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Lofi Jazz Hip Hop for Beginners

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Chapter 1 : Songwriting & Arranging

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    Starting with Jazz Recording Audio Stems

    In this lesson, you will see how to import audio recordings from a Jazz recording session into your DAW.

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    Chopping the Jazz Arrangement

    In this video, you'll learn a helpful chopping technique to rearrange the rhythm and melody of your music.

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    Clean the Chops with Editing

    Now see how to smooth the edges of chopped samples with fades in your DAW.

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    Arrange a Time Pulse with Hi-Hats

    In this lesson, watch how to create a time pulse for your song with hi-hats.

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    Arrange a Half Time Snare Part

    Discover how to arrange a backbeat snare pattern for the groove.

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    Add Atmosphere with a Field Recording

    In this lesson, you'll explore how to add an organic atmosphere to your song with a field recording.

Chapter 2 : Sound Design and Recording

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    Radio Effect Filter Automation

    See how to create a vintage radio effect with Auto-Filter in your DAW.

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    Finalize Your Arrangement with Consolidation

    Now watch how to organize your song arrangement with the common consolidation technique.

Chapter 3 : Mixing & Mastering

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    Track Volume & Level Balancing

    In this lesson, you'll learn how to start the mixing process with track level balancing.

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    Widen the Stereo Width with Track Pan

    In this video, you'll see how to widen the stereo image of your song by using track panning in your DAW.

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    Remove Low Frequency Rumble with EQ

    Watch how to clean up the frequency spectrum of your song with EQ in your DAW.

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    Maintain dB Level with a Compressor

    In this lesson, you'll learn how to maintain the dB level of your tracks with a compressor in your DAW.

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    Add Punch with Compression

    Explore how to add punch to your drums by adding compression in your DAW.

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    Increase Level with Your DAW

    In this lesson, you'll learn how to increase and balance the level of your tracks with your DAW.

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    Blend the Atmosphere with Return Track Reverb

    In this lesson, you'll see how to blend the atmosphere of multiple tracks with a return track reverb effect.

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    Remove Unwanted Atmospheric Frequencies with EQ

    Discover how to remove unwanted frequencies from an atmospheric track with EQ in your DAW.

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    Add Vinyl Crackle with Vinyl Distortion in your DAW

    Watch how to add a vintage vinyl crackle to your song with your DAW.

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    Finalize Your Mixdown

    In this lesson, you'll learn how to render your mixdown in your DAW.

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    Visualize the Frequency Spectrum with SPAN

    Now see how to visualize the frequency spectrum of your music with the free plug-in, SPAN, for easier discussion making regarding EQ etc.

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    Visualize the Stereo Image with Ozone Imager

    Watch how to visualize the stereo image of your music with the free plugin, Ozone Imager.

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    Maintain Master Track dB Level with Compression

    In this lesson, you'll explore how to maintain the dB level of your master output with compression in your DAW.

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    Using FabFilter Pro-L 2

    See how to boost and maintain the dB level of your master track with the paid plug-in FabFilter Pro-L 2.

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    Export Your Final Master

    Last but not least, learn how to export a master audio file of your final song for all the world to hear.

Product Overview


Production wiz Josh Bess presents a step by step Lofi Jazz Hip Hop production video tutorial series! See how to create your first beat in this trending genre, including sound design, editing, mixing and mastering for a finished, professional sounding song. These videos are designed for beginner producers looking to make their first Lofi Jazz Hip Hop beat and includes course extras to create your own music and follow along with the videos.

A basic understanding of music production in Live 10 is recommended to get the most out of this course, but you can also apply this info to any DAW, so anyone can learn and benefit from the instruction. To start, Josh welcomes you and shows you how to import audio recordings from a Jazz recording session into your DAW, and then a helpful chopping technique used to rearrange the rhythm and melody of the jazz recording.

Next, Josh covers how to smooth the edges of chopped samples with fades in your DAW, arrange hi-hat and snare parts, add atmosphere via a field recording, create a vintage radio effect with filters in your DAW, how to organize your song arrangement with a common consolidation technique, and much more.

Moving on Josh gets into mixing and mastering your beat, first with track level balancing, widening the stereo image with panning, cleaning up and making space for the different sounds with EQ, adding punch and evening out levels with compression, as well as how to use reverb to blend different tracks, and add vinyl crackle and distortion for that lofi sound.

