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Making Beats! 3 Producers Share Their Best Tips & Strategies

Using Ableton Live to make unique and stylistic beats in any genre or style!
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What you are going to learn

This class is unlike any I've done before: It is a fully collaborative class.

That means you are not just going to be hearing about how I make beats, and my production tips and secrets. You will hear those, but you will also hear from two other well-known producers to show you some of their tricks as well. This is an art, and the best way to develop your own style is to hear the perspectives of several teachers - not just one. 
Here is a list of some of the topics we will cover:
  • Drum Racks
  • Recording Drum Racks
  • Making Your Own Drum Racks
  • Monitoring the Kick in Alternative Channels
  • Working on the Triplet Grid for Better Grooves
  • Playing Beats with Controllers
  • Setting up Controllers
  • MIDI Mapping
  • The Push Interface
  • Effect Racks
  • Building Audio Effect Racks
  • The Operator Synthesizer
  • Creating Ghost Notes
  • Velocity Adjustment Tricks
  • The Groove Pool
  • Quantizing Tricks
  • Effect Automation
  • ...and much, much more!

Dr. J. Anthony Allen

Music PhD, Producer, Composer, Instructor, Professor, Author, & Ableton Certified Trainer. 
Dr. Allen is a professional musician, top-rated online 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. He currently teaches at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, MN, Slam Academy, and Punkademic Courses.

Course reviews

Very cool and helpful to watch step by step process of different producers making beats. I hope in the future there will be an expansion of styles.
- Dee Leggett
Fun, informative and filled with valuable insights into a variety of styles. Very well-curated by instructor J. Allen. Can't wait to dive into the next part!
- Joe O'Brien