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Lofi Jazz Hip Hop for Beginners

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Chapter 1 : Songwriting & Arranging

  • Starting with Jazz Recording Audio Stems 2:17

    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.

  • Chopping the Jazz Arrangement 2:30

    Chopping the Jazz Arrangement

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

  • Clean the Chops with Editing 1:42

    Clean the Chops with Editing

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

  • Arrange a Time Pulse with Hi-Hats 1:40

    Arrange a Time Pulse with Hi-Hats

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

  • Arrange a Half Time Snare Part 1:46

    Arrange a Half Time Snare Part

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

  • Add Atmosphere with a Field Recording 0:53

    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

  • Radio Effect Filter Automation 4:33

    Radio Effect Filter Automation

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

  • Finalize Your Arrangement with Consolidation 1:42

    Finalize Your Arrangement with Consolidation

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

Chapter 3 : Mixing & Mastering

  • Track Volume & Level Balancing 5:22

    Track Volume & Level Balancing

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

  • Widen the Stereo Width with Track Pan 2:18

    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.

  • Remove Low Frequency Rumble with EQ 4:18

    Remove Low Frequency Rumble with EQ

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

  • Maintain dB Level with a Compressor 5:06

    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.

  • Add Punch with Compression 4:27

    Add Punch with Compression

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

  • Increase Level with Your DAW 1:13

    Increase Level with Your DAW

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

  • Blend the Atmosphere with Return Track Reverb 4:01

    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.

  • Remove Unwanted Atmospheric Frequencies with EQ 1:28

    Remove Unwanted Atmospheric Frequencies with EQ

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

  • Add Vinyl Crackle with Vinyl Distortion in your DAW 1:03

    Add Vinyl Crackle with Vinyl Distortion in your DAW

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

  • Finalize Your Mixdown 1:15

    Finalize Your Mixdown

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

  • Visualize the Frequency Spectrum with SPAN 0:49

    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.

  • Visualize the Stereo Image with Ozone Imager 0:52

    Visualize the Stereo Image with Ozone Imager

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

  • Maintain Master Track dB Level with Compression 1:31

    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.

  • Using FabFilter Pro-L 2 2:12

    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.

  • Export Your Final Master 1:42

    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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