Chapter 1 : Series Introduction
Luke outlines the kind of EDM track that will be created in this tutorial series.
Learn about the Dream Pop EZX expansion for EZdrummer 2.
Luke explains how he will use EZkeys, the String Machine expansion and EZmix 2 to create an EDM track.
Chapter 2 : EZdrummer 2 - Dream Pop Presets & Grooves
Luke begins the song creation process by auditioning EZdrummer 2 grooves from the Dream Pop expansion to find a "foundational" groove that can be used for this track.
Luke creates four additional instances of EZdrummer 2 and chooses a variety of grooves that work well for groove layering.
Chapter 3 : EZkeys - Creating a Song Track
Learn how to use the Dream Pop MIDI pack within EZkeys.
Luke uses the Dream Pop MIDI pack to create the Intro, Verse, Pre-Chorus and Chorus of this "Dream Pop" track.
Luke completes the song arrangement process by adding Verse 2, Pre-Chorus 2, Chorus 2, a Bridge, Chorus 3-4 and an Outro.
A quick listen through the song arrangement to see if any other modifications need to be made to the piano part.
Chapter 4 : EZkeys - Creating Pads & Using EZmix 2
Listen to the String Machine EZKeys expansion as Luke auditions a variety of sounds and reveals some of his favorite presets.
Luke takes the piano part from previous tutorials and explains how to create simple chords using the same chord progression found within the main song track.
Learn how to add new EZKeys pad layers by using the "chord" MIDI created in the previous tutorial and the Dream Pads MIDI from the Dream Pop MIDI expansion.
Luke uses EZmix 2 on all EZKeys instances to add unique FX to the piano and pad tracks.
Chapter 5 : EZdrummer 2 - Groove Layer Arrangement & EZmix 2
Luke takes the grooves that he picked from the Dream Pop EZX library and begins to layer them throughout the song arrangement.
Learn how to add cymbal crashes, cymbal swells and modify groove MIDI within your DAW for custom groove adjustments.
Luke creates a drum bus and adds a couple of is favorite EZmix 2 drum bus presets.
Chapter 6 : Editing Your Piano Part & Volume Automation
Luke now takes the piano part from EZKeys and modifies its MIDI in Studio One to add variety to some of the chords and modify the ending of the song.
Learn how to use volume automation to bring out different aspects of the song and build dynamics and intensity.
Chapter 7 : EZdrummer 2 - Creating Pads & Bass Tracks With The Dream Pop EZx
Learn how to bounce down your instrument tracks to create new audio tracks in order to conserve CPU resources.
Luke explains how you can create additional instrument pad tracks using EZdrummer 2 and the Dream Pop EZX.
Learn how to create a bass track using EZdrummer 2 and the Dream Pop EZX.
Chapter 8 : Creating Vocal Tracks
Listen to each of the individual vocal tracks including lead vocals, background vocals and vocal FX tracks. (Vocals created by Spencer Hansen)
Luke explains the EZmix 2 FX chain used for the lead vocals and background vocals.
Learn how to spice up your vocal FX tracks with these EZmix 2 presets.
An explanation of the "beat rhythm" vocal track and how you can use EZmix 2 and an EQ to create an AM Radio effect.
Chapter 9 : EZmix 2 - Master Bus FX Chain
In this video tutorial series, Toontrack guru Luke Oswald and vocal extraordinaire Spencer Hansen return, and this time create a stunning Dream Pop song from scratch, using only Toontrack products and a DAW. See it built from nothing, all the way to mix and master!
Using Toontrack’s “Dream Pop EZX”, “Grand Piano Expansion”, and the “Dream Pop EZKeys MIDI Pack” these guys put together a pro level production including vocals. Luke and Spencer use Studio One, but the info can be applied to any modern DAW, so you’ll be able to use what they show in the videos in your own DAW and productions.
See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you are interested in this style of music, or just want to see an inspirational way to use Toontrack products creatively, watch “Songwriting & Producing with Toontrack: Dream Pop” today!
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