In this tutorial you set up the kick, snare, tempo and also look at loading samples, creating clips and the initial groove.
Add a woodblock as a percussive element and also begin to look at blending the pitch of various elements that you bring into your loop, an often overlooked step.
Create a hi-hat pattern and sound as well as dig deeper into how note length and placement can affect the feeling of your composition.
Revisit the woodblock from tutorial 2 and transform it into something ear-tingling and intriguing. Learn about filtering and processing for dramatic effect.
Get an introduction to the practices and basics of filtering frequencies.
Breathe some life into an otherwise common hi-hat part.
Bring the snare to life and make it more interesting and captivating to listen to.
Ghost notes help add a bit of variation and organic feel to loops. It can also help to give the illusion of randomness or variance.
This tutorial covers sound selection, sample tweaking and basic arrangement of the shaker part.
Tweak the shaker part with the Filter Delay to give the sound additional character.
Learn the fundamentals of side-chain compression and apply that to the shaker part to help it stand out in the mix while not becoming overpowering.
Put the final touches on a groovy and highly usable shaker part.
Reverse sweeps are iconic and commonly used elements. They can be hard to pull off well though. In this tutorial you learn how to choose and create your reverse sound and begin working with it in your loop.
Look at further tweaking your reverse sound and fine-tuning placement for proper dramatic effect.
Smooth out the hi-hat part to make it blend even more and introduce a cowbell... and make it sound good.
Using synthesis design some cool electro percussion and arrange it within the loop. Useful in any genre.
Simple trick to naming your clips that will help you when you get to having many clips arranged across multiple tracks in either session or arrangement view.
Bring in a conga, tweak the sound and arrangement. Continue to look at how and why timing and placement plays such a crucial role in building listenable loops.
Extra sizzle and motion is introduced with this tambourine.
This series is presented by remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan, whose remixes have reached #1 on the UK dance charts and placed high on US Billboard, DMC and Australia ARIA charts. His remix skills have even landed him a featured spot on an upcoming Madonna production.
The beat is the backbone and foundation of any great House track, and you'll see the actual creative process unfold and learn exactly what's going through Tim's head when he creates iconic sounding House beats. Watch Tim create a world-class House music drum loop starting from nothing and finishing with a dance floor masterpiece. See why his House beats rule supreme.
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