EDM Production Techniques: Drums

with J. Scott Giaquinta
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EDM Production Techniques: Drums
Video duration: 0s 1h 47m Intermediate


In this course, author J. Scott Giaquinta showcases his techniques for electronic dance music production that he's used on productions and remixes with such artists as Madonna, Seal, David Bowie, Paul Oakenfold, and Johnny Cash. He'll focus on drum sounds, demonstrating his techniques for layering kick and snare samples, compressing the sounds, using drum loops, adding a human feel and groove, creating drum transitions, using FX and automation, and other drum mixing techniques.

This course features Ableton Live and Native Instruments' Battery drum sampler, but you can use these techniques in any DAW of your choice.

Audio + Music
Ableton Live


- [Voiceover] Hello, I'm J. Scott G, and welcome to EDM Production Techniques: Drums. (electronic music) Electronic Dance Music, or, EDM, is one of the most popular types of music on the planet. I'm gonna share with you a few of my techniques that I've acquired over the last 20 years. (electronic music) To make sure you have a great foundation, I'll start by showing you how to pick the right kicks and snare sounds, and layer them into even bigger sounds. Then I'll get into programming techniques using Ableton Drum Rack, a range page, (electronic music) As well as Native Instruments Battery.

Finally we'll wrap up with mixing techniques where I'll show you how to use Bussing, (drums) Tape Saturation, (electronic music) and more. So if you're ready to get started then let's get into EDM Production Techniques: Drums. (electronic music)

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