Like everything in music, drum programming is an art. Join Ableton Live Certified Trainer DJ Kiva in this FastTrack™ course, and learn the secret skills and techniques required for laying down fantastic sounding beats… fast!
DJ Kiva is an artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, Ableton Certified Trainer, and founder of record label Adios Babylon. He has delivered his music through high energy performances and DJ sets through sound systems from Brooklyn to Tokyo.
For most styles of music, drums are the foundation upon which all other instruments rest. For this reason, having excellent drum programming chops is an essential skill to have for every producers. Watching this course by the amazing DJ Kiva will give you the knowledge and the inspiration you need to create your own unique drum patterns.
Kiva starts by explaining how to create a basic drum pattern in Ableton Live. You learn how to load kits, how to draw beats with the mouse and how to spice them up with drum fills. Next, it’s time for some finger drumming fun. There’s no better way to get your beat ideas down than to play them by hand, and Kiva shows you plenty of useful tips to help you record great sounding beats, every time! You will also learn important techniques for programming dynamic and exciting drum parts, how to add percussion, sound effects, and a lot more!
If you’re looking to learn how to program drums, or if you want to improve your drum programming skills, look no further! Watch this course by producer and multi-instrumentalist DJ Kiva, and propel your beats to the next level.
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Sam Londé wrote on September 9, 2018
Super dope. Full of very useful everyday tips n' trick to speed up the production process. Kiva's a great instructor, very good vibes.
alpha wrote on June 13, 2018
Very good, informative, hands on tutorial.I look forward to the next one! Thanks
Brendan Mannion wrote on April 15, 2018
I've been looking for a fast pace course as some courses can be too slow and become a slightly tiring to watch. This one seems to be going at and I'm impressed with what I have learned so far and I'm only on the second lesson!
Eugenio Jedi Martinez wrote on December 17, 2017
Awesome bro, keep on rockin' , very good and clear teachings, nice vibe and really really good information !
art keys wrote on September 14, 2017
Honestly-- this is one of the best courses I've viewed on MacProVideo....thank you!
Alias Benoy wrote on July 8, 2017
This is a wonderful course. Learned a lot about how drum racks can be used and edit beats appropriately.
Ard Matthews wrote on July 4, 2017
Really well done. Learned so much and am excited to get stuck in!
Simon wrote on July 1, 2017
Great course. Covers mainly the basics but there are elements you might not have come across.
DJ Kiva has a great way of presenting the info and is passionate (but in a subtle way) about what he does. This makes it more enjoyable to watch and learn.
wawa wrote on June 28, 2017
Like the structure of the course and instructor's workflow. Looking forward to more courses from him.
Greg wrote on June 23, 2017
Great info and instruction. Definitely worth the watch.