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Beat Making with MASCHINE

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16 Videos | Length: 2hr 22min 55sec
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    In this video, Thomas introduces the course, what will be covered, and the song that he will be showing you how to make.

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    Making An Original Sample Pt. 1

    Learn how to create and process an original sample to make it sound like it was recorded from a vinyl record. This audio sample will be used as the melodic base for the song.

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    Making An Original Sample Pt. 2

    This video wraps up the discussion on creating an original sample and shows how to process the loop.

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    Drums Pt. 1

    In this video, Thomas covers how to create and sequence the kick drums for the track, focusing on how to program off the grid for added swing.

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    Drums Pt. 2

    Learn how to create, sequence, and layer the snare drums for the track.

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    This video covers how to create heavily shuffled percussion as well as how to side-chain the percussion for added swing.

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    Audio Resampling & Slicing Pt. 1

    See how to slice and re-pitch the original sample created in the previous videos to make a new melodic pattern for the song.

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    Audio Resampling & Slicing Pt. 2

    This video wraps up the discussion on slicing the audio sample and also covers how to side-chain the loop.

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    Saturated Bass

    Learn how to make an arpeggiated 8-bit style baseline for the main section of the song.

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    Sampling & Slicing A Drum Break

    This video covers how to slice up and re-program an acoustic drum sample for the breakdown section of the song.

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    Creating an Audio Sample for the Breakdown

    Learn how to use the audio plug-in to create a melodic part for the breakdown.

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    Arpeggiated Synth

    Learn how to create an analogue sounding arpeggiated synth patch for the breakdown of the track.

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    Ambiences & Effects

    This video covers how to create and sequence ambient effects to fill out the song.

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    Arrangement Pt. 1

    Now it's time to create the arrangement of the song. Thomas shows you how!

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    Arrangement Pt. 2

    Thomas finishes the arrangement portion of the course and shows you how to sequence the breakdown and final section of the track.

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    Final Adjustments

    This video wraps up the course by covering some basic mixing and adjustments to the final track.

Product Overview

Thomas Cochran brings you beat making videos using Native Instruments MASCHINE! Learn to make a cool beat from scratch using nothing but MASCHINE. These MASCHINE tutorials are for those just starting out with MASCHINE as well as intermediate MASCHINE beat makers. You also get the MASCHINE project file so you can follow along and experiment.

Thomas starts with what will be covered, and introduces the song that you'll be making together. Then it's on to making an original loop that sounds like it was taken from an old vinyl record, and processing it in cool ways. Drums are next, and Thomas reveals how to create and sequence them using off grid and swing feels.

Moving on, Thomas explains how to use MASCHINE's audio resampling and slicing features to make new melodies and patterns for your song. Creating arpeggiated synths, ambiences and effects is then shown, as well as ways to make a great arrangement out of your different parts and more!

To see what these MASCHINE tutorials teach you and how they'll help you make a beat from scratch, see the individual beat making tutorial descriptions on this page. If you're ready to make your first beat, or learn more about beat making with MASCHINE, this series of MASCHINE beat making videos are for you. Start making your beats today... watch “Beat Making with MASCHINE" now.

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Beat Making with MASCHINE is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 5 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful! Great tutorial
Date published: 2020-06-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from slick! great into to the Maschine!
Date published: 2020-04-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Tutorial! This tutorial really helps you to learn to PRODUCE
Date published: 2019-10-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent insight Some excellent ideas here. I found this both useful for general techniques and also the specifics. I recently upgraded to the mark three and this was a great help in getting me familiar with it.
Date published: 2019-08-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great!!! I picked up some very helpful tips from this course that I will be applying to my own production!
Date published: 2019-07-29
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