Creating Dubstep requires both advanced technical skills and wild imagination. In this advanced production course, The Sound Tutor takes you on a sonically-rich journey to the center of Dubstep production using Ableton Live.
Ableton Live and Dubstep: it's a match made in music production nirvana. In this production how-to title, The Sound Tutor lets you in to his fully-stocked sound lab and shows you, step by step, how he builds a song from beginning to end. You watch and listen as he demonstrates, using advanced techniques and useful keyboard shortcuts, how to make every part of the song stand out and find its place in the sun, with clever uses of EQ and dynamics plugins, choruses and reverbs.
You also learn how to stack up different drum samples to create massive kick and snare sounds, all within Ableton Live. This is a fast-paced course that is sure to make you sweat as you move quickly from section to section, tweaking an envelope here, an EQ there, all while keeping your production moving forward. You'll come out at the other end with tons of great tools you can use when crafting your song.
So, go ahead and download the included project files and get ready to take a super deep dive alongside The Sound Tutor and learn how to make your Dubstep production shine!
Let me start out this review stating that this class is not for newbies to Ableton, recording or sound design in general. If you're new to Dubstep then you're fine. They aren't kidding when they say you should learn all of or say, most of the, ins and outs of Ableton. I would say I'm intermediate, but I felt like a total newb with this course. I could keep up, but it's a lot of info coming at you. At the end when he goes "it's not complicated" and I'm saying "maybe not on your planet." I would say this is an Advanced class.
Again, the info packed in this course is golden. My only complaint is that I believe the mixing and mastering section should have been it's own class just by itself. There was a lot going on and at times I felt it was rather glossed over and rushed towards the end. You do get the files to study on your own, which you will have to do. I've had to go back and relisten to what he's saying because it was so fast and even then, I didn't understand. It's recorded, so I don't know what the rush was to pack it all into 24 videos when I've watched tutorials that had up to 40 and the teacher went at a slower pace. This could mean trouble for people where English isn't their first language.
Great tutorial even if you don't wrote on March 20, 2016
There are a lot of tips and tricks and ideas in this tutorial series. I'm not a dubsteb producer but got a lot of inspiration out of the tutorial. What I like most about this one is that it uses Ableton live (suite) only and it made me realize that it has everything I need. So I'm using the built in plugins and instruments more often now. Great tutorial for producers who work with Ableton Live!
Ian wrote on May 25, 2015
I really enjoyed this course, and have taken the dub step courses in both logic and ableton. This one seemed to be a little more straight forward, and have room for creativity, I appreciate you going at a speed that wasn't too fast and requiring a lot of rewinding. Great course.
Hawkins Golden wrote on October 1, 2014
Good...Definitely learned a lot
Still not too good at ableton, but getting better thanks to Macprovids
Looking forward to growing and being able to express myself more efficiently
veryveryvery nice!! wrote on May 22, 2014
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Thanks !!!!!!! realy Thank you !!!! :-D
Till Bones wrote on October 5, 2013
The shortcut tips in the first chapters were especially helpful. I also never heard anyone mention the fact that dance floor mixes need to be mono-compatible to sound good in a club. Thank you!
Lara wrote on September 22, 2013
Great course to learn more techniques and how they work in reality. A lot of equalization is covered here, and how to make your individual parts stand out in the mix.
Carrion Fowl wrote on July 7, 2013
A nice intro to building/mastering a dubstep tune from scratch with good tips on EQing and basic structure, but with so many outtakes you definitely need to look at project files to fully appreesh.