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Music Production Recipe: Samurai Trap

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    Overview (1:47)

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    Down-Beat & Back-Beat (2:39)

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    Off-Beat Patterns (3:38)

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    Ghost Notes & Snare Rolls (2:55)

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    Snare Ambience (3:19)

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    Time Keeper (3:59)

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    808 Sub Bass (6:40)

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    Taiko Drums & Vocal Chants (4:57)

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    Creating a Lead Sound (3:56)

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    Creating an Impact Sound (2:45)

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    Basic Mixing & Summary (1:24)

Electronic Music production pro Josh Bess presents a series designed for the new producer on how to make Samurai Trap music! Quickly learn the important basic concepts as well as the important first steps that every producer who is just starting out needs to know when making this type of Trap music.

Josh starts off by introducing you to the song you'll be making together, along with a brief overview of each instrument used. You'll then learn how to create and place the elements of a western style drum groove, including the importance of off-beat rhythmic elements in your music.

Next, discover why off-beat rhythmic elements in this musical genre are a must, and see how to create them by using ghost notes and snare rolls, plus creative ways to make your snare drum part a musical element in your song by setting up and using reverb ambience.

Moving on, see and hear the importance of a time keeping element within your music, so that the listener has something to easily focus on, and how to create a 808 Sub Bass with a proper hard distortion effect in it. Then, it's on to the Taiko Drums & Vocal Chants and why they are important to this style of Trap music.

Josh now demonstrates how to combine multiple samples from various locations into a new single audio sample suitable for a lead sound, and discusses why it's important to use originality, imagination, and creativity to create memorable music for the listener, and in this case, create a sound with impact and punch to accent the production.

Wrapping it up, you'll get a basic mixing video that sums up the series and explains the importance of creating a basic mix during the song writing process.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more detailed info. If you're a new producer who's interested in creating Trap music, check out "Music Production Recipe: Samurai Trap" today!

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Submitted 3 months ago

I found this helpful as pretty new to production

Do we know what the sample pack is called he uses the Japanese vox from? Thanks, Keep up with the great tutorials.

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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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Music Production Recipe: Samurai Trap is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 1 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from I found this helpful as pretty new to production Do we know what the sample pack is called he uses the Japanese vox from? Thanks, Keep up with the great tutorials.
Date published: 2018-08-19
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