Join Yeuda Ben-Atar for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Programming Beats in Ableton Live 9.
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Male 1: If you are a premium of lynda.com, you have access to the Exercise Files used throughout this course. Let me show you what I've included. Inside the Exercise Files folder, there will be a folder containing all the Audio Loops used in this course. You'll find a MIDI Files folder containing all the MIDI files for the beats. You'll see a Samples folder categorized by each beat. And inside of it you will find the samples we're gonna use to construct the beat.
I've also included an Ableton Live project which has the audio files and the MIDI files all in one place. If you're a monthly member, or annual member of lynda.com, you don't have access to the Exercise Files. But you can follow along from scratch with your own assets. So let's start making music.
First get some basic rhythmic theory, including counting music and note subdivisions, and learn how elements like cymbals, percussive instruments like congas, and even homemade sounds from cans, bottles, and counters contribute to your beats. The following chapters tackle the particulars of house, dubstep, drum and bass, trap, juke, and hip-hop. In each of these chapters, Yeuda discusses how to choose the appropriate tempo and drum sounds for the style and how to sequence the kick, snare, and cymbals. The course closes with some pro mixing techniques that balance punch and presence, so your drums will cut through the mix and sound their best.
- How to count music
- Using a piano roll editor
- Choosing the right tempo and samples for various genres
- Sequencing your drum elements
- How to program house, dubstep, drum and bass, trap, juke, and hip-hop beats
- Adding extra percussion sounds
- Adding breaks
- How to mix your beat for presence and punch
- Adjusting levels and panning
- Adding reverb to your beat