The Fundamental Producers Pack: £149.00
The fundamental pack is the perfect package for anyone new to dance music and music theory. Close to 32 hours of tutorial discuss the 'fundamental' professional production techniques for producing and engineering dance music, from programming professional drum rhythms through to the music theory behind basses, harmonies, melodies and counterpoint along with the technology and theory behind recording vocals and how to formally structure and arrange dance music :
- Fundamental 10: Drums 2 (This has replaced Fundamental 1)
- Fundamental 2: Bass
- Fundamental 3: Harmony
- Fundamental 4: Melody
- Fundamental 5: Vocal Recording, Technology and Production
- Fundamental 6: Arranging Dance Music
- Fundamental 7: Counterpoint
In Fundamental 10, we discuss the most vital element behind all types of dance music: groove.
Over 10 hours of video tutorials focus on the crucial aspects behind the production, programming, building and engineering professional sounding drum rhythms. The DVD begins with step-by-step tutorials on synthesizing a number of different drums timbres, alongside editing, tuning and layering to produce the perfect timbres. If you thought it was as simple as choosing a few samples…think again.
Fundamental 2 continues to discuss groove - this time concentrating on bass.
Over 4 hours of video tutorials focus on the theory and practice behind the programming, production and engineering of professional bass lines and rhythms for dance records.
The DVD begins with an introductory course on some music theory, introducing the viewer to the theory behind scales and modes - a requirement for producing bass lines that work. The sessions then move on to cover the principles behind composition, programming, editing, tuning and processing of bass in order to add the all important groove to dance records. This includes techniques used such as compression, trip sampling, frequency splitting, side-chaining, modulation, tuning, keying and synthesizing techniques for different bass timbres.
Fundamental 3 continues the series, this time examining harmony.
Over 4 hours of video tutorials focus on the theory and practice behind the composition, programming, production and engineering of harmony and pads/strings for dance records. The DVD begins with an in-depth discussion on the music theory for chords, introducing the viewer to the theory behind how both chords and structures are composed. The sessions then move on to cover the principles behind chord composition, structure, programming, synthesis, editing and processing of pads and strings in order to add harmony to dance records.
Fundamental 4 continues to discuss music theory, this time concentrating on Melody
To many artists, melody is perhaps one of the most difficult parts to arrange and this DVD aims to demystify the process. Beginning with an in-depth discussion on the music theory behind melodies, this 4 hour video course examines how they are conceived and composed, including a detailed look at the circle of fifths alongside techniques such as balance, counterbalance, contour, energy, drive, dynamics and motifs. The sessions then move on to examine some of the techniques you can use to create your own melodies alongside a look at synthesis and processing for leads in dance records.
Fundamental 5 continues to discuss music theory, this time we discuss the theory behind vocal recording, engineering and technology
Vocals can make or break a track and although not all dance music features them you can be guaranteed that at one time or another, you’ll want to include some in your latest production. For Fundamental 5, running close to 6 hours we examine the technology and practice for recording vocals and how edit/produce vocals for a track using modest equipment.
Fundamental 6 continues to discuss music theory, this time concentrating on formal structure in electronic dance music
We've all been there. You have a killer 8 or 16 bar loop but constructing an entire track from these bars isn't as simple as it first appears. For Fundamental 6 we examine the theory and practice behind arranging dance music. Beginning with an examination of the theory behind phrasing and response, we move on to discuss sonata form, energy, development, recapitulation, motion, contour and anticipation.
Fundamental 7 concentrates on counterpoint
Counterpoint is one of the more complex musical theories yet plays a vital role in the creation of a working relationship between a tracks bass and melody. Employed by artists such as Deadmau5, a good grounding in the theory of counterpoint can help the producer create more complex musical pieces with melodies that compliment and harmonize with one another.
NB: The download version of the Anthology is around 7GB - we only recommend purchasing this if you have a fast and reliable connection.
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