Wrapping it all up, you'll see how to use Frequency Spectrum analyzers when making important EQ and stereo image widening decisions, using master track EQ, compression and limiting to glue everything together for a cohesive sound, and finally how to export your final master to share with the world.

To see what these in-depth Lofi Jazz Hip Hop production tutorials show you, and how you can create your first Lofi Jazz Hip Hop beat quick and easy, see the individual Lofi Jazz Hip Hop video tutorial descriptions on this page. Get down and dirty with the Lofi Jazz Hip Hop genre today... Watch "Lofi Jazz Hip Hop for Beginners" now!


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Verzatile
Submitted 3 days ago

Better info on YouTube that's free

This series is pretty weak, the instructor doesn't do a good job at all explaining anything. There's so much silence with the viewer watching him doing things that he doesn't explain how or why. The chopping part had me cracking up, this isn't how you chop. Also, hip hop should not be robotic on a grid like this, learn off grid timing and turn quantization off. I'm not sure the instructor has much confidence and defiantly needs major improvements if they are to continue trying to teach others fundamental concepts. Stay away, you really won't learn much here as this is a very generic tutorial and quite disappointing considering all the other great tutorials on Groove 3.

I am a: Semi-Pro

Response from :

Thanks for your review! We're sorry you didn't find this helpful. From your statement that hip hop shouldn't be on the grid, it sounds like you are not a beginner, which is who this series is designed for. This series is for people literals just starting off and need the basic info to get started making beats. Thanks again!

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ZamaIng
Submitted 4 months ago

Good course for beginners!

I am not a beginner, but because of curiosity I looked at the entire course. And I can say that for a beginner this course is very good, it can be a good starting point for your further development in the creation of beats.


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DBO
Submitted 6 months ago

Some helpful tips, but it falls short

This is really just a collage of loops with no real insight into producing full lofi jazz hip hop tracks. Some tips are useful however, but overall not especially great overview of the genre.

Response from Customer Service:

Thank you for your review.
Yes, this tutorial is geared towards beginners and covers the basics.
I will add a request for a more advanced tutorial that covers the genre in more details.

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LSouter
Submitted 8 months ago

I liked it!

Hip Hop isn't my genre of choice, so I didn't really know much about how to chop up stems. I felt inspired learning this new to me technique.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Studio One


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YoullNeverAskMeAgainForReview
Submitted 8 months ago

Not for beginners but for 4 years old noobs.

This is not a lesson to help one producing whatever hip-hop, its a lesson in how to drag and drop stems in Ableton Live, chop them a bit and put some compressors here and that's all... Oh! sorry, I forgot: as a specific genre secret production's technique: drag-n-drop a vinyl crackle stem to play in the background. Now that you know that amazing tip, you can save your money and search elsewhere for real courses.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live

Response from customer service:

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it!
You are obviously more than a beginner, and this tutorial is geared towards beginners so it's understandable that the lessons were more of a refresher for you. But people who have no or very little knowledge of producing will get something from the series, as they have never used compression or chopped up samples etc. Feel free to check out our other intermediate sound design and production tutorials that go way deeper than this one.
Thanks!

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Danny3
Submitted 8 months ago

Great beginner course for Lofi beat makers

A lot of helpful tips and tricks are covered from mixing to arrangement and automation.


Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
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Verzatile
Submitted 3 days ago

Better info on YouTube that's free

This series is pretty weak, the instructor doesn't do a good job at all explaining anything. There's so much silence with the viewer watching him doing things that he doesn't explain how or why. The chopping part had me cracking up, this isn't how you chop. Also, hip hop should not be robotic on a grid like this, learn off grid timing and turn quantization off. I'm not sure the instructor has much confidence and defiantly needs major improvements if they are to continue trying to teach others fundamental concepts. Stay away, you really won't learn much here as this is a very generic tutorial and quite disappointing considering all the other great tutorials on Groove 3.

I am a: Semi-Pro

Response from :

Thanks for your review! We're sorry you didn't find this helpful. From your statement that hip hop shouldn't be on the grid, it sounds like you are not a beginner, which is who this series is designed for. This series is for people literals just starting off and need the basic info to get started making beats. Thanks again!
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 

ZamaIng
Submitted 4 months ago

Good course for beginners!

