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Drums Bundle

Drums Bundle

Drums Bundle

Get all the drum tutorials at a 21% discount – Now that’s sweet!
  • Description

The Drums Bundle includes all the drum tutorials by Ken Lewis who has created big drums for Fun., Alicia Keys, Bruno Mars, Mark Ronson and more.

Includes more than 5 and 1/2 hours of video plus amazing resources.

The tutorials in this bundle include:

Full Course – 6 Videos + Bonus video Trouble with the Snare

Run Time: 2 hours, 13 + minutes

This is your definitive guide to preparing and tuning your drums for recording. Watch and learn as Ken Lewis turns the spotlight on to his studio drummer, Dylan Wissing. These guys are responsible for the big drums on the Alicia Keys anthem “Girl On Fire, ” and on the smash hit “We Are Young” by Fun and many more.

Find out how to prep and tune your drum kit for a recording session including bass drums, snares, toms, and cymbals. In addition, learn troubleshooting, tips and tricks for success.

After watching this series, you will know how to professionally prepare the drums and get the perfect sounds for your own song.

Run Time: 29 minutes

Includes Reference Guide for a fully miked kit (PDF)

Learn how to mic the drum kit properly for recording drums in the studio as Ken Lewis and his session drummer, Dylan Wissing (Eminem, Drake, Alicia Keys, Kanye), guide you through the process.

You will learn:

  • Which microphone to use for each drum
  • How to place each mic for optimal recording
  • How and why to isolate the sounds of each drum and cymbal
  • What distance should be between each microphone and the drum head
  • How to record drums if you only have 1 mic, 2 mics, 3 or more
  • Several pro tips from decades of experience

This is a MUST HAVE video for drummers, engineers and producers who need to record live drums.

Run Time: 51+ minutes

Includes ProTools Session + Stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Learn how to layer drums to create trap beats from Ken Lewis, who has produced for Trap legends like Future and Kanye West.

Watch as he shows you some of his drum layering techniques specific for making trap beats. See him start with a simple 808, kick, snare, and hi hat, and transform these into 3 different melodic 808 basslines with chops and bends, 4 kick layers, 5 snare layers, 6 hi hat layers and more.

Discover how to creatively change up your hi hat patterns and create trap hat rolls and much more.

Run Time: 20 minutes

Includes ProTools Session + Stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Learn how to take your boring drum patterns and inject them with vibe, character, and dynamics. Watch as Ken Lewis shows you the techniques he has used to produce for Eminem, Kanye West, Future, Ciara, Kendrick Lamar, and countless others, such as how to create an authentic sounding hip hop breakbeat starting with a simple kick, snare and hi hat. Follow along as he demonstrates how to finish with layers of drums, percussion and ambience reminiscent of the classic breaks.

Learn to pick the right sounds and use the right effects, compression, and EQ to make heads nod and rappers find their flow over your drums.

This tutorial includes the full audio breakbeat session, including all of Ken’s One Shot drums, so you can practice these techniques on your own DAW as you watch the tutorial. Pause, rewind, and try your new skills as Ken shows you the way.


Run Time: 35 minutes

Includes ProTools Session + Stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

MIX CHEST POUNDING, SYSTEM SHAKING KICKS. Learn in-depth mix techniques for compressing and equalizing kick drums as Ken Lewis demonstrates how. Watch as he focuses on bass enhancers like MaxxBass, BX Boom, and others.

Discover how to utilize a wide variety of different plugins to demonstrate a wide range of kick drum compression techniques. Get the inside scoop as Ken shares some of the techniques he uses as he mixes artists such as BTS, Kanye West, and Sean Paul, and many more.

Get the video tutorial as well as the full Pro Tools download with all of the Kick One Shots from this lesson (use them on your own beats!) and all of Ken’s plugin settings from the lesson. This lesson focuses on Urban and Pop kicks.

Run Time: 51 minutes

Includes ProTools Session + Stems for use on any DAW to practice new skills

Get the inside scoop as Ken Lewis reveals his secrets for how to make snare drums punch, smack, and explode on impact like he did on “We Are Young”, “Uptown Funk” and “Girl On Fire.”

Watch as Ken demonstrates and describes a wide range of sounds and settings, creating various impacts and decays, using stock plugins and more advanced gear.

Learn many techniques from slow compression to fast limiting, gating snares, parallel compression and layering different snare sounds to build that one MASSIVE snare drum!


Run Time: 19 minutes

Learn how to improve the overall sound of your live drum kit by minimizing the snare bleed that creeps into your cymbal microphones. Discover how this technique creates a tighter sound and gives you more control over each individual drum in the kit. Watch as Ken Lewis demonstrates this technique using both dynamic EQ and compression.

In addition, see how Ken uses a key trigger to control a compressor with an external source and he discusses techniques for recording live drums.

Be sure to check out Ken’s other recording, mixing and production tutorials and bundles.

Another great place to find awesome content from Ken Lewis is on his YouTube channel, Mixing Night. Ken hosts free semi-monthly livestreams with real time sprint mixes, demonstrations, special guests, and more. Register here for the next event to join in the fun!

Learn how to mix, record and produce music from Ken Lewis, as he shares the real world techniques used to make world-class, hit records based on his 25+ years of industry experience. Ken’s credits include work with BTS, Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Drake, Future, FUN., Mark Ronson, Ariana Grande and countless others.