Hip Hop Production Course

Hip Hop Production Course

Hip Hop Production Course | Los Angeles & Live Online (33% off)

Learn how to record, write, collaborate, and produce Hip Hop! Styles include Boom Bap, Lo-Fi, East Coast, West Coast, Southern, and Trap. Explore and craft the skills to make your drums knock and your 808s rumble. Create and shape your own sound using different sampling techniques, and modern synthesis. Learn the skills needed unique to Hip Hop to record, mix and master records to stand out from the crowd. Students must know their way around their DAW and at least one working sample-based virtual instrument and one synth-based plugin. One of our DAW courses will get you up to scratch for this course. Most of the 3rd party weapons of choice are made free to use, so there’s no additional software to purchase.

Exclusively delivered by Zack Johnson, who wrote and developed this course. Contact us if you wish to do this course privately with Zack, in person or online. Choose ‘Hip Hop Production’ from the drop-down menu.

 

Beats & Pieces

  • History of the 808, exploring sample-based 808s, and its origins. Learn to make designer 808s using synthesis
  • Programming drums and exploring creative ways to use rhythm patterns effectively
  • Design drums from scratch using synthesis
  • Custom drum kits
  • Exploring different compression techniques for drums and bass
  • Creative practices editing and modulating drum loops
  • In depth to effects on drums
  • Exploring multiple sub genres to Hip Hop music
  • Song structure and writing top lines for Hip Hop
  • Creative strategies and practices for finishing songs

Sampling + Lo-Fi

  • Exploring sampling styles and techniques using sample-based instruments  
  • Creating custom sound patches using various sound design concepts
  • In-depth look at effects in samples
  • In-depth look into creating Lo-Fi beats and textures
  • In depth look at modern effects used in Lo-Fi music
  • In depth look at some of the more popular sample-based techniques used in modern Hip Hop
  • All about sample clearance

Synthesis and Sound Design for Hip Hop

  • In depth look at some of the more popular virtual instruments used in modern Hip Hop
  • Create sounds from scratch using synthesis
  • In-depth look into Waveforms, ADSR, Envelopes, and Filters
  • Explore additive and subtractive synthesis used in Hip Hop
  • Effects to make original sounds 
  • Effects on tone, timbre and space

Recording Vocals and Working with Artists  

  • How to write instrumentals with vocalists in mind.
  • Learning to leave space in frequency and time for vocals
  • Practice working and recording with a professional rapper (TBA)
  • Tips and tricks from a professional rapper writing lyrics and melody
  • Pitch correction, effects, compression and EQ techniques working with vocals

Mixing & Mastering for Hip Hop

  • Creative mixing & mastering techniques unique to Hip Hop
  • Compression on Hip Hop records
  • EQ on Hip Hop records

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18 Hours | In-Person: $599 + $100 Registration fee | 33% off Live Online

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    Testimonials

    I greatly appreciated his mentorship and would like to book more sessions sometime in the future. I have done private tutoring sessions with other music producers in the past and they were way less skilled at teaching, so I am grateful.

    Katherine Robertson

    Good structure and reinforcement, instructor open to answering all questions and being as helpful as possible covering a wide variety of topics.

    Suzy Lamb

    I work with some of the biggest music producers in the industry on a daily basis. Now I understand how they do what they do.

    Shaun Royer

    It was great and totally hands-on. I understood exactly what I needed, and the instructor was patient, quick, totally sorted out my computer as well. I like that I was able to use the time I had in LA to learn something I have been wanting to for a while. When I started my conversation with admissions, I was quite confused, but he sorted me out. I think for someone who might be trying to make their mind up, the guidance provided by the school could be very helpful in planning their moves!

    Anushka Manchanda

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