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Music Production Recipe: Trap Influenced Pop

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Chapter 1 : Getting Started

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    Overview

    Josh Bess explains how simple it is to create a beat, utilizing royalty free samples and simple musical ideas.

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    Using Ableton Live 10

    Josh introduces you to Ableton Live 10, and explains how to download a free trial, if you do not already own this DAW.

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    Choosing the Samples

    Josh Bess introduces you to the samples used in this video course, and explains how to choose the best samples for your music, utilizing Splice and other sample packs.

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    Choosing the Presets

    In this video, Josh Bess explains how to manage your presets, utilizing the user preset library with Serum.

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    Course Extras Overview

    Josh introduces the course extras available for download with this course, to allow you to dive in further with each topics explained.

Chapter 2 : Drums, Percussion, & Sub Bass

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    Building a Drum Kit for Trap

    Josh explains how to build a custom drum kit in Ableton Live, with your own choice of samples.

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    Arpeggiated Hi-Hat Technique

    In this video, Josh explains how to create rhythmic movement with hi hat samples, utilizing an arpeggiator.

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    Creating a Low & High 808 Sub

    Josh demonstrates a simply way to energize an 808 sub bass, with saturation, stereo imaging, and compression.

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    Drum Rack Choking

    In this video, Josh shows how to choke individual samples within a drum rack with the Live 10 choke feature.

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    808 Release Time

    Josh explores how to shorten and lengthen samples within the drum rack, utilizing the simpler device's release time in Live 10.

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    Meshing the Kick & 808

    Josh shows a simple technique to mesh your kick and 808 sub bass, with simple adjustments of the volume attack envelope.

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    Creating a Trap Drum Groove

    Josh explains how to write and record a drum groove from scratch in Ableton Live 10.

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    Compressing the Drum Samples

    Josh introduces a simple technique to keep your drum samples at a consistent volume range, with compression.

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    Bringing the Ideas from Session View to Arrangement View

    Josh explores how to simply move your ideas from the Session View in Live 10, to the Arrangement view.

Chapter 3 : Chords & Rhythm

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    Introduction to Serum

    Josh introduces you to Xfer Record's Serum.

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    The Live 10 Scale Device

    Josh explores the Ableton Live 10 MIDI Effect, Scale, to keep your notes in key.

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    Creating Chords by Note Layering

    Josh shows a simple way to create chords in Ableton Live 10 by stacking single notes, to create harmony.

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    Creating Arpeggios

    Josh introduces the Ableton Live 10 MIDI Effect, Arpeggiator, to transform simple chords into arpeggiated melodies and musical background phrases.

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    Freezing MIDI

    In this video, Josh explains how to freeze MIDI tracks in Live 10.

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    Flattening MIDI to Audio

    Josh examines the benefits of flattening your MIDI tracks to audio tracks, in Live 10.

Chapter 4 : Basic Mix Down & Exporting

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    Basic Mixing & Mastering

    Josh explains the simplicity and importance of mixing with volume, EQ, compression, and reverb.

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    Exporting the Song

    In this video, Josh explores the best audio exporting settings for your music.

Chapter 5 : Adding a Little Extra

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    Adding Additional Drum & Percussion Parts

    Josh demonstrates the idea of adding any instrumental idea to your music at any point, no matter what part of the process you are in.

Product Overview


Electronic Music production wiz Josh Bess delivers a tutorial video series for beginners on producing a Trap influenced Pop track from scratch. See everything it takes to craft a modern sounding electronic track, step by step with simple instruction that anyone can follow. You also get the sounds that Josh uses for free!

Josh starts off by welcoming you and explains how simple it is to create a beat, utilizing royalty free samples and simple musical ideas. Josh uses Ableton Live in videos to create the song, but most of it will apply to any DAW. With that said, Josh gives you a crash course in Ableton Live and then jumps right into sample selection.

Next, Josh talks about workflow and then shows how to build the perfect drum kit using your own samples, programming a signature Trap hi-hat pattern, creating a low and high 808 Sub sound, and many more tips and tricks regarding the all-important drum track.

Moving on, Josh introduces Serum, one of the most popular 3rd party virtual synth instruments, used on countless modern hits. You’ll see how to program chords with unique rhythms, craft arpeggios, why it’s good to turn MIDI tracks to audio, basic mix down techniques, exporting your song and much more.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more detailed info. If you’re interested in putting that Trap flavor into your Pop songs and productions, this video series is the one to watch… Checkout “Music Production Recipe: Trap Influenced Pop” today!


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michael truitt
Submitted 7 months ago

solid examples

lots of nice quick tips to streamline production of this style of pop-trap

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live


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TheAnswer
Submitted 10 months ago

Great Video!

I like how informative this video is. Its easy to follow along with. I am a beginner. Love the template and serum samples included

I am a: Beginner, Student, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV


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BrunoJustino
Submitted 1 year ago

Very basic but a good introduction

This is a introduction course with basic ideas on how build a trap song. I would only recommend this course if you just started out. It's a very small course(1 hour) and I feel there could be a lot more added to it even as a beginner course.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, FL Studio, Reaper


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michael truitt
Submitted 7 months ago

solid examples

lots of nice quick tips to streamline production of this style of pop-trap

I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live

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TheAnswer
Submitted 10 months ago

Great Video!

I like how informative this video is. Its easy to follow along with. I am a beginner. Love the template and serum samples included

I am a: Beginner, Student, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV

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

BrunoJustino
Submitted 1 year ago

Very basic but a good introduction

This is a introduction course with basic ideas on how build a trap song. I would only recommend this course if you just started out. It's a very small course(1 hour) and I feel there could be a lot more added to it even as a beginner course.

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Sound for Film/TV, FL Studio, Reaper

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Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
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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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    10 Useful Sounds with: Circuit Mono Station

    In this video tutorial series designed for the new or beginner synth sound designer, synth pro Josh Bess shows you how to make 10 useful synth sounds using the Novation Circuit Mono Station. You can use the info on any real or virtual synthesizer, and you get both quick and dirty tutorials for those who want just the steps to take to make the sounds, as well as versions that are more detailed and include tips and tricks!

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    Advanced DJing with Ableton Live

    In this Hal Leonard Music Pro Guide, DJ extraordinaire Josh Bess explains how to go further when DJing with Ableton Live, and provides advanced tips and tricks to incorporate into your live DJ performances.

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    Building Your Own Custom Audio-Effect Rack

    In this Josh Bess Ableton Live Webinar, you’ll learn how to create useful custom audio Ableton Live effect racks, making a powerful sonic tool for both your own original music productions and live performances.

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    Creating a Natural Drum Sampler

    In this course, Josh Bess explains how to create a natural sounding and feeling drum sampler, from the use of pre-recorded samples. Josh demonstrates how to quickly build this tool and provides a fully detailed explanation of how to apply this idea to your own creation process.

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    Creating a Song Inspired from a Vocal Sample

    In this Josh Bess Ableton Live Webinar, you’ll see how to create a full song from a simple one-shot vocal sample including how to get started, progress, and finish as well as other helpful techniques!

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Music Production Recipe: Trap Influenced Pop is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from solid examples lots of nice quick tips to streamline production of this style of pop-trap
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Video! I like how informative this video is. Its easy to follow along with. I am a beginner. Love the template and serum samples included
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Very basic but a good introduction This is a introduction course with basic ideas on how build a trap song. I would only recommend this course if you just started out. It's a very small course(1 hour) and I feel there could be a lot more added to it even as a beginner course.
Date published: 2018-12-02
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