The Ultimate Guide to Drum Programming
While a nice melody or vocal might draw listeners into a track, it’s the drums that people literally feel in their bones and it’s the drums that keep them on the dancefloor.
We’ve all heard tracks where the kicks are muddy and the hi-hats sound dull and robotic, maybe you should even be forgiven for applying gain with a heavy hand to your own claps and snares. It may be easy to hear and critique what’s gone wrong in a final mix on big speakers, but during production in a home studio? That’s a whole different thing.
This course is designed to help you avoid common production mistakes and get the right skills to make your next track break through. Develop a professional ear for auditioning drum sounds and samples and learn all the techniques to mix beats for maximum impact.
Chapter 1 - Drums, the DNA of Dance Music
Chapter 2 - Mixing Preparation
In this section we will look at some things that you need to think about before you set out to mix a track.