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Putting It in the Pocket Explained®

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    What do we mean by "in the pocket"? (2:16)


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    Quantization vs Live Playing (9:06)


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    "In the Pocket" Bass Playing Styles (2:08)


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    Swing (6:10)


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    Syncopation & Polyrhythms (7:31)


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    Natural Velocity & Tone (9:57)


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    Pushing & Pulling (5:27)


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    Fine Tuning the Bass & Kick Drum (5:55)


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    Sidechaining to Increase Groove (14:13)


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    Extracting Groove (9:12)


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    Putting it All Together Pt. 1 (9:16)


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    Putting it All Together Pt. 2 (11:46)


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    Polyrhythms (6:37)


Studio guru Larry Holcombe presents an in-depth video guide to putting instruments "in the pocket"! Learn everything you need to know about placing instruments and grooves ahead or behind the beat, making things groove, and much more! Course extras include downloadable loops and wav files that appear in the tutorials so you can follow along.

Larry starts by defining "in the pocket", and how once you've got it right, everything feels great and groovy. He then shows the differences between quantization and live playing, and using different swing values to inject a feeling of groove and shuffle into your beats.

Next, you'll explore how syncopation works in production, and bringing parts forward and backwards to create a more rushed or a more laid-back feel. Natural velocity and tone are then investigated and you'll see how recreate this when programing things to induce some funk into your parts.

For the rest of the series you'll explore topics like groove templates and extracting groove, sidechaining to increase groove, musical compression, polyrhythms, and putting it all together to create a truly "in the pocket" groove.

See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you want to know how and why some tracks groove hard and the steps to take to put your own tracks in the pocket, this is the series for you... Watch "Putting It in the Pocket Explained®" today and watch the heads nod.


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FredD
Submitted 1 week ago

Well done - Interesting and Informative

This course is well done and flows from beginning to end. Explanations are clear. While it has several Logic only plugins, it still was helpful for me (non Logic user).

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician, Audio Engineer, Mastering Facility, Cakewalk Sonar

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ciberscriber
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Very Groovy!

Groovy, man, groovy! The title says it all.

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Bmsongs
Submitted 2 weeks ago

Aligning kick and bass

I would have like to have sent a section on where to put the bass and kick together in wave form and aligning

I am a: Hobbyist, Musician

Response from Customer Service:

Hi and thank you for your review,
The tutorial actually does cover manipulating bass and kick specifically in multiple ways to play with getting it in the Pocket. Check out Fine Tuning Bass and Kick and also Pushing and Pulling.
If you would like to update your review after finishing the series, email us at support and we will help you out!
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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Putting It in the Pocket Explained® is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 3 .
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Well done - Interesting and Informative This course is well done and flows from beginning to end. Explanations are clear. While it has several Logic only plugins, it still was helpful for me (non Logic user).
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Groovy! Groovy, man, groovy! The title says it all.
Date published: 2018-10-28
Rated 3.0 out of 5 by from Aligning kick and bass I would have like to have sent a section on where to put the bass and kick together in wave form and aligning
Date published: 1969-12-31
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