Chapter 1 : Song Writing & Arranging
In this lesson, Josh introduces you to the Downtempo for Beginners course.
In this video, you will learn how to get started with Ableton Live 10.
See and hear why this guitar recording is perfect for the main foundation of this Downtempo song.
In this lesson, learn how to add a recorded drum part to your music.
In this video, you will learn how to manipulate the rhythm of a drum recording with warping in Live 10.
See how to turn a recording of a clock into a cool percussive instrument.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to arrange a backbeat clap pattern.
Discover how to create a spatial effect with with a Vocal and Frozen Reverb in Live 10.
In this video, you'll explore how to visualize the notes of your music with a frequency visualizer.
Learn how to manipulate the rhythm of your MIDI bass part, giving it a more humanized feel, as well as make it fit better with an existing Guitar part.
Chapter 2 : Sound Design & Recording
See how to adjust the pitch of non-tonal instruments with frequency shifter in Live 10.
In this video, you'll learn how to humanize the tone of your MIDI instruments with sound design.
Chapter 3 : Mixing & Mastering
Learn all about how to start the mixing process with track level balancing.
In this lesson, you will learn how to mix frequency levels with EQ.
Josh now shows you how to widen the stereo image of your song with track pan in Live 10.
In this lesson, you will learn how to automate the panning of a track with Auto Pan in Live 10.
Explore how to adjust the stereo width of a track with Utility in Live 10.
In this video, see how to use Sidechain Compression to create space for your drums in the mix.
Josh now shows you how to balance levels of specific frequency spectrums in your song with multi-band compression.
In this lesson, see how to boost and maintain the dB level of your master track with FabFilter Pro-L 2 limiter.
Discover how to export a master audio file of your final song including a classic fade out effect.
Production guru Josh Bess delivers an in-depth Downtempo production video tutorial series! See how to make your first beat in this popular genre, including sound design, editing, mixing and mastering for a polished, professional sounding track. These videos are designed for beginner producers looking to make their first Downtempo beat.
A basic understanding of music production in the Live 10 Arrangement View is recommended to get the most out of this course, but you can also apply this info to any DAW, so everyone can learn and benefit from the instruction. To begin, Josh welcomes you and shows you how to get set up with Ableton Live, and then starts with a vibey guitar part, and explains why it's perfect for the foundation of this Downtempo song.
Next, Josh goes over how to choose a great drum loop, humanize the percussion and bass parts for a better feel, creative sound design ideas such as turning a clock tick sound into a cool percussion part, enhance the groove further with claps, make atmospheric background effects, and much more.
Moving on Josh goes into the ways to mix and master downtempo, keeping to the genre's true sound by utilizing proper volume balancing and metering, using the right amount of EQ, stereo width and panning, getting creative with Auto-Pan, Sidechain Compression, and Multi-Band Compression and other tools, and finally, how to export your song with a slow fade out.
To see what these comprehensive Downtempo production tutorials show you, and how you'll make your first Downtempo beat fast and easy, see the individual Downtempo video tutorial descriptions on this page. Get down with the Downtempo genre today... Watch "Downtempo for Beginners" now!
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