa: Skeleton Key
•Boylen: High Life
•DJ Slugo: 114799
•The Meters: Cissy Strut
•James Brown: Cold Sweat
•Prince: Sexy MF
•The Winstons: Amen Brother

You will not have another opportunity to learn Beat Programming in a more comprehensive way than this. Start here.
The course is a roadmap to MAKING STUNNING TRACKS with better drums.
All the tools you need to produce great drum tracks are included in this course and the entire course is based on real-life experiences – not just academic theory.
Please click the “Take This Course” button so you can start making better beats today.
** I guarantee that this course is the most thorough drum programming course available ANYWHERE on the market – or your money back (30-day money-back guarantee, as per Udemy Terms) **

Praise for Courses by Jason Allen:
⇢  “It seems like every little detail is being covered in an extremely simple fashion. The learning process becomes relaxed and allows complex concepts to get absorbed easily. My only regret is not taking this course earlier.” – M. Shah
⇢  “Great for everyone without any knowledge so far. I bought all three parts… It’s the best investment in leveling up my skills so far..” – Z. Palce
⇢  “Excellent explanations! No more or less than what is needed.” – A. Tóth
⇢  “VERY COOL. I’ve waited for years to see a good video course, now I don’t have to wait anymore. Thank You!” – Jeffrey Koury
⇢  “I am learning LOTS! And I really like having the worksheets!” – A. Deichsel
⇢  “The basics explained very clearly – loads of really useful tips!” – J. Pook
⇢  “Jason is really quick and great with questions, always a great resource for an online class!” M. Smith
Students who register for this course will receive ongoing exclusive content and discounts to all future classes in the series. 

You will learn

✓ At the completion of this class, students will understand and be able to use basic beat patterns and build unique and progressive beats
✓ Programming drums into a track
✓ Making Hip-Hop Beats
✓ Making Footwork Beats
✓ Making Funk Beats
✓ Drum transitions
✓ Fills and drops
✓ Glitch Drum Programming for IDM, Breakcore, and other genres


• Students should be comfortable with an audio sequencing application (Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, FL Studio, Fruity Loops, etc.) Any audio sequencer will work.
• Students should be ready to make tracks using beats!
• Sample libraries are not required. Samples will be provided.
• Students do not need to know how to read music, rhythms, or any music theory.

This course is for

• Students who are making tracks, but want a better handle on how to program drums.
• Students are interested in electronic music and want to learn the fundamentals of drum programming.
Ph.D / Ableton Certified Trainer
** J. is the #1 best selling music teacher on Udemy. He is the author of the #1 best selling music theory course on Udemy, “Music Theory Comprehensive” (12 parts), and Music Theory for Electronic Musicians (3 parts), which have been purchased by more than 70,000 students in 11 languages in 196 countries.**  
** He is a PhD in music, and a best selling music producer. He brings this authenticity to all of his Udemy courses. **

Jason Allen (better known as J. Anthony Allen) has worn the hats of composer, producer, songwriter, engineer, sound designer, DJ, remix artist, multi-media artist, performer, inventor, and entrepreneur. Allen is a versatile creator whose diverse project experience ranges from works written for the Minnesota Orchestra to pieces developed for film, TV, and radio. An innovator in the field of electronic performance, Allen performs on a set of “glove” controllers, which he has designed, built, and programmed by himself. When he’s not working as a solo artist, Allen is a serial collaborator. His primary collaborative vehicle is the group Ballet Mech, for which Allen is one of three producers. 
J. Anthony Allen teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, where he runs the Music, Media, and Management program. He is also an Ableton Live Certified Trainer,  co-founder, owner and CEO of Slam Academy, a multimedia educational space in downtown Minneapolis, the CTO of Ion Concert Media, and sole owner and producer of music education courses under the umbrella of Punkademic Courses. Recently, Allen founded Hackademica – an innovative net-label for new music. 
J. has a PhD in music composition, 2 Master’s degrees in music composition and electronic music, and a bachelor’s degree in guitar performance. Through his academic travels, Dr. Allen has received numerous awards along the way. 
If you run into him on the street, he prefers to be addressed as J. (as in, Jay.) 
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 2h 56m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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