I am not a beginner, but because of curiosity I looked at the entire course. And I can say that for a beginner this course is very good, it can be a good starting point for your further development in the creation of beats.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

DBO
Submitted 6 months ago

Some helpful tips, but it falls short

This is really just a collage of loops with no real insight into producing full lofi jazz hip hop tracks. Some tips are useful however, but overall not especially great overview of the genre.

Response from Customer Service:

Thank you for your review.
Yes, this tutorial is geared towards beginners and covers the basics.
I will add a request for a more advanced tutorial that covers the genre in more details.
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

LSouter
Submitted 8 months ago

I liked it!

Hip Hop isn't my genre of choice, so I didn't really know much about how to chop up stems. I felt inspired learning this new to me technique.

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Producer, Studio One

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

YoullNeverAskMeAgainForReview
Submitted 8 months ago

Not for beginners but for 4 years old noobs.

This is not a lesson to help one producing whatever hip-hop, its a lesson in how to drag and drop stems in Ableton Live, chop them a bit and put some compressors here and that's all... Oh! sorry, I forgot: as a specific genre secret production's technique: drag-n-drop a vinyl crackle stem to play in the background. Now that you know that amazing tip, you can save your money and search elsewhere for real courses.

I am a: Hobbyist, Producer, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live

Response from customer service:

Thanks for your review, we really appreciate it!
You are obviously more than a beginner, and this tutorial is geared towards beginners so it's understandable that the lessons were more of a refresher for you. But people who have no or very little knowledge of producing will get something from the series, as they have never used compression or chopped up samples etc. Feel free to check out our other intermediate sound design and production tutorials that go way deeper than this one.
Thanks!
Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Danny3
Submitted 8 months ago

Great beginner course for Lofi beat makers

A lot of helpful tips and tricks are covered from mixing to arrangement and automation.

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Josh Bess is a music producer and educator, born and raised in New York, currently based in Tokyo, Japan. 
Josh Bess is an Amazon Books Top Selling author in the music category with his book, Electronic Dance Music Grooves published with Hal Leonard Corporation. 
 
Josh has music production, composition, and artist credits with Disney, Nickelodeon, MTV, Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO, and more, along with original music releases with electronic music labels, such as Armada Music, Bosphorus Underground Recordings and Naschkatze Underground Recordings.
 
Josh offers private teaching to aspiring music producers on his website, http://www.joshbess.live.

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Lofi Jazz Hip Hop for Beginners is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 6 .
Rated 1.0 out of 5 by from Better info on YouTube that's free This series is pretty weak, the instructor doesn't do a good job at all explaining anything. There's so much silence with the viewer watching him doing things that he doesn't explain how or why. The chopping part had me cracking up, this isn't how you chop. Also, hip hop should not be robotic on a grid like this, learn off grid timing and turn quantization off. I'm not sure the instructor has much confidence and defiantly needs major improvements if they are to continue trying to teach others fundamental concepts. Stay away, you really won't learn much here as this is a very generic tutorial and quite disappointing considering all the other great tutorials on Groove 3.
Date published: 2020-09-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good course for beginners! I am not a beginner, but because of curiosity I looked at the entire course. And I can say that for a beginner this course is very good, it can be a good starting point for your further development in the creation of beats.
Date published: 2020-05-18
Rated 2.5 out of 5 by from Some helpful tips, but it falls short This is really just a collage of loops with no real insight into producing full lofi jazz hip hop tracks. Some tips are useful however, but overall not especially great overview of the genre.
Date published: 2020-03-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from I liked it! Hip Hop isn't my genre of choice, so I didn't really know much about how to chop up stems. I felt inspired learning this new to me technique.
Date published: 2020-02-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great beginner course for Lofi beat makers A lot of helpful tips and tricks are covered from mixing to arrangement and automation.
Date published: 2020-01-31
Rated 0.5 out of 5 by from Not for beginners but for 4 years old noobs. This is not a lesson to help one producing whatever hip-hop, its a lesson in how to drag and drop stems in Ableton Live, chop them a bit and put some compressors here and that's all... Oh! sorry, I forgot: as a specific genre secret production's technique: drag-n-drop a vinyl crackle stem to play in the background. Now that you know that amazing tip, you can save your money and search elsewhere for real courses.
Date published: 1969-12-31
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