Dance Music Production - Dance Floor (SYNTHiC4TE) | 1.75 GB

Dance Floor, a re-issue of the discontinued initial release from Dance Music Production.

Re-written, restructured and re-released, this course focuses on the methods and production techniques behind writing, engineering and producing a professional white label/funky house record for club play.

This 4-hour video course walks you through the construction and production sequence for creating a funky house record in the style of Daft Punk. Beginning with a blank sequencer and moving through to the final production, the recording software was left running throughout the entire production. This was later edited down to the most important points filling just over four hours for this tutorial.

Split into sessions, this tutorial discusses and shows many of the construction and production ethics used by today's professional dance artists to create 'sampled' funky house. These sessions include what you need to listen for in samples, the inspiration, building ideas, sampling, manipulation, pitching, frequency tuning and editing, introducing vocals, building a dance groove, the use of processing, effects, how to arrange and a quick look at the mixing.

Tutorial Runtime: 4:04:19

Tutorial Contents:

An introduction to the DVD

Session 01: Examples of French House: 15 minutes.

An examination on the sampling behind house music, with various examples of popular tracks and who they sampled.

Session 02: Sample Guidelines: 30 minutes.

A discussion on what to listen out for and what segments are the best to sample, followed by finding a sample to use as the basis for the construction of the track.

Session 03: The House Sample: 25 Minutes.

With a sample chosen in the previous session, we now look at the methods behind time stretching and experiment with effects to produce a good starting point.

Session 04: Vocals: 25 minutes

In this session we go on a search for some vocals that we can add to the track to build its foundation.

Session 05: Programming Drums: 30 Minutes

With the basic ideas down, we now look towards programming a dance rhythm to suit our sample and begin to form the foundation of the record

Session 06: Bass: 25 Minutes

For this session we look at how to program basses for French House and program a bass to suit our sample.

Session 07: Arranging: 30 Minutes

With both bass and drums playing with our samples, we now look towards effects, processing and how we can use these to produce an arrangement

Session 08: Preparing for a Mixdown: 15 Minutes

In this session we work towards a mixdown by performing some general pre-mix duties

Session 09: The Mixdown: 40 Minutes

This session looks at the final mix and follows as we mix the record.

Session 10: Copyright: 10 Minutes

A chat about copyright and the best ways to approach the subject when you want to use a sample for the creation of your own record.