Chapter 1: Getting Started
The Drop (14:42)
Recording Hardware Synths (7:16)
Groove is in the Nudge (13:42)
Chapter 2: Basic Mix and Arrange
Chapter 3: Hip Hop Vocals
Vocal Overdubs (17:50)
Editing Vocal Overdubs (18:30)
Vocal Mix Pt. 1 (18:08)
Vocal Mix Pt. 2 (14:42)
Vocal Mix Pt. 3 (15:56)
Chapter 4: Arranging
Chapter 5: Final Mix, Master and Delivery
Final Mix for Mastering Pt. 1 (16:53)
Final Mix for Mastering Pt. 2 (14:19)
Deliverables to Mastering (4:52)
The Top - Mastering (24:35)
Chapter 6: Bonus Videos
This is it. If you're looking to get into the Hip Hop producer game, DrFord is the man to watch. Featuring the track 'Toast To This' with rapper extraordinaire Maccnifasent, DrFord shows you how to complete a full, professional 'radio sounding' Hip Hop production with vocals and mastering from the ground up, propelling your Hip Hop productions from 'wannabe' to pro.
DrFord has cut his production teeth in some of the biggest studios in Nashville and Los Angeles, and has toured nationally as a keyboard player with numerous Country and Pop acts. His tracks have landed on MTV and VH1 reality shows 'Making The Band 4', 'Pimp My Ride', 'Rob & Big', 'Punk'd', 'My Super Sweet 16', 'Next' and many more. In addition to being Pro Tools Certified, DrFord brings his own flavor to production work, which he shares in full in this awesome new series.
Shot in Pro Tools, but compatible with any DAW, you'll learn basics such as production session setups, recording and aligning external hardware synths & drum machines, nudging audio until it 'grooves', to more advanced topics like mix & arrange tips and techniques, creating tight 'radio sounding' Hip Hop vocals, DIY mastering, file preparation for artists and 3rd party mastering and much more. The Pro Tools session files from the tutorials are also included and there's even 2 bonus videos, one showing you how DrFord made the main sample in the track with his MPC, and the other demonstrating a solution to a common scenario that hip hop producers face.
After applying what you've learned from this series, your productions will stand on their own, giving you a better shot at the top. Get in the Hip Hop production game today, get 'From Drop To Top - Producing Hip Hop'.
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Submitted 1 year ago
Dr Ford is able to articulate what he does and why he does it very well. His purpose driven approach tracking, mixing and mastering will help prevent the pitfalls of acquiring unwanted sonic and digital artifacts.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV, Ableton Live, Logic Pro
Submitted 1 year ago
Most In-depth behind the scene of professional production technique
This is most in dept production video I have ever seen on any music production training site. I have messaged Dr Ford on Facebook and he always reply with more explanation
Submitted 1 year ago
Should have been taught at my audio engineer school.
This is a must see for any Hip Hop, (hell Pop, Techno, EDM, R&B, etc.) engineer, producer, beatmaker or artist. I just recently completed an "audio engineering' school where most of the students could care less about what a mic or mixer does,,, LOL! They were there because of this genre and this series of videos works perfectly to that intent. The bonus video on sprucing up a two track is worth the price of admission in itself. One million Kudos to Dr. Ford for this excellent series of videos.
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One
Submitted 1 year ago
I enjoyed material. I just wish I had realized it was done in pro tools rather than logic before my download.
I am a: Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound for Film/TV, Logic Pro
Submitted 2 years ago
Concise and clear! Great run through. Easy to understand.
I am a: Semi-Pro
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