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Drum Sample Editing & Programming for Electronic Music

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  •   01 Classic Drum Machine Sounds

    15:50
  •   03 Mapping Drum Sounds in Ableton

    18:09

Class duration: 4h 23m

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About The Class

the science of drum sampling.

Classic analog drum machines have morphed into a massive library of available options for the modern producer. How do you decide when a 707 kick or a 808 hihat is more appropriate for the song? What about blending in these classic sounds with sampled grooves?

Chrissy is a genre-bending DJ/producer that has been called a “walking encyclopedia of 30 years of dance music.” In Drum Sample Editing & Programming for Electronic Music, he will guide you through his techniques to isolating the perfect drum groove, reinforcing them with programmed drums and chopping, warping, and rearranging samples into floor-crushing beats that will get played at clubs. 

You’ll learn:

  • How to chop up samples from a song when you only have the fully mixed version
  • Mixing tips for creating jaw-dropping kicks and crystal clear punchy snares
  • How to use compression to make your drums thicker and louder

With a myriad of drum machines, sample kits, and programmers, it can be overwhelming to match the tones with the grooves you create. With classic tracks to sample and a myriad of tools to draw from, Chrissy will show you how to completely own drum production for electronic dance music.


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Classic Drum Machine Sounds

    15:50
  2. 02

    Mapping Drum Sounds in Kontakt

    08:41
  3. 03

    Mapping Drum Sounds in Ableton

    18:09
  4. 04

    Drum Programming in Grid Mode in Sony Acid

    12:26
  5. 05

    Drum Programming in Clip View in Ableton

    08:59
  6. 06

    The Synth as a Drum Machine

    09:04
  7. 07

    Breakbeats and Sampling

    08:45
  8. 08

    Time Warping Breakbeats in Sony Acid

    08:13
  9. 09

    Improvising Breakbeats in Kontakt

    08:59
  10. 10

    Time Stretching in Akaizer

    07:40
  11. 11

    Augmenting Breakbeats With Samples

    12:08
  12. 12

    Adding 'Jungle' Type Effects

    30:36
  13. 13

    Structuring a Remix

    18:02
  14. 14

    Using Effects in a Remix

    13:42
  15. 15

    Structuring a Re-Edit

    34:49
  16. 16

    Mixing Electronic Drums

    18:06
  17. 17

    General Q&A

    10:47
  18. 18

    Mastering and Dynamics

    18:27

Meet Your Expert

Chrissy

Chrissy is a genre-bending DJ/producer with productions on esteemed labels like File Under Disco, Tugboat Edits, Hypercolour, Classic, and on his weekly “Year Of Edits” blog. He co-runs The Nite Owl Diner label with Alex Burkat, and is a resident ... read more

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