Josh Bess Webinar Series

The Josh Bess Webinar Series features a collection of live-recorded webinars that go over various music production topics. In this series, Josh Bess takes you into his home studio in Tokyo, Japan, through a video-stream webinar. Through this archival collection, you may view the webinar, which includes a main lesson and Q&A session from the live recording. Topics covered in this series include:

  • Building a custom audio effect rack
  • Creating a full song from a one-shot sample
  • Drum grooves' ability to control the genre of music
  • Creating natural and realistic sampler instruments
  • Live instrument sampling
  • Making music with polyrhythms
  • Transforming your original music to be played in any environment imaginable
  • And more!

About the Live Webinars: Josh presents a new topic each week revolving around electronic music production, music creation, and any other topics and questions asked during the live webinar stream (from you!). All conversations and webinars are recorded in real time to a real audience. The live webinars are completely free to attend, and only stream one time before they are released here on Groove3.
To join in the next live stream webinar and immerse yourself in the community and the conversation, head over to: http://joshbess.net/live

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Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Building Your Own Custom Audio-Effect Rack

In this Josh Bess Ableton Live Webinar, you’ll learn how to create useful custom audio Ableton Live effect racks, making a powerful sonic tool for both your own original music productions and live performances.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Creating a Natural Drum Sampler

In this course, Josh Bess explains how to create a natural sounding and feeling drum sampler, from the use of pre-recorded samples. Josh demonstrates how to quickly build this tool and provides a fully detailed explanation of how to apply this idea to your own creation process.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Creating a Song Inspired from a Vocal Sample

In this Josh Bess Ableton Live Webinar, you’ll see how to create a full song from a simple one-shot vocal sample including how to get started, progress, and finish as well as other helpful techniques!

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Garden Eel Sampling

In this course, Josh Bess explains how to sample live instruments by sampling a new toy he purchased from the aquarium for five dollars. These ideas can be applied to your own music production to sample and create any new sounds you imagine.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

How Drum Grooves Control the Genre of Music

In this course, Josh Bess explains how the type of drum grooves you create along with the sound choices you use will completely change the genre of music you are creating. Josh discusses ideas focused on drum rhythm creation, MIDI note editing, sound design choices, groove, swing, feel, and many other related topics asked throughout the live webinar.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Incorporating Real Drums into Electronic Music

In this course, Josh Bess explains how to incorporate real drums into your electronic music, along with techniques to add natural feel and movement to your music creation and workflow. Josh demonstrates how to separate drum sounds recorded with a single microphone, how to warp multiple clips simultaneously, and other helpful techniques to apply to your own music creation.

DJ Tutorial Video

Making Music with Polyrhythms

In this course, Josh Bess explains how to create new musical ideas with the use of polyrhythmic rhythms. Although these ideas can sound mathematical at first, Josh demonstrates how to simplify them to incorporate new and useful techniques into your music creation process.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Music for a Car Commercial

In this Josh Bess Webinar Series, Josh cracks open his DAW and speaks about creating the soundtrack for a Toyota car commercial. Josh focuses on more of the emotional aspects of composing music for video or other mediums, rather than getting caught up in the technical points.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Music for Tokyo Fashion Week

In this Joss Bess Webinar Series, Josh gives you a look into his completed DAW session and the “Call Sheet” he was given by the event coordinator to use as a reference for creating the music for the show. Get an inside look into this type of music production work!

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Open Q&A with Josh Bess

In this course, Josh Bess opens up a full question-and-answer session with his live viewing audience, and answers their questions during a live-webinar session. Josh answers questions focused on life as a full-time music creator in Japan, along with topics focused on music production with Ableton Live. Josh shares tips and tricks to incorporate into your own original music creation, no matter what style of music you are creating.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Performing at Tokyo Fashion Week

In this course, Josh Bess dives into a personal Ableton Live Session used to create the music for a high production live fashion runway show event. Alongside discussing topics focused around the production of the music, Josh discusses and shares ideas he personally experienced while involved with this entire show, supporting music creators who are interested in taking their music to a live performance scenario, as well as understanding ideas behind becoming a musical director and producer.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Recreating the Sound of a Live Concert

In this course, Josh Bess explains how to recreate the sound of hearing your original music being played at a live music festival. Josh demonstrates what details go into creating the space, atmosphere, and full environmental sounds by applying simple audio effects such as Reverb and EQ. Josh discusses ideas focused on this topic, along with many other related topics asked throughout the live webinar.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Remixing Yohei Ueno, Part One

In this course, Josh Bess dives into a personal techno remix session for Yohei Ueno. Josh records this entire session from start to finish, allowing you to watch, listen, and learn from this entire process. Where most producers cut the camera, Josh keeps it rolling and shows you exactly how much time and effort realistically goes into the creation process. Josh does not normally show this much of his workflow in a single video course, so definitely check out this exclusive three-part session within the Josh Bess Webinar Series, here on Groove3.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Remixing Yohei Ueno, Part Three

In this course, Josh Bess dives into a personal techno remix session for Yohei Ueno. Josh records this entire session from start to finish, allowing you to watch, listen, and learn from this entire process. Where most producers cut the camera, Josh keeps it rolling and shows you exactly how much time and effort realistically goes into the creation process. Josh does not normally show this much of his workflow in a single video course, so definitely check out this exclusive three-part session within the Josh Bess Webinar Series, here on Groove3.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Remixing Yohei Ueno, Part Two

In this course, Josh Bess dives into a personal techno remix session for Yohei Ueno. Josh records this entire session from start to finish, allowing you to watch, listen, and learn from this entire process. Where most producers cut the camera, Josh keeps it rolling and shows you exactly how much time and effort realistically goes into the creation process. Josh does not normally show this much of his workflow in a single video course, so definitely check out this exclusive three-part session within the Josh Bess Webinar Series, here on Groove3.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Setting Up Ableton Live for DJing

In this course, Josh Bess opens up his own personal live-DJ performance setup in Ableton Live, and explains how to set up, perform, and incorporate your own personal music and style into a live-club event. Josh discusses many ways to get started building your own setup, along with other tips and tricks to incorporate into your own live performance, no matter what style of music you are creating and DJing with.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Turning a Loop into a Full Song

In this course, Josh Bess opens up his own personal live session in Ableton Live, to explain how to turn a small and simple idea into a full music arrangement, ready for live performance and/or an official release. Josh discusses many ways to get you started with building your ideas, along with other tips and tricks to incorporate into your own original music creation, no matter what style of music you are creating.

Josh Bess Webinar Series Tutorial Video

Turning Ideas into a Song

In this course, Josh Bess opens up his own personal live session in Ableton Live, to explain how to turn a small and simple idea into a full music arrangement, ready to live performance, and/or an official release. Josh discusses many ways to get you started with building your ideas, along with other tips and tricks to incorporate into your own original music creation, no matter what style of music you are creating.