Chapter 1 : Intro
In the first video of the course, Thomas introduces the sample that will be created and also the beat that will be made from the sample.
Chapter 2 : Making the Sample
To start off the song we first need to make the vintage movie score inspired sample. Thomas shows you how to take a mellotron sampler and create some vibey guitar and pad layers.
Thomas now rounds out the first 8 bars of the sample by adding additional layers and a vintage inspired brass lead.
See how to add string layers to the second half of the sample, which fills out the sound providing additional material to work with during the arrangement and slicing process.
Learn how to process audio samples to make them sound like they were recorded from an old record.
Chapter 3 : Making the Beat
This video covers sample slicing and re-pitching, to create a new melodic sequence from the sample which will be used as the basis for the song.
Watch how to create the rhythm for the song using a variety of different drum samples, as well as what type of samples are used in modern trap beats.
Learn how to process and arrange 808 sounds for modern trap productions.
This video covers how to add additional mid range harmonics to the 808, so that the mix translates to a verity of speakers. This video also covers the melodic arrangement.
Watch how to create a textured Reese bass layer for the main 808. This synth will make it easier to hear the 808 on cheeper speakers and also add flavor.
To add some additional punch to the 808, Thomas shows you how to take a simple sample and add it as a layer to the kick.
Watch how to add a vintage inspired bass guitar to the track, including how to use this to add variation for a verse part.
Thomas now demonstrates how to add some simple percussion to give life to the rhythm section of the track, which enhances the main beat and adds a nice brightness to the drums.
See how to create an additional chord layer for the main section of the song using a Rhodes keyboard, that will add additional flavor to the sample.
Learn how to use some of Ableton?s built in features to create chords directly from the original audio sample. This will then be used as a sketch for making the main chord melody.
To fill out the verse section Thomas adds a resampled harp from the Arturia CMI sampler. This creates a lo-fi flavor and also provides some melodic variation to the verse.
Chapter 4 : Arrangment
Studio wiz Thomas Cochran brings you detailed beat production video tutorials! See how to make a complete "vintage movie score" inspired beat, step-by-step using many of today's popular plug-ins and instruments. The videos are shot with Ableton Live, but the info can be applied to any DAW. This series is for those who are already familiar with using their DAW, but want to learn to make a vintage sounding beat. You also get the samples and Ableton Live projects used in the videos so you can follow along on your studio system.
Thomas greets you and then starts at the beginning, by playing the sample that will be created and the beat that will be made from the sample, followed by 3 in-depth videos on crafting the rough sample from scratch. Watch as Thomas shows you how to create and layer vibey guitar, pad, brass lead, and string samples, and make them sound like they were recorded from an old record, via numerous processing techniques that utilize these instruments and effects:
Arturia Mellotron V
Arturia CMI V
Arturia Stage-73 V
NI Kontakt Scarbee Rickenbacker Bass
Fab Filter Pro Q
Fab Filter Pro R
Sound Toys Little Radiator
SoundToys Echo Boy
Sound Toys Decapitator
Acme Audio Opticom XLA-3
Purple Audio MC 77
Blackbox Audio HG-2
Waves J37 Tape
Now it's time to make the beat! Thomas rolls up his sleeves and teaches you how to slice and re-pitch the sample for even more vintage flavor, add then adds drums, including the venerable 808 for kick drum duty, a fat Reese Bass, cool percussion, and a vintage inspired bass guitar for even more retro grooviness.
Then you'll see how to create chords directly from the original audio sample, which will then be used as a sketch for making the main chord melody, and then utilize a resampled harp sound from the Arturia CMI sampler, which gives everything a lo-fi flavor while providing melodic variation to the arrangement. Last but not least, Thomas reveals how to make the basic arrangement and structure of the track, plus how to make interesting fills that add more excitement and movement to the song.
To see what these comprehensive beat making tutorials show you, and how they'll teach you to add that "vintage movie vibe" to any sample or beat, see the individual beat production video tutorial descriptions on this page. Go back in time and bring that classic recording sound to your future beats and productions now... Watch "Creating a Vintage Movie Score Inspired Beat" today.
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