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Advanced Drum Production

Eyal Levi

Advanced Drum Production

Eyal Levi

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Lessons

Class Trailer

Day 1

1

Class Introduction

21:53
2

The Tone Pie and Process Overview

13:35
3

Getting the Lay of the Land and Q&A

32:58
4

Assemble Your Gear

14:34
5

Drum Tuning Part 1

33:56
6

Drum Tuning Part 2

39:49
7

Fine Tuning Tones Part 1

35:29
8

Fine Tuning Tones Part 2

54:24
9

General Guidelines of Tracking Drums

32:27
10

Tracking with Sean Reinert

32:50
11

Pop Quiz

17:57
12

Basics of Superior Drummer

30:00
13

EZDrummer vs Superior Drummer

25:32
14

Constructing a Metal Drum Kit Part 1

41:09
15

Constructing a Metal Drum Kit Part 2

26:14
16

Constructing a Rock Drum Kit

38:03
17

Grooves and Programming

14:33
18

General Q&A

18:31
19

Prepping Virtual Drums for the Mix

37:16
20

Superior Review with Q&A

22:01
21

Intro to Mixing and Drum Clean Up

33:13
22

Interview with John Douglass

25:00
23

Intro to Drum Editing

21:32
24

Manual Editing Approach

15:30
25

Editing with Beat Detective

16:46
26

Editing with Elastic Audio

29:16
27

Sample Layering

20:14
28

Replacements

23:13
29

Gain Staging and Bussing

15:45
30

Mixing Essentials

32:06
31

Compression and Parallel Compression

13:22
32

Reverb and Automation

28:18
33

Mixing Tips and Tricks

26:53

Day 2

Day 3

34

Bonus: EZDrummer - Introduction

17:38
35

Bonus: EZDrummer - Intro to EZDrummer

14:47
36

Bonus: EZDrummer - EZDrummer Foundations

29:30
37

Bonus: EZDrummer - How a Drummer Plays

19:51
38

Bonus: EZDrummer - Part Writing Part 1

32:54
39

Bonus: EZDrummer - Part Writing Part 2

29:35
40

Bonus: EZDrummer - Part Writing Q&A

10:21
41

Bonus: EZDrummer - Intro to Grooves

13:48
42

Bonus: EZDrummer - Writing from Scratch

26:49
43

Bonus: EZDrummer - Intro to Fills

20:51
44

Bonus: EZDrummer - Writing Fills

27:20
45

Bonus: EZDrummer - Mixing in Your DAW

14:13
46

Bonus: EZDrummer - Bussing and EQ

25:36
47

Bonus: EZDrummer - Compression and Reverb

18:26
48

Bonus: EZDrummer - Conclusion with Q&A

12:30
49

Bonus Video: Editing

1:07:00
50

Bonus Video: Toms and Cymbals

29:02
51

Bonus Video: Snare Midi

32:26
52

Bonus Video: Kick Midi

20:35

Class Description

Recording drums that sound both hyper-polished and authentic has always been something of a black art — one that isn't taught at any school, one that you could only learn from one of the few elite engineers scattered across the planet. Until now.

In this three-day class, free to watch while live, you'll learn the real-world production techniques that producer Eyal Levi uses every day at Audiohammer Studios — on albums for bands like The Black Dahlia Murder, August Burns Red, Chelsea Grin, and Whitechapel. Eyal will show how to select the right drums for the sound you want, tune and set them up, and mic the kit. Oh, and did we mention that the legendary Sean Reinert (Cynic, Death) is the in-studio drummer?!

You'll also learn how to use virtual drums, including when to use Toontrack's Superior Drummer and other software instead of a human drummer. Finally, Eyal will reveal the closely-kept secrets for polishing tracks —everything from editing and sample replacement to layering samples. At the end of this class, you'll know the trade secrets of high-end drum production and be armed with a toolkit for creating world-class drum tracks.

Class Materials

bonus material with purchase

Day One Presentation.pdf

Day Three Presentation.pdf

Day Two Presentation.pdf

Johns QuicKeys Shortcuts.qkmx

Sample Input List.docx

Ratings and Reviews

Student Work

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Reviews

El Bulbo Studio
 

This class will give you confidence when tracking drums. Eyal's interaction with the drummer will help you communicate better with the artist to get the best performance and tone. The added bonus on drum replacement is very valuable and will improve your mixes.

a Creativelive Student
 

My drum sound has improved by 150% and counting. I'm grateful that Eyal would share this information with us. Not every technique is for every situation, but they all work. It's up to you to have the vision and to use the right tools for the job. Thank you guys!!

Michael Nolasco
 

To the guy that said buyer beware: this is an advanced production class, it's not meant for beginners who are learning to mic up a kit. I'm a beginner, but i'm using superior drummer, so this class was perfect for me to learn how to process drums post recording. I refer to it constantly. The editing videos are also prime information.