Production – Sampling Secrets 1
This tutorial is an absolute “must know” for producers and mixers who work with sampled beats. Beatmakers, this lesson breaks down how to manipulate sounds before, or after, you sample them, finding new and creative ways to isolate specific pieces of a sound to sample. Watch as Ken Lewis takes a classic sample, used in Jay Z’s “Roc Boys,” and shows you how to isolate the horns only and remove the drums and bass, or isolate the bassline only, snares only, etc. Discover how to layer different pieces of a sample together to create new sounds and moods as Ken demonstrates how.
Learn how to take boring, straight-ahead drum loops and add energy and presence to them using EQ, compression, filtering, M/S Equalization, and phase inversion as Ken takes you through 3 more samples. Next, find out how to transform your sample sources into completely new sounds as Ken breaks down “A Minus B” listening.
The full Pro Tools session and consolidated audio stems for use with any DAW are included with this tutorial. See all of Ken’s plugin settings both on screen and in the included session. Then, practice your own sample transformations on your DAW and see what new combinations and techniques you come up with. Take your sample game to the next level. Watch the five minute introduction video and you’ll be convinced.
- Skill Level: Intermediate / Advanced
- **PRO TOOLS SESSION INCLUDED**
- **CONSOLIDATED AUDIO STEMS INCLUDED FOR ANY DAW**
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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.