Making Beats: Skill Pack teaches musicians how to make infectious modern beats using popular software such as Native Instruments Battery, Apple Logic Pro, Steinberg Cubase, Propellerheads ReCycle, Audacity, and other programs. The Skill Pack explains the careful process of beat making, what tools makes a beat stand out, and how to use the software to develop beats and loops that will make the listeners nod their heads. Like all Skill Packs, this book contains samples and templates on the companion CD-ROM to offer the reader a completely immersive, hands-on experience crafting beats.
Richy Pitch is a DJ and producer who has been working in the music industry for over two decades. Richy is currently the DJ for Gorillaz Sound System, spending much of 2012 on a world tour. His work for GSS involves production and remix work for the shows. Richy has produced library music for West One Music Group and has had his music synced on both film and TV. He has released a wide range of music commercially, including two unique LPs: Live at Home, recorded in New York in 2001 on the Seven Heads label, and Ye Fre Mi Richy Pitch, recorded in Ghana on BBE Records in 2010. Richy is also an original member of Scratch, a world-renowned organization that originally produced some of the best Hip-Hop events in the UK and elsewhere, and which continues to produce fresh, new events promoting groundbreaking music and arts in London and beyond.
Table of Contents
1. Preparation. 2. Editing Your Drum Sounds Before You Play. 3. Setting Up Your MIDI Equipment. 4. Getting to Know Your Drum Sampler Software. 5. Developing Your Knowledge of Drum Sampler Software with Your Own Edited Samples. 6. Quantize: Understanding and Creating Grooves. 7. Creating a Drum Sequence in Your Workstation. 8. Layering Your Drum Sounds. 9. Mixing. 10. Mixing in Logic. 11. Mixing in Cubase. 12. Mixing in Reason. Conclusion. Glossary.